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Simple Mini Donuts Maker Recipe

The perfect Mini Donut recipe! These cute Simple Mini Donuts are easy to make and no frying mess here. These are made in a mini donut maker. I am not the world’s greatest donut baker/maker, just a Momma who likes making things (including food) for her family, and loves how easy mini donuts are.

Simple Mini Donuts

Simple Mini Donuts

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I like to share our favorite recipes as we go here on Forgetful Momma. These simple mini donuts are a hit in my house and my kids want them all the time.

My Bella donut maker is no longer sitting around and collecting dust. It is a donut-making machine now – pun intended. We also recently made Maple Bacon Donuts in it which, having bacon, are now everyone’s favorite.

My kids LOVE these mini donuts, and I love that they take hardly anytime at all to make.

What You Need:

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup low-fat milk
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

How to make Simple Mini Donut in a donut maker:

After I mix all the ingredients together I place a large Ziploc bag, corner first, into a mug. I then pour my batter into a Ziploc bag.

This makes it like a piping bag. Which is a great way to simply pour/fill the mini donut maker molds.

mini donut - piping bag

This has proven to be the easiest and quickest way for me to make mini donuts. And with relatively no mess. But you could also try using a batter dispenser though this batter is a bit thicker and I can’t guarantee that it will flow through smoothly.

This recipe is for plain Jane vanilla donuts, but I make all mini donuts in the same way.

Mix, bag, squeeze, close to cook. The mix tends to be thick, which makes filling the mold in the machine to be super easy and less messy as well.

How to make Donuts in A Donut Maker

You can learn from my mistakes. Mistake number one: cut the hole in my bag too big. This caused our mini donuts to have no holes and a few others to be undercooked.

But don’t cut that hole too small either, because then you won’t be able to get the mix out, or will end up squeezing your bag too hard and popping a hold in it.

You can find my post on how I use my mini donut maker here and see exactly how I make them without making a mess.

simple mini donut

The great thing about these donuts is you can have a flavored icing you desire, we chose a maple-flavored, homemade, wet/runny enough that I just dipped them in. My version of a Maple Dip from Tim Horton’s.

These are something that your kids can make themselves too without having to worry about them being near a hot oven.

Let your kids get in the kitchen and make a delicious and fun snack for them and their friends.

We recently made chocolate mini donuts in our mini donut maker. They were, the best mini donuts EVER! I love them and couldn’t stop eating them. I am a chocolate lover but, my kids loved these too. Make sure you check them out too.

Simple Mini Donuts

Simple Mini Donuts

Yield: 24
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Simple Mini Donuts - Vanilla mini donuts with chocolate frosting. Ready in no time.


  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup low-fat milk
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


  1. Mix together well.
  2. I always pour my batter into a ziploc bag. Place a bottom corner in a large mug.
  3. Cut off corner of bag. It is a thick batter so take that into consideration when you cut off the corner.
  4. Fill each donut hole and cook according to the directions of your donut maker.
Nutrition Information:
Serving Size: 1 grams
Amount Per Serving: Unsaturated Fat: 0g

We have been loving our little donuts during rainy spring days while we watch documentaries on whatever topic we are learning about in our homeschool.

Snacks always make learning more fun. We’re currently watching a series on Netflix called Drain the Oceans.

Where to Buy Donut Makers?

I bought my donut maker at my local Wal-Mart and you definitely can still get one there. Another place that you can buy a donut maker would be Amazon. Great prices, and delivered to you at home.

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Monday 9th of August 2021

Thanks for sharing this amazinggg recipe!! 🤩 I feel healthier using the olive oil and low fat milk! They are delicious plain, with chocolate spread or jam on top. 🤤 I use a long jar to pour the batter and that also works well for me. 👍


Friday 2nd of July 2021

Thanks for this one! My kids gonna looooove those!

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Saturday 22nd of May 2021

This recipe looks so delicious!! Thanks for sharing!


Monday 30th of November 2020

Loved the recipe!

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