Mini Brownie Donuts

Mini Brownie Mix Donuts: the perfect little mini donut made from a brownie mix, with a homemade glaze -super easy. So, so yummy you won’t be able to stop eating them!
Mini Brownie Donuts: the perfect little mini donut made from a brownie mix, with the perfect homemade glaze -super easy.

When it comes to new recipe ideas, I’ve had my failures from time to time. I can usually tweak them a little, and the good news is always that even if they aren’t great, the evidence doesn’t last too long anyway.

Let me tell you, this baking experiment was a winner right out of the gate. Honestly my very favourite new recipe, and it was met with rave reviews by my extended family and neighbours, who couldn’t stop eating them.

If You Can Dream It Brownie Donuts

It all started weeks and weeks ago, when I was imagining what a brownie donut would be like. This weekend I finally got around to trying it out.

I started out with a simple grocery store brownie mix, and my mini donut pan. Mix the brownie mix according to the package directions, and then put the batter into a ziplock bag with the end snipped off so I could pipe the batter into the pan.  I found this was the easiest method.

Mini Brownie Donuts made from brownie mix

Oil, Oil, Oil The Pan

I made sure to oil my non-stick brownie pan very well. The more oil the better, I even went to the trouble of washing and re-oiling my donut pan with every new batch…5 dozen brownies later, I was wishing I had at least one more pan to cut the time down, but in the end it was worth it.

I baked mine for seven minutes, you’ll have to adjust the cooking time according to your pan size, brownie mix, and oven. You want the brownie to pouf up a little, and cook through so it holds it shape well, but still be a little chewy and brownie like on the inside.

After the brownies cooled they needed the perfect chocolate glaze icing -and I found one that truly was perfect.

mini brownie mix donuts with homemade chocolate glaze

Yield: 5 Dozen

Mini Brownie Donuts

Mini Brownie Donuts
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes


  • 1 boxed brownie mix, plus the ingredients to make it
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 1 1/2 tsp corn syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1 cup icing sugar


  1. Mix your brownie mix according to the package directions.
  2. Prepare your mini brownie pan by oiling it well with vegtable oil. Place brownie batter in a ziplock bag and cut of the corner to pipe it into the mini brownie pan.
  3. Bake the brownies acording to the box instructions (adjusting for their small size)until they are cooked through, but still chewy. We did about 7 min.

For the Chocolate Glaze

  1. Combine butter, milk, corn syrup, and vanilla in medium saucepan and heat over medium heat until butter is melted.
  2. Decrease the heat to low, add the chocolate, and whisk until melted.
  3. Turn off heat, add the powdered sugar, and whisk until smooth. Dip donuts while the glaze is still warm.


If the glaze becames a little too thick after a few mins., thin it with a little more milk, and warm it up again over a low heat.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 23Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 8mgCarbohydrates: 3gFiber: 0gSugar: 2gProtein: 0g

Does not include brownie, calculate according to the box

mini brownie mix donuts with chocolate sprinkles

Mini Brownie Donuts: the perfect little mini donut made from a brownie mix, with the perfect homemade glaze -super easy.

I served the mini donuts in an olive tray, which worked great, and gives you an idea how small they were. Everything really is cuter when it’s mini!

how to make Mini Brownie mix Donuts

Seriously, one of my best recipe ideas EVER. You need to try these.

how to make Mini Brownie Donuts from a brownie mix

With homemade mini brownie donuts, life really is a party!

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  1. Ohhh your donuts look absolutely delicious!!!! A brownie donut sounds AMAZING!!!! I seriously need to get one of those donut pans too so I can make some too!!!!

  2. Hi Pam, this recipe is just for the icing…not the brownies, I used a mix for them. So yes, no flour in the icing glaze. Hope this helps.

  3. Yum! I love this! You see cake mix cookies and donuts all over the place, I’ve always wondered about using brownie mix! Good to know it works just the same! Can’t wait to try these, I’m vegan so I will be veganizing them! If I use a regular size donut pan, what do you think the time difference would be? If any? Thanks!

  4. Alison, I think it would be a little longer for sure for a larger donut size. You should be able to test when it’s cooked though. Best of luck with it.

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