These Cute Baked Snowman Powdered Donuts Will Have You Wishing For Snow
With Thanksgiving just days away it’s not surprising to see Christmas trees and decorations already out and ready to transform our homes for the holidays. These cute snowman donuts are baked and couldn’t be easier to make. I used my new Get It Right (GIR) whisk to quickly mix up the batter and after 5-7 minutes of baking it was time to remove them from the oven and cool. This small batch recipe is for a classic powdered donut, so alone these are amazing, but turning them into little snowman creates a festive treat for the holiday season. Your kitchen helper will love to pour, mix and fill each donut well and will only have to wait a short time before devouring one. My kitchen helper has requested these donuts again since making them so I consider them kid approved. Fill a bag with powdered sugar, shake, cover and stuff them with mini-chocolate chips. Happy Holidays!
Tip: Using a mini-donut pan will create a more traditional size powdered donut and the peanut m&m candy will sit firmly into the donut.
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Recipe Adapted From: Food 52 Classic Powdered Donuts
- 1/2 Cup - All-purpose Flour
- 1/4 + 1/8 Cup - Sugar
- 1/2 Teaspoon - Baking Powder
- 1/8 Teaspoon - Salt
- 1/4 Cup - Milk
- 1/4 Teaspoon - Vinegar
- 1/8 Cup - Applesauce
- 1/2 Teaspoon - Vanilla Extract
- 1/8 Cup - Unsalted Butter (melted and cooled)
- 1 Tablespoon - Unsalted Butter (melted) For after baking
- 1 1/2 Cup - Powdered Sugar
- Mini-chocolate chips
- 1 small bag of peanut M&M
- Preheat oven to 350° F and spray donut tin with cooking spray. Set aside
- In a liquid measuring cup add the milk and vinegar and set aside for at least 5 minutes
- In a large bowl, mix the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt
- Once mixed, add the applesauce, 1/8 Cup cooled melted butter, vanilla and milk/vinegar mix. Combine until batter forms
- Add batter into a piping bag or ziploc bag, snip the corner of the bag to create a piping hole. Fill each donut tin well 3/4 - full until you have 6 donuts
- Bake for 5-7 minutes at 350° or until a toothpick comes out clean
- Once donuts are removed from the oven and cooled, fill a large ziploc bag with 1.5 cup of powdered sugar
- Add the 1 Tablespoon of melted butter to a shallow dish. dip a donut into the butter and add to the bag of sugar. I added about 3 donuts and then shook the bag to cover each with sugar. You can always return the donuts to the bag of sugar if you need more coverage
- Place each powered donut onto a tray. Use the point of the mini-chocolate chip to press into the donut to make the smile (6 mini chocolate chips) and eyes. Add the peanut M&M for the nose and Enjoy!
Nicole is a professional photographer, mother to an energetic child, and founder of Make and Taste. She has been a Commercial, Editorial and Lifestyle photographer for 9 years and has been published in various magazines and brand websites. Nicole is passionate about providing her child with meaningful experiences and documenting all of the fun along the way. You can always find her baking with her 5 year old and enjoying a good cup of coffee.