Recipe adapted from Fun and Food Cafe
Who doesn’t love a good doughnut for breakfast (ok so anytime really). I certainly do, but would have never thought to make my own. I have a deep fryer that I use for a few different foods, but I just don’t like the idea of frying up my own dough. A few months ago I saw a recipe for baked doughnuts and loved the idea of making these treats a little healthier. My sister-in-law gave me a doughnut pan for Christmas and I finally put it to good use. While plain doughnuts are good, they just don’t compare to something smothered with chocolate frosting and sprinkles! This was also a good way to put some of my Valentine’s Day sprinkles to good use. We had a friend in town last weekend so it was the perfect excuse to try out this recipe. I sampled on myself and brought the other five downstairs to the guys, and 10 minutes later when I went to check on them they were gone! I didn’t even need to ask if they were any good
I also want to share some news with you all. If you read the blog regularly then you know that we have an adorable 2 year old shih-tzu/poodle named Maisy.
Over the weekend we brought home a sister for Maisy, another shih-poo named Maiya.
They aren’t yet the best of friends we were hoping for, but things are slowly getting better. I may seem a little distracted over the next few weeks and it’s because she needs more of my attention than the internet She’s only 8 weeks so we’ve been watching her pretty closely. So far things are going well and we’re loving our new little family. I’ll be sure to post more pictures as she grows!
Baked Doughnuts with Chocolate Glaze
1 cup all purpose flour
½ cup sugar
1 tsp baking powder
⅛ tsp nutmeg
¼ tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
2 Tbsp buttermilk
3 Tbsp vegetable oil
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
⅓ cup heavy whipping cream
½ tsp vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, nutmeg, salt and cinnamon in a medium sized bowl. In a separate bowl beat together the eggs, buttermilk and vegetable oil until foamy. Pour the liquid ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir just until combined.
Spray or grease a doughnut pan and fill each form half full with batter. Bake for 10-12 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool for 5 minutes, then remove from pan and let cool completely.
To make the glaze heat the cream in a microwave safe bowl for 20-30 seconds. Pour cream over chocolate and stir until chips have fully melted. Add vanilla. Let stand for 5-10 minutes to cool, then spoon over doughnuts. Top with sprinkles if desired. Makes 6 doughnuts.