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Baked Applique Mini Donuts

28 reviews / 4.6 average

Hellooo applique mini donuts.

Hellooo applique scents.

Hellooo Justin Beiber Christmas album.  What?

Baked Gingerbread Mini Donuts with a bite taken out of one.

Remember back I told you that this frosting was my life?  I wasn’t lying.   And adequate news!  I’ve fabricated it adequate to eat it for breakfast.  A soft, warm, ambrosial donut with bland frosting?  That’s a accomplished lot of pre-holiday cheer.

And the acceptable account doesn’t stop there.  Today there’s a betrayal for a mini-donut pan on Pinch of Yum’s Facebook page!  Go.get.it.now.

Because seriously, this is the best accessible affair you could whip up in 15 account (no, seriously) for your anniversary company, and you charge a mini-donut pan to do it.

Don’t accept anniversary company?  Me either.  And I’m aloof sayin, I’ve never had a botheration with too abounding extra mini-donuts.

Baked Gingerbread Mini Donuts stacked on a white plate.
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Baked Applique Mini Donuts

  • Author: Pinch of Yum
  • Absolute Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 12 1x


These Broiled Applique Mini Donuts are so accessible and will accomplish your accomplished abode aroma like Christmas.



For the donuts

  • 1 cup abrade (I acclimated white accomplished wheat)
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger
  • pinch of allspice
  • pinch of cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup amber sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup applesauce
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 2 tablespoons broiled butter

For the glaze

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup amber sugar
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1/2 cup delicate sugar


  1. For the donuts, preheat oven to 350. Mix all dry ingredients.
  2. Stir in clammy ingredients. Cascade concoction into a gallon-sized artificial bag and cut the bend off. Aqueduct the concoction into a anointed mini-donut pan, bushing anniversary donut amplitude about 1/2 abounding (for me, this was about 22 mini donuts). Broil for about 7-8 minutes. Abolish from oven and booty anniversary donut out of the pan.
  3. For the glaze, cook 2 tablespoons adulate with 1/4 cup amber amoroso in a baby bucket over average heat. Accompany to a abscess and abscess for about 2 minutes. Add maple abstract and 1 tablespoon milk and accompany aback to a boil. Add delicate sugar, application the aftermost tablespoon of milk to advice attenuate out the frosting if needed. Accumulate over low calefaction (otherwise it will alpha to crystallize) and douse anniversary mini donut into the frosting. Frosting should set about immediately.
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: broiled mini donuts, applique mini donuts, mini donuts recipe

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PS.  I aloof had an absurd vision: aboriginal morning Atramentous Friday insanity shopping, audition the candied sounds of Bieber Christmas at the mall, followed by pajamas and a heaping bowl of at atomic 8 balmy broiled applique mini donuts.

Wait – alike bigger vision: arcade online in my pajamas, alert to my Bieber Christmas Pandora station, while bistro at atomic 10 mini donuts and accompanying donating to my admired account in the world.  That’s for real, friendz!  Analysis it out.

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  1. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Actually, what I meant was mini-donut PAN, although, I assumption a mini-donut “man” could be fun too. . . .

  2. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Those are above precious! I’d been cerebration about accepting a mini-donut pan but talked myself out of it back I already accept a approved one. But, your donuts are rrrrreally convicing me otherwise.

  3. Pinch of Yum Logo

    This column has fabricated me realise that I charge to buy a donut pan appropriate this actual second. And, um, that I ability charge to download the Bieber Christmas album.

  4. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Mmmm, these attending amazing. How do you get the comestible advice for all your recipes?

  5. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Someone at assignment told me that the Bieber CD was absolutely good. I didn’t like how they could aboveboard lie to me like that. Haha.. maybe accompany it forth with some of these donuts at Christmas and we can analysis them both out…

    1. Pinch of Yum Logo

      LOL about the Biebs CD. “Christmas” is axis into a behemothic Compression of Yum buffet. I’m not abiding how I feel about that.

      1. Pinch of Yum Logo

        🙂 I’ll see if I can accomplish some sushi afresh this year.. again we’ll be even.. 🙂

    1. Pinch of Yum Logo

      Minis are the best! Although I am in the bazaar for a abounding admeasurement one, too!

    1. Pinch of Yum Logo

      It ABILITY assignment to free-hand them, if you had your easily absolutely floured able-bodied or if you piped the donuts assimilate a cookie sheet? The concoction is appealing thick, but it’s not like aliment dough. I apperceive there are lots of yeasted donut recipes about that are ideal for freehanding!

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    Soo @ Little Absence Fitness

    Lindsay, can we adhere out?! I’m advancing to MN for Approbation and you’re amusing and so fun! We can accomplish these donuts and accept to Justin. He’s the best and so are you!

    1. Pinch of Yum Logo

      Oh my word, you are embarassing me Soo. But thanks. 🙂 Animated you accede that J. Biebs is area its at!

    1. Pinch of Yum Logo

      They aloof came out of the oven and….YUM! The balmy spices accumulated with the maple-y coat was wonderful. I’ll accompany these in to assignment tomorrow to allotment them. Acknowledge you Lindsay for this recipe, you charge be a actual accomplished baker!

      1. Pinch of Yum Logo

        Definitely activity to try this compound and get a mini donut pan soon, in the beggarly time are there any changes that should be fabricated of application a approved admeasurement donut pan?