Saturday, August 02, 2014

Baked Cinnamon Sugar Donuts

Maintaining a balanced life is all about give and take, and compromising. Think of this recipe as middle ground between fried donuts covered in sugary glaze and, well, not eating a donut. Baked, homemade donuts are all about treating yourself, without feeling copious amounts of guilt.

Who knew baked donuts are so Zen? ;)

  • 1 cup of flour
  • 3/4 cup of sugar
  • 1 tsp of baking powder
  • ½ tsp of cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp of nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp of salt
  • 1 egg
  • ½ of buttermilk (I made my own)
  • 2 tbsp of butter, melted
  • 1 tsp of vanilla
  • 6 cavity donut pan
Cinnamon Sugar Topping
  • ½ stick of butter, melted
  • ½ cup of sugar
  • 1 tsp of cinnamon

1) Preheat heat oven to 350 degrees, lightly grease donut pan and set aside.

2) In a medium bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt. Make a well in the center and add the egg, melted butter, vanilla, and buttermilk (I make my own by adding 1 tsp of vinegar to milk). Mix everything together. You should have an airy batter.

3) Either spoon or pipe the batter into the donut pans and bake for approx. 12 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. While the donuts cool in the pan, combine the sugar and cinnamon in a bowl to make the topping.

4) Turn donuts over onto a cool rack and brush the tops with butter, then dip into the cinnamon sugar mixture, and set back onto the rack. Either consume immediately or wrap each individually and freeze. Makes approx. 8 donuts

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