So, I know there are 1,000 ways to spell donuts. I am
lazy efficient, so I go for the shortest, yet still socially acceptable, version there is!
Now that we have that out of the way let’s continue.
A few days ago I told you that I bought a bundt pan. What I didn’t tell you was that just hours after making that purchase in the store, I was on-line and accidentally bought a donut pan.
It arrived today! Let the confetti and streamers fly!
I have patience the size of a gnat, so naturally I hit up Pinterest and searched for a homemade donut, baked not fried, from scratch and E A S Y.
I found a recipe that, after a quick pantry check, I could make.
Thanks to Moms Need to Know, I was off and running!
I mixed the ingredients and put them in a zippered bag, cut off the tip and that made getting the dough into the pan so much easier.
Popped it in the oven and 8 minutes later, those suckers were ready!
Now, the blogger I used for inspiration had a glaze and a chocolate and, well,
But, have you seen this? I think if you look up “awesome sauce” this is what you’ll find. It’s not too sweet and was a perfect compliment to the donuts.
So, one minute and 30 seconds later, the chocolate was melted! I took the donuts that were cool enough to touch and dipped them in the chocolate (and FYI, that container is the perfect size to dip the tops of the donuts, I didn’t even have to dirty up a bowl!)
And then sprinkles, cause:
52 thoughts on “In the Kitchen with Kate: Homemade Donuts”
They look fantastic Kate!! Yumm !! I love that they are baked and not fried so not so guilty pleasure and especially love how quick and easy they are to make. xxx
I was impressed by it, can’t even pretend otherwise! I need to put together a thank you for 2 of the women who work at my son’s school as yesterday they both went above and beyond to help me out… and I’m really thinking of making them donuts!
Lol you should they would love them xx
Well. These look fantastic. As noted by everyone above. I’m thinking I need a doughnut pan. And I believe you, since they are baked they probably are pretty similar to a muffin or a scone maybe. Thanks for sharing. I’m totally pinning that!
🙂 Thank you Joy!
Mmmmmmmm they look great. And it looks like a fun thing to do too! I’ve recently gotten into making cookies but donuts are 10x better 😉
They were so much easier than I expected! I’m ready to make more, and hope to find time Friday so they will be there for my son when he wakes up Saturday 🙂 He takes the SAT test that day… and that just made me realized I probably need to get him some protein… ugh, I gotta go do mom things.
Bahahaha OMG I was just about to say maybe make some eggs & baccon too but you got it covered. Not that I have room to talk, I just fed my kid oatmeal with preservative fruit… I’m not even 100% sure it’s real fruit…
LOL, I’ll end up transferring a few $$ to his account and telling him to stop by 7-11 on his way!!
YOU… ARE… AWESOME! 🙂
Thanks Cathie! I’m ready to make some more!
How funny, I just did a doughnut post recipe on my other blog today, and then whilst browsing through my reader discovered your one. What’s funny is that I went opposite to you, I opted for the doughnut spelling (after acknowledging the other spelling in the title), and went for the fried version! Hope you don’t mind be blatantly linking to mine here – http://sugarness.com/2015/09/28/jam-doughnuts-aka-jelly-donuts/
I don’t mind at all – that one looks fun! But, now I have to ask, do you have multiple blogs? I know I follow you but this site doesn’t look familiar!
I have two, my main one which is the one you follow, and then the recipe one, Sugarness, that I just linked to which you don’t!
Ah! Okay, that makes me feel better – for a minute I thought I was loosing it! 🙂
so good and true!
Thanks! I liked them – considering they weren’t the sugar and fried ones from a bakery!!
I’ve been dreaming of doughnuts (yes, I’m clinging to the old-fashioned spelling, I think it’s a Canadian thing) for almost a week.
Your yummy post has inspired me to try to make some.
