“There is a child in every one of us”.
The “little child” in me will automatically pop up when it comes to donuts. Hey, who doesn’t love donuts? The classic, ring-shaped, sugar-coated donut is my all-time favourite. They were so yummy, and I can never have enough of them.
I have started making my own donuts four years ago. I baked rather than deep-fried them. From then on, I have never turned back to deep-fried version. I love baked version as I don’t have to feel guilty when chomping them away.
“Are they as good as those deep-fried ones?” You may wonder. I would say no for their texture but the taste is equally good. As these donuts are leavened with baking powder, the texture is more like cake. But, I don’t mind to compromise it for healthier donuts.
Hmmm….what should I bake this time?
“Pssst…..how about a chocolate treat?” whispered the “little child” in me.
“YES, I WANT! I WANT!!” (Ooops! Sorry, I’m getting a little too excited here!)
So, here come the irresistible “Baked Mini Chocolate Donuts” – cute, petite, soft, moist, not overly sweet, cakey, chocolatey donuts! HOLY MOLY! They are soooo delicious (seriously)! All the goodness doesn’t just stop there. These donuts are light and not oily as I choose coconut oil instead of butter. They won’t turn dry even the next day as the yogurt keeps them moist. I have skipped the glazing part as I find that the sweetness is just right for my palate. You may dress up these cuties with glaze or sprinkle to suit your own liking.
This recipe only takes about 30 minutes from start to finish. No electrical mixer is required. That’s the beauty of it – a lot less stressful as compared to deep-fried, yeast-raised donuts.
I use a 12-count mini donut pan to bake these donuts. If you don’t have one, don’t fret. I think it’s still doable with mini muffin tins as I have seen some food bloggers did that successfully. If you are going for this option, please share with me the outcome.
I have baked these donuts, not once but thrice in a row. My son shared them with his entire class – 34 of them including his form teacher. He was so surprised to see his classmates dashing out from their seats to grab a bite of them. Some of them even requested for extras! At the end of the day, he made many more new friends (and fans!). Don’t you think these donuts have magical power?
This recipe yields 24 mini donuts. But, it’s worth double the batches if you plan to share them with others. Any leftovers can be stored in the fridge and they can last for days! Before serving, just warm them up lightly, and your teatime snack will be ready in no time!
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