Sep 212014

I earlier posted a recipe for doughnuts but that was using all-purpose flour/maida. Recently, lot of my friends and blog followers have been requesting whole wheat desserts and so I thought I would try the mini-donut version. It turned out great. I topped my donuts with cinnamon sugar but instead you may use chocolate glaze or caramel, strawberry or even jam glazes.



Makes: 15 pieces

Preparation time: 30 mins

Baking time: 15-20 mins

For doughnuts

Whole wheat flour – 1 1/2 cups

Active dry yeast – 1 tsp

Milk – ½ cup

Buttermilk – ¼ cups

Powdered Sugar – 1/2 cup + 2 tbsp (Regular sugar blended to a fine powder)

Oil/Butter – 4 tbsp

Salt – ½ tsp

Vanilla essence – 1 tsp

Baking powder – ½ tsp

Cinnamon sugar/powdered sugar – for coating

For glaze/syrup

Sugar – 2 tbsp

Water – ½ cup


  1. Pre-heat oven to 190°C. Grease a baking tray with oil/butter and sprinkle some semolina all over it. Place aside.
  2. Add the yeast to warm water along with a pinch of sugar. Mix and keep it in a warm place to rise.
  3. Mix the oil/butter, sugar, milk, buttermilk and vanilla essence in a bowl until the sugar is well dissolved.
  4. Sift together the flour, salt and baking powder. Combine well.
  5. Add the risen yeast to the flour mixture alongwith the milk-sugar solution. Combine everything well with a gentle hand, do not knead like a dough. If the dough is very sticky add flour a tbsp at a time. The dough will be slightly sticky and moist. It should not be very hard but fluffy and airy.
  6. Cover the dough and let it rest in warm place for about 30 mins.
  7. In the meanwhile, to prepare the glaze, take ½ cup water in a saucepan, add the 2-3 tbsp sugar to this and let this come to a boil. Switch off heat. Place it aside.
  8. Remove the resting dough onto your work surface, do not punch it.Wrap it up into a small dough ball (if sticky add little flour) and make about 20-25 small balls out of this. Grease your hands with oil if needed.
  9. Place the balls on the greased baking tray, spray some oil onto the balls and bake them for about 17 mins (appx.) or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  10. Remove from oven and pop the balls into the prepared sugar syrup/glaze. Let the balls rest in this for about 30 secs or until the balls soften up a bit.
  11. Remove the balls from the syrup and let them cool for about 10 mins.
  12. Place them in a mixing bowl and toss them in cinnamon sugar so that they are well coated with it.
  13. Remove onto a serving plate and top them additionally with more cinnamon sugar or powdered sugar.

Mouth-watering soft and fluffy mini donuts are ready for a bite!!

  4 Responses to “Eggless Whole Wheat Mini Donuts”


    Excellent Poojita…Am I sure gonna try this…lovely 🙂


    they look delicious!!!


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