Cinnamon Sugar Mini Donuts

Just like the fair but only healthier, these Cinnamon Sugar Mini Donuts are easy to make, light and fluffy!

It’s just a few short days away with what is called “The Great Minnesota Get Together” aka the State Fair.  The first thing that comes to mind (that isn’t on a stick!) are these Cinnamon Sugar Mini Donuts.  These are a staple at any fair and carnival but what makes these a bit healthier, but just as tasty, are that these are baked and not fried.  Yes I know fair food is all about the deep frying and eating all those foods you might wait yearly for and I do get that – really!  It’s some people’s favorite time of the year.  While we haven’t been to the fair in a looooong time, I still like some of the food and that is where these mini donuts that I can make at home comes in.  Lower calorie so I can eat more, right?

So let’s say you are going to the fair – what is your favorite food – cheese curds, corn dogs, cotton candy, etc?  This year when I was looking at the fair website I found some NEW foods that looked fantastic.  How does Candied Bacon Donut Sliders sound?  Or Cheesy French Onion Monkey bread?  While those sound ah-mazing, I would definitely be skipping the SPAM curds.  Not a fan but I know that the DIY Guy would be willing to give them a try.

3 tablespoons melted butter
1/4 cup melted coconut oil (Or vegetable)
3/4 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Seeds one from vanilla bean (or add another teaspoon extract)
1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 cup milk
2 1/2 cups flour
2 tablespoons butter
3/4 cup sugar
2-3 tablespoons cinnamon

Preheat oven to 400 and spray with PAM a mini donut pan
In a large bowl beat the butter, oil and sugar until smooth then add in the eggs one at a time and beat well
Next mix in the extract and vanilla seeds
Add in the baking powder, baking soda, salt and nutmeg and mix well
Add in the sour cream and milk and again mix well
Stir in by hand the flour until it is mixed but not overly so (the mixture will be somewhat thick)

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