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Hello baked donuts, bye-bye Broncos and bye-by Billy

Posted Jan 13 2013 5:23pm

I finally caved and bought a donut pan.  I don’t really like unitasker kitchen stuff, but I have been wanting to bake donuts for a while without doing a yeasted cutout kind for time’s sake.  The time to bake was Saturday morning.


Anhoo, here is the recipe I based mine off of from Your Cup of Cake .  I made a few changes. 

Donut batter:

  • 1 cup + 1 tbsp of unbleached AP flour
  • 1/3 cup of sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • fresh grated nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 2 tablespoons of cold butter
  • 1/2 cup of 1% milk, heated
  • 1 tablespoon of yogurt
  • 1 beaten egg
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla
  • 1 medium apple, peeled and diced fine (the smaller pieces the better).

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Spray a donut pan with cooking spray.  I have a 6 cavity medium donut size. Not the large and not the mini, so your baking time will vary depending on your pan.

In a medium bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon and salt. 

P1120010   Then cut in the butter.  I use my fingers to do this because I think it does a better job.  In another bowl, microwave the milk for 45 seconds to 1 minute. You want it pretty warm, but not boiling.  Stir in the the yogurt, whisk in the beaten egg and vanilla.  Add to the dry ingredients.


Mix just until almost incorporated, but you still see some flour.  Then fold in the apples.


Distribute the batter evenly in the pan. You actually want them about 3/4 full and not all the way full as mine are here.


That way you will have a hole all the way through. Mine baked up a little high.  Anyway,  bake for 12-15 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean or the top springs back when set. 

Aren’t they cute?


While the donuts are cooling, make the glaze:

  • 1/3 cup powdered sugar, sifted
  • 1/2 tablespoon of maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon of milk
  • a few drops of maple flavoring (optional)

Mix this all really well.  When the donuts are mostly cool, dip the tops into the glaze.  I actually ran out of glaze for the 9th donut, so I suppose you could make a little more or thin out the glaze a bit.  Then eat!


For 9 donuts,  each one with glaze is approximately 150 calories, 26 grams of carbs, 3 grams of fat, 3 grams of protein, 1 gram of fiber. These are moist and cake like.  John was a happy camper with these.

I think you could do them in a mini muffin pan as well.  It just won’t be as fun Big Grin

Man, that Broncos game was tiring and waaaay too long.  I was exhausted after that game and there were a lot of F-bombs flying around the house (all by me, too). I am disappointed the the Broncos didn’t win on Saturday, but it was a good run.  Now to retire my jersey until the fall.  Not sure who to root for now.  I don’t like either the Ravens or the Patriots (even though I did pick the Ravens to be in the superbowl back in the fall). Maybe the 49ers?

Today I had to say goodbye to Billy.  He went to his forever home. 


He is so, so sweet and loving.  Who knew that a scaredy cat that hated people would end up such a lover!  I will miss him.  I sniffled all the way home after giving him to the adoption coordinator.  I know he will be so happy having a home.   Please no more stray kitties for a while.  It’s hard on the pocketbook and the heart.  I’ll have to post all the ones we have rehomed since moving here :D

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