Miniature donuts were one of my favorite snacks as a kids. One mini donut shop regularly set up tents at the local swim meets I swam at, making it easy to feed my growing addiction for these light, airy treats. Mini donuts tend to be lighter and fluffier than a traditional donut, but also pack more of a yeasty flavor and make for a great shareable snack.
What’s the secret to the unique texture of a mini-donut? Their smaller size allows them to cook quicker and absorb much less oil, which keeps the donut’s inside light and fluffy.
I haven’t had mini donuts in a long time, but this little hole-in-the-wall in downtown Santa Ana is definitely the place for me to refuel my obsession for these cute little treats.
Downtown Donuts, nestled into a tiny little corner in Downtown Santa Ana, makes some of the lightest and fluffiest mini-donuts I’ve ever tried. A dozen of these dainty donuts cost just six bucks here, making for an affordable and fun breakfast on the go.
Downtown Donuts specializes in these mini-donuts, but also utilizes a variety of toppings and dips to make each donut experience unique and fun. These are simple add-ons, like a blackberry jam or powdered sugar, but they add the little extra dimension to the mini-donut experience to keep you coming back.
The hole-in-the-wall also makes specialized frosted donuts with all kinds of glittery sprinkles, adding a touch of art to an otherwise humble little donut.
If you’re looking for a fun, new spin on the traditional donut, give Downtown Donuts a go.