Mini 5-spice donuts

Mini 5-Spice Donuts Recipe

With their warm, spicy-sweet flavors, these homemade donuts will disappear from your breakfast table in no time. Chinese 5-spice (a combo of cinnamon, anise, cloves, pepper and fennel) is the star of this simple baked donut recipe. Sprinkle with powdered sugar and enjoy warm, fresh-baked donuts any time!

Yield: 2 dozen

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1 cup all-purpose flour
⅓ cup sugar
1 tsp. baking power
½ tsp. Chinese 5-spice powder
¼ tsp. salt
1 tsp. vanilla
1 egg
1 Tbsp. unsalted butter, melted
⅓ cup buttermilk
Powdered sugar for dusting


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly spray a mini donut pan with cooking spray.
  2. In a medium-size bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, 5-spice powder and salt.
  3. In a separate, medium-size bowl, whisk together remaining ingredients. Add the dry ingredients to the wet and mix well.
  4. Fit a pastry bag with round tip and fill with batter. Fill each mold about ⅔ full with batter and bake in preheated oven for 10 to 12 minutes. Donuts will be springy to the touch. Cool in pan for about 5 minutes.
  5. Turn out donuts onto cooling rack and repeat baking with remaining dough. While donuts are still warm, dust with powdered sugar and serve immediately.