Thursday, March 13, 2014

Baked Cinnamon Sugar Donuts

TGIF!!!! i don't know why it's been taking me so long to get around to posting lately, but it seems that everything i do these days, is slower.

i made these donuts for husband and i for breakfast probably two weeks ago now...before i decided to give up sugar for lent (what the heck was i thinking?!?!). it was my first attempt at making homemade donuts that was brought on by a recent purchase of a donut pan at sur la table. there were awesome! cakey, chewy, delicious and dare i say, better for you than a regular donut (you know, because they're baked, not fried ;0p).

the batter comes together quickly and they only take about 8 minutes in the oven so you can have breakfast on the table in less than 30 minutes. sweetness.

there's a certain green holiday coming up next week, so i think it would be even more fun, to dress these bad boys up with some green colored frosting or maybe st. paddy's day inspired sprinkles.

whatever you do, make these soon. they're delicious!

Bakes Cinnamon Sugar Donuts
Makes about 12 donuts

2 c cake flour
3/4 c sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
1 tsp salt
3/4 c buttermilk
2 eggs, lightly beaten
2 tbsp butter, melted

preheat oven to 425 degrees and spray the donut ban with nonstick spray.

in a large mixing bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, nutmeg and salt. add buttermilk, eggs and melted butter and mix well.

fill the donut pan till about 2/3 of the way full. bake 7-9 minutes. donuts will look light golden on top. don't overcook or you'll end up with darker bottoms.

let cool and then top with cinnamon sugar mixture. 

Cinnamon Sugar Topping

4 tbsp sugar
2 tbsp cinnamon
1/4 c butter, melted.

combine cinnamon and sugar and mix well. dip donuts in butter and then immediately dip into cinnamon sugar mixture.


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