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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.

After tasting these, you’ll want to try my Chocolate Glazed Donut Holes next! Or give our easy cinnamon breakfast muffins a try.

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

Why this Recipe Works

These little bites of donut bliss are even easier to eat than they are to make. You’ll want to pop one in your mouth every time you see them!

  • Homemade donut holes are baked, not fried.
  • Made in a mini muffin pan for easy baking.
  • Perfect powdered sugar coating!

This recipe takes all the work and mess out of making donut holes, without sacrificing the classic taste you love.

Try our chocolate powdered sugar donut holes next!

Ingredient Notes

  • Unsalted butter – Softened butter in the batter gives the donuts their rich flavor. Rolling donut holes in melted butter helps the powdered sugar topping stick!
  • Egg – Eggs help leaven the donut holes and keep their shape.
  • Baking Powder – This ingredient works with the eggs to make baked donut holes light and fluffy. Use a room temperature egg so it’s easier to incorporate.
  • Milk – You can use any milk (skim, whole, 2%, etc.) in the batter. Nondairy milk works too!
  • Cinnamon – This spice adds just a hint of flavor to enhance the sweetness of these donuts.

Easy Instructions

Make the batter:

First, beat together the sugar and butter. Mix in the remaining ingredients and beat until fully combined.

Bake:

Drop batter by the tablespoon into a greased mini muffin tin. Bake for 13 to 15 minutes.

Powdered sugar topping:

Dip each cooled donut hole into melted butter then roll them in powdered sugar.

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

Tips and Tricks

  • Store powdered donut holes in an airtight container at room temperature. Enjoy within 5 days.
  • For an alternate topping, try rolling these donut holes in cinnamon-sugar instead of powdered sugar.
  • Spray the mini muffin tin with baking spray before adding the batter. This prevents them from sticking and makes it easy to remove donut holes from the pan.

Recipe FAQs

Can I make these in a regular muffin pan?

You can use a regular sized muffin tin but then they won’t be donut holes! You would also need to adjust the baking time.

Can you freeze baked donut holes?

These donut holes can be stored in the freezer without the powdered sugar coating for up to 3 months.
After thawing, roll them in the melted butter and powdered sugar before serving.

How do you keep the powdered sugar from melting on donuts?

Make sure your donuts are completely cooled before adding the powdered coating. The melted butter should also be cooled before you use it to coat the donut holes.

More Breakfast Recipes

Yield: 24 donut holes

Powdered Sugar Donut Holes

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 13 minutes
Total Time 18 minutes

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

Ingredients

For the donut holes:

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

For the topping:

  • 3 Tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • ¾ 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!

Notes

  • Store powdered donut holes in an airtight container at room temperature. Enjoy within 5 days.
  • For an alternate topping, try rolling these donut holes in cinnamon-sugar instead of powdered sugar.
  • Spray the mini muffin tin with baking spray before adding the batter. This prevents them from sticking and makes it easy to remove donut holes from the pan.
  • Nutrition Information:

    Yield:

    24

    Serving Size:

    1

    Amount Per Serving: Calories: 77Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 17mgSodium: 39mgCarbohydrates: 10gFiber: 0gSugar: 6gProtein: 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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    Homemade Powdered Donut Holes are simply delicious! Skip the hassle of frying with this easy recipe.

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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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