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Amish Baked Donuts Recipe

Amish Baked Cinnamon Glazed Donuts

5 from 1 vote
Course Dessert
Cuisine American, Amish


Donut Batter

  • 3 eggs
  • 6 cups flour
  • 2 cups warm water
  • 2 tablespoon salt
  • 4 tablespoon yeast or 2 compressed yeast cakes
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup lard or shortening

Cinnamon Glaze

  • 2 teaspoons white Karo
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • cups powdered sugar
  • 2 -3 tablespoons hot water


  • In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in 2 cups of warm water.
  • Add eggs, flour, salt, sugar and lard to yeast mixture.
  • Mix well.
  • Cover with a tea towel and let rise until doubled.
  • Roll out to ½" thick, cutting with a doughnut cutter or a plastic cup with a round opening.
  • Let rise again, 30-45 minutes.
  • Set rounds onto a plate.
  • Put rounds into a doughnut pan, or cut out the centers with a knife and place or cookie sheet or in mini bundt pan.
  • Bake for 15 minutes at 350 until golden.

Glaze Instructions

  • Mix Karo syrup, vanilla, powdered sugar and 2 T. hot water together.
  • If consistency is not thin enough, add the other tablespoon water.
  • Roll doughnuts in glaze while still warm.
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