Thank you Kate (that is my taste buds talking, my hips and thighs are shaking their ‘fists’ at you!). 🙂
Hope this week treats you well. 🙂
hahahahahaha! I knew my Canadian friends would cling to the full spelling! But really, I don’t think they are that bad for you – they aren’t laden with sugar and they aren’t fried, so they are pretty health, or as healthy as a donut can get! 🙂
Time to make the donuts!
I liked them more than I expected, considering I’m a sugar addict – and I love a good yeast donut, but for a cake one they were really good!
I want a donut pan! NOW! Off to Amazon… see you in a bit 😉
LOL! I’m telling you, so WORTH IT!!!
Yumm!!! Do baked donuts taste like cake donuts?
It did taste like a cake donut. And because it was baked and not fried, it was a bit more dry than from a bakery, but almost 100 calories less – AND, I know we can find a gluten free recipe, it was regular flour and I bet we can sub almond flour or something!
For sale, even. Damned phone.
Right?!? I bought some “meltables” from my friend who sells Velata and I can’t wait to try that on top, one was a peanut butter melt, I think that will be Awesome!
So much awesomeness in this post I can’t stand it.
Donut pans for sake???
okay, when you first told me about the donut pan, I KNEW it was only going to be some time before it appeared in a blog. I have to say this did appear faster than I anticipated.
I normally read your “in the kitchen” blogs with sincere interest (and imagination- as I know I probably won’t attempt them in real life). This, though, I may try! I love that they are baked and the easy-to-use chocolate topping is perfect. My family will love these.
I didn’t expect the blog post to go up so soon, either, LOL! And, it was so much easier than I expected, and the dipping chocolate was just sweet enough to go with the cinnamon donut, but I did buy some meltables to try different toppings, and I hope to try different dough recipes, too.
Of course, I am starting an October #unprocessed challenge, and I don’t think those “meltables” can count as unprocessed in any universe!
BFF is on his way!
It was so much easier than I expected, and I think that next time, I can make six and then save the dough to make 6 more a few days later, that will help Mr. T and I use moderation! LOL
We actually did good, it didn’t trigger the sugar pleasure center in my brain, so I could enjoy it and not crave it. 🙂
Lmao. They look delicious.
Thank you! I was surprised at how fast they came together!
I wasn’t aware that baked donuts existed. Yum. Yum!
I had seen them, but I can’t say that I trusted them at all!! LOL. I was surprised at how well they turned out. 🙂
Kate, you CAN NOT start your post with having such a delicious picture of doughnuts at the top! I was supposed to try to be eating healthy but guess what is the only thing I want now?! I think I’ll be less healthy but happy very soon… 😀
Hey now, these are much lower in calories than a donut from the bakery, so I mean, it’s like it is healthy! 🙂
…but when I wake up and see those, I don’t bake, I walk across to the closest donut shop. Nothing even health-ish in that. But delicious. 😉
hahahahahaah, yeah, I get that! 🙂
Donut pans!!! Oh my god.
Right?!? They were so fun, and I bet little dude would love to decorate them 🙂
Haha I bet he would. Might have to look online…
Looks lovely! Makes me want to eat a donut now. However, I think power of pyjamas may be winning…
hahahahahaha, the power of pajamas is very, very hard to fight, I totally get that! LOL
Thank you for sweetening my day ☺️
Awe, thanks Val! 🙂
BAM! That is awesome and thanks for the laugh. You are awesome!!
Thanks little miss giving away all of her possessions! I stood in my closet when I got back from my run and starting looking at what I could donate! LOL
Yes. Sprinkles are for winners. And you ARE a winner! Your idea for piping the batter into the donut pan is genius. The donuts look amazing, and the dipped chocolate is also genius! Yep…you get sprinkles!
😀 Thank you! Love when I get to be a winner!! Now I just have to find an #unprocessed topping and I can make these in October! 🙂
Finding foods that fit into our #unprocessed challenge is going to be so much fun…. like where’s waldo for #unprocessed foods!