If that didn't spark your interest, I don't know what will. There is this whole trendy thing going on in the bloggerverse and Pinterest (follow me okay?) , it's pretty much donut mania over there. I am 100% guilty myself. If you check out my Sweets board there are donuts all over da place. Because....my sister-in-law bought me a mini donut maker for an early birthday present. Saweeeet! I have been wanting a donut pan for some time. Because baking donuts=you can eat more donuts because ahem, they are baked.
This little ditty is even better though, because you can whip up donuts in no time, on your counter top. Similar to the cake pop maker I have (I swore to never make these again but, I'm warming up to the idea). But, these are a million time easier since you don't have to dip them, and no sticks are involved. I can't wait to have a brunch with fresh mini donuts. Like, seriously, what's better than that!?
I sent a text to my brother including a picture of these little guys and his reply was "You must come to my house right now!" You should know my brother's nickname in high school was donuts since he had such a strong love for the pastry delight. You should also know that he is 6'6 and weighs about 185ish pounds and gets to eat whatever he wants....including as many donuts as he wants. Life isn't fair.
Anywho, seriously this thing is fantastic and the recipe couldn't be easier. Thank you for including one in the packaging. I will be branching out from here--the donut world is my oyster. Holler.
Musical Selection: Fly by Nicki Minaj and RiRi
Oh good lord.
Baked Mini Donuts:
1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
8 tablespoons butter, melted
3/4 cup milk
1 egg, slightly beaten
1 cup sugar
1/2 tablespoon (or so) cinnamon
Combine dry ingredients. Melt butter and add to the dry ingredients along with the milk and egg.
Pour batter into a pitcher or into a large piping bag.
Preheat the donut maker. When ready, spray generously with cooking spray to prevent sticking. Pour batter into the donut maker to fill the hole. Bake for approximately 4 minutes and flip the donut so they are brown on both sides. This is not 100% necessary but I like a uniform browned donut.
Take out of the donut maker and toss directly into a bag filled with the cinnamon and sugar. Coat the donuts and
Recipe adapted slightly from: here