Mini strawberry sugar donuts

photo of a pile of mini strawberry donuts

I love baked sugar donuts. They are light, addicting and easy to make. Any recipe that requires only one bowl and a whisk is a keeper in my opinion.

This weekend I made them with some juicy, sweet strawberries which looked beautiful at the markets. The strawberries were so deeply red, it was hard to remember that it’s not strawberry season.
photo of Mini strawberry sugar donuts on a baking rack
I chopped some up and threw them into the batter. Perhaps next time I might try pureeing some into the batter as well. I topped them with some chocolate ganache since strawberries pair so well with chocolate.

They came out cute as a button and tasty too. I used this donut pan*, which I own two of and am so happy I bought since I use them so often!
close-up photo of Mini strawberry sugar donuts on a baking rack

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Mini Baked Strawberry Sugar Donuts

Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 mini donuts
Mini sugar donuts studded with fresh strawberries and topped with a rich chocolate glaze. Perfect for breakfast or brunch!


For the Donuts

  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 3/4 cup strawberries cut into small cubes
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

For the Ganache

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


Make the Donuts

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a mini donut pan with cooking spray or vegetable oil.

  2. In a large bowl, beat together sugar and egg with a whisk until combined. Add in flour, baking powder and salt and whisk until combined.
  3. Pour in vegetable oil, milk and vanilla extract. Whisk again until no lumps remain. Stir in the strawberries.
  4. Fill mini donut pan with batter, about 2/3 full.
  5. Bake for 11-12 minutes for mini donuts, until a tester inserted into the center comes out clean.
  6. Use a small spatula and loosen around the circle of the donut to help ease the removal from the pan. Frost when cooled.

Make the Chocolate Ganache

  1. Heat heavy cream in a small pot. Be careful to not let it boil over. Once it begins to boil, remove from the stove.
  2. Pour heavy cream into bowl of chopped chocolate. Stir and mix until chocolate is completely melted.
  3. Let ganache cool for a few minutes before drizzling donuts with glaze or simply dipping the tops of the donuts in chocolate ganache


Recipe adapted from Stylish Cuisine

Nutrition Facts
Mini Baked Strawberry Sugar Donuts
Amount Per Serving (1 mini donut)
Calories 248 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Cholesterol 28mg9%
Sodium 66mg3%
Potassium 204mg6%
Carbohydrates 31g10%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 17g19%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 200IU4%
Vitamin C 5.3mg6%
Calcium 73mg7%
Iron 1.5mg8%
Net Carbs 30g60%
* 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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