Homemade Cinnamon Sugar Twist Doughnuts

Indulge in the sweet delight of homemade Cinnamon Sugar Twist Doughnuts with this simple and irresistible recipe. Perfectly twisted, fried to golden perfection, and coated in a heavenly cinnamon sugar mixture, these doughnuts are a delightful treat for any occasion. Whether you’re a seasoned baker or a novice in the kitchen, this recipe will guide you through creating these delectable treats that are sure to be a hit. So, roll up your sleeves, gather your ingredients, and let’s get ready to make some mouthwatering Cinnamon Sugar Twist Doughnuts!


For the Doughnuts:

  • 2 ¾ cups all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 packet (2 ¼ tsp) active dry yeast
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup warm milk (around 110°F/43°C)
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened

For Frying:

  • Vegetable oil for frying

For Cinnamon Sugar Coating:

  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  1. In a bowl, combine warm milk and sugar. Sprinkle the yeast over the mixture and let it sit for about 5 minutes until it becomes frothy.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour and salt. Add the yeast mixture, softened butter, and egg. Mix until a soft dough forms.
  3. Knead the dough on a floured surface for about 5-7 minutes until it becomes smooth and elastic. Place the dough in a greased bowl, cover it with a clean cloth, and let it rise in a warm place for 1-2 hours or until doubled in size.
  4. Once the dough has risen, roll it out on a floured surface into a rectangle, about ½ inch thick.
  5. Cut the dough into strips and twist each strip.
  6. Heat vegetable oil in a deep fryer or large pot to 350°F (175°C).
  7. Fry the dough twists until they are golden brown on both sides. This should take about 2-3 minutes per side.
  8. Remove the twists from the oil and drain on paper towels.
  9. In a bowl, mix granulated sugar and ground cinnamon. While the doughnuts are still warm, roll them in the cinnamon sugar mixture to coat evenly.
  10. Allow the doughnuts to cool slightly before serving.

Enjoy the delightful taste of homemade Cinnamon Sugar Twist Doughnuts!

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