Sunday, March 3, 2013

Baked Mini Doughnut Recipe

A few weeks ago I ordered a mini doughnut pan from Zulily.  I'd been eyeing them for months and couldn't wait to start using it.  The first recipe I tried was a big. fat. fail.  The doughnuts were dry and tasteless.

My second attempt was much better than my first!

This recipe worked well with my mini doughnut pan.

The doughnuts were light and fluffy.  The glaze adds the perfect amount of sweetness.

A special treat for children with a sweet tooth.

I could eat about 5 of them in one sitting and convince myself it's OK because they're mini!

Ingredients- Mini Doughnuts
1 cup all-purpose flour 
3/4 teaspoon baking powder 
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt 
1 egg (lightly beaten) 
1/3 cup buttermilk 
1 tablespoons melted, unsalted butter 
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons real maple syrup

Ingredients- Glaze
3 tablespoons butter 
1 cup powdered sugar 
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 
3 tablespoons evaporated milk 

Directions- Mini Doughnuts
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Spray mini doughnut pan with nonstick cooking spray.  In large bowl, mix together the dry ingredients.  In a separate bowl, whisk together the vanilla, egg, melted butter, syrup and buttermilk.  Add the dry ingredients to the wet and mix until thoroughly combined.  Place the doughnut batter in a plastic bag, snip a small corner off the tip and pipe batter into the wells of the doughnut pan.  *Be careful not to over fill.  Bake for 10-12 minutes. The doughnuts will not be very brown, but they should be springy to the touch.  Allow them to cool in the pan for about 5 minutes before turning them out on a wire rack. Then dip each doughnut in the glaze to coat.

Directions- Glaze
To make glaze,  melt butter in a small sauce pan over medium heat.  Once melted, pour butter over powdered sugar in a small bowl.  Stir in vanilla and milk until smooth.  Dip cooled donuts in glaze.  Sprinkle with jimmies!  I'm from South Jersey, we call them jimmies.

recipe adapted from:

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  1. Could you have made the pictures any more tempting? My gosh, I wanted to lick the jimmies right off! Thanks for the recipe.

  2. You know what? I've never seen a mini donut pan! Oh what my kids wouldn't give if I would make them some of those....too dangerous!! :) They look really yummy Brandi. Thanks for sharing the recipe. Enjoy your Sunday!


  3. They look delicious Brandi! I could probably sit and match your 5, then go back and eat 5 more. :)
    I've never seen a donut pan before. Very fun!

    Have a great day.

  4. If at first you don't succeed....

  5. They look so cute I am trying to do my best to stay away from are not helping lol

  6. Yummy yum sometimes just a bit of goodness is the very best. Great idea I love mini snacks, thanks for sharing Brandi.

  7. You are so creative, love the pictures, made my mouth water. I did purchase one of those pans but mine was for larger ones. I am glad you posted the recipe, I will have to try it once I get my life back to normal.

    GOD bless you and keep you all safe.

  8. Brandi,that is such a cute pan and those donuts are just tiny temptation! I would eat every single one LOL.

  9. So...thank you for posting a fail...makes, ppl like me who do not bake at all feel welcome over here :) Seriously, they look yummy and remind me of my childhood.

  10. Yummy! Yummy! These tiny treasures look so dangerously delicious!

  11. I've been seeing these pans. Gonna have to try them.

  12. Oh my, Brandi, you do know how to tempt a person! Those are the most adorably cute donuts! Donuts are my weakness. Thanks for sharing, they look delicious! xx

  13. I've never seen a doughnut pan before! Love this!

  14. oh man those look so good...

  15. Holy crap, these look amazing! I wish I had twenty of these in front of me right now. Haha. PS - Thanks for visiting my blog!

  16. These look so good! I actually fear I'd eat way more than five in one sitting...


  17. These are so cute. I'm going to have to get this pan. We have a link party called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Blog Hop and would love to have you share this and any other posts with everyone. It runs from Tuesday night through midnight Sunday. Here is the link to the party.
    We are also having a giveaway this week for a $50.00 Target Gift Card, so head over to enter.
    We hope to see you there.
    Debi and Charly @ Adorned From Above

  18. ummmmm.....AMAZING! :)


  19. Lol in Philly they are jimmies too.

  20. Now I'm mom gave me donut pans a few years ago and my first attempt failed so miserably that I gave the pans away.

    Those do look awfully tasty!

  21. Thank you so much for linking this recipe to the Tasty Tuesdays link party! I’ve pinned this recipe to my Tasty Tuesday’s board. :) This week’s party is live on the blog & I would love for you to come link up with us! Here’s the link:


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