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Stampede Mini Donuts Recipe From Scratch

Stampede Mini Donuts Recipe From Scratch

Living in Calgary, Stampede food is a THING. My family loves all the midway food especially mini donuts! So much that I had to come up with a mini donuts recipe. Why? Well…

Stampede food vendors come and go every year, pedalling a new bacon-wrapped, chocolate-dipped concoction. One thing that never changes, however, is mini donuts. Fluffy, warm and covered in cinnamon sugar, mini-donuts are hot sellers. Whenever we arrive somewhere and see the mini-donut sign, Dewey whispers, “There’s a mini donut truck!” and I know what we’re buying first.

Dewey eating a mini donut

Even though I am from Alabama originally, I never deep-fry ANYTHING at my house. However, I make mini donut muffins that will rival any mini donuts that you can buy on the midway. So yes, I call this a mini donuts recipe even though they are really muffins.

You can easily stir this recipe together from scratch and have piping hot mini donuts ready for your family in minutes. I will warn you, though, you will likely have to make them again and again. They are perfectly poppable and oh, so yummy!

Making Your Own Mini Donuts (without frying them!)

DONUT MUFFINS

  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

COATING

  • 1/4 – 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon

INSTRUCTIONS:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees and grease a 24 count mini muffin pan.

Mix melted butter, sugar and nutmeg in a large bowl.

Add milk and mix thoroughly.

Add baking powder and flour and mix until just combined.

Fill mini muffin cups 1/2 full.

Bake for 15 – 20 minutes or until done on the outside & through the middle.

While baking, melt butter for coating in a small bowl. Mix cinnamon and sugar in another bowl for coating.

Dip baked muffins into melted butter and then toss in cinnamon sugar.

Serve & enjoy!

Printable Mini Donuts Recipe

Stampede Mini Donuts and milk

Baked Mini Donuts Recipe

Yield: 24 mini muffin donuts
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Stampede Mini Donuts are an Alberta tradition. I love them but I never fry them at home. Instead, I make these yummy mini donuts recipe that is actually muffins.

Ingredients

Muffins

  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 cup all purpose flour

Coating

  • 1/4 - 1/2 cup butter , melted
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees and grease a 24 count mini muffin pan.
  2. Mix melted butter, sugar and nutmeg in a large bowl.
  3. Add milk and mix thoroughly.
  4. Add baking powder and flour and mix until just combined.
  5. Fill mini muffin cups 1/2 full.
  6. Bake for 15 - 20 minutes or until done on outside & through the middle.
  7. While baking, melt butter for coating in a small bowl.
  8. Mix cinnamon and sugar in another bowl for coating.
  9. Dip baked muffins into melted butter and then toss in cinnamon sugar.
  10. Serve & enjoy!
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 24
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 71Saturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 5mgSodium: 19mgCarbohydrates: 12gSugar: 8g

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Muriel

Tuesday 23rd of March 2021

These mini donuts are amazing...just like we used to get at the local fairs, and so easy! I can't count the times I've made them - the family quickly counts them out, then each take their even share. My husband laughs that i know the recipe by heart ! I actually made 3 batches just today - hubby ate a pile of them already & I'll surprise the rest of the family with the others tomorrow - they'll be so happy! Kudos to you for sharing your amazing recipe !

Merry Kuchle

Monday 29th of March 2021

That makes me so happy!!!

Gloria

Sunday 13th of December 2020

Made these and they are delicious!!!!

Sue

Tuesday 23rd of June 2020

I made these and they were absolutely delicious!! Tasted just like the mini donuts! Next time I will try with powdered sugar- - my kids request.

Allison

Sunday 31st of May 2020

These did indeed taste just like mini donuts! I may need to reduce the nutmeg slightly though as that was just a bit too strong for our taste. Thank you for the recipe!

Merry Kuchle

Sunday 31st of May 2020

It probably has a lot to do with how fresh your nutmeg is too. Fresher is so much more strong.

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