Maple Cinnamon Donut Holes

Maple Cinnamon Donut Holes

Easy and surprisingly light donut-holes dipped in pure maple syrup or rolled in granulated maple sugar - your choice!



Preparation time:

15 minutes

Cook Time:

4 minutes


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/3 cup granulated maple sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 quart frying oil
  • 1/2-1 cup pure maple syrup for soaking and dipping
  • additional 1 cup maple sugar for rolling holes in


  1. Melt the butter, and set aside to cool.
  2. Place the flour, sugar, baking powder and baking soda in a large mixing bowl.
  3. Add the egg, buttermilk, cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla and the cooled butter, and then stir everything together until well incorporated- do not overmix.
  4. Working the dough with your hands, place onto a lightly floured surface.
  5. Cut dough into 12 pieces and shape into small 1” balls.
  6. Fill a deep, sturdy pot one-third full with oil (should be about 2-3 inches of oil) and heat to 160C/320F.
  7. Cook the donut-holes 3 or 4 at a time, for about four minutes on the first side, and one minute on the second, or until golden brown and cooked through. Drain the donuts on a rack.
  8. Place the maple sugar on a large plate, and toss the hot donut-holes in the sugar, or smother in pure maple syrup.