Delicious bite-size itty-bitty Baked Mini Donuts adorned with a vanilla or chocolate glaze, and then topped with sprinkles!
Instead of preparing nachos or chicken wings for the big Super Bowl Game, I was in the kitchen making donuts.
Seriously?! Yep, it’s true!
I couldn’t resist buying the mini sized donut pan this past week and after looking at a bunch of different recipes, I modified this recipe.
I thought about buying the pan to make full sized donuts, and contemplated on getting an adorable heart shaped pan, but the bite sized donuts stole my heart! Little cuties always get a second look, don’t they?!
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 cup buttermilk
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon, melted butter, cooled
- 1 cup powdered sugar, sifted
- 1-3 Tablespoons milk, depending on how thin/thick you want the frosting to be
- 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
- Sprinkles for topping
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Lightly grease donut pan.
In a large bowl mix together flour, sugar, baking powder, nutmeg, and salt.
In a separate small bowl, stir milk, eggs, vanilla, and butter together. Pour into dry ingredients and mix until well blended.
Using a pastry bag or plastic sandwich bag, pipe dough into prepared pan. Bake 8-10 minutes. Allow to cool for about 5 minutes before removing the donuts from the pan.
For glaze, blend powdered sugar, milk, and almond extract in a small bowl. Dip donuts in the glaze and decorate.
Serving Size:1 donut
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 72 Total Fat: 1g Saturated Fat: 0g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 0g Cholesterol: 12mg Sodium: 69mg Carbohydrates: 15g Fiber: 0g Sugar: 9g Protein: 1g
The chocolate glaze is an Alton Brown recipe. I halved it since I made both almond and chocolate donut glazes.
One more glaze to try! This next one is topped with a grenadine from the grenadine syrup I made. I added 1 1/2 tablespoons of syrup and 1 tablespoon of milk for the liquid, then replaced the almond extract for vanilla. Hello beautiful melody of deliciousness!
This recipe made three dozen, and although my hubby and I can scarf them down in a quick second, I like to share.
Oh, and not to put a damper on this sweetness joy, but I was curious to see how many calories each donut bite has, so I put the list of ingredients (not including the chocolate frosted ones) in a nutritional data compiler, and was happy to see that they are only 38 calories each! Wow, not bad! So go ahead and have two, three, four or more!!
By the way, I did end up whipping up some blue-cheese-bacon burgers for the Super Bowl game festivities, but that was not nearly as fun as decorating donuts 😉
Have a great week!