Saturday, March 10, 2012

Cinnamon Bun Mini Donuts

These donuts were my first attempt at using my new Bella Mini Donut maker.  I picked a recipe from Averie Cooks for 'Baked Cinnamon Bun Dunuts w/ Vanilla Cream Cheese Glaze'.  Please check out her post for the recipe and baking instructions for these and so many more yummy treats!

I made just a tiny adjustment in using unsweetened Almond milk with just a drop of apple cider vinager in place of the buttermilk. And I doubled the cinnamon to 1 tsp. The rest of the recipe is the same for the donuts.
The were beyond delicious.  Spicy, cakey, mildly sweet. 
I also changed the glaze to be more dairy free. 
The glaze I used here was 3 Tbs. of Cookie Dough Butter (from Trader Joe's) softened, mixed with 1 dropper full of Vanilla Stevia and 1 Tbs. of melted Coconut Oil for the glaze.  I also sprinkled them with Cinnamon Sugar after they had been dipped in the glaze.

The Mini Donut maker I used from Bella I purchased at Target for $19.99.  It worked okay but it will take some getting used to how fast the donuts cook.

 This recipe made 18 mini donuts, just right to be eaten up in a few days.  I had to stay right with it though and cut the cooking time based on lifting the lid and checking how they were doing.  The 3 batches I did for these each took less than 2 minutes to cook.  Averie has suggested in her recipe not to overbake so I did cut off the cooker as soon as they looked cooked on the edges.  They turned out just perfect thanks to a wonderful recipe just tweeked ever so slightly to be non dairy. 

Definately a keeper!

Thanks Averie, Thanks Bella!

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  1. Oh I love this post b/c it tells me that one CAN make the donut recipe in a donut maker...I had only previously made it in old-fashioned donut pans and baked in the oven like muffins, so this is great to know you can make them in the makers. And talk about FAST cooking...2 mins..I know. When I make things in mine, after the machine heats up, batch 2 & 3 of anything is SUPER fast.

  2. Yea, almost too fast. When you're putting the batter in the last few spots, the first one's are already cooking. I started unplugging mine in between batches to give me more time to fill the spots, then it was just right. My husband and I are both cinnamon freaks so thanks again for your original!

  3. You are full of great recipes, aren't you? I desperately need to get a donut pan to make all these great allergy-friendly donut recipes that keep popping. Thanks for sharing again this week at Allergy-Free Wednesdays! We trust we'll see you again next week.
    ~Michelle, AFW Hostess



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