Donuts fall into the strange territory of sugary breakfast treats and delicious desserts. They are almost too sweet to be eaten first thing in the morning, but yet we find ourselves ordering them on Saturdays before 10 a.m. If donuts are one of your favorite things, consider trying your hand at making them yourself. You’re probably thinking that you need a fryer for that. And that’s totally not the case. You make them in specially designed mini-donut makers. Instead of frying the donut dough, these little machines bake them instead. Baking them is slightly healthier than frying, but let’s not try to make donuts healthy food. As soon as they’re baked, you’re going to put icing on them. The makers are pre-set to the perfect donut temperature and can get you fresh donuts in a matter of minutes. They’re also non-stick, which means you’ll be able to remove your mini-donuts in one piece and clean-up will be a breeze.
We rounded up the best donut makers for you. The makers can bake 6-7 donuts at a time, so you can turn into a mass-producer of donuts. Now, you just need to find the perfect donut recipe and figure out how you’re going to decorate them.
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1. Brentwood Mini Donut Maker Machine
If you want to make a batch of mini-donuts, this is the product for you. This pretty pink maker can bake seven donuts within minutes, so you won’t have to wait long for this tasty treat. There’s a heat indicator light to show you when it’s donut time, and if for some reason, the donut maker overheats, it’ll shut itself off for safety. If you’re worried about storing this bad boy, don’t worry. It has a special cable wrap and vertical feet to allow you to store it sideways safely.
2. Dash Mini Donut Maker Machine
Make seven mini doughnuts in one go with this adorable mini donut maker. You don’t even necessarily need to use donut batter—you can use cake or brownie batter. The pan is nonstick, so you won’t have a time-consuming cleaning schedule when the doughnuts are done. It comes with aqua or a doughnut print.
3. Betty Crocker Mini Donut Maker, One Size
This bright pink donut maker produces seven mini-donuts within minutes. It even has a cute donut icon on top—as if you would ever mistake this stainless steel appliance for anything else. The non-stick maker will cook your donuts evenly and make taking your donuts out easy. It even comes with a piping bag, nozzles and a spatula, so you can get to decorating ASAP.
4. Mini-Donuts Maker
You can make a total of six donuts with this maker. It has a non-stick donut plate that’ll deliver you baked donuts in minutes. There’s a locking system, which makes this appliance super safe. This isn’t all this maker can do, though. There are two other interchangeable trays—a pie or quiche tray and a tray for Japanese desserts called Taiyaki. You can make multiple kinds of mini-desserts, and the clean-up will be easy.
5. Babycakes Donut Maker, Mini
Make delicious donuts whenever you want with this mini maker. It makes four little donuts in a matter of minutes. The maker is bright yellow, so you’ll never lose track of it. It’s smaller than the other makers on this list, so it’ll be easy to store in smaller kitchens.