Mini donuts

photo of mini donuts on a plate

The last few months have flown by in a blur. I feel like I’m constantly playing catch-up. This year I somehow completely missed National Doughnut Day. I’m pretty sad over it considering how much I love donuts. I didn’t pick up my free donut or anything. And I didn’t even realize it until weeks later.
mini donuts on a baking rack
Anyway, last weekend I made these mini donuts as a consolation. I’ve made many mini baked donut recipes now but this one remains my favorite. Topped with some chocolate ganache and they are really perfect.

I’ve shared variations of this recipe before on the blog, but I don’t think this exact version. Also they were so cute, I couldn’t help take another picture or two and share them. If you’re looking for a mini donut pan, I use this one*. It’s cheap and easy to use. I actually have two to make the baking go faster since each mold holds such little batter.

photo of donuts on a plate

If you like these mini donuts you will like my Mini Doughnut Muffins, which are also topped with chocolate ganache!

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Mini Donuts with Chocolate Ganache

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 27 minutes
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Servings: 24 mini donuts

These cute baked mini donuts are topped with a rich chocolate ganache.


For the Donuts

  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking power
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 3/4 cup fat free milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Chocolate Ganache

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


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease mini muffin donut pan with cooking spray.

  2. In a large bowl, whisk together sugar and egg until combined. Add in flour, baking powder, salt and nutmeg. Mix until combined. Then mix in vegetable oil, milk and vanilla extract.

  3. Pipe batter into mini donut pan about 1/2 full.

  4. Bake for 10-12 minutes, until toothpick inserted comes out clean. While donuts are cooling, make the ganache.

  5. Place chopped chocolate in a glass bowl big enough for mixing. Heat heavy cream in a microwave about 40 seconds. Pour hot heavy cream onto chopped chocolate. Stir until mixture is smooth. Carefully remove donuts from baking pan and dip in ganache.


Recipe slightly adapted from Baking Bites

Nutrition Facts
Mini Donuts with Chocolate Ganache
Amount Per Serving (1 mini donut)
Calories 122 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 14mg5%
Sodium 33mg1%
Potassium 95mg3%
Carbohydrates 15g5%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 100IU2%
Calcium 36mg4%
Iron 0.7mg4%
Net Carbs 15g30%
* 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.

6 comments on “Mini donuts”

  1. I know, i missed national donut day to, and I was so sad! Luckily it’s better late than never, especially when it comes to donuts 😉

  2. Great donuts!! just made 100 of these bad boys for an event tomorrow. Thank you for the great recipe!!

  3. Super awesome recipe! Thank you so much…mini economy kids are getting a sugar high today!

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