How to convert a muffin pan into a donut pan

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How to convert a muffin pan into a donut pan
Make some healthy doughnuts with a muffin pan. (BananaStock/BananaStock/Getty Images)

Fresh, hot baked doughnuts do not require a speciality pan to prepare. Use a regular muffin pan for the doughnuts. Foil-covered dowels keep the doughnut batter in the proper shape during baking. Once the doughnuts are cooked, remove the dowels; your doughnuts will be perfectly shaped and a lot healthier than their fried counterparts.

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Things you need

  • Aluminium foil
  • 12 wooden dowels, 1 inch wide by 2 inches long
  • Muffin pan
  • Cooking spray
  • Doughnut batter
  • Pastry bag with star tip

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  1. 1

    Preheat the oven per your recipe.

  2. 2

    Wrap the foil around each of the dowels to completely cover them.

  3. 3

    Spray the inside of the muffin pan and the foil-covered dowels with cooking spray.

  4. 4

    Hold a dowel in the centre of a muffin well with one hand while pouring the doughnut batter in with the other hand. Alternatively, fill a pastry bag with a star tip with the batter and pipe it out into the muffin tin around the dowel in a doughnut shape. Fill the well ½ full. The dowel will preserve the hole shape in the centre of the doughnut.

  5. 5

    Repeat with the remaining muffin wells to make 12 doughnuts.

  6. 6

    Bake the doughnuts according to your recipe.

  7. 7

    Pull out the foil-covered dowels from the centre of each doughnut before removing the doughnuts from the pan to cool.

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