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I discovered something fantastic this weekend.
If you over-fill mini donut pans – if pour enough batter so you have to tiptoe to the oven with your back straight because 1 tilt and the floor will be covered in red liquid donuts – you can make mini donuts and muffin tops at the same time. My laziness and greediness are finally paying off!
|When you make your drizzle, make sure you whisk your powdered sugar better than I did!|
Not sure what I mean? Instead of filling each mini donut mold half-way like you’re meant to, pour the batter all the way to the top so you can’t fit any more in. Bake a little longer than normal and the mini donuts will puff out over the top. When you take them out of the oven they’ll look like mini cupcakes! After they’ve cooled, slice the domes off with a knife and you’ll be left with mini donuts and mini muffin tops.
|Watch out for the freaky shadow monsters on the wall|
I’m not sure how many calories are in each mini donut. The scales I use can tell me exactly how many calories/carbs/protein/etc are in everything – I really should read that manual! But check the ingredients – all the moisture comes from a little bit of yogurt and 1 egg. And besides, they’re mini donuts, and we all know anything mini is practically negative calories.
Skinny Mini Red Velvet Donuts & Muffin Tops
Makes 24 mini donuts or 12 mini donuts and 12 muffin tops
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons corn starch
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
1 teaspoon vanilla
4 tablespoons Greek yogurt
about 1/2 teaspoon red food coloring
1/3 cup milk
2 teaspoons white or red wine vinegar
1 teaspoon baking soda
drizzle of choice
1. Pre-heat the oven to 400°F and sieve the flour and cornstarch at least three times.
2. Mix in the salt, baking powder, brown sugar, and cocoa powder.
3. In another bowl, beat together the egg, milk, yogurt, vanilla and red food coloring. Stir this into the dry ingredients.
4. Sprinkle the baking soda over the vinegar and quickly fold into the donut batter.
5. Pour the batter into a greased mini donut pan. Fill the molds all the way to the top if you want muffin tops or only half way if you want all mini donuts. Bake for around 8 minutes if making donuts or 12 minutes if making muffin tops as well.
5. Remove from the baking tray and leave to cool on a wire rack before dipping in your favorite drizzle. I dipped mine in a simple lemon drizzle made from powdered sugar, a few drops of lemon juice and a few drops of water.
Tip: it’s much easier to slice the muffin tops of whilst the donuts are still in the pan
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