So we've finally had our first big snow! And I am okay with it.....I'm not ready for extreme cold yet and thankfully we've had decent temperatures for our area. Snow gear is out in full force and we've already had our first mitten casualty....Lost forever in the bowels of the Elementary School lost and found bin....
I gotta go buy some more mittens. I'm slightly anal about it when one is lost. I go searching for it...
In grocery store parking lots...
tearing through bins.....
Yep...apparently I've got a problem with lost mittens...
But I don't have a problem with donuts....mini ones to be precise! I bought myself a new silicone mini-donuts baking pan..So fun..Yes, I could use my mini muffin pans for the same purpose...but mini donuts are so cute! So to try out the pan I made these sweet babies...And they are GOOOOOOOOD! Easy to make, easy to eat! If you don't have a mini-donut baking pan....don't sweat it...use that mini-muffin pan that I know everyone has hidden amongst the bundt, cheesecake (various sizes) jelly roll, and every size cake pan...
Glazed Chocolate Mini-Donuts
adapted from Buns in My Oven
What you Need:
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup of cocoa powder
1/4 cup of mini chocolate chips
1/2 tsp of baking soda
1/2 tsp of vanilla
6 TBSP of sour cream (preferably full fat)
1/4 cup of milk
1/4 cup of vegetable oil
For the Glaze:
1 1/4 cups of powdered (icing) sugar
6 TBSP of milk
1 tsp of vanilla
What You Do:
1. Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees
2. In a large bowl combine dry ingredients for the donuts.
3. In a small bowl whisk together vanilla, egg, sour cream, milk, and oil. Once well-mixed, pour wet ingredients into the dry. With a spatula or wooden spoon stir to combine. Don't over-mix.
4. You can spoon batter into a greased mini-donut pan (or mini muffin pan), or you can spoon batter into a piping bag and "pipe" the batter into the pans. I did this and found it less messy.
5. Bake for 10 - 12 minutes in oven.
6. Remove from pan and cool on rack.
7. Make Glaze. In a small saucepan over medium-low heat combine glaze ingredients. Heat and keep stirring for 2-3 minutes. Remove from heat.
8. Dunk cooled donuts into glaze and place on rack to cool and allow the glaze to harden. This may take a bit of time...be patient....:)