mini Cinnamon Roll Donuts

mini Cinnamon Roll donuts - the best recipe for a sweet treat or a fun breakfast

Mini donuts are the greatest thing ever. They are little so they don’t make you feel like you’re being a huge pig (even if you might eat 20 of them!) and they make breakfast so much fun. Oh, and did I mention it’s pretty much eating dessert for breakfast?! So of course I couldn’t keep the mini donut excitement to myself and brought in 9 other fabulous bloggers to also share some mini donut recipes as well today!

mini Cinnamon Roll donuts - the best recipe for a sweet treat or a fun breakfast

Have you seen my cinnamon roll cake posted on the site last year? It’s divine, and so using the same recipe/concept for these donuts make these just as incredible.  You can make them using either a donut maker like the one I have, or a donut pan in the oven.

  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • ¼ t salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1½ cups milk
  • ½ cup melted butter
Cinnamon swirl:
  • ½ cup melted butter
  • ⅔ cup brown sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1 Tablespoon flour
  • ¼ cup melted butter
  • 1½ cups powdered sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon milk
  • ¼ cube cream cheese
  1. Mix flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in a medium bowl. In an electric mixer combine eggs, vanilla, milk and ½ cup melted butter. Then slowly add in dry ingredients until fully incorporated.
Cinnamon swirl:
  1. Mix all the ingredients with an electric mixer until smooth
Using a donut maker:
  1. Use the cake mixture and fill each slot ⅔ of the way full. Then top with ½ teaspoon cinnamon mixture, and closet the lid. When the light turns green, remove the donuts from the maker. After every 2-3 batches, wipe the cinnamon mixture off the lid with a paper towel to keep it clean.
Using a donut baking sheet:
  1. Fill each spot about ⅓ of the way with the cake batter. Then put ½ teaspoon of the cinnamon mixture into each spot and then fill another ⅓ full with cake batter. Bake at 350 degrees for about 10-12 minutes (check with a toothpick)
  2. Let the donuts cool
  1. Mix ingredients until smooth. Using a spoon, drizzle the frosting over the top of the donuts.

mini Cinnamon Roll donuts - the best recipe for a sweet treat or a fun breakfast

My kids loved the donuts without the frosting, but I’m a cream cheese frosting lover, so of course I had to lather mine. That’s the fun part about these. You can do some without, some with a little and others completely covered in frosting!

mini Cinnamon Roll donuts - the best recipe for a sweet treat or a fun breakfast

Serve with some cold milk and you can even dunk them. They are perfect size to fit into a cup!

mini Cinnamon Roll donuts - the best recipe for a sweet treat or a fun breakfast

Make sure you check out the other 9 fabulous donut recipes participating in the hop today. Just click on the picture or title below to grab the recipe.

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Rook No 17 – Mallow Krispy donuts

Our Thrifty Ideas –  Cinnamon Roll donuts

Dessert Now Dinner Later –  Boston Cream donuts

Housewife Eclectic – Powdered donuts

Rae Gun Ramblings – Dairy Free donuts

Tastes Better from Scratch – Sour Cream Old Fashioned donuts

Snap Creativity – Pina Colada donuts

Messes to Memories –  Chocolate Caramel Cake donuts

One Sweet Appetite – Maple Bacon donuts

Over The Big Moon – Sweet Waffle donuts



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  1. These look beyond delicious! Yummy!

  2. I need to buy a mini donut pan! These look delicious!

  3. These look amazing! Can’t wait to buy a pan and try them out!

  4. oh my gosh those look amazing! donuts and cinnamon rolls, sheesh I can’t wait to try them my new donut pan is going to be busy.

  5. Those little doughnuts look amazing! They’re so perfectly puffed and that glaze looks divine! Pinning to my Creative Yummery:Doughnuts board.

  6. This sounds like a perfect go-to breakfast for special occasions. I am so impressed by the perfect simplicity of it and I can’t wait to try it!

  7. A great excuse to eat dessert for breakfast if I ever heard one. Yum! Thanks for putting this together friend! xoxo

  8. This recipe took much much less time to make with
    out sacrificing too much of the flavour or texture of our
    family recipe.

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