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An Easy Bake That Kids Can Join In – Deborah Tan

Deborah Tan understands how boring cupcakes and cookies can be after a while so here’s an interesting bake that you and your child can try! It’s also healthier than fried donuts!

It’s the long weekend and parents, you’re probably wondering how to spend some time with your kids. Tired of baking cupcakes or cookies? Well, how about donut holes? This is easy to do, cooks quickly and fun to eat! Ready? Here’s a recipe that’ll be popular with both adults and children.

Cinnamon and sugar donut holes

Cinnamon and sugar donut holes

Cinnamon Sugar Donut Holes
(Makes 24 donut holes)


2 cups of all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon of baking powder
1 teaspoon of baking soda
1/2 teaspoon of salt
2 teaspoons cinnamon powder
1 egg, beaten
2/3 cup light brown sugar
1/2 cup of unsalted butter, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/3 cup of honey
1/3 cup of plain yoghurt
2 tablespoons of vegetable or canola oil

For the coating
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/4 cup of caster sugar
1 tablespoon of cinnamon powder


1. Preheat your over to 200 degree Celsius. Lightly butter 2 cupcake trays.

2. Have your child sift the flour, baking powder and baking soda into a large bowl. Then get her to add the salt and the cinnamon powder. Using a fork, show her how to run it through the mixture to mix everything well.

3. For you, in another bowl, mix the butter, brown sugar, egg, vanilla extract, honey, yoghurt and oil. Mix them up well.

4. Get your child to slowly pour half the dry ingredients into the wet mix. Use a spatula to fold the dry mix in. Halfway through, get him/her to pour the rest of the dry ingredients into the bowl. I used a handheld mixer, though.

5. Once you are satisfied that everything is mixed up well, hand your child a cookie scoop and get him/her to dole up a scoop of the mix into the cupcake trays.

6. Bake for 10 – 12 minutes.

7. While the donut holes are baking, melt the butter in a saucepan. Careful not to turn the heat on too high or the butter will turn brown.

8. Get your child to mix the sugar and cinnamon powder in a large plate.

9. Once the donuts are ready and cool (but still warm) to handle, take one, coat the top with the melted butter, and then the sugar mix. Shake it gently to remove excess sugar and set aside until you’re done with the rest.

10. Serve.

Try this recipe and let me know if it works! Happy baking!

About The Author: Deborah Tan is a founder of Material World. After 10 years of working in magazines Cleo and Cosmopolitan Singapore, she is now a freelance writer/editor who works on this website full-time. She likes liquid eyeliners, bright red lipsticks, tattoos, rock & roll, Mad Men, and Suits. Her honey cupcakes are quite awesome too. Follow her on Twitter @DebTanTweets.