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Easy Mini Apple Cinnamon Donuts

    Thanks everyone for your support and kind words on Friday and over the weekend. My running is NOT a New Year’s Resolution. I have a 5K goal and I want to do all I can to meet that goal, but I don’t want to feel like a failure if I don’t make it. Know what I mean?
    Anyway, Zombies Run training day 2 was a success. So far I like this program. It’s been simple enough and I like that there is a 10 minute “free run” where I can run or walk as I want. I’ve been pushing myself to run MORE than walking, but it’s still kicking my butt. Well, here’s to a smaller butt.
    However, if I eat these donuts, the running will be for not.
    I have a confession… I tried to make donuts once before, but they were a failure. I found an awesome Nutella muffin recipe that I converted into a Biscoff donut recipe. But, there’s a trick to filling mini-donut pans. I over filled the pan, I underfilled the pans – it was just a mess. They tasted “ok” but they weren’t photo worthy and they didn’t look like other donuts that I saw on the internet.
    Over the Christmas break, I was found a Krusteaz Apple Cinnamon Muffin Mix in the back of the cupboard and thought  I could play with it… so I made it up and played with the mini-donut pan again. This time -SUCCESS!!

    Don’t feel like you have to make donuts from scratch. Keep it easy on the weekend and go with a muffin mix. It’s so much easier when you have the time or energy.

    BTW – The Cake stand and cupcake stands were wonderful Christmas gifts from my Mother-in-Law! She’s the BEST! Thank you!
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    Cheater’s Mini-Donuts
    PS Mini Apple Donuts (37)by Pint Sized Baker
    Prep Time: 5 minutes
    Cook Time: 10-15 minutes
    Ingredients (+4 Dozen)






      For the Donuts

      • 1 box Krusteaz Apple Cinnamon Muffin Mix
      • 1 C Water

      For the Vanilla Glaze

      • 3/4 C Powdered Sugar
      • 1/4 tsp Vanilla Extract
      • 2 -3 tsp Milk

      For the Chocolate Glaze

      • 3/4 C Powered Sugar
      • 1/2 tsp Cocoa Powder
      • 1/8 tsp Cinnamon
      • 3-4 tsp Milk
      Combine Muffin Mix and 1 cup of water. Mix thoroughly and add half to a gallon size baggie. Snip a 1/4 inch off the tip of the baggie and squeeze batter into a greased mini donut pan.
      Bake at 425 for 10-15 minutes and allow to cool for 2 minutes before removing from pan.
      Allow donuts to cool for 15 minutes before adding the glaze.
      Stir ingredients for the vanilla glaze and chocolate glaze in separate shallow bowls. Make glaze as thin or as thick as you prefer. I made mine a thin and dipped them twice.
      Dip donuts into glaze and set on wire rack to dip and harden. Give them a second dip if you made your glaze on the thin side, like I did. Drizzle opposite color glaze over top for some color contrast.
      Serve to hungry little mouths and enjoy their excitement!
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      Karyn Granrud

      Karyn Granrud

      I'm Karyn, a mom and wife, and I founded this little baking blog. Baking and making desserts have been my passion since I was a kid. I love experimenting with different flavors and sharing delicious recipes with all of you. Read more.

      23 thoughts on “Easy Mini Apple Cinnamon Donuts”

      1. It hadn't occurred to me to use a muffin mix for donuts– great idea! I want to get a donut pan and saw some at Target on sale recently. I am going to buy them next time I see them for sure. And I LOVE those cake stands! What a nice gift to receive.

      2. They look so good! I had no idea there was such a thing as a donut pan…lol. I will have to check that out. Good luck preparing for your 5k…I did my first 5k two years ago in December when I was 40 and I have done about 10 since. It is so worth it. I was never a 'runner' so it was a huge challenge for me but now I actually love running. Well, I still have to talk myself out there…like most exercise…but the running is so rewarding. Have fun!!!

      3. those look so yummy. i love donuts but i never have them on hand…probably good! i love running! i'm training for two half marathons coming up this spring:) i like to run a couple each summer. keep up the good work

      4. I have never thought of using muffin mix to make donuts. That is a really great idea. Thanks for sharing that.

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      5. YUM! And so awesome about the 5K. Good luck! I just started running on a New Years Resolution two years ago. I've run two 5K and I used the Couch to 5K training program. I'm training for a 10K now and I just finished a week long series on running on my blog to start off the new year! Love all the calories running burns so you can still eat yummy things like these donuts! My kids will LOVE these!

      6. I can't wait to Cheat with these little Mini Apple Cinnamon Donuts. Thank you so much for celebrating TWO YEARS with FULL PLATE THURSDAY, I appreciate your visit!
        Come Back Soon
        Miz Helen

      7. I am confused … did you mean 'naught' when you said 'the running will be for not'?
        Please put up with me. As a proof-reader of many years, this is some of my picky things. Their/there/they're also bothers me immensely. Sorry.

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