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?!
Bake Mini Donuts With Vanilla and Chocolate Glaze
bite-size itty-bitty baked donuts adorned with a vanilla or chocolate glaze, and then topped with sprinkles. Delicious brunch idea or snack for anytime.
- 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.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 36 Serving Size: 1 donut
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 72Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 12mgSodium: 69mgCarbohydrates: 15gFiber: 0gSugar: 9gProtein: 1g
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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!
Maggie @ The Love Nerds
There are so many good reasons to make these – dessert, breakfast, gifts, party fun! These would be especially cute for a girl’s sleepover party!
You just gave me reason to break out that mini pan! I was wondering what to give a neighbor for watching our cats. I think I’ll make a little donut gift basket with some other goodies too!
I love tiny food! 🙂 I have mini baking pans also and love them so much. My mom was looking for them recently and was having a hard time finding them so I got sneaky and ordered them for her now she’s baking lots of baby donuts too!
I love your glazing idea with the grenadine. When you said that, my mind went in all different kinds of ways to make these using booze 🙂
That was so nice of you to surprise your mom like that! Mini everything is so fun to play with. Oh, yes…boozy flavors would be fabulous 🙂
Thanks, Donna 🙂
Chocolate glaze for me please. I will also take one, no make that 2, of the grenadine glaze.
Got you covered, Norma!
Heather @ SugarDish(Me)
Sandra these are adorable! Did your calorie counting include the toppings? I’ve not yet bought a donut pan because they always seem expensive & I’m looking to catch a sale but you’ve made me waaaaaant one even more!
Do you live near a Michael’s craft store? It was $9.99, and they always have coupons for 40% off one item. You NEED this 🙂 The calories do include the almond glaze topping, but not the chocolate. I’ll have to see what the chocolate brings the calorie count to.
I love your colorful mini donuts, just perfect…yummy, very good idea for Valentines day……Have a great week you to!
The Irish Lady
Yum. Are you sure you aren’t a professional baker? Those look absolutely precious and amazing.
You are so sweet! I’m a better eater than decorator, but thank you 🙂
Katya, they are so little and won’t break the calorie bank if you’re keeping track! Thank you for the lovely comment.