Thursday, December 22, 2011

Mini Cinnamon Donuts

When you have kids around home during holidays, you just have to keep supply them with food.  One day my son asks me to make him some pancake and I'm surprised as he often say no when I want to make it.  (That's the problem when he has a mum that cook a lot and being my guinea pig for taste testing, he eventually got sick of certain food) This time it's me that doesn't want to cook pancake, then he further request waffle and got me rejected again.  But I'm in the mood of making donuts!  My little donut maker has been neglected for so long that I decide to wake it up from its sleep and do some work for me!

I have been trying to add more fibre to our diet so I add in some wholemeal flour for the recipe.  I also add some colour sprinkles for a more festival looking.  The donuts taste the best when they are still warm and we eat so much that there isn't too much room left for lunch!

I'm going to celebrate Christmas this year with all my siblings.  As you get older, it is harder to gather with the whole family.  Christmas provides a very good reason to do so.  Merry Christmas to you all!

Mini Cinnamon Donuts
(make about 40)

1 1/2 cup self-raising flour
1/2 cup whole-meal self-raising flour
1 cup milk
1/3 cup caster sugar
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 teaspoon salt
2 eggs, beaten

For coating:
caster sugar mixed with some ground cinnamon
melted butter or margarine
coloured sprinkles (optional)


  1. Preheat donut maker.  Prepare cinnamon sugar and melt butter. 
  2. Mix all dry ingredients together.  Then add the oil, eggs and milk, stir through mixture until well combine.  Add a little more milk if too thick.
  3. Fill each donut hole with a tablespoon of batter then close the unit.  Bake until the donuts are browned or spongy when press with finger.
  4. Remove donuts from the donut maker.  Dip each donut into butter then into cinnamon sugar. Sprinkle with some coloured sprinkles if you wish.