Cinnamon Crumble Donuts Recipe

Jocelyn Brubaker | Inside BruCrew Life

A batch of these easy homemade Cinnamon Crumble Donuts and a cup of coffee is a delicious and relaxing way to start off any morning. You’ll crave them every day!

This week I realized that I haven't made and shared any donuts since last fall when I made these chocolate chip pumpkin donuts. Now I also realize that five months without donuts isn't really that big of a deal. You try telling my donut pan the same thing.

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The poor pan sits there all neglected for months at a time until I get the urge to make more donuts for breakfast. Ok, fine for afternoon snacks.

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As much as we try, the kids are still not big breakfast eaters. I call it a morning win if they grab a granola bar as they go out the door for school in the morning.

There is something so delicious about a crunchy crumble topping on baked goods. Ever since I added it to the top of this banana split coffee cake, I can't stop putting it on all the things.

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This week I wondered how it would work if I added it to the top of a donut. As you can by the pile of cinnamon crumble donuts staring back at you, it was a success.

This is my basic donut recipe that I use for just about every donut baking adventure. The addition of sour cream helps keep the baked donuts soft and fluffy with a tight crumb texture.

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To change up the donuts this time, I added some cinnamon and nutmeg. The addition of nutmeg gives it more of a bakery style taste. And the smell in your kitchen will have you smiling ear to ear as you wait for the donuts to finish baking!

  • Do not overfill the pan when you make these cinnamon crumble donuts.
  • Avoid filling your pans too full. You need to fill them halfway with batter and then top them with spoonfuls of the crumble goodness. If you fill them too full, they will push the crumble topping off as they bake. Trust me, you want that crumble to stay on the donuts.
  • To fill the pans easier, spoon the batter into a large Ziploc bag and cut the tip off. It will pipe into the pan pretty easily this way. Of course, using a spoon to fill the pan works just as well.
  • A crunchy topping and a drizzle of glaze makes these Cinnamon Crumble Donuts a delicious breakfast choice.
  • Make sure to press the crumble topping down into the batter before you place the pan in the oven. Each donut will bake up slightly different because of the crumbs melting and crisping on the donuts.
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Adding a drizzle of glaze not only makes the donuts look appealing, it also holds the crumbs on top. Every bite of these spice filled warm donuts has an explosion of flavor and texture making you reach for more.

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Cinnamon Crumble Donuts Recipe

    18 Servings


For the Donuts:
  • 1/2 cup Butter, softened
  • 1/3 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/3 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 2/3 cup Sour Cream
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon Nutmeg
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Baking Soda
  • 2 1/2 cups Flour
  • 1/3 cup Milk
For the Topping:
  • 1/2 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Quick Oats
  • 1/2 cup Flour
  • 1 teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 4 tablespoons Melted Butter
For the Glaze:
  • 2 cups Powdered Sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Water, plus 2 teaspoons


  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F. Spray a donut pan with nonstick baking spray.
  2. Beat the butter and sugars until creamy. Add the egg, vanilla, and sour cream and beat again.
  3. Stir together the cinnamon, nutmeg, baking powder, baking soda, and flour.
  4. Add the flour mixture and milk alternately to the butter mixture until completely mixed in.
  5. Divide the batter evenly into three bowls.
  6. Mix together the crumble topping and divide into three bowls as well.
  7. Spoon one bowl of batter evenly into the prepared donut pan. Top with one bowl of topping. Make sure to press the crumbs into the batter slightly. Bake 10 minutes.
  8. Remove and let cool in the pan for 2-3 minutes before gently removing them and placing them on a wire rack.
  9. Wipe out the donut pan with a paper towel and spray again with more baking spray. Repeat two more times with the remaining batter and crumbs.
  10. Whisk together the powdered sugar and water. Spoon into a small plastic baggie and cut one tip off. Drizzle over the tops of the donuts. Let set.



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Author: Jocelyn Brubaker
Recipe Yields: 18 donuts
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 donut
Servings Per Recipe 18

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 80
Calories 282

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g
  Saturated Fat 4g
Sodium 117mg
Total Carbohydrate 45g
  Dietary Fiber 1g
  Sugars 27g
Protein 3g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Jocelyn Brubaker

About Jocelyn

Jocelyn bakes up many delicious things to share on Inside BruCrew Life. Around these parts, she's our latest Breakfast Fanatic, and we're so glad!