Thursday, August 18, 2011

Donut Holes

One thing that I love to snack on (but luckily don't do it very often) are donut holes.  They are the perfect size to just pop in your mouth.  But as we all know, donuts aren't exactly fat-free (we all wish, right?).  Well, I may have found a solution, or at least a good substitute.  One of my favorite bloggers, One Crazy Cookie, posted this recipe this week and I just had to try it!  I love it!!   It's pretty much a min-muffin, rolled in cinnamon sugar.  It tastes like a donut, but minus the 20 gallons of grease it's fried in.   I want to experiment with different types of glazes too =)  The only thing I didn't like was that it only made 24 =).  So of course, I made two batches, well, I had to because my hubby wanted to take some to work with him.

1/2 c. sugar
1/4 c. butter, softened
3/4 tsp. nutmeg
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 c. milk
1 tsp baking powder
1 c. flour

Preheat oven to 375.  Combine all the ingredients in a bowl.  Spray a mini-muffin sheet with non-stick spray. 

Make sure you have a cute helper on hand to help taste the batter and lick the bowl clean. (especially since there are no eggs!)

Scoop about 1/2 tbsp into each cup.

Bake for 15 minutes.

1/4 c. butter, melted
1/2 c. sugar
1-2 tsp cinnamon (depending on how much you love cinnamon....I used 2 =)  )

When your muffins are done, roll them in butter.  I would recommend only doing the top and sides. 

Then roll in the cinnamon sugar.

Make sure your helper gets to eat some of the finished product. =)

If you want to get the kids involved, this would be a great one to have them help with.  Especially since they are so small, the perfect size treat for little ones.


  1. Awesome idea! Thanks so much for sharing this at For the Kids Fridays at Sun Scholars! I have featured this post at this week's party. Stop by and grab an A++ button! Love to have you share with us again!

  2. My kids LOVE mini muffins and I know they would LOVE these. I know what we're having for breakfast in the morning :) Thanks!