I have been dying to make donuts since I started my blog. Donuts are literally in my top 3 favorite foods. I’m obsessed with them. Since I am trying to eat better these days, I attempted making a (semi) healthy version. Also, taking pictures of donuts is my new favorite thing ever, I wish it was my job.
I used this recipe, but changed it up a bit: (link) < I doubled this recipe
Donuts ( makes 12 )
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 3/4 cup Truvia Baking Sugar
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 8 Tbsp Chobani 0% Vanilla Greek Yogurt (or plain or strawberry)
- 4 Tbsp milk (I used vanilla almond milk)
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted
- 3-4 strawberries
- 1 Tbsp strawberry jam
- 1 Tbsp milk (or half-and-half)
- 1 – 2 cups confectioners’ sugar, sifted
Slice strawberries and puree with 1 Tbsp strawberry jam. Pour into a medium bowl and mix in milk (or half-and-half). Slowly stir in 1 cup sifted confectioners’ sugar, adding more until you reached the desired consistency and coloring. I wanted thick frosting, so I added 2 cups.
Combine 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice and 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar, stirring well with a whisk. Dip 1 side of the cooled doughnuts into glaze; let cool on a rack, glazed side up.
Dark Chocolate Glaze
Melt 4 ounces bittersweet chocolate and 3/4 cup of dark chocolate chips in a bowl in microwave until smooth. Dip tops of doughnuts into chocolate and place chocolate side up on a rack to cool.
For donuts: Pre-heat oven to 325 degrees. Spray donut pan (or muffin pan) with non-stick spray. Set aside. In a large bowl, mix together flour, sugar, and baking powder. Set aside. In a small bowl, whisk together the yogurt, milk, egg, vanilla, and melted butter. Slowly mix wet ingredients into dry- just until fully combined. Do NOT overmix.
Use a pastry bag fitted with a large round tip (or a Ziploc bag with a corner cut off) to pipe the batter into a 6-donut pan. Fill the donut cavities about 2/3 full. Bake 8 to 11 minutes until donuts are set and golden brown. They will spring back when touched. It took mine about 10-11 minutes.
Allow to cool slightly before removing from pan, about 5 minutes. Dip donuts into strawberry frosting 1-3 times, depending on how thick you’d like them frosted. Top with sprinkles.
One thought on “: feast your eyes : DONUTS!”
This reminds me of a certain trip to Chicago last summer!!! Midnight (3am) snack anyone?? Although I’d rather have a homemade Averi donut than the ones we had!