Homemade Baked Mini Sprinkle Donuts

Posted on March 29, 2017 in Recipes

I have been having so much fun in the kitchen lately. It seems as though my pregnancy for Hanna really took a lot out of me and I stopped doing so much of what I love (baking, cooking, walking, etc) so I’ve been trying to get back into the swing of things more and more.

Last week we had a really special movie night where we watched the new Limited Edition SING movie a few days before its actual release on Blu-Ray and DVD. Of course, this special occasion called for some special treats. You can see what all we had here, but also below! I decided it was the time I put my new mini donut pan to good use and made some baked mini sprinkle donuts!

This recipe is simple I’ve seen many variations of it around, but what I did was really simple:

What you will need:

  • Mini donut pan
  • Icing
  • Sprinkles
  • 1/2 Cup Buttermilk
  • 1 Egg
  • 2 Tablespoons Butter, Melted
  • 1 1/4 Cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 Cup of Sugar
  • 1 1/3 Teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 1/2 Tablespoon Of Salt
  • 1/2 Teaspoon of vanilla

These are so simple I am sure even the kids would be able to do it on their own with very little help. Of course, my kids helped, and loved every minute of it. They loved helping get the icing on and dipping the donuts in the sprinkles!


  1. Preheat your oven to 425 degrees. Mix all dry ingredients together in a bowl.
  2. Add in butter, buttermik, egg and vanilla, mix until just combined.
  3. Put the batter into a ziploc, or large piping bag (i just used a spoon!) and fill the donut pan – each donut half full.
  4. Bake 7 minutes, and remove from oven. Let sit for 5 minutes then transfer to cooling rack.
  5. Dip donut tops into icing (we just used regular fluffy vanilla) and immediately dip tops into sprinkles. Then you are done!

As I’ve gotten older my tastes have changed so much. I used to hate every single vegetable, and now I don’t mind most of them. We’d frequent Tim Hortons often but the only donut I would touch was the Hawaiian Dip. (what this type of donut is called at Tim Hortons), but now I order Apple Fritters, Sour Cream, and specialty donuts more often than Hawaiian. I will still always have room for the Hawaiian though, so being able to make them is a lot more thrilling than having to walk down to one of the two Tim Horton’s by my house.

I can actually make these in my pajamas, and not have the leave the house at 11p if the craving hits. That’s a win I’d say.

If you are anything like me and really enjoy making sweets you’ll love this recipe. It’s simple, quick and isn’t nearly as daunting as I originally thought donut making would be.

There are so many different ways to make donuts, and I am really looking forward to trying a chocolate glaze next. I want to fiddle around with ingredients to see if I can come up with anything interesting, but I’m afraid that may a bit more tricky!

The perfect little snack with a big ol’ cuppa milk. These donuts are small enough to snack on and feel no guilt about but the taste is big enough to satisfy even the biggest sweets craving. They are SO good.


What are your favourite kind of donuts? Do you make your own?


  • Reply robin masshole mommy March 29, 2017 at 12:16 pm

    Shut the front door! Please send me some the next time you make them because I just know that mine won’t look THAT pretty!

  • Reply karen March 29, 2017 at 12:28 pm

    I am literally drooling looking at these delish lil donuts! And sprinkles! Win-Win! And they look so easy to make that I want to try some out later tonight!

  • Reply Joanna @ Everyday Made Fresh March 29, 2017 at 2:32 pm

    These are so cute, and sprinkles make everything better, right?! I love homemade donuts the best, and they are perfect for my afternoon coffee.

  • Reply Brandy March 29, 2017 at 2:34 pm

    I am so hungry and then I opened up your blog and now I’m literally aching for a sprinkles donut.

  • Reply Teresa March 29, 2017 at 8:17 pm

    Oh I should totally break out our donut maker! I always forget and just go to the bakery instead. Your mini donuts are so cute and I bet they were tasty.

  • Reply Terri Steffes March 29, 2017 at 9:49 pm

    Yummy!! I love how these look. The buttermilk must add a delightful tang to the batter.

  • Reply Blythe Alpern March 30, 2017 at 8:19 am

    These donuts are so adorable. I’ve tried making bagels before but never donuts because I thought the process might be as much of challenge. But with a donut pan it looks so much easier.

  • Reply Carolyn March 30, 2017 at 10:58 am

    My daughter loves rainbow sprinkles on everything. She would love these. I have even used the sprinkles to my advantage and put them on new foods (that aren’t deserts) to get her to try something that she normally wouldn’t. Tricky!

  • Reply Jessi March 30, 2017 at 11:15 am

    I am so saving this to make later! They look delicious! I have never tried donuts at home, but they don’t seem too difficult!

  • Reply Katherine McDermott March 30, 2017 at 11:41 am

    Omg these look amazing. So much more fun to make your own instead of going to Dunkin Donuts. Plus, anything that looks like funfetti – I am totally down for.

  • Reply thesocialbeing721 March 30, 2017 at 2:57 pm

    These are so cute! I love that even as adults we can have fun with the flavors and fun toppings. You made my hungry!

  • Reply Tereza March 30, 2017 at 4:40 pm

    Oh dear these look absolutely amazing! I’ve only recently done a doughnut recipe on my blog but they were faux Russian ones with lots of quark in them. I’m definitely going to try these! x

  • Reply Lyd March 30, 2017 at 4:46 pm

    These are so cute!! I actually just made donuts this morning but they didn’t turn out :( I will have to try this recipe out!

  • Reply Angie Rose March 31, 2017 at 1:05 am

    These look absolutely delicious! I have a donut maker at home, and they are always a huge hit when I make a batch :) Can’t wait to try these :)

  • Reply Kerri March 31, 2017 at 7:15 am

    These donuts would be a big hit in my house. I like this kind and a chocolate glazed. Icing and sprinkles are definitely a treat!

  • Reply anvita March 31, 2017 at 12:15 pm

    My son sitting right next to me and peeping into my laptop says, he wants these right now. Anything with sprinkles is pretty attractive to him.

  • Reply Reesa Lewandowski March 31, 2017 at 1:48 pm

    I actually have a mini donut pan! But never had a recipe to use! I am saving this to give it a try next week when the kids are on spring break!

  • Reply Kristin March 31, 2017 at 4:10 pm

    Oh my! If made those for my family, I would score some major brownie points! They look incredible!

  • Reply Nikki Arnold March 31, 2017 at 9:14 pm

    These look so good! Now I want to go get donuts, but these look way better than the ones you get from the donut shop.

  • Reply Amber Nelson March 31, 2017 at 10:54 pm

    Ok, those look to die for. I am not sure if I would be able to make those. My kids would eat them as fast as they are made.

  • Reply Kecia | From Mom's Desk April 3, 2017 at 10:04 am

    These mini donuts are so bright and colorful. I am sure they are delicious as well. I’d like one – or three – right now!

  • Reply Aish Das-Padihari April 3, 2017 at 6:55 pm

    I made a sprinkles cake for my son last week and these look so yum!

  • Reply Chelsea April 3, 2017 at 9:53 pm

    These are so cute! They’d totally be the perfect solution for my sweet tooth!

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