Want to satisfy that donut craving without leaving the house? Try making your own! No need to heat up the oil, with one of these non-stick donut pans, you can bake a batch of fresh donuts in no time.
Available in a variety of sizes, our non-stick donut pans are great for bakers of all skill levels. And if you’re wondering how to get started using these pans, you’ve come to the right place.
From preparing your pan to finding the perfect recipe, we’ve made it easy for you to delight in donuts!
Types of Donut Pans
Whether you’re preparing a large batch of donuts for a party or you’re making a few mini ones for a brunch celebration, we have a pan for that!
Our standard 6-cavity non-stick donut pan is great for making a standard batch of donuts on a weekend.
For donuts that are just a little smaller than the standard size, try our medium donut pan .
Making donuts with the kids is even more fun with this mini donut pan. This 12-cavity pan makes little bite-sized donuts that kids will love to eat and decorate!
If you’re ready to go nuts for donuts, look no further than this mega donut pan. Featuring 20 cavities, this non-stick pan is great for baking a whole batch of donuts at one time.
Preparing and Washing Your Pan
Before using your donut pan, we suggest giving it a wash in warm, soapy water. Make sure it’s thoroughly dry before use.
Though our donut pans are non-stick, preparing your pan with non-stick spray is a great way to make sure your donuts slip right out of the pan. A light coating is all you need.
When you’re done with your pan, you can put it in the dishwasher for easy cleaning. However, hand-washing your pan may make it last a little longer. Be careful not to use anything abrasive, as it may ruin the non-stick coating. If any batter is stuck on your pan, let it sit in warm, soapy water for a few minutes then try washing it off with a sponge.
FAQ’s About Donut Pans
What’s the best way to fill a donut pan?
The easiest way to fill your donut pan is to prepare a 16 in. decorating bag with your donut batter. Cut about 1 in. off the tip of the bag, then pipe the dough into each cavity. You want your cavities to be about 2/3 to ¾ full, depending on the recipe.
Why are my donuts dark brown on one side and light brown on the other?
Much like cakes or cupcakes, your donuts may turn out darker on the side that touches the pan. An easy way to hide the darker side of your donut is to add some decorations! You can dip your donuts in icing, cover them with piped buttercream or coat them with cinnamon sugar.
What else can you make in a donut pan?
Donut pans can be used for a variety of craft projects or baked treats. All it takes is a little bit of creativity. Stack freshly baked donuts to create a donut birthday cake or cool down with ice cream sandwiches. Get creative with kid-friendly rice cereal treat donuts or up your PB&J skills with a fresh take on a classic.
Can you make bagels in a donut pan?
Traditional bagels are often made by first forming the dough by hand, then boiling it in water. The bagels then bake on a cookie sheet, so there’s no need to use the donut pan to make bagels.
Can I use cake batter instead of donut batter to make cake-shaped donuts?
While you certainly can use cake batter to make cake-shaped donuts, keep in mind that they may not hold their shape or turn out like traditional donuts. Cake batter is thinner than donut batter, so bake time, temperature and how much the cake batter will rise may all be different. We suggest sticking with our tasty baked cake donut recipe, which is a favorite around here! If you want to make mini cakes that look like donuts, you can always use small cake pans and your favorite cake batter, then use a biscuit cutter or knife to cut out the center of your cake.
Getting hungry? Do-nut worry! We’ve gathered a few of our favorite donut recipes for you to try!: