Yummy mini doughnuts without the frying! These have the texture of cake doughnuts and are, of course, addicting. Enjoy!

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
9
Yield:
36 mini doughnuts
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Ingredients

9
Original recipe yields 9 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Coating:

Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease miniature muffin cups or line with paper liners.

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  • Whisk flour, baking powder, nutmeg, and salt together in a bowl. Stir milk and vanilla extract together in a separate bowl. Beat butter and 1/3 cup white sugar together in a third bowl using an electric mixer until smooth and creamy; beat in egg.

  • Stir flour mixture, alternating with milk mixture, into butter mixture until batter is smooth. Spoon batter into a piping bag and pipe into muffin cups, about 2/3-full.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 10 to 12 minutes.

  • Mix 1/3 cup white sugar and cinnamon together in a bowl; add warm doughnuts and gently toss with hands until coated.

Nutrition Facts

161 calories; protein 2g; carbohydrates 22.6g; fat 7.2g; cholesterol 38.2mg; sodium 115.6mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
05/06/2015
I used a mini-doughnut pan, and the piping bag really is the way to go (if you have one). My doughnuts were cooked at 9 minutes, so start checking early. I know oven temps vary, but these are small, and it wouldn't take much for them to overbake and dry out. I wondered if the sugar mixture would stick, since many other recipes call for you to first dip them in melted butter...well, it did! I would think coating them while the muffins are still warm is key, since they still have a little moisture on the outside, still steaming a bit. Thanks, authenticnut, we enjoyed your mini doughnuts! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/11/2018
I made this exactly as it is, using the same ingredients. The donuts were very cake like and a tad bit dry. In the future I would maybe try switching the milk with buttermilk and adding a tad bit more sugar to the recipe. Overall it was ok and the kids and family liked it enough. There were a few donuts left over, which never usually happens with baked goods in my house so I know they could be better Read More
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85 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 50
  • 4 star values: 19
  • 3 star values: 10
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
05/06/2015
I used a mini-doughnut pan, and the piping bag really is the way to go (if you have one). My doughnuts were cooked at 9 minutes, so start checking early. I know oven temps vary, but these are small, and it wouldn't take much for them to overbake and dry out. I wondered if the sugar mixture would stick, since many other recipes call for you to first dip them in melted butter...well, it did! I would think coating them while the muffins are still warm is key, since they still have a little moisture on the outside, still steaming a bit. Thanks, authenticnut, we enjoyed your mini doughnuts! Read More
(33)
Rating: 5 stars
11/01/2015
Definitely a keeper. My boys loved it. It was so easy to make. I made one batch that didn't last the afternoon with my boys. I did it exactly as directed. My oldest loved it and the little one really liked it. After first batch was gone, they begged me to make a second batch the same day. I did. What can I say...they are that easy to make. The second batch, however, I played around with. I added applesauce in place of some of the butter. I doubled the recipe, so I used one of those individual sized applesauce with 2 tablespoons of butter instead, and I left the nutmeg amount the same at about a 1/4 teaspoon or less. The nutmeg flavor was really strong in the first batch for my liking. So with the changes made, and the house smelling wonderfully good after baking the second batch, I let my biggest food critics try them out. Guess what they loved these even more, although they seemed more cake like and not so flaky. One tray went the same night and the next tray was gone within 2 days. A keeper for sure. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/15/2017
AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME!!!!! If you double the recipe, you get a dozen regular sized doughnuts Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/03/2016
These were awesome! My family loved them so much that they only lasted that day! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/04/2017
I made these for my girls. And they loved them. I used cinnamon instead of nutmeg this time. I also skipped the cinnamon sugar coating and used confectionery sugar glaze with festive toppings. Somewhere there is a picture on allrecipe. Love the recipe. The recipe as is makes about 6 servings (donuts) in my baking donut shaped pans. I doubled the recipe and got 12 over sized donuts. Would NOT change any of the main ingredients or portions. I will definitely try this recipe again and again. I like using this as a base and mixing up the flavor. Followed the oven temp also at 350. Thanks to whom ever shared the original recipe! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/23/2016
Tastes great. I used coconut brown sugar instead of just regular sugar. I'm very impressed by the results and the final product. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/22/2016
Hands down These are the lightest donuts I've ever eaten. Used the 3 tbs applesauce for 3 tbs butter sub and it turned out well. I piped the mix onto the mini donut tray using a sandwich baggie. I didn't want to scratch my new nonstick mini donut pan so I used a plastic spoon to loosen the donuts for removal. I didn't apply spray or oil on the pan before adding the mix and there was slight residue to clean up prior to baking the next pan. No problem! The cinn/sugar stuck just fine. Recipe makes @ 45 mini donuts. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/09/2017
Delicious but extremely flaky; this recipe would be perfect if made in a small cake pan. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/27/2017
Good base recipe. I thought they were slightly sweet and that was plain without the cinnamon and sugar coating. I also omitted the nutmeg. But they had a nice buttery flavor and they were light and fluffy. I used the Mini Donut Maker which made 6 donuts at a time at a 4 minute baking time. The batch made 32 mini donuts. I would definitely use this recipe again perhaps cutting back the sugar slightly since I really wanted to add a glaze instead of a dry sugar coating. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
08/11/2018
I made this exactly as it is, using the same ingredients. The donuts were very cake like and a tad bit dry. In the future I would maybe try switching the milk with buttermilk and adding a tad bit more sugar to the recipe. Overall it was ok and the kids and family liked it enough. There were a few donuts left over, which never usually happens with baked goods in my house so I know they could be better Read More
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