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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