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Whole Wheat Donuts (for the Mini Donut-Maker)

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With this whole wheat donut recipe, you don’t have to feel guilty about eating donuts anymore. Use the mini donut maker to make batches of both original donuts and chocolate flavored donuts without any refined sugar or fried foods. I adapted this recipe from the Bella Cucina Donut Maker Recipe Booklet.

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My eldest daughter loves donuts, and one day I happened to see “mini donut maker” Decided to try it on Target. It’s a plug-in machine (similar to a waffle maker) and comes with a recipe booklet.

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Easy whole grain mini donut maker recipe how to make

This finding is nothing new (I previously shared about this maker in a blog post or two), but I’ve been getting so many questions about this maker lately that I’m making a post of my own I decided to. today! So, without further ado, here are two whole grain donut recipes that work well with this one. small donut makerif you know other variations of your own, share them in the comments below!

FYI, these obviously don’t have the same consistency as fried donuts, but both my daughters love these as a special treat regardless! I think there is.

Are these donuts baked, caked or fried?

Fried donuts are usually made with yeast and require unhealthy frying to cook.

Donuts made in mini donut makers are generally considered “baked” donuts, so a cake or fried donut cannot be duplicated in one machine. Thankfully baked whole wheat donuts are also great if you want a healthier snack.

Tips for using the Mini Donut Meter

  • Cook at the right temperature. Most mini donut makers have lights to indicate when they are heated. Preheat the mini donut maker until the light turns on. When Heat between batches.
  • Do not overfill. Like a waffle maker, any dough added to a mini donut maker will expand when cooked.
  • Avoid scratching the non-stick surface. Do not use metal tools to remove mini donuts. Toothpicks or chopsticks are best.

Are Mini Donut Makers Worth It?

I know what you’re thinking…really, another kitchen appliances? But my opinion is: First of all, fun appliances like mini donut makers are a great way for kids to help out with meals and snacks. It’s one of the best ways to teach them about food (and healthy food choices)!

Second, it’s convenient. Whole-wheat mini donuts are perfect for a quick treat. I love that I can make batches quickly when I’m in the mood. With quick options, you won’t have to resort to processed, sugar-heavy convenience foods instead.

Can I bake these whole wheat donuts in the oven?

Yes, you can make them with silicone mini donut molds or regular mini donut molds. Add batter to oiled mini donut molds and bake at 425 F for 7-10 minutes.

See more whole grain mini donut recipes

Unlike the recipes that come with mini donut makers, these mini donut recipes contain real ingredients like whole grains and no refined sugar. These vanilla and chocolate recipes can also be used as a base for other mini donuts. Here are some ideas:

vanilla cinnamon

Add ½ teaspoon of cinnamon to your vanilla donut recipe.

pumpkin spice

Add ½ tsp of pumpkin pie seasoning, or try pumpkin spice waffles with this recipe (a mini donut maker also works).

banana chocolate

Substitute one mashed ripe banana for the egg in the chocolate donut recipe.

Whole Wheat Mini Donut Healthy Topping

Skip the sugar or frosting and try these healthier (or healthier) mini donut toppings instead. Tip: Make sure donuts are cool before adding toppings. please. Otherwise, it will not stick.

  • A drizzle of honey or maple syrup
  • homemade jam or fruit puree
  • unsweetened greek yogurt
  • Brush with melted butter and sprinkle with cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice
  • Cream cheese
  • crushed fruit

How to store and freeze homemade mini donuts

Allow whole grain mini donuts to cool completely before storing. It can be stored in the refrigerator for 1 week and frozen for 3 months. Do not add toppings to mini donuts that you plan to freeze.

To defrost, warm the mini donuts to room temperature on the counter or in the microwave for 10-15 seconds.

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