recipe

What’s better than one big doughnut? A whole bunch of mini doughnut holes! (Get it?!)

safety
  • Uses the microwave
  • Uses the oven
difficulty
  • Intermediate
time
  • 50 minutes, plus 10 minutes cooling time
yield
  • Makes 24 doughnut holes

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Prepare Ingredients

Doughnuts

Vegetable oil spray
1⅓ cups (6⅔ ounces)
all-­purpose flour
2 tablespoons
cornstarch
1½ teaspoons
baking powder
½ teaspoon
salt
¼ teaspoon
ground nutmeg
½ cup (3½ ounces)
sugar
½ cup (4 ounces)
buttermilk
4 tablespoons
unsalted butter, melted
1
large egg plus 1 large yolk

Topping

4 tablespoons
unsalted butter
1 teaspoon
ground cinnamon
½ cup (3½ ounces)
sugar

Gather Baking Equipment

24-­cup mini muffin tin
4
bowls (1 large, 2 medium, 1 small microwave-­safe)
Whisk
Rubber spatula
1-­tablespoon measuring spoon
Toothpick
Oven mitts
Cooling rack
Rimmed baking sheet
Pastry brush
1
 
Vegetable oil spray

For the doughnuts: Adjust oven rack to middle position and heat oven to 400 degrees. Spray 24-­cup mini muffin tin well with vegetable oil spray.

 
2
 
1⅓ cups (6⅔ ounces)
all-­purpose flour
2 tablespoons
cornstarch
1½ teaspoons
baking powder
½ teaspoon
salt
¼ teaspoon
ground nutmeg
½ cup (3½ ounces)
sugar

In medium bowl, whisk together flour, cornstarch, baking powder, salt, nutmeg, and ½ cup sugar.

 
3
 
½ cup (4 ounces)
buttermilk
4 tablespoons
unsalted butter, melted
1
large egg plus 1 large yolk

In large bowl, whisk buttermilk, 4 tablespoons melted butter, egg, and egg yolk until well combined.

 
4
 

Add flour mixture and use rubber spatula to stir until just combined and no dry flour is visible. Do not overmix.

 
5
 

Spray 1-­tablespoon measuring spoon with vegetable oil spray. Use greased measuring spoon to scoop 1 tablespoon batter into each muffin tin cup.

 
6
 

Place muffin tin in oven. Bake until toothpick inserted in center of 1 doughnut hole comes out clean, about 10 minutes.

 
7
 

Use oven mitts to remove muffin tin from oven (ask an adult for help). Place muffin tin on cooling rack and let doughnut holes cool in muffin tin for 10 minutes.

 
8
 
4 tablespoons
unsalted butter
1 teaspoon
ground cinnamon
½ cup (3½ ounces)
sugar

For the topping: In small microwave-­safe bowl, melt remaining 4 tablespoons butter. In second medium bowl, use clean rubber spatula to stir together cinnamon and remaining ½ cup sugar.

 
9
 

Carefully remove doughnut holes from muffin tin and transfer directly to cooling rack (ask an adult for help—muffin tin will be hot). Place cooling rack in rimmed baking sheet. Use pastry brush to paint doughnut holes all over with melted butter (use all of butter). Then, roll each doughnut hole in cinnamon sugar to coat all over. Serve.