Nutella Stuffed Donut Holes

These Nutella Stuffed Donut Holes are the perfect way to start your day. I know from experience they pair well with a cup of hot coffee or a glass of cold milk. You choose!

Nutella Stuffed Donut Holes: bite sized sugar coated donut holes filled with nutella!
Nutella Stuffed Donut Holes: Sugar coated donut holes filled with nutella!

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Yield: 24 donut holes

Nutella Stuffed Donut Holes Recipe

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 13 minutes
Total Time 28 minutes


For the donut holes:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ⅓ cup granulated sugar
  • 4 Tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 large egg
  • ⅓ cup milk

For the topping and filling:

  • 3 Tablespoons melted unsalted butter
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup Nutella (chocolate hazelnut spread)


  1. In a large bowl, add all donut hole ingredients and blend with electric mixer until combined, about 2-3 minutes. Lightly grease mini muffin pan with baking spray. Spoon (using a 1Tbsp scoop) into muffin cups and bake in a 350 degree oven for about 13-15 minutes.
  2. Remove from oven and cool about 5-10 minutes in pan. Flip each donut hole onto it's side, as it makes it easier to fill with Nutella. Fill a piping bag with Nutella, and using a tip (I used a size 5 tip), squirt the Nutella into the side of the donut hole, applying enough pressure to see the donut hole expand. Repeat until all donut holes are filled.
  3. Melt butter and place in small bowl. Add sugar to a separate bowl. Drop donut into the butter, roll around. Then drop into sugar, coating generously. Allow to set (about 10 minutes). ENJOY. These are best enjoyed in 24 hours.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 donut

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 106Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 17mgSodium: 50mgCarbohydrates: 14gFiber: 0gSugar: 9gProtein: 1g

*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

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About Aimee

Aimee is a dessert lover (specifically rice krispie treats), workout enthusiast, self-taught foodie, and recipe creator.

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Posted on May 22, 2014

Comments & Reviews

  1. That last sentence is amusing, “these are best enjoyed within 24 hours.” I don’t think these would even last 24 minutes around most people!! Delicious!

  2. You come up with the best ideas. This is awesome and it was so nice meeting you at Blog Her Food!

  3. You defiantly deserve these nutella stuffed donut holes after that crazy travel experience! 🙂

  4. Oh my goodness, you definitely earned yourself some donut holes! That Nutella stuffing looks perfect!

  5. Ever since living in Germany as a teen, I have an obsession with Nutella! I used to think it was so strange to put chocolate spread on bread, but soon fell in love. These Nutella donut holes look like an awesome treat to satisfy that craving!

  6. I gotta admit, I’ve been enjoying your travel woes just as much as your recipes. I mean, I feel really bad for you, but you’re very funny! So that’s the silver lining in all of your airport drama, right?
    And I’m also very much a fan of these donut holes. They’re magnificent!

  7. My little guy Cole (7) would flip out over these! Loves donuts, loves nutella, so this would be pure heaven to him!

  8. Oh Aimee–You so LOVE flying don’t you?? 😉 You STILL have better job perks that I do! Thanks for the empty water bottle tip though–genius!

  9. I wish I could say I didn’t laugh as I read your travel tips and woes! Seriously though…the mental picture of you sprinting across the airport lugging your swag on sunburned shoulders makes me giggle 🙂 I know, I’m a horrible, terrible no good friend for laughing out loud and then telling you and your bloggy followers about it. Sorry…ok, not sorry! I’m still laughing here! But seriously, I’m scared to ever make travel plans with you. But at least now I know how and what to pack. And donuts, these amazing, awesome Nutella stuffed donuts need to go on that list!

  10. Oh and for these lovelies, my god do they look delicious. Nutella anything is good in my eyes.

  11. I’m having the same issue. I’m leaving for Europe next week and I have no idea what to wear on the plane! It’s going to be hot when I land in Rome, and I can’t wear a dress because, well….. I’m a boy.

  12. Wow Ms. Aimee, you seriously had quite the adventure! I laughed out loud at the wig and glasses part 🙂 I would’ve thought the gym shoes would’ve been great, but I guess not … I’m so glad you made it onto the airplane! Even if it was without your luggage, I can attest to the importance of extra underwear (not an experience I want to repeat) I wish you could’ve told that attendant you had made it! 🙂 Oh well, at least we’ve got donut holes at the end of the day. True comfort food right here, filled with Nutella!

  13. I hate airports! Every time we fly I feel like we are always running to try and catch our connecting flight. Glad you made it in enough time 🙂 Great tips for what to wear though, its always tough to decide what works best.

  14. My husband was laughing at me as I was packing (and when I got home) because I was being super anal about carry on packing, remembering your experiences. Girl, I’m so sorry that all happened!!! Great tips, really. They’re all so true!!! xo

  15. Sounds like quite the travel adventure! You must have needed about 50 of these donut holes when you got home 🙂 They look incredible!!

  16. You have way more patience than I do, filling all these little donut holes AND traveling 🙂 God you have some BAD luck girl! But all these travel tips are seriously amazing and as a fairly seasoned traveling, I am nodding in agreement with all. From always carry a light sweater or jacket to the footwear to the deodorant – I always carry it in my carryon LOL 🙂

  17. Great travel advice, I will sure keep that in mind next time I’ll have to travel by plane somewhere. Such a funny post too, it was a very nice read with a wonderful treat at the end. I love everything with nutella and in this recipe it a wonderful surprise when you bit into the muffin, yum!

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