Mini Baked Donuts

 Do you wish donuts weren’t fried? I do! 

I wish they were BAKED and delicious so I could enjoy them 
every day.
 
A healthier version....but tastes oh so GOOD!
 
 

My girls have a DEEP love for donuts. We get them for the girls every once and a while for a special treat.

 

I went on the hunt for a healthy donut recipe that I could make at home for my little ladies.

 

Pinterest came to the rescue (as always) and I found a simple recipe over at Glorious Treats.

 

I decided to switch up the frosting a little from the recipe on the site, to give it a more “Valentine’s Day” feel.

 

The girls LOVED these. They are not as good as the real deal, but I was shocked that a baked donut could taste soooooo good!

 

The girls didn’t mention them tasting any different, so that was awesome!!! Hope you enjoy!

 

XO Corey
 

 Here is what you need for 24 mini donuts:

1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup buttermilk (or 1/2 cup milk plus 1 teaspoon white vinegar, mixed and set aside)
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 1/2 Tablespoons butter, melted

 

 

 

1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. In a large mixing bowl, sift together (or stir with a whisk), flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.
2. Add buttermilk,
 egg, and butter.
 

 

3. Mix until just combined.

 

 

 
 
 

4. Scoop batter into a large ziplock style bag, or large piping bag and snip off the tip to fill doughnut pan.

5. Fill each doughnut cup approximately 1/3- 1/2 full.  The batter will rise quite a bit during baking. Bake 5-7 minutes or until the top of the doughnuts spring back when touched. Cool in pan 1-2 minutes, then transfer to a cooling rack. 

Time to make the frosting!

 

1 cup powdered sugar
2 Tablespoons milk
1 to 1 1/2 teaspoons raspberry extract (feel free to try any flavor extract you have on hand, vanilla, maple, lemon… have fun!)

 

 

 

 
1. In a small bowl, stir together sugar, milk and extract until sugar is completely dissolved.
2. Use immediately to glaze doughnuts. Dip each donut in glaze, then set on a plate.
3. Here they are after 1 coat. I did 2 coats per donut. Top with sprinkles while still wet.
 
 
I did a batch with colorful sprinkles for the girls….
 
 
They LOVED them :) 
 
 
And crystal sprinkles for Darryl and I! YUM!
 
 
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Ingredients
  • <<<<<<<< For the donuts >>>>>>>>>
  • 1¼ cups all purpose flour
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1¼ teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup buttermilk (or ½ cup milk plus 1 teaspoon white vinegar, mixed and set aside)
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1½ Tablespoons butter, melted
  • <<<<<<<< For the frosting>>>>>>>>>>
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons milk
  • 1 to 1½ teaspoons raspberry extract (feel free to try any flavor extract you have on hand, vanilla, maple, lemon… have fun!)
Instructions
  1. <<<<<<<< For the donuts >>>>>>>>>
  2. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. In a large mixing bowl, sift together (or stir with a whisk), flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.
  3. Add buttermilk,egg, and butter.
  4. Mix until just combined.
  5. Scoop batter into a large ziplock style bag, or large piping bag and snip off the tip to fill doughnut pan.
  6. Fill each doughnut cup approximately ⅓- 1/2 full. The batter will rise quite a bit during baking. Bake 5-7 minutes or until the top of the doughnuts spring back when touched. Cool in pan 1-2 minutes, then transfer to a cooling rack.
  7. <<<<<<<< For the frosting >>>>>>>>>
  8. In a small bowl, stir together sugar, milk and extract until sugar is completely dissolved.
  9. Use immediately to glaze doughnuts. Dip each donut in glaze, then set on a plate.
  10. Here they are after 1 coat. I did 2 coats per donut. Top with sprinkles while still wet.





 
 
 
 
 
 
Products I used for this recipe :)
 
 

 

Comments

  1. These look wonderful! What do you think…could I substitute wheat flour?

  2. i’ve been wanting to buy one of those doughnut pans for that very reason :)
    little miss can’t have bakery donuts – there are a few store brands, but they’re SO unhealthy so i never buy them (except maybe as a one time/year treat). my mom always made them with biscuits and then fried, hehe, taste delish but again so unhealthy.

    i love how these turned out!!

  3. These look so delicious!! I love the cute little donut pan :D

  4. Those look like some happy faces around the doughnut plate.
    Laura

  5. YUM! I will definitely have to try this recipe! Do those doughnut molds come in a larger size? They look so tiny!

  6. Hi Corey,
    Just look at those adorable little faces! Your Mini Doughnuts look awesome, a perfect bite size treat! I love the color on your frosting, yum! Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a fabulous week.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  7. Do you by chance have the nutriential information on the donuts and Icing?
    Thanks

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