I love donuts. The cake ones, the doughnut holes, frosted, plain, sprinkles…you name the kind and I like it (unless it’s a Bismarck, then it can only be Bavarian Cream….no exceptions.) The one thing I don’t like is the guilt I feel after eating a doughnut. I’ve always wanted to try baked doughnuts, but didn’t have the pan to do it. Soooo, I bought the pan and away we went. My daughter was so excited to see that I chose the heart-shaped pan (purchased here).
Are these not stinkin’ cute?! These puppies were so easy to make. I was worried about the batter running over the edges of the pan or burning the doughnuts, but I followed the baking directions of the recipe to a T and they came out perfect! They’re almost too cute to eat…almost.
Of course it’s always necessary to eat a
couple handful of sprinkles while decorating :-)
- Nonstick cooking spray
- 1 cup whole-wheat flour
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup sugar —–(I used 1/4 cup)
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg —–(I didn’t have this on hand, so I used cinnamon)
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 cup low-fat buttermilk (1%) —–(I used skim)
- 2 large eggs
- 1/4 cup honey —–(I used 1/2 cup)
- 2 tablespoons melted butter
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1. Preheat oven to 425°. Lightly coat a doughnut pan with cooking spray.
2. Combine flours and next 4 ingredients (through salt) in a large bowl, stirring well with a whisk.
3. Combine buttermilk, eggs, honey, butter, and vanilla, stirring well with a whisk. Add buttermilk mixture to flour mixture; whisk just until combined.
4. Spoon batter into doughnut pans, filling twothirds full. Bake in middle of oven until doughnuts spring back when touched and are golden on bottom (about 8 minutes). Let cool in pan slightly (about 4 minutes); turn out. Coat with toppings (see ideas on website…click link above), if desired.
*I did edit this receipt somewhat. My edits are in red. Also, I had some homemade cinnamon roll frosting leftover, so I used that as a topping, as well as sprinkles. It was fun to have the kiddos help mix the batter and decorate them with sprinkles. Great Sunday morning breakfast treat. I hope you’ll try them and enjoy!