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Baked Mini Donuts

Baked Mini Donuts are a fun treat covered with powdered sugar. These baked donuts are perfect for breakfast or dessert.

Mini Donuts dusted with powdered sugar

Baked mini donuts cooling on a baking rack.

Have you made baked donuts? How about baked mini donuts? 

They are so super cute! You are going to love these mini donuts.  

Baked donuts are so super easy to make and I think they are also delicious. The batter mixes up quickly. Then you just scoop it into a baking pan and pop them into the oven. 

These donuts are great just plain, but dunk them into powdered sugar and you’ve got a special treat! 

Mini donut pan for making baked donuts..

To make baked donuts, you need a donut pan.  You can use a mini pan like I did or a full sized pan.     This post contains affiliate links. We receive a commission on purchases made via these links. The price you pay is not affected by using them.

Baked Mini Donut pan for making mini donuts.

I’ve made donuts before when I made  Cake Donuts. Those were a fried donuts. They are delicious, but they take a bit more time. They are also fried, which equals deliciousness, but then again that means a whole lot more calories and fat.

These mini donuts are baked. You won’t miss the fried part at all. These are just as delicious.

Ingredients for making baked donuts.

The ingredient list is simple:

  • Flour
  • Sugar
  • Egg
  • Milk
  • Oil
  • Baking powder
  • Salt
  • Vanilla

Tips for making mini donuts:

  • Use a mini donut pan
  • Spray pan with a non-stick spray  for each batch
  • Bake just 10-12 minutes. Check and 10 minutes. Donuts should come out clean when tested with a toothpick.
  • Let cool for at least 2 minutes before removing from pan.
  • Flip pan upside down to release donuts. Use the tip of a knife to release any that stick to pan.
  • Continue to cool on a baking rack.
  • Dip cooled donuts in powdered sugar.
  • Donuts are best eaten the same day they are made.

Baked donuts dipped in powdered sugar.

How to fill a donut pan:

  • Make certain pan has been sprayed with a non-stick spray
  • Use a spoon and scoop up batter
  • Pour batter by spoonful into pan
  • Fill pans 3/4 of the way full

Donut batter in mini donut pan.

Mini Donuts or Full Sized Donuts:

I used a mini donut pan because I had one on hand. This pan came from my uncle’s house when he was moving and downsizing. I took one look at this cute little pan and thought, “I can use that!”

If you use a full sized pan, cook donuts for 18-20 minutes instead of the 10-12 minutes for the minis. 

Baked Donuts fresh from the oven.

When do you eat donuts? Are they for breakfast, a snack or a dessert? I tend to eat donuts as a special treat, but sometimes they are for breakfast and sometimes for a snack with a cup of coffee. When do you like to eat donuts?

Other special treats I like to make include Apple Fritters, Oatmeal Banana Muffins, Cinnamon Rolls and Apricot Sweet Rolls. 

Baked Mini Donuts rolled in powdered sugar are a fun treat for breakfast or a snack. These baked donuts are healthier than a traditional donut and take less time to make. #donuts #bakeddonuts

 

 

5 from 2 votes
Baked donuts dipped in powdered sugar.
Baked Mini Donuts
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
12 mins
Total Time
22 mins
 

Baked donuts with powdered sugar

Course: Baking, Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: baked donut recipe, baked donuts, baked mini donuts, cake doughnuts
Servings: 24 donuts
Calories: 56 kcal
Author: Kathy
Ingredients
Dry Ingredients
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
Wet Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
Topping
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
Instructions
  1. Mix dry ingredients together.

  2. Mix wet ingredients together.

  3. Add wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix.

  4. Spray a mini donut pan with a non-stick spray.

  5. Spoon batter into donut pan filling each compartment 3/4 full.

  6. Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 10-12 minutes.

  7. Let cool for 2 minutes and then remove from pan.

  8. When donuts are completely cooled, roll each donut in powdered sugar. Tap off excess sugar. 

Recipe Video

Nutrition Facts
Baked Mini Donuts
Amount Per Serving (1 donut)
Calories 56
% Daily Value*
Cholesterol 7mg 2%
Sodium 29mg 1%
Potassium 31mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 10g 3%
Sugars 6g
Vitamin A 0.4%
Calcium 1.5%
Iron 1.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

Baked Mini Donuts rolled in powdered sugar are a fun treat for breakfast or a snack. These baked donuts are healthier than a traditional donut and take less time to make. #donuts #bakeddonuts

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8 Comments

  • Reply
    David @ Spiced
    February 11, 2019 at 5:55 am

    I absolutely love powdered sugar doughnuts! These totally take me back to my childhood days when I would raid the pantry on Saturday mornings to find the doughnuts. Then off I went to watch cartoons! I don’t think my parents minded too much as it gave them a little bit more sleep! Now I want to make another batch of these. They look delicious, my friend!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      February 14, 2019 at 4:52 am

      Thanks, David!

  • Reply
    Cheryl
    February 10, 2019 at 4:29 pm

    Yummy! I have full sized donut pans, but I guess those mini pans would equal less calories! I usually eat one donut after it’s cooled and freeze the rest of them. Joys of being single and not pigging out on the full batch. Looks like a really easy recipe. Make them, freeze most of them. Tap a little powdered sugar on them once they’ve thawed. Hmmm, sounds good!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      February 14, 2019 at 4:53 am

      These would work well full sized or mini!

  • Reply
    Mary Ann | The Beach House Kitchen
    February 7, 2019 at 9:02 am


    Need to break out my donut pan Kathy! These look just delicious. I could eat a whole stack!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      February 7, 2019 at 6:01 pm

      Me too! But since they are baked, we won’t feel bad about eating them all! 🙂

  • Reply
    Dawn - Girl Heart Food
    February 7, 2019 at 7:39 am


    Love homemade baked donuts because they come together so quickly and the possibilities are endless. Never baked ‘mini’ ones before, but it’s about time I get a little pan and change that….these are adorable. Though, there would be no stopping at one 😉

    • Reply
      Kathy
      February 10, 2019 at 6:43 am

      There’s no need to stop at one when they are mini sized! 🙂

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