Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Cute Little Baked Donuts

When we got our mini donut pan we were soo excited! We love doughnuts but not their general unhealthiness so being able to enjoy them without the guilt is amazing! Doughnut pans are not the easiest to find in stores but most quality kitchen supply stores will carry them or you can always find one online somewhere. There are also regular sized doughnut pans but we like the cute petite mini doughnuts. Look for more doughnut posts as we are trying out as many recipes as we can find to make good use of our pan.

Now that fall is here, I just want to bake warm delicious donuts in as many flavours as I can possibly find while listening to The Drums. Their music is like the perfect soundtrack for autumn and changing leaves and sweater-wearing weather.

Applesauce Doughnuts
adapted from Twin Tables

1 cup white sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup buttermilk
3 eggs (or 6 egg whites or 3/4 cup egg substitute)
1 tablespoon honey
1/2 cup applesauce
1/2 cup water

2 1/2 cups powdered suger
pinch of cinnamon, nutmeg and clove
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/4 tsp salt


1.Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Lightly grease a doughnut baking pan.
2.In a medium bowl, mix sugar, baking powder, baking soda, nutmeg, cloves, cinnamon and flour. Mix buttermilk, eggs, honey and applesauce in a separate medium bowl, and stir into the dry ingredients. Then spoon the mixture onto the prepared pan.
3.Bake the doughnuts for 12 minutes in the preheated oven, until golden brown.
4.You can sprinkle confectioners sugar on top of the doughnuts while they're warm or you can make your own glaze to dip them in.
5.To make the glaze, bring the water to a boil and add the powdered sugar, spices, vanilla and salt.  Dip each doughnut and tadah! now you have a glazed doughnut.

Yields 12 doughnuts

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