Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Our Mini Donut Craze

 So I bought this cookbook for my husband for Christmas - you can see how well THAT worked out.
I also bought mini donut pans at Target (the closest pan) but then came across another size mini donut pan at JoAnn's - how can both these pans be mini? One seems micro mini! Since my husband was with me when I bought the micro mini ones we then had to come home and make mini donuts immediately. I mean who could resist? Not us anyway. So I broke out the book early. And man am I glad I did!
We started out with a basic vanilla donut with a vanilla glaze. Harper (of course) gave them the sprinkle treatment. Lets not talk about the dropped open container of non-pareils that I'm pretty sure we'll still be finding years from now. No, lets focus on the yumminess.
 So yummy in fact that we've already made a second batch - the Chai Tea variety, which basically just tastes like a delicious spice donut.
The hubs added some orange zest on his, leading to our plan to make the glaze with orange juice and zest instead of powdered sugar next time. I'm pretty sure there will be a chocolate batch before the week is out. Or maybe almond. Or maybe both, after all, it's only Tuesday ;-)

Vanilla Sprinkle Mini Donuts
adapted from Mini Donuts by Jessica Segarra
1 1/3 C flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt

1 egg
3/4 C whole milk
3 Tbsp butter, melted and cooled slightly
2 tsp vanilla

Combine dry ingredients in one bowl and wet in a another one. Whisk the wet ingredients until combined then add flour mixture, stirring to combine. We found the easiest way to get the batter into the pans was to pour it into a ziploc bag, snip one corner of the bag off and fill donuts each 3/4 full of batter.

MAKE SURE YOU GREASE THE PANS! Do not let the non-stick claim fool you, spray them. Seriously.

So our larger mini pan made 1 dozen with this recipe and the micro mini pan made 2 dozen, with an additional 4 of the slightly larger size. Also the larger pans are  Nordicware from Target (12.99) and the smaller ones are Wilton from JoAnn's (10.99).

Bake in a preheated oven:
micro mini:  8-10 minutes at 350 degrees
mini: 10-12 minutes at 375 degrees

Vanilla Glaze
1 1/2 C powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla
2 Tbsp butter, softened
2-3 Tbsp milk (add one at a time until you get the consistency you want)

Cream together then dip donut tops in the glaze, set right side up on plate or rack and sprinkle them on up. We had a couple left and we put them in Tupperware on the counter - bottoms got a little  moist but flavor was still good day 2. Good enough that none made it to day 3!


  1. these look delicious! you should link up with debbies tuesday at the table.

  2. yummm! I need to try some other recipes. :))) and ps, love your mini modern maples quilt!!!

  3. Wow! All of these donuts are crazy good looking!! Some talented ladies on TATT!

  4. oh my gosh! How fun is this?? ;-) Very. Thanks for a new recipe to try....the sprinkle spill had me chuckling....

  5. I keep meaning to buy some of these mini donut pans...these look too yummy not to make :)


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