Thursday, June 12, 2014

National Donut Day

     If you love donuts, you know that last week, Friday June 6th was National Donut Day.    Many Donut Shops offer FREE donuts, such as Krispy Kreme, Dunkin' Donuts, and even Shipley Do-Nuts. Make sure to check out what shops around your area offer a free tasty donut on National Donut Day.  I would have loved to go get a fresh donut right off the line at Krispy Kreme, but then again I REALLY don't want to drive all the way to El Paso to get it.  So instead I found this yummy recipe for some baked donuts.  I already have the donut pan and all the ingredients, so why not.  And they turned out AMAZING!

Modified recipe from Tidy Mom

What you need:

1 cup all purpose flour (sifted)
3/4 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp baking soda
pinch of salt
1 egg (room temperature, slightly beaten)
1/3 cup whole milk
1 TBSP vegatable oil
2 tsp lemon juice
2 1/2 TBsp real maple syrup
2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 cup sugar
4 TBsp unsalted butter (melted)

How to make them:

Preheat oven to 400˚F.
Mix cinnamon and sugar together in a small bowl or plate, set aside.
In a large bowl, sift together all the dry ingredients.
Make a hold in the center of the dry ingredients and pour the wet ingredients in the hole.
Gently fold everything together until combined.
Place the donut batter in a pastry bag or plastic bag, snip off 1/2' off the top and pipe it into the wells of the donut pan. (Be careful NOT to over fill. It will create donuts without holes).
Bake for 8-10 minutes, or until golden brown, and turn out on wire rack to cool slightly.
While still a little warm,  dunk both sides of the donuts into the melted butter, then dip into the cinnamon sugar mixture to coat both sides.

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