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bourbon sugared french toast donut on wire rack
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Bourbon-Sugared French Toast Donuts

Boozy breakfast meets donuts with these bourbon sugar french toast donuts! Soft, tender cake donuts that taste like french toast are dipped in bourbon-infused sugar. A fun and creative baking project!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 donuts
Calories: 282kcal


French Toast Donuts

  • 2 cups all purpose flour (250 g)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons maple extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar (200 g)
  • cup buttermilk
  • 2 tablespoons butter (28 g; melted; salted or unsalted are fine)

Bourbon Sugar

  • 1 teaspoon bourbon
  • 1 cup granulated sugar (200 g)
  • ¼ cup butter (55 g; melted; salted or unsalted are fine)


French Toast Donuts

  • Pre-heat oven to 350°F. Spray a 12-count donut pan and use a paper towel to distribute oil evenly. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl combine the flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt and baking powder.
  • In a separate medium bowl, combine the maple extract, eggs, sugar, buttermilk and melted butter.
  • Mix the wet ingredients into the dry and combine until smooth.
  • Spoon mixture into the donut pan cavities. If you are having troubles with this you could try using an icing bag. Don't fill more than ⅔ full.
  • Bake for 8-10 minutes, donuts will spring back when touched when they are ready.
  • Allow to cool 10 minutes in the pan before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

Bourbon sugar

  • While donuts are cooling, combine bourbon and sugar in a container with a lid, and shake for a minute, or until they are completely combined.
  • Brush donuts with melted butter, then dip them into the bourbon sugar.
  • Donuts will last in a sealed container for up to 3 days (if you can last that long!)


Feel free to swap the bourbon for 1 teaspoon of cinnamon sugar.
Store in an air tight container with wax paper strips separating the donuts.
  • Without toppings- in the fridge for 4 days, in the freezer for 1 month
  • With toppings- store in an air tight container in the fridge for up to 3 days


Serving: 1donut | Calories: 282kcal | Carbohydrates: 52g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 44mg | Sodium: 275mg | Potassium: 142mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 35g | Vitamin A: 238IU | Calcium: 69mg | Iron: 1mg