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Mini Donuts

Mini Donuts
Photo: Oxmoor House
Total time 41 mins
Yield

Serves 8 (serving size: 3 donuts)

We dressed these breakfast beauties in a sweet maple syrup glaze. Use a mini donut pan, available in most cookware stores. 

Ingredients

  • Donuts:
  • Cooking spray
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 large egg
  • 6.75 ounces all-purpose flour (about 1 1/2 cups)
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 3/4 cup 1% low-fat buttermilk
  • Glaze:
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons 2% reduced-fat milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon maple syrup
  • Colored sprinkles (optional)

Nutrition Information

  • calories 279
  • fat 7 g
  • satfat 4.1 g
  • monofat 1.9 g
  • polyfat 0.5 g
  • protein 4.2 g
  • carbohydrate 50.1 g
  • fiber 0.7 g
  • cholesterol 40 mg
  • iron 1.2 mg
  • sodium 143 mg
  • calcium 63 mg

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Coat 24 mini donut cups with cooking spray.

  2. To prepare donuts, place granulated sugar and butter in a large bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed until well blended (about 5 minutes). Add egg, beating well. Weigh or lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour and next 4 ingredients (through nutmeg), stirring well with a whisk. Add flour mixture and buttermilk alternately to sugar mixture, beginning and ending with flour mixture.

  3. Spoon dough into a heavy-duty zip-top plastic bag. Snip a small hole in 1 corner of bag. Squeeze dough into prepared donut cups, filling two-thirds full. (Do not cover centers of donut cups.) Bake at 350° for 8 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in donuts comes out clean. Cool donuts in pans on a wire rack 1 minute. Remove from pans. Cool completely on a wire rack.

  4. While donuts bake, prepare glaze. Combine powdered sugar, milk, and maple syrup in a small bowl, stirring with a whisk until smooth. Dip top of 1 donut in glaze; place donut, glazed side up, on a cooling rack. Immediately sprinkle colored sprinkles over glaze, if desired. Repeat procedure with remaining donuts and glaze. Let stand until glaze is set.

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