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Snickerdoodle Crumble Donuts

These Snickerdoodle Crumble Donuts are for the crumble lover! Cinnamon sugar, crumble, and white chocolate ganache come together to make this a truly decadent donut. And baked, not fried!

Snickerdoodle Crumble Donuts |

I really, really love donuts. Like, in a crazy, fanatic way.

One of my favorite things about donuts are the different textures they can have– especially homemade donuts. Most bakery donuts are fried and soft, with a thick layer of frosting. I love bakery donuts.

But I love that homemade donuts are all so different. Some are dipped in chocolate, and you have to bite through that hard layer to get to the soft bread underneath. Some are covered in a delicious chocolate-vanilla glaze. Some are a little bit Irish. And others are piled with cinnamon sugar crumble and drizzled with white chocolate ganache.

Snickerdoodle Crumble Donuts |

Snickerdoodle Crumble Donuts |

These donuts were awesome. Serious comfort food all dressed up for breakfast!

You can bake the donuts a few different ways– whatever works for you. You can bake them in any donut pan, muffin top pan, or standard muffin tin. I baked half of my batch in a donut pan, and half  in a muffin top pan (pictured). I decided I liked the muffin tops best, because they held the most crumble and white chocolate ganache!

Snickerdoodle Crumbled Donuts


    For the Donuts:
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 Tbsp. cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 4 tablespoons oil
  • For the Cinnamon Sugar Crumble:
  • 3/4 c. all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 stick chilled, unsalted butter, chopped
  • 3 tbsp. brown sugar
  • For the White Chocolate Ganache:
  • 1 1/2 cups white chocolate chips or white melting chocolate
  • 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream


    For the Donuts:
  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  2. Whisk together all ingredients in a large bowl until smooth batter forms. Scrape batter into a Ziptop bag (I usually fit the bag over another bowl, which makes it easy to pour in the batter).
  3. Snip a corner of the bag and pipe the batter into the donut pan, filling about halfway with batter.
  4. In another large bowl, cut together the ingredients for the crumble: flour, cinnamon, butter, and brown sugar. Use a fork, pastry cutter, or two knives to cut the mixture until crumbly.
  5. Scoop 1 tablespoon of the crumble onto the batter of each donut.
  6. Bake for 7-8 minutes until toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  7. Let cool in pan before removing (a fork helps to lift them from the pan without losing all the crumble).
  8. Microwave the white chocolate and heavy whipping cream 30 seconds at a time (no longer than that!) until the white chocolate has melted and the mixture can be whisked together to form a smooth ganache. Once melted, it may take a few minutes of gentle whisking to be completely smooth.
  9. Drizzle the ganache over each donut.
  10. Serves approximately 1 dozen.

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Ashton is the owner and author ofSomething Swanky. Although first and foremost a wife and mother, she considers herself an online entrepreneur, freelance writer and photographer, and brand ambassador.Her focus is in food styling, food photography and recipe development.
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23 Responses to “Snickerdoodle Crumble Donuts”

  1. Sarah E posted on May 27, 2013 at 5:44 pm (#)

    Those look so dangerous!! YUMMY.

  2. Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes) posted on May 27, 2013 at 7:31 pm (#)

    Snickerdoodles are my fave cookie and donuts are my fave anything. This is the perfect combo!

  3. Mindy posted on May 27, 2013 at 9:09 pm (#)

    You had me at no yeast and muffin pan. I’m all over these.

  4. Renee @ Awesome on $20 posted on May 27, 2013 at 10:22 pm (#)

    Ooh, crumble topping for the win! These look ridiculous. I still haven’t tried making my own donuts, but I hope I can get to this recipe soon.

  5. Ashley @ Kitchen Meets Girl posted on May 27, 2013 at 10:51 pm (#)

    Oh my! I love these! I just told my kiddo we needed to get out our donut pan – now I know what I’m baking in it. :-) My snickerdoodle-loving husband will go crazy for these.

  6. Aimee @ See Aimee Cook posted on May 27, 2013 at 11:25 pm (#)

    I’m always looking for an excuse to pull out the donut pan… I mean, I have to justify the purpose by baking these, right?

  7. Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel posted on May 28, 2013 at 12:08 am (#)

    Great minds MUST think alike because duuuude, I just made crumb donuts this weekend too! However, pretttttyy sure yours take the cake, er, donut. I can’t resist snickerdoodles evah.

  8. Jocelyn @BruCrew Life posted on May 28, 2013 at 12:14 am (#)

    I am loving that crumb topping!!! And now you have me wanting to make donuts in my muffin top pan…that’s going on my list of things to do for sure :-)

  9. Lizzy T posted on May 28, 2013 at 6:19 am (#)

    We are HUGE Snickerdoodle fans…must try these!! Thanks for posting!

  10. Jessica@AKitchenAddiction posted on May 28, 2013 at 12:26 pm (#)

    What a genius idea for donuts! Cookies for breakfast!

  11. Annie @ Annie's Noms posted on May 28, 2013 at 1:00 pm (#)

    Yummy! I love doughnuts and snickerdoodles, so I’m sure I’ll love these! Printed the recipe so I can make them soon :)

  12. PapaLos - The Man, The Chef, The Dad posted on May 28, 2013 at 1:22 pm (#)

    These doughnuts look like they can kick any other doughnuts ass, and for that, they have earned the right to be my breakfast and late night snack. They look amazing!

  13. Stephanie @ Macaroni and Cheesecake posted on May 28, 2013 at 1:38 pm (#)

    These look incredible!

  14. Dalila G. posted on May 28, 2013 at 4:55 pm (#)

    What a sweet little yummy! Cinnamon Sugar Crumble is a must have in my book, add it on a donut….oh yeah!!
    I’m really liking the Chocolate Donut with Irish Cream Ganache too.
    Might just be making a whole weeks supply of donuts for me. ;-)
    Thank you!!

  15. Liz posted on May 28, 2013 at 7:27 pm (#)

    I would love to have a baker’s dozen right about now!

  16. Julianne @ Beyond Frosting posted on May 28, 2013 at 11:45 pm (#)

    OOOH my gosh, these look too good for words!!! I am a super fan of glaze, on pretty much anything!

  17. Heather @ French Press posted on May 29, 2013 at 10:45 pm (#)

    pure ooey gooey deliciousness Ashton!

  18. Lisa @ Wine & Glue posted on May 30, 2013 at 9:35 am (#)

    These look insanely delicious Ashton!

  19. Kahla Ableman posted on June 1, 2013 at 10:09 am (#)

    I didn’t have a donut pan so I used my mini muffin pan instead….and they turned out wonderfully. My kids ate them up and snickerdoodles are my husband favorite cookie so he loved them even more!!!!!

  20. katie posted on June 13, 2013 at 12:15 pm (#)

    This looks so good… This really makes me miss the donut truck in Austin!

  21. Ashley | Spoonful of Flavor posted on June 18, 2013 at 12:12 pm (#)

    I love anything snickerdoodle but it doesn’t get much better than these donuts, yum!

  22. Dina posted on June 18, 2013 at 9:13 pm (#)

    I love crumble! these look absolutely delish!!

  23. Lisa @ Flour Me With Love posted on March 22, 2014 at 7:02 pm (#)

    These look delicious! I love anything Snickerdoodle so I can’t wait to make these :)