Mini Baked Donuts

Mini Baked Donuts

Donuts are very popular in our household. These mini baked donuts are one of our favourites! I love the mini size, it’s perfect for my toddlers and adults that just wanted a little treat!

Baking these with “help” from my two toddlers can be difficult though. My littles ones have a thing for throwing flour. Since this recipe begins with mixing the dry ingredients my toddlers usually make a big mess right off the bat.

My little ones are usually good with mixing, pouring ingredients, and sifting but as soon as that sifter comes off the bowl their little hands can’t help themselves.

Once we add in the wet ingredients things calm down and they are back to their regular stirring duties. Be careful when combining all the ingredients to not over mix. Once everything appears combined it’s time to stop stirring.

Batter will appear thick.

My toddlers will also try to help fill the piping bag which can also cause a few more messes. A tip for filling the piping bag is to place the bag in a large cup.

After baking and cooling my toddlers tend to lose interest so I usually end up glazing them alone. For food colouring, I find a little goes along way. So start with just one drop each of your desired colours. You can always add more later.

Bake them by yourself or bake them with your kids, either way you’ll be in love with these adorable mini donuts!

Make sure to tag me on Instagram @jessiebakestreats and leave me a review below if you’ve made these donuts. I’d love to hear from you! For more ideas you can follow me on Pinterest.

Mini Baked Donuts

Jessie M
These baked from scratch mini donuts are both delicious and adorable! The vanilla tie dye glaze is the perfect topping for these scrumptious treats! It's easy to do and fun to make.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 6 mins
Servings 24 mini donuts


  • mini donut pan
  • sifter
  • piping bag


Mini Baked Donuts

  • 1 & 1/2 C flour
  • 1/2 C white sugar
  • 1 & 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 C buttermilk
  • 1 large beaten egg
  • 1 & 1/2 tbsp melted butter

Tie Dye Icing

  • 1 C powder sugar
  • 3-6 tsp water
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • food colouring


Mini Baked Donuts

  • Preheat oven to 425 F
  • Lightly grease your mini donut pan(s).
  • In a large bowl sift flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and nutmeg. Whisk dry ingredients together.
  • In the same bowl add in buttermilk, egg, and melted butter. Blend together with a rubber spatula just until all ingredients are combined. Be careful not to over mix.
  • Transfer your donut batter into a piping bag.
  • Pipe the batter into your donut pan(s). You will want to fill the pans 2/3 full.
  • Bake for 5-7 minutes or until the edges start to turn a golden brown.
  • Allow donuts to cool in the pan for 5 minutes before moving them to a cooling rack. Allow them to fully cool before icing.

Tie Dye Icing

  • In a regular sized bowl (cereal bowl for example) add the icing sugar.
  • Add in vanilla. Gradually water, a little at a time and stir mixture. Continue to add the water and mix until you get your desired consistency. I like mine pretty thick but play around and see what you like. You can always add in more icing sugar if it's too thin.
  • Once you have the right consistency drop in your food colouring. I usually use three colours. You will want to start with one drop each of your desired colours (a little goes a long way). Once you've added the colours swirl them around with a knife or a toothpick.
  • Dip the cooled donuts into the glaze and then place them on a sheet of parchment paper to dry.
  • If you find your colours are fading add more food colouring and swirl them again.
  • Enjoy!
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