Baking Recipes for Kids: Mini Chocolate Donuts
One of my favorite baking recipes for kids is mini chocolate donuts. Little baked ring donuts dipped in chocolate and sprinkles. Fun and easy.
Kids love Baking
Kids love baking. It's fun and messy, they make something really great and they get to eat it and share it! Mini chocolate donuts is one of my favorite baking recipes for kids.
We like making Mini Donuts (or doughnuts as we call them in the UK) because you get two sessions in the kitchen. One to mix the donut batter and put it in to bake and one to decorate the donuts once they've cooled.
My son was disappointed recently when his Dad came home from the store with the wrong donuts, so we set about making the right donuts!
My son loves his FunPod Kitchen Helper
Mini Donuts Recipe
Makes at least 12 mini donuts
- 1 egg
- 2.25 fl oz / 60 ml milk
- 1 tsp olive oil
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract (optional)
- 2.5oz / 75g plain flour
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 2oz / 55g sugar
- 1/4 tsp salt
- Replace 1 tablespoon of flour with cocoa powder for chocolate donuts
Kids Baking Set
Your donuts don't need a hole. You can use a mini cake pan.
|Sassafras 10-piece Silicone Baking Kit|
Mini Donuts Preparation
While I preheat the oven and get the ingredients out of the cupboards, I set my son up with the donut baking tray and a silicone brush (like the one it the set above) and get him to paint the donut holes with oil.
Don't forget, oil does stain clothes so an apron is a good idea. For a toddler choose one with sleeves.
Time to Mix the Donut Batter
Measure the dry ingredients into one bowl and the wet ingredients into another bowl.
My boys love to help tip ingredients into the bowl and mixing is mostly their job. I just finish it off. And breaking an egg is great fun! Let them break an egg into an empty bowl so you don't have to pick eggshell out of any other ingredients if it goes a bit wrong.
A lot of recipes suggest sifting the flour. This doesn't seem to be necessary with modern flour but can be fun!
Mix the wet mixture into the dry and give it a good stir.
Fill the Donut Pan
Put a spoonful of donut batter into each space in the donut pan. Younger kids might need a bit of help to steady their hand. My son loved this bit!
You want each space to be about 3/4 full as the donuts will rise slightly.
Mini Donut Pan
|Fox Run Non-Stick Mini Donut Pan|
Cook the Donuts!
Cook the donuts for 8-10 minutes. Then take the pan out and let it cool for 10 minutes before removing the donuts - they seem to come out cleanly when we do this. Let the donuts cool before decorating them.
Mini Donut Maker
|Smart Planet MDM-1 Mini Donut Maker|
A mini donut maker is handy if you're going to make these regularly. Older kids will be able to use a machine like this with supervision.
Now for the chocolate!
Now melt 50g (2oz) chocolate in the microwave. I do it in 30 second bursts stirring in between. You can stop when the chocolate is almost melted and stir the rest in.
Now you'll need your helper again! Make sure the chocolate isn't too hot for them. And now let them dip the donuts into the chocolate to cover the top. Then turn them over and pop them onto a plate. My son loved this part. I did a few myself for the photo, but his were fine too.
You can add sprinkles or any other cake decorations you fancy. My son wanted his with just chocolate!
Once decorated, pop the donuts into the fridge to cool.
Chop up some fruit (apple works well) and let your helper dip it into the remaining chocolate. They like this bit ;-)
Mini Chocolate Donuts
And they tasted great!
Lots of ideas for cooking with kids
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