Froot Loops® Mini Donuts

I picked up the Mini-Donut pan they are selling at Williams-Sonoma and with all the colored cakes I have been making I wondered how it would look if I colored mini-donuts.  No, they don't taste like  Froot Loops® , but they sure look like them.  Well, I think these are pretty darn incredible - so happy with how they turned out.  A little futzy to divide the batter, color it and then pipe it into the wells but well worth it.  This recipe will make three mini-donut pans worth, just so you know.

6 tbsp. unsalted butter, melted
1 c. buttermilk
1 egg
1/2 c. sugar
1/4 tsp. fresh-grated nutmeg
1/2 tsp. vanilla-bean paste
1/4 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. baking soda
1 1/2 c. AP flour
Food coloring - if desired

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and prep your pans using Bak-klene.  In bowl mix together the all of the ingredients and divide into six bowls equally - this equally almost a half cup per bowl.  Color each batch as desired, then place each color into a disposable bag with the tip cut off, leaving roughly a 1/4" opening.  Pipe roughly 1/2 tsp. of each color into a section of the well, doing one color in all the wells - then another.  I piped the second color up against the third and then began alternating which side I was placing the subsequent colors so not every donut looked the same.

Bake in the oven for 6-8 minutes, until toothpick inserted comes out clean.  Let rest for five minutes, then shake in sugar or cinnamon sugar to coat.  Enjoy!

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