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Bright and Delicious Mini Donuts with Colorful Glaze – Little Fairy Donuts

If you’re in need of a super fun and festive treat for your next get-together, these mini donuts with colorful glaze are where it’s at. They’re perfect for parties and celebrations and are sure to be a hit with everyone. Plus, they’re just so darn cute and tasty!

These fairy donuts may be small, but they pack a big punch of sweet and indulgent flavor. And the best part? They’re super easy to make at home with this simple recipe. So if you’re looking for a tasty and visually appealing treat, keep reading to find out how to make these adorable little donuts for your family and friends.

A plate of colorfully glazed mini donuts with sprinkles.

Adorable Mini Donuts with Colorful Glaze

Indulge in the classic flavor of mini donuts with a twist! These petite bites of cakey goodness are infused with the aromatic essence of nutmeg, and coated in a heavenly sweet glaze. Top them off with sprinkles for the ultimate party treat, or enjoy them on their own for a tasty dessert any time of day.

As I’ve said many times, mini foods are just so much more fun. In fact, these donuts would be a perfect addition to the mini cakes at the fairy tea party. Serve these little donut bites at your next baby shower, Easter brunch, Mother’s Day celebration, woodland fairy themed birthday party or any spring event.

The colors are bright and happy, but easy to change to fit the look you’re going for. These donuts are delicious all year and any time!

What’s so Great about Mini Donuts?

  • They are bite-sized, making them easy to eat and perfect for parties or gatherings where people are snacking and mingling.
  • The colorful glaze adds a festive vibe to the donuts, making them a fun and happy treat.
  • They are made with simple ingredients that are usually easy to find, making them a breeze to whip up when you need them.
  • They are a versatile dessert that can be enjoyed at any time and decorated to fit any theme.
Butter, vanilla, milk, flour, sugar and other ingredients in bowls.

Mini Donuts Ingredients

Here’s what you need to make this tiny donut recipe. The measurements are in the recipe card below.

  • all-purpose flour
  • granulated sugar
  • baking soda
  • salt
  • nutmeg
  • plain Greek yogurt or sour cream
  • melted unsalted butter
  • egg
  • vanilla extract
  • optional sprinkles and food coloring for glaze
  • powdered sugar
  • milk or cream
  • vanilla extract
  • vegetable shortening

Mini Glazed Donuts Directions

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.

Whisking dry ingredients in a mixing bowl.

In a large bowl, mix the flour, sugar, baking soda, salt, and nutmeg together until they are well combined.

Eggs and batter in a mixing bowl.

Add the Greek yogurt, melted butter, and vanilla to the bowl and whisk until the mixture is almost formed into a dough.

Batter for donuts in a bowl.

Then use a silicone spatula to fully combine the dough. Be careful not to over mix; just make sure there are no dry ingredients visible.

Mini donut pan.

Generously grease a mini donut pan with vegetable shortening. (This step is very important, or your donuts will stick to the pan!)

Fill a piping bag or a zip lock bag with the dough and cut the corner off to create a makeshift piping bag. Fill each well of the donut pan to about 3⁄4 full. Do not overfill, or the donuts will resemble mini muffins.

Mini cake donuts in a pan after baking.

Bake the donuts for 8-10 minutes or until a cake tester inserted into the center of a donut comes out clean.

Baked mini donuts on a cooling rack.

Allow the donuts to rest in the pan for 5 minutes, then transfer them to a cooling rack to fully cool before glazing.

Donuts, powdered sugar, vanilla, and milk in bowls.

In a small deep bowl, mix the powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla extract together until the mixture is smooth with no lumps. If desired, add a drop of food coloring to tint the glaze.

Stirring glaze for donuts.

Place a cooling rack over a baking sheet lined with wax paper (for easy cleanup). Dip the donuts in the glaze, allowing the excess to drip back into the bowl.

Adding glaze to little donuts on a rack.

If desired, garnish the donuts with sprinkles.

Baked donuts on a rack being decorated with sprinkles.

Allow the donuts to set on the cooling rack before serving.

Blue, yellow, and pink glazed donuts on a cooling rack.

Enjoy!

Holding a blue glazed little donut with sprinkles.

What to Serve with Fairy Mini Donuts

  • Coffee or tea: Mini donuts are delicious served with coffee or tea or any other warm and creamy beverage you enjoy, like this fairy flower moon milk.
  • Milk: A cold glass of milk is a classic pairing for donuts.
  • Fairy cakes: As mentioned above, you can throw a whole fairy tea party and include fairy cakes and an assortment of tiny treats for a truly magical experience.
  • Chocolate fondue: If you have a dessert table that includes a chocolate fountain or fondue, these mini donuts make an excellent addition.
  • More fairy desserts: If you’re going for a woodland fairy theme, we have several more recipe suggestions like fairy shortbread bites, fairy bread, fairy door cookies, fairy toadstool donut holes, fairy garden trifle, and more!
  • Dessert board: These mini treats make the perfect addition to any of the popular dessert boards that are going around.
Mini donuts glazed in colors on a plate next to a glass of milk.

