Doughnut Pan

November 1, 2011

Hi!

It’s Jayme!  Over the weekend, I picked up a doughnut pan at Sur La Table for only $10 (dangerous store btw!)! I’ve been wanting one of these and already had several recipes queued up for when I made the big purchase! 🙂  My Sunday morning baking itch rolled around so I whipped up two different flavors…Banana with Powdered Sugar Glaze and Apple Cider dusted with cinnamon & sugar (recipe courtesy of Peas and Thank you). 

 Here are the recipes:

Apple Cider doughnuts
Ingredients (10-12 donuts)

  • 1 1/2 c. whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1/2 c. unbleached all purpose flour
  • 1 T. baking powder
  • 1/2 t. nutmeg
  • 1/2 t. cinnamon
  • 1/4 t. salt
  • 3/4 c. apple cider
  • 1/4 c. organic sugar
  • 1/4 c. brown sugar
  • 2 T. molasses
  • 2 T. unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 T. vegan margarine (i.e. Earth Balance) or coconut oil, melted (I used butter)
  • 1/2 t. vanilla extract
  • cinnamon and sugar for dusting (optional)

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a large bowl, combine flours, baking powder, nutmeg, cinnamon and salt.
  • In a measuring cup or smaller bowl, mix together apple cider, sugars, molasses, applesauce, butter and vanilla extract.
  • Add cider mixture to flour mixture and stir until just combined.
  • Spoon batter into a greased donut pan.
  • Bake for 11-13 minutes, until donuts are slightly browned and firm.
  • Dust with cinnamon and sugar while still warm, if desired (they weren’t too sweet with cinnamon & sugar, so if you like it sweeter I recommend a maple glaze – 1 tbsp milk, 1/3 cup powdered sugar, maple syrup and stir).

Banana Doughnuts

Doughnut Ingredients (10-12 donuts)

  • 1 1/2 c. whole wheat pastry flour
  • 2 t. baking powder
  • 2 ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1 egg, slightly beaten
  • 1/2 t. cinnamon
  • 1/4 t. salt
  • 1/2 c. sugar (I used 1/4 brown & 1/4 cane)
  • 1/2 c. milk (I used unsweetened vanilla almond milk)

Frosting

  • 1 T. milk
  • 1/2 c. powdered sugar
  • If you want to add more flavor, add a dash of extract, cocoa powder, or maple syrup

Instructions

Combine ingredients in a bowl and mix until just combined.  Spoon into greased doughnut pan and bake same as above.

Allow doughnuts to cool on a wire rack.  In a small bowl combine frosting ingredients and top doughnuts. 

*Results – Both doughnuts were reminiscent of your favorite doughnut shop minus the guilt.  Shannon and I both agreed we like the banana doughnuts better.  They were more moist and the frosting made them feel more like the traditional doughnuts.  I can’t believe how easy these are.  I plan to try many more flavor combinations…also next time I make the apple doughnuts I think I would chop up a small apple to give it more flavor &  texture.

Enjoy your day!

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