Mini Powdered Sugar Doughnuts

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 18 minutes
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These Mini Powdered Sugar Doughnuts will make you finally look forward to your mornings! They’re so soft, moist and sweet – just like powdered donuts should be.

A Pile of Homemade Doughnuts Covered in Confectioner's Sugar with a Paper Bag Holding Additional Doughnuts

Mini Powdered Sugar Donuts

Jorge is out of town this week and — in classic Jessica form — I have been eating like a single girl again. After I feed the girls dinner, give them their baths and send them off to bed…I find myself getting sucked into reality tv and eating things like cereal for dinner. Or cheese and salami for dinner. Or better yet, donuts for dinner…as I stand over the kitchen sink so I don’t get powdered sugar everywhere.

A Bag of Mini Powdered Donuts Spilling Out Onto a Black Countertop

Speaking of TV, did y’all watch American Crime Story – The People vs OJ Simpson? I am OBSESSED. No, seriously. I have always been into crime shows. I love the ones telling real stories, the made up crime dramas and the ones based on true stories.

I was a kid when the OJ Simpson trial happened, so besides general common knowledge of what happened, it’s a mostly new story to me. Plus, Ross is killing it as Robert Kardashian. Also, John Travolta looks terrifying. He could almost be Arnold Schwarzenegger brother with that wig.

I may or may not have watched it while eating the leftover donuts from earlier. In bed. Please don’t tell Jorge.

A Paper Bag Full of Mini Powdered Donuts on a Dark Surface

Y’all know I am in love with mini donuts. Heck, I even wrote a whole Mini Donuts Cookbook! This is a great quick recipe to make baked powdered sugar donuts at home. You can use a mini donut pan or a mini donut maker.

I have the mini donut maker and my one helpful tip is to use the little fork/prong tool they give you to flip the donuts about halfway through cooking. It will provide the most evenly cooked donut.

A Pile of Homemade Doughnuts Covered in Confectioner's Sugar with a Paper Bag Holding Additional Doughnuts
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Mini Powdered Sugar Doughnuts

These Mini Powdered Sugar Doughnuts will make you finally look forward to your mornings! They're so soft, moist and sweet – just like powdered donuts should be.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time8 minutes
Total Time18 minutes

Ingredients

Instructions 

  • If using an electric doughnut maker, preheat according to manufacture’s instructions. If using mini doughnut pans, preheat oven to 350°F and grease pans.
  • In a small bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together egg and sugar. Then add milk, oil and vanilla extract, mixing until thoroughly combined. Gently stir in the flour mixture, stirring until there are no lumps.
  • Add powdered sugar to a brown paper bag or a plastic bag. Set aside.
  • If using mini doughnut pans, carefully fill each indention 3/4 full. Bake for 7 to 9 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into a doughnut comes out clean.
  • If using an electric mini-doughnut maker, carefully fill each indention 3/4 full. Bake according to manufacturer’s instructions or until a toothpick inserted into a doughnut comes out clean.
  • Transfer donuts to bag with powdered sugar and shake to coat in powdered sugar.
  • Serve immediately!

Nutrition

Serving: 1, Calories: 85kcal, Carbohydrates: 16g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 2g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 7mg, Sodium: 59mg, Sugar: 11g

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A Collage of Two Images of Mini Doughnuts on a Black Surface

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Love these! Although the powdered sugar keeps seeping into the donuts and doesn’t stay powdery like the pictures show. Maybe mine are too moist? I keep having to reapply powdered sugar just so they keep that look. They’re delicious though!

Loved this recipe! Sooo good!!! My parents loved them!

What do you do if you don’t have a donut pan?

I made a batch this morning. Perfect!! I would also like to make this recipe again and glaze them with a honey crunch toasted coconut glaze. Would you have a recipe for that type of glaze? Thank You.

Can you coat these with cinnamon/sugar also?

Hi,

If I am making these to decorate a number cake, how far in advance can I make them and still taste fresh?

Thank you,
Angela

If I wanted the cinnamon style powered sugar donuts would I just add cinnamon to the powdered sugar?

Can I substitute applesauce for the egg? My granddaughter can’t have eggs yet!!

What is the trick to getting the powdered sugar to stick like this? I used a plastic bag (maybe paper works better?). The first batch I put four donuts in at a time. The second batch I put them all (12) in, and the powdered sugar soaked into the donuts even more.

Can you use a regular doughnut pan or just roll them I your hand and put on a cookie sheet?

Saw this recipe on Dixie Crystal, looks just like the store bought powdered sugar donuts, yum! I need to get a mini donut pan or maker! I do have a regular size donut pan but these looks so cute in mini form! I was laughing out loud reading your comment about cheese and salami for dinner, I have totally eaten that for dinner before & I can totally relate to eating these over the sink, if I’m snaking on something messy I do the same thing. 🙂

I love donuts and these look so yummy right now! I’ll have to try these favorites out!

These remind me of my youth when my mom would treat us with these – they look awesome!

Woah. These look so perfect!

So yeah, these look absolutely perfect. Apparently I need to get myself a mini doughnut pan, because just one look and I know my kids would flip if I made a batch of these!

I’d be eating these for breakfast, lunch, and dinner! Gorgeous!

These doughnuts are picture perfect! LOVE them!

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For the past 15 years, Jorge & Jessica have loved getting to share their families' favorite recipes with all of you. They live in Florida with their 3 kids.