Who doesn't love a delicious donut in the morning? Better yet, homemade donuts that don't require yeast or frying! Skip your next trip to Krispy Kreme and make your own donuts from home!
As I have developed my baking skill, I realized that it's possible to make a lot of your own staple foods at home. Now, donuts might not be a staple food, but they should be!
I have been making these donuts for my family every couple of weeks, and my son loves them. What I love most is that this recipe doesn't require a lot of skill or hard-to-find ingredients. It's a dessert you can enjoy that is fast, easy, and affordable!
There is one other thing that I love about my baking and cooking journey. I can now involve my son in the process. He is learning with me and I cherish our time together in the kitchen.
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My son and I go a little crazy with the donut decorations, but that's what makes it fun. With a bit of food coloring and your choice of sprinkles, you can make these donuts one of a kind.
- FOR THE DONUTS
- 1 cup all-purpose flour (bleached or unbleached)
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 2 tbsp unsalted butter (melted)
- 1 egg
- 1/3 cup whole milk (you can also use skim milk)
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- FOR THE GLAZE
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- 1-2 tbsp milk (more or less milk depending on consistency)
- Preheat over to 350 degrees F.
- Spray donut pan with a nonstick cooking spray.
- In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and melted butter.
- In a small bowl, whisk together the egg, milk, and vanilla extract.
- Add the wet ingredients to the dry and ingredients and stir gently.
- Use a pastry bag, Ziploc bag, or a spoon to fill each donut cavity, filling 3/4 full.
- Bake in the oven for 8-10 minutes.
- Remove from the oven and transfer to a cooling rack to cool completely.
- In a small bowl, whisk together the milk and powdered sugar.
- If the glaze is too thick, add a small amount of milk to the bowl. If it is too thin, add a small amount of powdered sugar.
- Add food coloring (optional)
- After the donuts have cooled completely, dip each one into your prepared glaze, and return to your cooling rack.
- Allow the glaze to set for about 30 minutes before serving or stacking.
I made these with my 13 year old today because I’m trying to find ways of including “bonding time” with just her and me (because I also have a 18 month ild). I love that it was quick, delicious and I felt victorious
Just a tip…put your piping bag in a glass and fold itout over the glass. Then put your batter in the piping bag thats in the cup. Makes it easier then holding and will get it a little more toward the bottom so you may not have to work the batter down as much. Can do the same if you make your own frosting and fill a piping bag. But love these! Putting donut pan in future budget cause I hate paying a dollarish a donut and love baking! Ps since your a baker you should check out this easy scone recipe super easy and yummy I left out the extract and everyone devoured these at fathers day brunch. https://www.kingarthurflour.com/recipes/new-hampshire-maple-walnut-scones-recipe
That is a GREAT idea…using a glass to help put the batter in the piping bag! I am trying this! Thank you!!
Could you use almond milk as a substitute?
I just did and they came out really good!!!!!
Is there a trick to get your frosting white?!? I failed and my donuts were cooled! Help!
These were very fun to make!!!!!
Amy Ayers says
I haven’t tried this recipe, but I LOVE making donuts for my boys, and did just that this morning. Even though it’s nice to go out and purchase one that someone else made (because variety and funky flavors can be a lot of fun), they really are SO easy to make yourself.
What kind of milk do you use in the frosting?