Quick Treats – Baked cinnamon donuts


If you’re a foodie like me you might relate to the both terrible and awesome experience that is visiting a cooking/gourmet store. Endless shelves of stuff that you dream of having in endless supply, molds to bake any cookie or cake imaginable, all sorts of decorations, appliances that keep you from crying as you dice onions (Ok that one doesn’t exist, but what are you waiting for inventors??) shiny new knives, bowls of every size, and every kind of spice under the sun. It’s sheer torture. The truth is you’d need a kitchen the size of a soccer stadium and a wallet the size of Bill Gates’ to be fully satisfied at such a place… but still, every time I walk out of there with even just a little bag, I feel like a kid with a brand new toy. And that’s exactly what I got, a brand new toy for making baked donuts, which are way better than regular donuts….only because they’re not fried. Its strange, but I’ve never been a fan of donuts. I think they’re just too oily, or maybe too thick…or something else entirely which I can’t exactly pinpoint. But what’s great about my new toy is that it makes medium sized donuts that don’t require tons of oil… and baked donut recipes abound in the blog-pinterest-foodgawkersphere! So the very next day from getting my toy, I found this awesome recipe at The Chic life, which will give you freshly baked donuts in under half an hour. Yup, that’s right. You can bake them pre-breakfast! Because nothing compares to having a just baked, quick, easy delicious treat to accompany your morning coffee. Read more for the recipe!

Quick cinnamon baked donuts with cream glaze
(Adapted from: The Chic Life)

¾ cups  flour
¼ cup brown sugar
½ teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ cup and 2 tablespoons milk
1 large egg
2 tbsps butter
¼ teaspoon vanilla extract

Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees F.

Brush a 6-count doughnut pan lightly with melted butter (or spray with non-stick spray).
In a medium-large bowl, sift together flour,  sugar, baking powder, cinnamon and salt.
In another medium-large bowl, whisk together 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons milk, egg, butter, and vanilla extract to combine. Pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients and gently mix until just combined (careful to not over-mix). Evenly distribute in doughnut pan. Tap pan on counter to release air bubbles. Bake for 7-9 minutes, until doughnuts are cooked through (when you touch them they spring back and they’re golden brown.)
Proceed to glazing:

Cinnamon-vanilla Cream Glaze
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp cinnamon
2 tbsps heavy cream
1 tbsp milk

Add sugar to bowl and stir in heavy cream and vanilla until mixture resembles a thick batter. Add milk and whisk energetically until smooth. Glaze each donut and garnish with your favorite sprinkles.



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