Baked Donuts Part 1

It was the great philosopher Homer Simpson who said, “mmm donuts.” Many would not disagree with this sentiment, especially when they are baked donuts, which in my eyes are a healthy version.

homer simpson donutsThis past weekend up in the cottage kitchen I made blueberry, chocolate and vanilla sprinkle donuts. Last summer I had purchased the ingenious donut pan from Amazon, and have since been in love. Made with Greek yogurt and a little bit of oil (or butter), these baked donuts have all the deliciousness of a fried Krispy Creme minus the million calories.

Blueberry Donuts with a Lemon Glaze

This recipe I got from the blog Buns in My Oven, but added the lemon flavour to the glaze. The key ingredient for these pretty donuts is the nutmeg.

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Sifted dry ingredients

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Mixed wet ingredients

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Mixed wet and dry ingredients- will be sticky!

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Spoon batter into baking pan

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They rise so lovely.

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Mixed ingredients for the glaze

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Glazing process

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Ingredients:

1 cup flour
1/3 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup buttermilk
1 egg, beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 teaspoons oil (or butter)
1/2 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
For the glaze:
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1/4 cup milk or water
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 tablespoon lemon juice

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Lightly grease a donut pan.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, nutmeg, cinnamon, and salt.
  3. In a small bowl, stir together the butter milk, egg, vanilla and oil.
  4. Add the wet ingredients to the dry and stir with a wooden spoon until fully incorporated.
  5. Fold in the blueberries, trying not to break them up too much.
  6. Fill the donut pan and bake for 10 minutes or until lightly browned.
  7. Remove from the oven and cool in the pan for a few minutes before transferring to a wire rack.
  8. For the Glaze: Sift the powdered sugar and place in a small bowl.
  9. Stir in the milk, vanilla and lemon juice until fully combined.
  10. When the donuts are a little bit cool, dunk the donuts into the glaze.
  11. Return the donuts to the wire rack for 5 minutes to let the glaze set.

Chocolate Glazed Donuts

These were the favourite of the weekend! They were so moist that they melted in your mouth. Super easy and very chocolatey. Also from Buns in My Oven, loving all of her donut creations!

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Sifted dry ingredients

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Dry and wet ingredients in separate bowls….

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…now combined together

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Spoon batter into pan…

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Let the glazing process begin! IMG_0701

Ingredients:

1 cup flour
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 egg
6 tablespoons sour cream (or greek yogurt)
1/4 cup milk
1/4 cup vegetable oil (or butter)
For the glaze:
2 cups powdered sugar
6 tablespoons whole milk (or buttermilk)
1 teaspoon vanilla

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl, combine the flour, sugar, cocoa powder and baking soda.
  3. In a small bowl, beat together the vanilla, egg, sour cream, milk, and oil.
  4. Stir the wet ingredients into the dry until just combined.
  5. Spoon into a greased donut pan.
  6. Bake for 10 minutes or until the tops spring back when you touch them.
  7. Let the donuts cool in the pan a few minutes before glazing.
  8. For the Glaze: Sift the powdered sugar and place in a small bowl.
  9. Stir in the milk, vanilla and lemon juice until fully combined.
  10. When the donuts are a little bit cool, dunk the tops of the donuts in the glaze.
  11. Return the donuts to the wire rack for 5 minutes to let the glaze set.

Vanilla Sprinkle Donuts 

These donuts similar to the blueberry ones feature the key of nutmeg. These are a fun donut as they come out rainbow coloured and you can decorate them with sprinkles, which my mini sweet tooth assistant greatly enjoyed! The recipe is taken from another fav blog Sally’s Baking Addiction.

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Sifted dry ingredients

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Wet ingredients combined with the dry- I made a well in the centre before adding the wet

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Add in the sprinkles!

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Colourful donuts- which remind of Flintstone’s Fruity Pebbles Cereal

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My decorating assistant 🙂

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Taa-daa!! (Notice that some went missing before I could actually take a photo of the finished product)

Ingredients:

1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup milk (or buttermilk)
1/4 cup Greek yogurt
1 large egg
2 Tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
1 and 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 cup rainbow sprinkles

Glaze: 

1/4 cup milk
2 cups confectioners (powder) sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
Extra sprinkles for the top

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350F degrees. Grease the donut pan and set aside.
  2. Whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, nutmeg, and granulated sugar in a medium bowl.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk the milk, yogurt, and egg together until smooth. Add the melted butter and vanilla, whisking until fully combined.
  4. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir until just combined. Do not overmix. The batter will be very thick.
  5. Fold in the sprinkles gently to ensure they do not bleed their color.
  6. Spoon the batter into the donut pan.
  7. Bake for 10 minutes or until the edges are lightly browned. Allow the donuts to slightly cool before glazing.
  8. For the Glaze: combine the glaze ingredients in a medium saucepan over  low heat. Whisk until the glaze is smooth.
  9. Remove from heat and immediately begin dunking the donuts, one by one, into the glaze.
  10. Transfer each donut to a wire rack over a baking sheet to catch the glaze drippings.
  11. Decorate with more sprinkles

Enjoy and have fun with these yummy creations 🙂 This is just part 1 of many different flavours to follow over the summer.

On a side note, Jeff told me yesterday, “Just keep baking, no need to ask me what to make, just keep baking…” 🙂

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