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Mini Pineapple Donuts

My dad’s favorite cake of all time is pineapple upside down cake. When I was a teenager, I made it for him every year for his birthday, for father’s day, basically if there was a day that revolved around my dad he got that cake. I’m not a kid anymore and this year (well, last year – technically last September, but who’s counting?) I decided to try something a little different. Introducing: Mini Pineapple Donuts. To say these are delicious would be an understatement. They’re amazing. The pineapple gives them a fresh taste, and since the donuts are baked (not fried) my dad can have that second serving without any regrets. I hope you all love it as much as my family did! Enjoy!

Mini Pineapple Donuts

What You Need To Make Mini Pineapple Donuts:

Donut:

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 Tablespoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/3 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup greek yogurt
  • 1 Tablespoon melted butter
  • 1 teaspoon vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup crushed pineapple (drained)

Topping:

  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup crushed pineapple (drained)
  • 1/4 cup hot water
  • 1 drop yellow food coloring
Mini Pineapple Donuts

How To Make Mini Pineapple Donuts:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

In a large bowl, combine all dry ingredients (flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and nutmeg).

In a medium bowl, beat one egg, then combine all wet ingredients (heavy whipping cream, greek yogurt, melted butter, vinegar, vanilla extract, and pineapple).

Stir the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients until evenly distributed.

Pour batter into a piping bag, then pipe into 12-count mini donut pan (non-stick) until each donut is halfway filled.

Bake for approximately 10 minutes.

While that is baking, combine all topping ingredients (powdered sugar, pineapple, hot water, and food coloring). Stir well and set aside.

Once donuts have cooled at least five minutes, drizzle with the topping and serve. Enjoy!

Pro Tip: For a spicy, south of the border twist sprinkle Tajín (chili salt) over the donuts before serving. Tajín is a combination of chili pepper, salt, and dehydrated lime juice and is served over fruits such as strawberries, mango, cantaloupe, and especially pineapple. Tajín is an acquired taste, so be sure to taste test it if you have never had it before. Enjoy!

Mini Pineapple Donuts

Mini Pineapple Donuts

Yield: 12

Introducing Mini Pineapple Donuts. To say these are delicious is an understatement. They're exquisite. And since they're baked, go ahead, have seconds.

Ingredients

Donut:

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 Tablespoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/3 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup greek yogurt
  • 1 Tablespoon melted butter
  • 1 teaspoon vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup crushed pineapple (drained)

Topping:

  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup crushed pineapple (drained)
  • 1/4 cup hot water
  • 1 drop yellow food coloring

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a large bowl, combine all dry ingredients (flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and nutmeg).
  3. In a medium bowl, beat one egg, then combine all wet ingredients (heavy whipping cream, greek yogurt, melted butter, vinegar, vanilla extract, and pineapple).
  4. Stir the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients until evenly distributed.
  5. Pour batter into a piping bag, then pipe into 12-count mini donut pan (non-stick) until each donut is halfway filled.
  6. Bake for approximately 10 minutes.
  7. While that is baking, combine all topping ingredients (powdered sugar, pineapple, hot water, and food coloring). Stir well and set aside.
  8. Once donuts have cooled at least five minutes, drizzle with the topping and serve. Enjoy!

Notes

For a spicy, south of the border twist sprinkle Tajín (chili salt) over the donuts before serving. Tajín is a combination of chili pepper, salt, and dehydrated lime juice and is served over fruits such as strawberries, mango, cantaloupe, and especially pineapple. Tajín is an acquired taste, so be sure to taste test it if you have never had it before. Enjoy!

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