The cutest little donuts in the history of donuts!

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

This morning for breakfast, I decided to make doughnuts.  But not just any doughnuts.  No, I made miniature Lemon Poppyseed Doughnuts!!!!!!!  They were a hit!!!  Now, I know that not everyone has an electric doughnut maker, and it's stilll a shock to me that we do!  Funny story, actually...We were walking through Target, and on sale there was a bright yellow doughnut maker.  We stopped, looked at it, and said how fun that would be to be able to make little doughnuts.  Can you imagine our shock when my mom said we could get it?!?!?!?!?  In our house, that rarely happens.  Even my mom was a little surprised afterwards that she'd bought it.  ALL that said, we've loved it, and I'm constantly on the lookout for new and orginal doughnut recipes.


Lemon Poppy Seed Donuts

Yield: 24 mini donuts
Total Time: 20 minutes if using electric donut baker!


1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon whole milk
2 tablespoons sour cream
1 1/2 cup all purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
6 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
1/2 cup sugar
1 large egg
zest of 1 lemon
1 tablespoon poppy seeds
For the icing:
juice of 1 lemon (about 2 tablespoons)
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar


If using electric donut maker, preheat. If using donut pans, preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease donut pans.
In a small bowl, whisk together milk and sour cream. Set aside.
In a small bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
In large bowl, or stand mixer, cream together butter and sugar, until light and fluffy - about 1 minute. Add egg, lemon zest, and poppy seeds. Beat for 30 seconds, scrapping down the bowl as needed.
Then alternating flour mixture and milk mixture, combine all ingredients until just combined. Do not over mix.
Transfer batter into a piping bag, or a ziplock bag with the tip cut off.
If using mini donut pans: Fill each donut indention 1/2 full. Bake for 6-8 minutes, or until the donuts are slightly browned and spring back when touched. Remove from oven, transfer to a cooling rack, and cool completely.
If using the electric donut maker: Fill each donut indention 3/4 full. Bake according to manufactures instructions, or until the donuts are slightly browned and spring back when touched. Remove from oven, transfer to a cooling rack, and cool completely.
For the icing:
Place wax paper under a wire rack to collect drippings for an easy clean up.
In a medium bowl, whisk together the lemon juice and powdered sugar until smooth. Dip the top of each donut into the glaze and transfer to a wire rack to dry. Let set for 10 minutes and serve!

The next thing I've decide to try...Gingerbread doughnuts.  Wish me luck!

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  1. Wow! These look amazing! I've been wanting to make doughnuts lately, too!!! Thumbs up!

  2. Those look so adorable! The doughnut maker sounds good! How much was it?? I really want an ice cream maker too!

    1. I have NO idea how much it was, you should ask Oliva Dewolf! She got one for Sam for christmas, the very same as ours, actually:)

    2. Get an Ice-cream maker!! We got one for Christmas from our neighbor, and it's really good one, and it makes amazing icec-ream!!!!

  3. A doughnut maker!!?!?? That's so cool! I've made doughnuts before, but they weren't amazing.:( Making them is the most fun part!

  4. A doughnut maker. Genius. I've seen doughnut pans, and we've done the "heat huge amounts of oil to fry them in" way. But a doughnut maker? That is a good idea!

  5. cool one day my dad came home with a mini cupcake maker. ( its red) I saw you on Mary Frances' blog I also have a blog would like you to check it out are you homeschooled?

    1. Awww I love miny things!!!! Yes I'd love to check your blog out! Yep, homeschooler and proud;) thanks for commenting!!!


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