Thursday, May 24, 2012

quick treats: cinnamon sugar baked mini donuts


Alright, I gave you one post that wasn't baking.  We all know my rule:  if you have a day off you must bake.  And if you read my previous post you know we had an extra good reason to bake with one of Sara's friends about to head to Africa.  And so we have cinnamon sugar baked mini donuts.  The best part about this recipe is it just makes 24 little donuts which is a good thing because they are warm bites of cinnamon sugar goodness that prove fairly irresistible.

If you don't have mini donut pans, you could use mini muffin tins.  If you don't have those, maybe borrow some from a friend.  Have a little treat, you deserve it!



Cinnamon Sugar Baked Mini Donuts

1 1/4 C cake flour
1/4 C white whole wheat flour
1/2 C sugar
1 1/4 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/2 C buttermilk
1 egg
1 1/2 T butter, melted and slightly cooled

2 T melted butter
1/4 C sugar
2 tsp cinnamon

2 non-stick mini donut pans

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.  Spray non-stick mini donut pan wells with cooking spray.

In a medium bowl, whisk together flours, sugar, baking powder and salt.  In a measuring cup, measure buttermilk and whisk in egg, vanilla and melted butter.  Pour liquid ingredients into dry ingredients and stir just until combined and moistened.  Scrape batter into a large ziploc bag.  Cut off corner of bag and use to pipe batter into prepared pans.

Bake for 6 minutes or so until donuts have risen and will spring back when touched.  Cool for 5 minutes in pans on baking rack.  Melt additional butter in a small bowl.  Stir cinnamon into sugar in a shallow dish.  Turn donuts out onto the rack.  Dip in butter and roll in cinnamon sugar.

wet and dry ingredients co-mingling

the batter

piping into pans

so cute

my fresh baking powder is making everything rise like crazy

turned out to cool

all dipped in a little melted butter and rolled in cinnamon sugar


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