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Thursday, January 26, 2023

Baked Nutella Filled Donuts

 Learn how to make Nutella donuts.  I have a little trick to making filled baked donuts so the filling doesn't spill out everywhere.  These homemade Nutella donuts are baked and not fried for a delicious treat.

Nutella Filled Baked Donuts 

My daughter has a bit of an obsession with Nutella.  She will eat it with pretzels, crackers, bread, or just by the spoonful.

She found out that Krispy Kreme had Nutella filled donuts, but we don't have a Krispy Kreme near us unfortunately.

I've made baked filled doughnuts before, and the filling seeps out.  I figured there had to be a better way to make them.  

So we had some fun experimenting with different recipes and learned how to make Nutella donuts.  This little trick should work for jam filled baked donuts and other types of stuffed donuts.

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Can I Bake My Donuts Instead of Frying Them?

Yes, you can absolutely make Nutella filled baked donuts.  Baked donuts are delicious, but they have a different texture than fried donuts.  

This Nutella stuffed donuts recipe has more of a cake like texture.  They aren't as chewy as a fried donut.  

You will need a donut pan for baking.  I really like Nordic Ware for baking pans.

What is the Best Flour for Donuts?

You can use all purpose flour to make homemade Nutella donuts.  Bread flour has a higher gluten content, which could make the donuts get tough.

You can also use cake flour, which has less gluten than all purpose flour.

Can I Make Donut Dough the Night Before?

Yes, you can make the batter for Nutella filled donuts the night before.  Place the batter in an airtight container to store in the fridge.

Don't assemble the donuts or pour into the pan and add the Nutella until you are ready to bake.

How Do You Keep Donuts Moist Overnight?

Have leftover homemade Nutella filled baked donuts?  They will store until the next day.  You can store them in an airtight container.  

You can also wrap them in a paper towel and place them in a container to keep them moist.

Can You Freeze This Nutella Doughnuts Recipe?

I've found that baked donuts freeze fairly well.  Of course, it's best to have these Nutella filled baked donuts when they are fresh.

To freeze, place the donuts on a cookie sheet and freeze for a few hours.  Then transfer to a freezer bag.  Freeze for 2 to 3 months.

To thaw, place at room temperature for 1 to 2 hours.  You can then warm them in the microwave for 10 to 20 seconds if desired.

Should Nutella Donuts Be Refrigerated?

This Nutella doughnuts recipe doesn't need to be refrigerated.  They are best served fresh, but you can store leftovers in an airtight container on the counter.

Wrap them in a paper towel to keep them moist.

Nutella Filled Donuts Ingredients

Donut Batter

  • 1 cup all purpose flour or cake flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • Dash of salt
  • 3.5 tablespoons butter
  • 2.5 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 7 tablespoons milk

Filling and Topping

  • 1/2 cup Nutella
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

How to Make Nutella Donuts

Step #1

Pour the Nutella into a donut mold and freeze to form a ring.  You can line the cavities with plastic wrap to make it easy to remove.  Use a piping bag or a spoon to fill the cavities.

Step #2

Combine the flour, baking powder, salt, sugar, and  teaspoon cinnamon in a bowl.  In a separate bowl, combine the butter, egg, vanilla, and milk.

Step #3

Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and combine.  Whisk until combined.

Step #4

Spray the pan with nonstick spray or use butter or oil.  Add dough to the bottom of each cavity in the pan.  Add a disk of frozen Nutella, then top with more dough.

Step #5

Bake in a preheated oven at 375 degrees for about 20 minutes.  Remove from the oven and let cool for a few minutes until they are safe to handle.

Step #6

Combine 1/4 cup sugar and 1 teaspoon cinnamon in a small bowl.  Brush each of the Nutella filled donuts with melted butter and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar.


How you know how to make Nutella donuts.  I hope you enjoy this recipe!

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1 comment:

  1. This is BEYOND genius! I am going to make these for Tlusty Czwartek!