There's nothing I love more then sweets....so I decided to make some delicious homemade doughnuts! To make them relatively healthier, I decided to do baked doughnuts - instead of the more unhealthy fried alternative.
I always like baking on sunday nights because then you have a yummy snack for the rest of the week! It's relaxing and fun!
To make these donuts, all you need is;
A doughnut/muffin tin
First, in a medium bowl, sift your flour and baking powder together (3/4 cup flour, 1 teaspoon baking powder).
Next, in another medium bowl, blend sugar and butter together (3 tablespoons butter and 1/3 cup of sugar) and after it's mixed, slowly mix in 1 egg and 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla. Once it's completely mixed, add in your flour mixture and blend those together until they're completely integrated.
Lastly, add in 1/3 cup of milk to your mixture. Once you add the milk, the mix will be wet enough to spoon into either your muffin tin or doughnut tin.
Cook your doughnuts for about 17-23 minutes at 325 °F) or until they're golden brown like the ones below. Obviously they don't look exactly like the donuts at Krispy Kreme, but these are homemade and baked so they're going to have a fun, unique quirks.
Now it's time for the (almost literal) icing on the cake!!! I made six donuts so I decided on three different yummy toppings!
The first topping was a cinnamon sugar topping. For this, mix 1 tablespoon of sugar, 1 tablespoon of cinnamon, and 1 teaspoon of nutmeg. Then, I melted about 2 tablespoons of butter, dipped my donuts in it and then coated the donuts with the sugar mixture! Yum!
Next topping: CHOCOLATE! (my personal fave). This one is super simple. Just mix a cup of milk chocolate chips (I recommend ghirardelli with 1/3 cup of heavy cream and mix on low heat (either on the stove or in the microwave) until melted!
Last topping: Sweet cream cheese. This one is great. All you do is set about 1/2 of cream cheese out until it's room temperature or soft and then add 1/3 cup of powdered sugar and mix mix mix until you get a sweet and creamy topping - I love this on top of doughnuts, cake, and on cookies as well!
These look (and taste) so yummy! I hope you guys all try making these donuts. They're baked - making them a bit healthier then the fried alternative and you can add whatever kind of topping you want! Experiment with your own creations or add fresh fruit on the side for a delicious dessert!