Easy Mik-Mik Powdered Donuts

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4 servings
Prep Time
10 Mins
Active Time
20 Mins

Unlike most donut recipes, these Mik-Mik powdered donuts don’t need any yeast. This makes them faster to prepare, at the cost of airy texture—these donuts are on the chewy, dense side.

The Mik-Mik, mixed with sugar, comes as the powdered coating at the end. We used the milk-flavored powder for this recipe, but you can always go the chocolate Mik-Mik route. Toss your donuts in the Mik-Mik and sugar mixture while they’re hot. This ensures that the coating sticks to the donuts, instead of just immediately falling off.


  • 1 ¾ cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup cocoa powder
  • ⅓ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 ½ tbsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup milk
  • ⅛ cup water
  • ¼ cup melted butter
  • neutral oil, for frying

Powdered Coating

  • 20 packets Mik-Mik
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar

Make the coating: Combine Mik Mik and sugar in a shallow bowl. Set aside.


Prepare for frying: Pour oil into heavy-bottomed pan (dutch oven or deep cast iron) until oil is about 2 inches deep. Heat over medium heat until about 350°F. Meanwhile, prepare a baking sheet with a few layers of paper towels. Top baking sheet with a wire cooling rack.


Make the donuts: While oil is heating, whisk together flour, cocoa powder, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a large mixing bowl. In a separate mixing bowl, whisk together the milk, egg, and water. Pour the wet ingredients into the mixing bowl with the dry ingredients. Stir together for a few seconds with a wooden spoon. Add melted butter, and stir until mixture forms a thick batter.


Fry the donuts: Once oil is hot enough, use a cookie scooper and scoop up the batter, and drop them into the hot oil. Working in batches, fry donuts about 2 minutes per side. Transfer to prepared rack and let cool for about 5 minutes (or until warm, but cool enough to handle with your hands).


Coat the donuts: Toss the donuts in the bowl with the Mik-Mik coating until fully and evenly coated. Transfer to a bowl and serve.

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