Donuts or Doughnuts

Donuts or doughnuts? To me it doesn’t matter what you call them because I’ve never met a donut I didn’t like. For Christmas I was gifted a donut pan from my brother and when the weekend weather called for snow I thought I give my gift a try. I decided on plain chocolate, chocolate covered with melted chocolate chips and rainbow sprinkles, a plain spiced and powdered spices donuts. I have to say they were a hit! Check out the recipes below:

Spiced Donuts:

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups flour
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tbsp vanilla
  • 1 tbsp butter

Process

  • Preheat oven to 350F
  • Grease donut pan lightly with oil, butter or non-stick spray
  • In large bowl, mix dry ingredients
  • Add wet ingredients and mix well
  • Fill donut pan 3/4 way full
  • Cook for 8 to 10 minutes– Donuts should spring back when touched
  • Slightly cool
  • Once cooled, toss in powdered sugar or leave plain

Chocolate donuts- this recipe I found online from bunsinmyoven.com but I just made a few tweaks!

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 6 tbsp sour cream
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla

For Chocolate sauce

  • 1 cup chocolate chips melted
  • Rainbow or chocolate sprinkles

Process

  • Mix dry ingredients together including chocolate chips
  • In separate bowl, mix wet ingredients
  • Stir wet ingredients into dry ingredients until combined
  • Pour batter 3/4 way full into donut pan
  • Bake for 8 to 10 mins until donuts spring back when touched.
  • Allow to cool
  • Melt remaining chocolate chips in microwave safe bowl
  • Spread melted chocolate on cooled chocolate donuts
  • Sprinkle rainbow or chocolate sprinkles on top or leave plain or dust with powdered sugar!

The possibilities for donuts are endless, you add just about anything you like. So if you decide to give these recipes a try, please let me know. Don’t forget to make the your own!

Happy baking!!

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