Nutella Donuts

Is it possible to have Holy Grail donuts?  Because I think this could be one them.

This donut was inspired by my insane-but-totally-justifiable love of Dough donuts.  There are very few reasons for me to leave a show that I'm working on twenty minutes before it starts to run around the corner to Dough and stand in a line to possibly-maybe get one of the last donuts of the day.  I didn't get one.  There were 5 donuts left and I was the 6th person in line at that point.  You win some, you lose some.  And if you don't know about Dough, just know that I'm throwing shade in your general direction.  Loveyoumeanit.

Since I missed my opportunity to snag Dough's nutella creme filled donut, I figured I should just recreate a similar treat chez moi (you didn't know I was bilingual, did you!).  Since I am not interested in frying things in my apartment because I'm 99.3% convinced I'm going to burn down the entire building, I fell back on my usual method for making donuts, which is baking them.  Nutella was incorporated into both the donut and the glaze and these perfectly tasty mini donuts ensued!  This doesn't mean that I won't be jumping at the chance to get my hands on a Dough nutella donut in the near future, but these donuts do provide a lot of satisfaction while I wait for that chance.  Also, I realized after I took these photos that the silver sprinkles really look a lot like salt, which gives me a whole NEW idea for another donut flavor.  Stay tuned!


Nutella Donuts
from Wonky Wonderful

Print Recipe

For the Donuts:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 4 tablespoons Nutella
  • 4 teaspoons melted butter
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1) Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.  Use cooking spray or butter to prepare the donut pans.

2) Whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt in a medium bowl.  Put aside.

3) In a larger bowl, combine the Nutella and melted butter until smooth.

4) Pour in the milk, brown sugar, egg, and vanilla.  Mix together until combined.

5) Add the dry ingredients into the larger bowl of wet ingredients.  Stir together until incorporated.

6) Pour the batter into a pastry bag (or a gallon-sized plastic bag with one corner snipped off).  Pipe the batter into the mini-muffin pans, until the donut molds are filled about halfway.

7) Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the donuts comes out clean.

8) Remove the donuts from the oven and allow to cool in the pan for ~5 minutes.  Turn donuts out on to a cooling rack and allow to cool completely.


For the Glaze:

  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 - 4 tablespoons hot water
  • 1-2 tablespoons Nutella

1) Use a fork to whisk together all the ingredients.  Gradually add in the hot water so the glaze doesn't become too runny.

2) Dunk the tops of the donuts in the glaze, or use a spoon to drizzle the glaze over the donuts.

3) Use toppings if desired!