If your kids love donuts, and while you don’t mind them having it from time to time, you’re just not a big fan of how unhealthy they can be. Let’s be honest, those donuts do look good but sometimes I myself get a little negged out from the sweet. If you’ve ever wanted to try your hand of making your own, you certainly can. It may not be a Dunkin’ or a Crispy Crème but it will be a donut of some sort (lol). I’m just kidding though – you can make the donuts extra pretty by adding sprinkles and decorative designs. I am thinking of trying some different add-ins. So fun!!
Making Homemade Donuts
Anyways, I’ve always desired to make my own donuts for them and with hopefully, a little healthier but that still tastes delicious! During the summer, I ordered a Dash Express Mini Donut Maker and we’ve been making donuts since. Well, we’ve used the Dash about 5-6 times already to bake our own donuts. The first one we tried was the Funfetti (of course, anything with Sprinkles). Although, I opted to add the sprinkles up to instead of the bottom. We’ve also tried the Classic Mini Donuts, the Apple Cider Donuts 3x (although, I think Dash forgot to tell us when to add the Apple Cider), and Pumpkin Donuts 1x (Dash doesn’t include a Pumpkin recipe – I tweaked the recipes for to create my own).
Unboxing Dash Express Mini Donut Maker
The Dash Express Mini Donut Maker on Amazon (affiliate link)
- Cooks fast in 3-4 minutes (Makes fun small bite-sized donuts for kids
- Comes with a small donut recipe book (this is really good if you, like me, have no idea how to make donuts. It gives you a good start and you can tweak things as you create goodies)
- You’re at liberty to create fun donuts always – mix things up, add what you want, tweak recipes to your liking
- Donuts are “healthier” since they are baked instead of fried
- Save money buy buying less donuts out
- Easy to clean
- The donuts turn out smaller than I expected but to kids, I think they may be just the perfect size.
- Consistency is not like a regular puffy, fried donuts (a little more cake-like).
- The first few uses, it cooked super fast and the donuts were done in like 1 minute, way before the recommended time of 4 minutes on each side. I was a little concerned that the donuts could burn if they cooked in a minute (and some of them did). They almost did, but with some monitoring , I was able to remove them before they all got burned. But after a few more uses, it seems to be cooking slower and at the right speed.
Here is a Youtube Video with these first sets of donuts we made
My kids really enjoyed this recipe as well as the others. I don’t always take blog photos to show but I have taken a couple photos with my phone from the other donuts we’ve made. I have two recipes I am hoping to share. Meanwhile, go grab a Dash Express Mini Donut Maker on Amazon, and create some fun little, healthier donuts for your kiddos!
She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness (Proverbs 31:26)