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Baked cinnamon doughnuts with Nutella filling recipe

These baked treats are absolutely delicious and even better than their deep-fried counterparts. The kids can definitely help with nearly every step of the recipe and will love the end result ... as will you!

Serving Size:

Makes 12



  • 1 cup (150g) plain flour
  • 1/3 cup (80g) caster sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup (125ml) milk
  • 40g butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup chocolate hazelnut spread (Nutella)

Cinnamon sugar coating:

  • 1/3 cup (80g) caster sugar
  • 2 tbsp ground cinnamon
  • 40g butter, melted


Preheat the oven to 180°C (160°C fan-forced) and grease a 12-hole patty tin with melted butter.

Sift together the dry ingredients in a large bowl. In a separate bowl, combine the egg, milk and melted butter and whisk until well combined. Add the wet ingredients to the dry and fold together.

Divide two-thirds of the mixture among the prepared patty tin, and gently spoon a little chocolate hazelnut spread on top of each hole. Cover with remaining mixture.

Bake for 10 minutes, or until golden and cooked through. For the cinnamon sugar coating, mix the caster sugar and cinnamon together and let the donuts cool a little in the pan before turning out, brushing with the melted butter. Toss with the cinnamon sugar and serve!


  • If you love Nutella, then you may like our Homemade Nutella recipe.
  • This recipe was inspired by one of baking guru Anneka Manning's similar offerings. I've since tweaked it a little and cooked it countless times – thank you, Anneka!
  • This recipe was created by Sophie Hansen for Kidspot, New Zealand’s best recipe finder. You can follow Sophie on Local is LovelyFacebookTwitter or Pinterest.

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