{ Muffin Tin Donut Holes }

These fluffy baked chocolate donut holes, coated in powdered sugar, are honestly one of the easiest things I've baked in a long time - and the recipe is pretty much foolproof. 

I tampered with the original quite a bit {making haphazard measurements due to the fact that almost all of my measuring cups were dirty...oops} and they still turned out great! Which is odd since baking is usually all about precise measurements.

So if baking isn't your strongest suit, give this recipe a go. I think you'll be pleasantly surprised with the result - & have a super quick and delicious breakfast-on-the-go to show for it.

All you need to do is whisk together the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a bowl.

Add the melted butter, milk, and egg to the dry ingredients and whisk vigorously for about a minute. 

{The original recipe suggests you beat the batter for 3 minutes with an electric mixer - but I whisked by hand for about a minute and the final product was still light & fluffy - so the choice is yours.}

Grease a muffin tin {or mini muffin tin if you have one and want to double the amount of donut holes.} Fill each muffin tin about 1/3 of the way full {less than you would for a normal muffin or cupcake.} 

Bake the donut holes at 350 F for about 9 minutes, until a toothpick comes out dry. 
{You may have to cook them a bit longer if you're using a normal muffin tin, or a bit shorter if you're using a mini tin.}

The bottoms of the donut holes will be a bit flatter since they're made in the muffin tin, but the tops should puff into perfect little round spheres.

Place each donut hole on a cooling rack. Once cooled, melt 2 tbsp. butter in a bowl and roll each donut hole in the butter until it's coated. 

Transfer the buttered donut holes into a separate bowl filled with powdered sugar, and roll them until coated evenly.

{I'd suggest you only coat the donut holes that you'll be eating that same day. When they sit overnight pre-coated, the humidity moistens and makes the coating a bit gooey.}

That's it! You've got yourself a perfect, busy weekday breakfast treat.


For the donut hole batter...

1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 tbsp butter, melted
1/2 cup milk
1 egg

For the coating...

2 tbsp butter, melted
1/2 cup powdered sugar

{Makes 12 large donut holes, or 24 mini donut holes.}

{Recipe adapted via Shugary Sweets}


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