Make your donut craving guilt free by trying these soft and delicious Baked Donuts. It’s not only tasty but also really easy and comes together super quickly. It’s makes a small batch of just 8 mini donuts which is perfect portion control and perfect for kid’s too. I glazed few with sugar icing and left the rest just dusted in cinnamon and sugar. With a cup of coffee, it’s absolute happiness!
This baked donut recipe doesn’t call for yeast. It doesn’t require any kneading. Like I said – easy and quick! All you need is few basic ingredients, mixing bowl, a whisk, rubber spatula and a donut pan. It other words it’s can also be called cake donut. But the texture comes out very close to yeast donut.
What ingredients are needed to prepare the Baked Donuts?
- Baking powder
For flavor I used:
- Ground cinnamon
- Freshly grated nutmeg
STEPS to prepare the Baked Donuts:
- In a bowl whisk the butter, sugar, milk and egg.
- Sift the dry ingredients to the bowl
- Using a rubber spatula fold everything to form a batter
- Pour the batter into the donut pan and bake. This is the donut pan I used
KEY NOTE: Do not whisk or overmix the batter.
The recipe makes a small batch of just 8 mini donuts!
Our son loves anything with frosting or icing, and so I used a simple sugar icing for some of the donuts. As for us, I left it simple, with just sugar cinnamon dusting.
Avayn was super excited to find these donut surprise after school and finished two back to back. It was definitely worth all the effort.
For a very long time I restricted myself from getting a donut pan. I would instead just pick a few from Krispy Kreme whenever craving would hit, or we would happen to cross by. Finally, few weeks back I gave it a go and got this super cute tiny donut pan. Nothing beats the pleasure of homemade warm donuts and if it’s baked instead of fried, it turns into a guilt free pleasure.
I am soon going to try the donut with the yeast, but this easy recipe will be my go-to on play dates and random weekends.
for the baked donuts
for the simple cinnamon sugar dusting
for icing sugar glaze