Sunday, November 28, 2010

mini baked donuts

Look at these little beauties! I was browsing the thrift stores again, i can't help myself, you NEVER know when a bargain will be awaiting you! I got these two pans, which are hardly used they look brand new, both for just $2! So of course i had to make donuts, the halloween cake moulds will wait for next year so look out!

Being late in the day, i thought i'd try baked donuts, i've heard it's quicker, easier AND healthier!! So off to Tastespotting first to see what i could find!
I discovered a new fantastic blog called Handle the Heat! Check it out!

Look how light and fluffy these turned out, i followed the recipe to the t and they turned out wonderful! I made mini's as it was the only tray i had, and got 30 little cuties out of the batch of batter! I can imagine making these in muffin form and filling with jam or custard or putting chocolate icing on them instead of cinnamon sugar....ok, i have to stop now!

Maple Cinnamon-Sugar Baked Donuts
Recipe courtesy of Handle the Heat!

Makes:- 6 donuts (i made 30 mini donuts with this batter!)

•1 cup all-purpose flour
•3/4 teaspoon baking powder
•3/4 teaspoon baking soda
•pinch of salt
•1 egg (lightly beaten)
•1 6 oz container of non fat organic vanilla bean yogurt
•1 tablespoon canola oil
•2 teaspoons lemon juice
•2 1/2 tablespoons real maple syrup
•1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
•1/2 cup sugar
•2 tablespoons butter (melted)

1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Toss the cinnamon and sugar together in a shallow dish and set aside. In a large bowl whisk together all the dry ingredients. In another bowl stir together oil, lemon juice, maple syrup, egg and yogurt.

2. Make a hole in the center of the dry ingredients and pour the wet ingredients into the hole. Gently fold everything together until combined. The batter will be thick.

3. Scoop batter into a piping bag or ziploc bag, snip a bottom corner with scissors, and squeeze out the batter evenly into a donut pan.

4. Bake for 10 minutes or until golden brown. Let cool for a few moments and then flip over onto a cooling rack while still warm.

5. Use a pastry brush the melted butter over your donuts and then dip each donut in the cinnamon sugar mixture to coat. Serve immediately after coating with cinnamon sugar mixture for best texture.

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