Baked Nutella Donuts

Two of my favorite guilty pleasures come together as one perfect treat: Baked Nutella Donuts!  This baked donut recipe is quick and easy.  No frying.  No fuss.

Baked Nutella Donuts - doughnut recipe -
Baked Nutella Donuts - doughnut recipe -
So, apparently February 5th was World Nutella Day.  I’m not one that pays much attention to days dedicated to random foods.  But, after an endless stream of Nutella treats on my Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter newsfeeds I was craving hard!  I went searching for something that involved Nutella for my daughter and I to make.  That is when I stumbled upon a recipe for Baked Nutella Doughnuts at Crazy Adventures In Parenting.  I tried the donut recipe and loved it!
These donuts are baked so it does require a donut pan.  They come out soft and cake textured.  The glaze is beyond amazing . . . Nutella Heaven!  I followed the recipe almost exactly.  I did decrease the recipe by half and that made six donuts and a little extra which I used to make 12 mini cupcakes.  I also added a little more water in my glaze. And I added extra Nutella wherever I could! Just look how gorgeous they turn out!  Top with cutesy sprinkles for the ultimate Valentine’s Day breakfast.  Or, if you’re like me, they make the perfect afternoon snack too.

Baked Nutella Donuts - doughnut recipe -

Baked Nutella Donuts
Author: Nicole Harris
  • 1 Cup AP Flour
  • 4 Tb Nutella
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/8 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 Cup Milk
  • 1/2 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • 4 tsp Melted Butter
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Paste or Extract
  • 1/2 Cup Powdered Sugar
  • 1/2-1 Tb Hot Water
  • 1-2 Tb Nutella
  1. Preheat oven to 325°
  2. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
  3. Whisk together the Nutella, milk, brown sugar, egg, butter and vanilla until smooth. (mix the nutella & melted butter together first)
  4. Add the dry ingredients to the wet and mix until fully incorporated.
  5. Spoon the batter into a greased donut pan. (fill each donut mold until about 2/3 full)
  6. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until donuts are cooked through to the middle.
  7. Remove from oven and transfer to a cooling rack.
  1. Mix the glaze ingredients together with a fork. (add the water slowly until the glaze reaches the correct consistency for drizzling)
  2. Dip donuts into glaze or drizzle over the tops.
  3. Add Sprinkles (optional)

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The optimist sees the doughnut; the pessimist the hole!”     – Oscar Wilde
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  1. Marcie says:

    When you used the mini muffin pan, how long did you cook them for? And, did you still use 325 degrees? Thanks! Marcie

    • Nicole Harris says:

      I would check the mini muffins at 10 minutes. But, the cook time will probably be closer to 15 minutes. Enjoy!

  2. Hi Nicole- I LOVE these donuts and have made them several times now. Thanks for the great recipe! I linked to them in my latest post:

  3. Cindy says:

    When I made these they came out awful! They did not have the consistency of a donut at all and by the time they cooled they felt/tasted stale. Any suggestions?

    • Nicole Harris says:

      Oh no! It sounds like the batter may have gotten a bit too dry or they may have cooked too long. Just be sure to not overfill the flour measurment and level it off. Because this is a small batch any extra flour could make the donuts dry and stale tasting. Also, every oven temp can vary, maybe try a little less baking time. 🙂

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