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Powdered Sugar Donut Holes

Love donuts for breakfast but hate all the work? These Powdered Sugar Donut Holes are baked (not fried) and ready in under 30 minutes.

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Powdered Sugar Donut Holes: baked, not fried, and super delicious. Easy enough for weekday breakfast!

Remember last week I shared these CHOCOLATE Powdered Sugar Donut Holes? While they are a HUGE hit in my family, I have a confession.

Today’s recipe is an even bigger hit. I know, regular donuts vs chocolate…and the regular wins. Not to say the chocolate aren’t delicious, because they are (one reader commented that they taste like OREOS), but in my family, these plain powdered sugar donut holes are where it’s at.

And I have to be honest here….I usually avoid powdered sugar donut holes. I hide them from my kids. I serve them glazed instead. Or cinnamon sugar. I do anything to avoid the crazy powdered sugar mess that appears on their faces, their clothes, the floor and the dog (yes the DOG!).

But, sometimes a mom has to give in and give the kids a treat. And when my kids ask for a special breakfast, these donut holes are what they have in mind. Smart kids.

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Powdered Sugar Donut Holes: baked, not fried, and super delicious. Easy enough for weekday breakfast!

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Yield: 24 donut holes

Powdered Sugar Donut Holes

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 13 minutes

Ingredients

For the donut holes:

  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 4 Tbsp unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon

For the topping:

  • 3 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar

Instructions

  1. Beat sugar with butter until well blended. Add egg. Add milk, flour, baking powder, salt and cinnamon. Beat until combined (about 1-2 minutes).
  2. Spray mini muffin pan with non-stick baking spray. Drop dough by tablespoon into each muffin cup. Bake in a 350 degree oven for about 13-15 minutes.
  3. Remove and cool in pan about 10 minutes, then cool completely on wire rack.
  4. When cool, dip each donut into the melted butter and roll in powdered sugar. Eat and enjoy!

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Love donuts for breakfast but hate all the work? These Powdered Sugar Donut Holes are baked (not fried) and ready in under 30 minutes.

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 August 20, 2014

Comments & Reviews

  1. what will these be like if I don’t have a mini muffin pan? Like can I make them just bigger in a regular muffin pan?

  2. I absolutely love donut holes! They are mini so I feel like I can eat more. 🙂 I love that these are baked too – yum!

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