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Easy and affordable desserts. Mini donuts. By Binks

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Mini donuts are a favorite dessert and breakfast at my house, reserved for sleepovers or special events. I always have the ingredients at the ready and experiment with different flavors. These are so fun and fool proof. They can be made gluten free, dairy free, vegan, keto, or sugar free. Here is my tried and true starter recipe with some favorite variations. Affiliate links included.

Recipe: Binks’ Fabulous Mini Donuts (variations below)

Combine dry ingredients:

1/2 cup flour (Regular, gluten free or other variety. I’ve used chickpea flour which was good but a bit dry and almond flour for keto donuts.)

1/2 sugar (can substitute baking Splenda or baking stevia)

1/4 teaspoon table salt

2 teaspoons baking powder (If using baking mix such as Bisquick or Kodiak Cakes Protein Baking Mix, omit the baking powder.)

Combine wet ingredients:

2 tablespoons butter or vegetable oil (for lower fat, you can substitute applesauce or yogurt, however, donuts will be dry)

1 egg

1/4 cup milk (dairy, almond milk, coconut milk, oat milk all work equally well)

1/4 teaspoon vanilla (optional but recommended)

Make a well in the dry ingredients and add the wet ingredients to the mixture until combined. Do not over stir.

Now the fun part. Fill the wells of the mini donut maker per machine instructions. Donuts will bake quickly so check after 3-4 minutes. I use chopsticks to remove the cooked donuts and place on a cooling rack. (Pro Tip: butter the donut wells for a crunchier and tastier donut.)

Mini Donut Maker Price $24.08

Cooling Rack

Variations

  1. Cardamom and cinnamon mini donuts (Add 1/4 teaspoon of cardamom and 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon to dry ingredients.)
  2. Chocolate mini donuts (Add 2 tablespoons high quality cocoa powder and reduce flour by 1 tablespoon in dry ingredient mix.)
  3. Orange mini donuts (substitute vanilla with orange extract to wet ingredients.)
  4. Maple mini donuts (substitute 2 tablespoons of sugar with maple sugar powder.)

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