So, today we’re talking donuts! One of my favorite foods. My sister interviewed me when I was 5 years old (I think?) and recorded it on a cassette tape and in response to her question of what my favorite food is I seriously said “sketti. no, donuts!” I kid you not. Not a big surprise, though. What kid doesn’t like donuts??
I’ll be sharing with you a recipe that I found while perusing Pinterest, which led me to Sally at Sally’s Baking Addiction. This donut recipe was fun to make, relatively easy, they taste delicious and look beautiful too!
You’ll be making the batter for the donut and making our own glaze for the top as well. This recipe will yield 8 donuts. I doubled my batch when I made the recipe. Here is the list of ingredients you will be needing for this recipe:
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/3 cup granulated sugar
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
- 1/4 cup milk (I used whole milk)
- 1/4 cup greek yogurt
- 1 large egg
- 2 tbsp unsalted butter (melted)
- 1 & 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup rainbow sprinkles (Confetti sprinkles won’t bleed in your batter vs. nonpareils. I did not have enough confetti sprinkles for a half cup so my unglazed donuts are not as colorful as they could’ve been. Get crazy! Add more sprinkles and they will look prettier!)
- 2 cups confectioners sugar
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Sprinkles for on top of your donuts (optional). I used nonpareils for the sprinkles on top!
- Donut pan(s) (I purchased mine from Bed, Bath & Beyond)
- Wire cookie rack(s)
- Piping bag and/or large zip-lock bag (If using a zip-lock bag you will also need scissors)
- Whisk and spatula
- 2 medium size bowls
- Cooking spray
- Medium saucepan
Instructions for Donut Prep
*Recipe yields 8 donuts. Prep time of 30 minutes. Bake time of 10 minutes.
Set your oven to preheat at 350 degrees.
- Combine all dry ingredients in a medium bowl and whisk until completely mixed together. This will include the 1 cup all-purpose flour, 1/3 cup granulated sugar, 1 tsp baking powder, 1/4 tsp baking soda and 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg.
- In a separate medium sized bowl whisk together the wet ingredients: 1 large egg, 1/4 cup milk, 1/4 cup greek yogurt, 1 and 1/2 tsp vanilla and 2 tbsp of melted unsalted butter.
- Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir until it is mixed, but do not over stir! This batter gets sticky quick.
- Now, add your sprinkles! Gently mix them into your dough. Like I said, I used confetti sprinkles and they did not bleed.
- Next, you’ll want to be sure to spray your donut pan(s) with cooking spray before adding the dough. This is also where you will want to grab your piping bag and/or zip-lock bag. If you are using a piping bag add your dough as younormally would and begin filling the donut pan cups 2/3 to 3/4 full. If you are using a zip-lock bag you will need to cut a tiny sliver of the tip of one bottom corner off so you can squeeze the dough out of the whole into the donut cups.
- Place your donut pan(s) in the oven for approximately 10 minutes. They should have a light brown tint to them when they are ready to be taken out. Let the donuts cool down before beginning to add the glaze to the tops.
Adding the Glaze
- You will want to combine all of the ingredients for the glaze in a medium saucepan over low heat (minus the sprinkles). So this will include 2 cups of confectioners sugar, 1/4 cup milk, and 1 tsp vanilla extract. Start by warming the 1/4 cup milk mixed with the 1 tsp vanilla extract and slowly add the confectioner’s sugar while constantly whisking.
- Remove glaze from heat and immediately begin dunking the top of the donuts into the glaze. One-by-one I dropped each donut gently into the glaze so the top half was covered. I swirled each one around a bit, removed from the glaze and let it harden before dipping each one in the glaze for a second coat. Also, I laid a kitchen towel underneath my wire cookie racks to catch the dripping glaze.
- Immediately after dipping each donut for their second coat of glaze I sprinkled them with the nonpareil sprinkles so they would stick.
*For additional info on substitutions for the milk and yogurt, as well as what to do using a muffin pan instead of a donut pan visit www.sallysbakingaddiction.com. She can also advise on what to steps to take to freeze the donuts.
Below, you will find some photos of my donut making experience with my two boys, Gibson & Max We made these for my husband’s birthday treat and surprised him with them when he came home from work that evening. They were a real treat and he was pleasantly surprised by the fact that they were homemade and baked rather than deep-fried!
The final product….
And a birthday pic of Dad, his two boys and the homemade donuts!
Thank you for stopping by! Let me know if you decide to whip these up and share a photo of your creation with us on here in the comments or on Facebook at All Things Mommy!
✘o Erin @ All Things Mommy