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Baked Mini Donuts

February 7, 2019 (Last Updated: July 10, 2020)

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Baked Mini Donuts dusted with powdered sugar make a delicious breakfast or a quick snack. These are fun little donuts that can be made and enjoyed in under 30 minutes! 

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 baked 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..

How do I make 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.     

A stack of powdered sugar donuts.

I’ve made donuts before when I made  Cake Donuts and Maple Bars. 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.  Baked apple cider donuts and Baked Chocolate Donuts are more donut recipes to try!

Small bowls filled with flour, sugar, baking powder and milk.

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 on a blue plate.

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. 

Cooked donuts in a donut pan on a baking rack.

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 Cherry Cake, Apple Fritters, Oatmeal Banana Muffins, Cinnamon Rolls and Apricot Sweet Rolls. 

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Mini donuts rolled in powdered sugar.


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A stack of powdered sugar donuts.

Baked Mini Donuts

Baked donuts with powdered sugar
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Total Time 22 mins
Course Baking, Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 24 donuts
Calories 56 kcal


Dry Ingredients

Wet Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla


  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar


  • Mix dry ingredients together.
  • Mix wet ingredients together.
  • Add wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix.
  • Spray a mini donut pan with a non-stick spray.
  • Spoon batter into donut pan filling each compartment 3/4 full.
  • Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 10-12 minutes.
  • Let cool for 2 minutes and then remove from pan.
  • When donuts are completely cooled, roll each donut in powdered sugar. Tap off excess sugar. 



Serving: 1donutCalories: 56kcalCarbohydrates: 10gCholesterol: 7mgSodium: 29mgPotassium: 31mgSugar: 6gVitamin A: 20IUCalcium: 15mgIron: 0.3mg
Keyword baked donut recipe, baked donuts, baked mini donuts, cake doughnuts
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  • 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
      February 14, 2019 at 4:52 am

      Thanks, David!

  • Reply
    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
      February 14, 2019 at 4:53 am

      These would work well full sized or mini!

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

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

    • Reply
      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

    5 stars
    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
      February 10, 2019 at 6:43 am

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

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