Pancake Mini Donuts for Breakfast

When food is fun, everyone wants to eat it. And when it’s easy to make, moms have no problem making fun food for their kids. These pancake mini donuts are fun and easy to make for breakfast or lunch. This mini donut recipe is simple enough to make even first thing in the morning.

Pancake Mini Donuts for Breakfast - donuts stacked on a plate

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I don’t know about you, but I hate trying to flip pancakes. I haven’t made pancakes in almost two years, which I just this minute realized, because our griddle broke and we have stainless steel pots and pans and I’m not sure how to keep pancakes from sticking in them without using all the butter.

  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups of flour
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 3/4 cup milk

What you need for the glaze:

  • 1/4 cup of melted margarine or water
  • 3 tbsp milk
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 2 tsp maple extract
  • 2 cups powdered sugar

How to make Pancake Mini Donuts for Breakfast

How do you make these? Simple.

Mix together your butter, egg, and sugar. Mix until smooth. Then add the baking powder and salt. alternate between adding in flour and milk.

Making Pancake Donuts

I ended up buying a handy batter dispenser recently for making my mini donuts because we were going through Ziploc bags like crazy around. You can of course use a Ziploc bag as a piping bag, or an actual piping bag to easily fill your mini donut pan.

You can see how I use a piping bag to fill our mini donut maker molds.

Pancake Mini Donuts for Breakfast - filling the pancake dispenser

Now the best part about using a mini donut maker is that you preheat it, fill the mold, close it until the green light turns on. Remove and get ready to serve them.

Now how are you going to serve your pancake mini donuts? You could top them with a little syrup, and then cut into your donuts, which kind of doesn’t seem donut-like. OR you could top them with some glaze.

Making the Glaze

Simple to make because first thing in the morning no one wants to be thinking hard.

Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl, whisk until smooth.

Pancake Mini Donuts for Breakfast - frosting in a bowl

These pancake mix donuts are best served right away. Store leftovers in an air-tight container.

Pancake Mini Donuts for Breakfast - donuts stacked on a plate

Pancake Mini Donuts for Breakfast

Yield: 40
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

These pancake mini donuts for breakfast are a fun way to have breakfast every once in awhile.

Ingredients

Pancake Mini Donuts

  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups of flour
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 3/4 cup milk

Maple Glaze

  • 1/4 cup of melted margarine or water
  • 3 tbsp milk
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 2 tsp maple extract
  • 2 cups powdered sugar

Instructions

    1. Mix together your butter, egg, and sugar.
    2. Mix until smooth-ish.
    3. Then add the baking powder and salt. alternate between adding in flour and milk.
    4. Mix until smooth, no lumps.
    5. Pour into either your piping bag or pancake batter dispenser.
    6. Pour little bits into the donut molds.
    7. Cook until the light on your donut maker says they are finished or until golden brown and cooked through.
    8. While your donuts are cooking, mix up the glaze.
    9. Dip the donuts in the glaze and set aside for breakfast. Best enjoyed while still warm.

You can use any pancake recipe you want, and just make them in your mini donut maker to be honest. Why mess with a good thing when you love your pancake recipe?

Pancake Mini Donuts for Breakfast

I hope you and your kids enjoy these are much as we did!

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