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! (If you need a donut pan, check out Amazon and remember to install the Capital One Shopping browser extension to find the best deal.)
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.
- 1 cup all-purpose flour (bleached or unbleached)
- ⅓ cup sugar
- 1 tsp baking powder
- ½ tsp salt
- 2 tbsp unsalted butter (melted)
- 1 egg
- ⅓ cup whole milk (you can also use skim milk)
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- ½ 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 ¾ 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.