Mini baked donuts with sprinkles

photo of mini donuts with sprinkles on a baking rack

Last weekend, I made mini donuts covered with chocolate ganache. They were a huge hit. It made me want to try out other recipes. Surprisingly, I had a hard time finding a baked donut recipe that wasn’t a “cake” donut. I finally found this recipe by Beachlover Kitchen.

This recipe was easy to put together, about as easy as the mini baked yogurt donuts I had made previously. The dough was a lot thicker though, and really sticky. It made it hard to put the dough into the mini donut pan.  So my donuts ended up not coming out as perfectly shaped as the first time.  The dense batter also maintained its pale color for a long time, so I had to bake them a couple extra minutes because I didn’t like how pale the dough was.

Mini baked donuts with sprinkles

The nice thing about these donuts is that they are more solid than the other ones I made. While the other ones came out with holes on top, and needed to be decorated, these donuts looked pretty cute even before they were decorated (I didn’t have time to take pictures of them before I decorated.) I also enjoyed the taste of these donuts a little more.  When I sampled the previous mini donuts I made, I only liked them after adding the chocolate ganache.  This new recipe, the donuts tasted pretty good on their own.  Once the chocolate ganache was put on top, the two recipes tasted very similar though both in texture and taste. Perhaps this one was a bit sweeter.

close-up photo of mini donuts

I ended up enjoying both recipes.I’ll probably keep using both until I find a preference for one over the other. Last time I made mini donuts, I had this urge to put sprinkles on top even though I normally don’t like sprinkles on my donuts. So this time, after dipping them in chocolate ganache, I also put on some colorful sprinkles.

I never thought I would have so much fun with my mini donut pan. I own the Norpro
Mini Donut Pan*
. I plan on making some more desserts with it soon.

mini donuts on a baking rack

Mini Baked Donuts

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 mini donuts
These mini baked donuts are easy to make and so cute topped with chocolate ganache and sprinkles.

Ingredients:

For the Donuts

  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 tsp corn oil
  • 4 tbsp yogurt

For the Ganache

  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 2 oz bittersweet chocolate chopped

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 325°F. Whisk flour and baking powder in a medium bowl, then combine with sugar.
  2. Beat egg one at a time with milk, oil, yogurt and vanilla extract until well blended. Then combine with flour mixture, mix vigorously until well blended.

  3. Lightly spray donut pan with oil. Pour batter into molds up to 2/3 full.
  4. Bake 10 -12 minutes or until tops spring back when lightly touched and donuts are golden brown. Remove from oven and let it cool down before glaze or cinnamon and sugar if desired.
  5. To make the ganache, heat heavy cream in a small pot. Be careful to not let it boil over. Once it begins to boil, remove from the stove.
  6. Pour heavy cream into bowl of chopped chocolate. Stir and mix until chocolate is completely melted.
  7. Let ganache cool for a few minutes before drizzling donuts with glaze or simply dipping the tops of the donuts in chocolate ganache.

Notes:

Recipe source: Beachlover Kitchen

Nutrition Facts
Mini Baked Donuts
Amount Per Serving (1 mini donut)
Calories 183 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g 9%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 35mg 12%
Sodium 21mg 1%
Potassium 131mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 27g 9%
Sugars 11g
Protein 4g 8%
Vitamin A 2.8%
Calcium 5.2%
Iron 7.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have. All images and content are © Kirbie's Cravings.

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6 comments on “Mini baked donuts with sprinkles”

  1. These look AMAZING!!! Saw on foodgawker.

  2. Thanks! I’m really happy with how they turned out. =)

  3. These looks really Yummy! I am going to have to go and search out what a donut pan is, I have never heard of them before. My little boy was complaining that I never buy him donuts, LOL I decided to surprise him by tellng him that we could make some but, I am so not into the deep frying thing. These would have worked great if we would have had a donut pan.
    Thanks!

  4. Donut pans shouldn’t be too hard to find. I got mine at amazon. I’ve also seen them at Sur La Table. It’s basically a baking pan like a muffin pan, but with the shapes of donuts.

  5. I just bought a mini donut tin and can’t wait to try this. Thanks for doing the leg work on finding a recipe for me!

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