Baked Mini Donut Muffins

filed under: Muffins on February 19, 2016

When it comes to Baked Mini Donut Muffins, more is more! I will happily take one (or 6!) in place of a big Donut. If you love donuts, be sure to try my Homemade Apple Fritters!

Chocolate Donut Holes with Chocolate Glaze... this is the way to start the day!

Baked Mini Donut Muffins

Donut Muffin Recipe (below)

Glaze Recipe (below)

Sprinkles (optional)

Mini Muffin Pan

Pan-Release or Baker’s Spray

Cooling Rack

Cookie Sheet lined with foil or parchment paper

Chocolate Donut Holes with Chocolate Glaze... this is the way to start the day!

How to Make Mini Baked Donuts

  1. Make sure you have the tools needed! Donuts, mini donuts, and donut muffins all use a specific pan. These pans are relatively inexpensive and can be used for years and years.
  2. Use quality ingredients. Make sure your Nestle chocolate can shine by pairing it with fresh ingredients like the baking soda and eggs. Anytime you are using dairy in a baking recipe try to start out with room temperature ingredients.
  3. Make sure your pans are properly prepared. You can grease a pan with butter, a butter & flour combination, use baking spray, or even opt to use mini cupcake liners with the donut muffins.
  4. Let your personality be the star! Adding sprinkles, cookie bits, Nestle chocolate morsels, or even cereal to the donuts can be a fun way to let your creativity shine!

Chocolate Donut Holes with Chocolate Glaze... this is the way to start the day!

SUGAR COVERED DONUT MUFFIN VARIATION: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease mini muffin pan. Prepare dough as above. Bake for 8-10 minutes. Cool in pan on a wire rack. Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a dish. Put ½ cup butter in separate dish. Dip mini donut muffins into butter then roll in sugar.

 

BAKED DONUT HOLE VARIATION: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a donut hole pan. Prepare dough as above. Bake for 8-10 minutes. Cool in pan on a wire rack. Prepare glaze and dip donut balls into the glaze with a fork. Makes 2-dozen donut balls.

 

BAKED DONUT VARIATION: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a donut pan. Prepare dough as above. Bake 12-15 minutes. Cool for one minute then run a butter knife around the edge. Move donut to the cooling rack. Prepare glaze. Dip the donuts into the glaze and return donut to the cooling rack. Add sprinkles or embellishment if you prefer. Makes 12 donuts.

Baked Mini Donut Muffins
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 

No one can eat just one!

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: baked donuts, chocolate donuts, mini donuts
Servings: 24 donuts
Author: Amanda Rettke
Ingredients
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon table salt
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 4 ounces (1/2 cup) dark chocolate morsels
  • ½ teaspoon instant coffee
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup light brown sugar
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 1 large egg yolk
Glaze
  • 1 cup confectioners sugar
  • 2 -4 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Instructions
Donut
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Combine flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a medium bowl and set aside.
  3. In a medium saucepan over medium heat add in butter, chocolate, and espresso powder. Melt together while stirring.
  4. Remove melted chocolate from the stove and add in vanilla extract, brown sugar, and sour cream. Mix until combined then add in egg yolk and vigorously whisk.
  5. Add wet ingredients to the dry and stir until fully combined.
  6. Prepare a mini muffin pan. Using a mini ice-cream scoop (holds about 1 tablespoon of batter), drop rounded scoops into muffin pan.
  7. Bake for 8-10 minutes, or until donut muffins have risen and cracked along the top.
Glaze
  1. Prepare glaze while mini donut muffins bake. Whisk together confectioners sugar, milk, and vanilla extract until smooth.
  2. Dip tops of slightly cooled muffins into glaze and set on a cooling rack that has been placed over a foil-lined cookie sheet.
  3. Add sprinkles or embellishment if you prefer.
  4. Donut Muffins, Donut Balls and Donut last approximately 3 days when kept in an airtight container.
Recipe Notes

HIGH ALTITUDE BAKING: Use ¼ teaspoon baking powder, ¼ cup plus 2 tablespoons of brown sugar, ¾ cup sour cream, and bake at 375°F.

 

Chocolate Donut Holes with Chocolate Glaze... this is the way to start the day!

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  • Lauren Gaskill | Making Life Sweet says:

    These mini donut muffins are beyond adorable! Love the addition of instant coffee with all the chocolate action going on here! I’d imagine dipping these in a mocha would be a heavenly experience. :pppp 🙂

  • Peabody (Culinary Concoctions by Peabody) says:

    These look easy, fun, and delicious. And love me some Nestle.

  • Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts says:

    Love all the variations, but I will take chocolate with chocolate and more chocolate any day!

  • Brianne @ Cupcakes & Kale Chips says:

    My kids will demolish these! They looks so perfectly chocolaty!

  • Lisa @ Wine & Glue says:

    Desperately need these in my life! And by these, obviously I mean the entire batch for myself. Obviously.

  • Alida says:

    These are so fun!! Love the different options…will have to try them all just to see which is best 😉

  • Archana says:

    Wonderful recipe. Thanks a lot for sharing this. I will certainly try it and post the feedback here.

    Regards
    Archana

  • Frances says:

    These are so cute! Any chance they taste like chocolate cake donuts from a donut shop? Also, how do you make the chocolate glaze you have on the top of them in the picture?

  • Kate says:

    Are you kidding me right now?!!! These are so great! I love the variations too..where do I start?!!

  • Laura @ Laura's Culinary Adventures says:

    Because there smaller, I can eat more!

  • Abby (@ No Fail Recipes) says:

    I made these last weekend and they are so good. I am going to make them again and use cream cheese in place of the sour cream and maybe make up some raspberry glaze for the top. Yummy!

  • Andrew Hopkins says:

    Excellent idea, I think I am going to make one large one for my love.
    I hope she like it.
    Thank for sharing. It looks so yummy!!

  • A. Collins says:

    what a prety cake! it looks so amazing. i will make them for my son birthday party. hope He love it.

  • Cecilia Holechek says:

    I love donut muffins and can’t wait to make these. However, I notice the picture shows a chocolate glaze but the glaze recipe does not have chocolate in it – is there a chance the recipe is missing something? Thank you

    PS loved the chocolate craving cake!!

  • Bella says:

    I often drink NesCafe Instant Coffee, but I’ve never mixed it with other ingredients, and your muffins look really cute and yummy, thanks for sharing

  • Linda says:

    Hi !
    Love all the variations, but I will take chocolate with chocolate and more chocolate any day!
    Thank for share this post !

  • Karen Smith says:

    I like eat donut. This recipe is new to me. I will try on this weekend.

  • Sharon says:

    Wonderful recipe.,I will make them for my mother birthday party. hope she love it.

  • Akhil says:

    Delicious. Thanks for sharing.

  • Destiny says:

    wonderful recipe.!!! Thankyour for sharing.

  • Tigist Fuad says:

    Awesome thanks for sharing with us

  • Silpa | Silpa's kitchen says:

    Amazing recipe.. I will surely try it for my daughter. Thank you for wonderful recipe.

  • LOIS LYNCH says:

    What is the best Gluten Free flour to bake with

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