Recipe Variations

  • Glaze: You can experiment with different types of glaze, such as chocolate, caramel, or a flavored glaze like lemon or maple.
  • Sprinkles: You can use a variety of sprinkles or other decorations on top of the glaze, such as nuts, coconut flakes, or chocolate chips.
  • Flavors: You can also try adding different flavors to the mini donuts, such as cinnamon, cocoa powder, or spices like cardamom or pumpkin pie spice.
Plate full of tiny donuts with blue, yellow, and pink glaze and sprinkles.

Equipment Needed

Here is a list of kitchen tools and equipment you will need to make these mini donuts:

  • Mixing bowls
  • Whisk
  • Silicone spatula
  • Mini donut pan
  • Piping bag or zip lock bag
  • Baking sheet
  • Cooling rack
  • Wax paper (optional)
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Mini donuts with colorful glaze and sprinkles.

Storing the Mini Donuts

Here are some tips for storing fairy donuts:

If you have any leftover donuts that have not been glazed, you can store them in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days.

If you have glazed donuts, it is best to store them in an airtight container in the fridge. They will stay fresh for up to 3 days.

To freeze the mini donuts, wrap them in plastic wrap and then place them in a freezer-safe bag or container. They will stay fresh for up to 3 months in the freezer.

To serve the frozen donuts, allow them to thaw at room temperature for about an hour before serving. You can also microwave them for a few seconds to soften them up before serving.

Pink, yellow, and blue mini donuts with sprinkles.

Fairy Donuts Recipe Notes and FAQ

Q: Can I make the mini donuts in a regular donut pan?

A: Yes, you can make this recipe in a regular donut pan, but the baking time may need to be adjusted. The donuts will also be larger.

Q: Can I add any additional flavors to the mini donuts?

A: Yes, you can add additional flavors to the mini donuts, such as cinnamon, cocoa powder, or spices like cardamom or pumpkin pie spice. You can also add flavor to the glaze, such as lemon or maple.

Q: Can I make these mini donuts ahead of time?

A: These donuts are best eaten the day they are made, as the glaze may become soggy if stored for too long. However, you can make the dough and glaze ahead of time and store them separately in the refrigerator until you are ready to bake and glaze the donuts.

Yield: 24 Donuts

Mini Donuts with Colorful Glaze

A plate of colorfully glazed mini donuts with sprinkles.

Satisfy your sweet tooth with these heavenly mini donuts, bursting with the classic flavors of cake, vanilla, and a hint of nutmeg. Topped with a traditional sweet glaze, these bite-sized treats can be adorned with sprinkles for a festive touch. Perfect for celebratory events and dessert tables, these mini donuts are a cinch to make with simple ingredients. Get ready to indulge in these delicious little bites of donut goodness!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Cooling Time 30 minutes
Total Time 53 minutes

Ingredients

Donuts

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1⁄2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1⁄2 tsp baking soda
  • 1⁄4 tsp salt
  • 1⁄8 tsp nutmeg
  • 1⁄2 cup plain Greek yogurt or sour cream
  • 1⁄4 cup melted unsalted butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • sprinkles and food coloring for glaze (optional)

Glaze

  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tbsp milk or cream
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon vanilla

Instructions

  1. Get your oven ready for the mini donuts by preheating it to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking soda, salt, and nutmeg with a whisk until they are well mixed.
  3. Add the Greek yogurt, melted butter, and vanilla to the bowl and whisk until the mixture is almost formed into a dough. Then use a silicone spatula to fully combine the dough, being careful not to overmix. Just make sure there are no dry ingredients visible.
  4. Generously grease a mini donut pan with vegetable shortening to prevent the donuts from sticking.
  5. Fill a piping bag or a zip lock bag with the dough and cut the corner off to create a makeshift piping bag. Fill each well of the donut pan to about 3⁄4 full. Don't overfill or the donuts will resemble mini muffins.
  6. Bake the donuts for 8-10 minutes or until a cake tester inserted into the center of a donut comes out clean.
  7. Allow the donuts to rest in the pan for 5 minutes, then transfer them to a cooling rack to fully cool before glazing.
  8. In a small deep bowl, mix the powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla extract together until the mixture is smooth with no lumps. If desired, add a drop of food coloring to tint the glaze.
  9. Place a cooling rack over a baking sheet lined with wax paper (for easy cleanup). Dip the donuts in the glaze, allowing the excess to drip back into the bowl. If desired, add sprinkles or other decorations to the glazed donuts. Allow the glazed donuts to set on the cooling rack before serving and enjoy!

Notes

To get the best results with this recipe, be sure to properly prepare your mini donut pan with a generous amount of vegetable shortening. This will help the donuts release cleanly from the pan.

Avoid overfilling the donut pan, as this will cause the donuts to resemble mini muffins.

If you want to mix things up, try dipping these donuts in chocolate ganache or brushing them with butter and rolling them in cinnamon and sugar.

These mini donuts are best eaten the day they are made, but they can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days and brought to room temperature before serving.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

24

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 106Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 57mgCarbohydrates: 19gFiber: 0gSugar: 15gProtein: 1g

Nutrition facts are an estimate only.

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