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Baked Nutella Donuts

Recipe By Danielle Rye
April 8th, 2016
5 from 1 vote
5 from 1 vote

These 20 minute Baked Nutella Donuts feature soft and light donuts with Nutella mixed into the batter!  They're also topped with a delicious Nutella glaze that will leave you wanting more.

Yield: 9 -10 donuts

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook: 10 minutes

Tessa's Recipe Rundown...

Taste: Full of Nutella flavor!
Texture: Super soft and light
Ease: Very easy to mix up and they don’t take too long to bake
Appearance: The glaze on top of these dripping off makes them so beautiful!
Pros: They are absolutely delicious and easy to make.
Cons: You may want to go back for seconds and thirds.
Would I make this again? I’ve already made two more batches!

Please welcome Danielle from Live Well Bake Often as she shares this scrumptious Baked Nutella Donuts recipe! If you love delightful treats, be sure to check out her beautiful blog! -Tessa

When it comes to donuts, I’ve always been a huge fan of baked donuts.  They’re so soft, light, and perfect for breakfast or even dessert.  Some of my favorite baked donuts are these baked chocolate donuts and these pumpkin donuts.  But, I think I may have just found one of my new favorite versions with these Baked Nutella Donuts!

Baked Nutella Donuts

Now baked donuts are definitely different than fried donuts.  They’re more cakey and definitely lighter, but they’re just as delicious if you ask me.  Plus, they’re baked which means you can enjoy two and not feel guilty.  At least, that’s what I do.

Since I really wanted the Nutella to stand out in these donuts, I mixed some into the batter and into the glaze too.  The glaze is an easy combination of powdered sugar, Nutella, and some milk to thin it out just a bit.  You could also just top the donuts with some Nutella and they would be just as delicious.  In fact, I think that may be what I do the next time I make a batch of these.  The more Nutella the better, right?

Baked Nutella Donuts

The best thing about making baked donuts is that they only take about 10 minutes to mix up and 10 more minutes to bake.  You’ll want to check them around the 9 minute mark and let them bake just a bit longer if needed.

You’ll let the donuts cool for a few minutes, which is a perfect time to mix up the glaze.  Once they’ve cooled a bit and are easy to handle, just dunk them into the glaze and set them aside to let the glaze harden for a few minutes.

Baked Nutella Donuts

I really couldn’t get over just how delicious these donuts turned out.  If you’re a Nutella lover too, I definitely think you will agree!

5 from 1 vote

How to make
Baked Nutella Donuts

Yield: 9 -10 donuts
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
These 20 minute Baked Nutella Donuts feature soft and light donuts with Nutella mixed into the batter!  They're also topped with a delicious Nutella glaze that will leave you wanting more.


For the Nutella Donuts:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup Nutella
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted and slightly cooled
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

For the Nutella Glaze:

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Nutella
  • 2-3 tablespoons milk (or more as needed)


For the Nutella Donuts:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.  Spray a donut pan well with non-stick cooking spray and set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, mix together the flour, baking soda, and salt.  Set aside.  In a separate mixing bowl, mix together the buttermilk, Nutella, brown sugar, butter, egg, and vanilla extract until fully combined.  Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix until just combined, making sure not to over mix the batter.  Spoon the batter into the donut cavities, make sure to only fill them about 2/3 – 3/4 of the way full.  You should end up with about 9-10 donuts, if you have a 6-count donut pan you will need to bake in two separate batches.
  3. Bake at 350°F for 9-10 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted into the donut comes out clean.  Remove from the oven and cool in the pan for about 5 minutes, then remove the donuts and transfer them to a wire rack to cool.

For the Nutella Glaze:

  1. Add the powdered sugar, Nutella, and 2 tablespoons of milk to a mixing bowl and mix until well combined.  If the glaze is too thick, slowly add one more tablespoon of milk as needed to thin out the glaze and mix until everything is well combined.  If the glaze is too thin, add in a bit more powdered sugar to thicken it up.  If the glaze is too thick, add in a bit more milk to thin it out a little.
  2. Place a piece of foil under the wire rack (to catch any glaze that falls off the donuts).  Take each donut and dip the tops of each one into the prepared glaze, then transfer back to the wire rack for 10-15 minutes to let the glaze harden.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American

Tessa Arias

About Danielle...

Danielle is a self-taught baker and the blogger behind Live Well, Bake Often. She loves spending time in the kitchen creating new recipes to share with her readers as well as sharing tips to help them along the way. When she's not in the kitchen baking, she's usually spending time with her husband and three dogs.

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    Samah — April 10, 2020 at 9:34 am

    This is such an amazing recipe. Thank you! I just tried it and they turned out great. My little ones loved decorating them as well.

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    alikane — April 29, 2017 at 3:43 pm

    Just Made these. I loved how simple and quick they were to make. Husband says they’re his favorite so far. They were fluffy and Nutella is always a good choice! thanks Tessa!!

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    Kim Nay — April 12, 2017 at 1:48 am

    I only have pans for mini donuts, do you think it will work if I use my mini donut pan instead, if so how long should I bake it?

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    Jessica — August 10, 2016 at 9:24 pm

    I made these tonight – Oh My Gosh – SO SO SO good. Thank you so much for sharing!

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    Asifa Malik — June 17, 2016 at 8:21 am

    Just made these for my kids….They are an absolute hit!!! Thank you for the fantastic recipe, so quick and easy!!!

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      Danielle Rye — June 19, 2016 at 6:01 am

      So glad to hear that you and your kids enjoyed the donuts, Asifa! 🙂

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    Z.J. — May 4, 2016 at 12:30 am

    I’d love to try this recipe!!

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    Silvia @ Ribas With Lovr — April 11, 2016 at 4:27 am

    These donuts look amazing, I cannot wait to try them!

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      Danielle Rye — April 11, 2016 at 5:22 am

      Thank you so much, Silvia! I hope you enjoy them if you give them a try.

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    Joanne — April 10, 2016 at 5:53 pm

    I cannot stop looking at that Nutella icing; these look great!

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      Danielle Rye — April 11, 2016 at 5:21 am

      Thank you, Joanne! 🙂

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    Randy — April 8, 2016 at 9:56 am

    If I don’t have a donut pan, would these work as muffins? I do have a mini-Bundt pan…

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      Danielle Rye — April 8, 2016 at 11:07 am

      Hi Randy, I’ve used a mini muffin pan before to make baked donut holes and they turn out great. I think a regular muffin pan would work fine too, you’ll probably want to bake them a little longer though. Maybe try baking them for 15-20 minutes instead? Hope that helps and hope you enjoy the recipe 🙂

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