Cinnamon Sugar Doughnuts Cinnamon Sugar Doughnuts

Image: Maya Visnyei | Food styling: Claire Stubbs | Prop styling: Lara McGraw

Celebrate 40 years of BeaverTails with our doughnuts inspired by the beloved Canadian dessert.

  • Prep time 1 hour
  • Total time 3 hours
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine


Cinnamon Sugar:


In liquid measure, stir milk with 1 tsp of the sugar until sugar is dissolved; sprinkle in yeast. Let stand until frothy, about 10 minutes.

In stand mixer with dough hook attachment, beat together yeast mixture, eggs, remaining sugar and salt on medium speed for 1 minute; beat in flour until dough is smooth, about 5 minutes. Beat in butter, a few cubes at a time, until dough is very soft and slightly sticky, about 3 minutes. Scrape into greased large bowl; cover with plastic wrap. Let rise in warm draft-free place until doubled in size, 1 to 1 1/2 hours.

Lightly flour 2 baking sheets. Punch down dough; turn out onto lightly floured work surface. Divide dough evenly into 12 pieces. Roll each out into 5 1/2-inch long oval; flatten to 1/4-inch thickness. Using paring knife, score surface of dough to create 1/2-inch crosshatch pattern. Transfer to prepared pans. Let rise, uncovered, in warm draft-free place until doubled in height, about 45 minutes.

Set 2 racks over 2 baking sheets. In Dutch oven or large heavy-bottomed pot, add enough oil to come 1 1/2 inches up side; heat over medium heat until deep-fryer thermometer reads 350°F. Deep-fry doughnuts, 2 at a time, gently pressing down with slotted spoon and flipping once, until golden, 90 seconds to 2 minutes. Using slotted spoon, transfer to prepared racks. Let cool just enough to handle.

Cinnamon Sugar: In pie plate or large shallow bowl, mix sugar with cinnamon.

To finish: Dredge warm doughnuts in Cinnamon Sugar, turning to coat; return to racks. Let cool completely.

Makes 12 doughnuts.

Nutritional facts Per doughnut: about

  • Fibre 1 g
  • Sodium 165 mg
  • Sugars 18 g
  • Protein 7 g
  • Calories 370
  • Total fat 18 g
  • Potassium 94 mg
  • Cholesterol 44 mg
  • Saturated fat 4 g
  • Total carbohydrate 47 g


  • Iron 16
  • Folate 36
  • Calcium 4
  • Vitamin A 6
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