Happy National Doughnut Day!

Today, was National Doughnut Day, which means my family was subject to a new recipe. Being that I had a meeting at 9:30 am to set up JC’s, Individual Family Service Plan (IFSP) I was not going to deal with the crowds at the doughnut shops. So, Pinterest to the rescue! I found the recipe at http://diethood.com/baked-cinnamon-doughnuts-with-vanilla-glaze/ . I know the first thing you are thinking “diethood”, but they were delicious! The recipe from start to finish is 30 minutes tops. The hardest part of the whole recipe was finding the doughnut pan. Finally, Micheal’s saved the day.

BAKED CINNAMON DOUGHNUTS WITH VANILLA GLAZE
PREP TIME
10 mins
COOK TIME
15 mins
TOTAL TIME
25 mins
Serves: Makes 12 Doughnuts
INGREDIENTS
For the Doughnuts
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ cup milk
  • ½ teaspoon white vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 4 tablespoons butter, softened
For the Glaze
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. In a large bowl whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon; set aside.
  3. In a small saucepan bring together the milk, white vinegar, vanilla, egg, and butter.
  4. Cook over medium-heat, stirring constantly with a whisk until the butter melts, about one minute. Remove from heat.
  5. Add the milk mixture into the flour mixture; mix until combined.
  6. Using a large tablespoon, spoon the doughnut mixture into an ungreased doughnut pan.
  7. Bake for 12 to 14 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  8. Remove and immediately invert the pan onto a cooling rack.
  9. While the doughnuts are cooling, begin to work on the glaze.
Glaze
  1. Place all the ingredients in a small saucepan and cook over medium-heat, stirring constantly just until combined and no lumps appear.
  2. Set the saucepan over a bowl filled with hot water.
  3. Dip the doughnuts into the glaze, one at a time, and set on a rack, glaze side up. Put something underneath the rack because some of that glaze will drip off.
  4. Give it a few minutes before you dig in.

I didn’t use a regular doughnuts pan but I used a mini pan. I only baked mine for 8 to 10 minutes. These doughnuts are good without the glaze, too. The boys loved them! This is definitely a keeper. The next time I make them I will look into different types of glazes. I hope you enjoy it like we did.

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I am starting this blog to help me on the many different paths and directions, I am going with my family. I love crafting, cooking and spending time with my family. I have been a military wife since 2011. I have two wonderful boys WD, who is three and JC, who is two. I am going to share my journey with military life, motherhood, and our families journey; as we learn and understand our son’s (JC) path through autism. I will tell you about our process of getting our diagnosis, which was not easy. What was recommended for us to try, what worked and what didn’t. Right now, I can tell you there seem to be a lot more what of what isn’t working, than what is. Navigating the process and insurance is a path of obstacles in and of itself. I have a wealth of knowledge about special education and autism from the point of an educator. I have just finished my Masters from Liberty University in special education, as well as, a graduate certification in autism education. As prepared as I thought I would be, the fact that my son has autism is hard to deal with. When I started my education I didn’t know that it would impact me so directly. My classroom world and my home world have merged. My faith has been tested with JC. It as been tested from the day he was born and I have had, to had faith through many moments with him. He continues to test my faith and restores it just when I think it is gone. He will be what makes me a better, more understanding special education teacher and will allow me to better help families in the future. We will figure this out, one step at a time. I am trying to let you walk a few steps in my shoes but most of the time I walk my paths barefooted. So, bear with me as I learn about the blogging world. I am sure there will be many missteps along the way, but such is life. I will learn as I go. It is the best way for me to learn.