Sugar Swings! Serve Some: baked donuts with sprinkles....!

Sunday, June 5, 2011

baked donuts with sprinkles....!

baked donuts

....so i missed donut day on june 3rd...but had i realized it i would have broken out the donut pans i just got to celebrate...well better late than never and these are actually baked donuts which i've been meaning to try for ages.....i found a whole wheat recipe here @ sweet basil kitchen....and they are made with these....


...this is the first time i've used agave as the sweetener so i was really interested in how they would turn out....and i pretend they are a bit healthier for you (especially since i gave them to the kiddos for breakfast today...hey what can i say....aren't pancakes with a boatload of syrup just as bad for breakfast??)....

...i found the donut pans (mini and regular sized) at crate and barrel last week and for 10 bucks each which seemed like a bargain....


....i followed the recipe on the blog above but the batter was a little hard to get into the pans so after spending way too much time on the first 5 mini's....decided to go with a ziplock bag to pipe the rest in....this sped up the process like 10 times and it gave a better donut "shape" too....

.....bake @ 425 F for only about 5 minutes or so (or until the donuts spring back when you touch them....the donuts came out super easy (although i did spray the pans with pam before filling...)


....made some quick glazes to dip them in...vanilla (3/4 cup of confectioner's sugar, 1 tablespoon of milk, and 1 teaspoon of vanilla), strawberry (about 2 tablespoons of strawberry jam mixed with about 2 tablespoons of the vanilla glaze), and chocolate (1/2 cup of semi sweet chocolate chips, 1 tablespoon of butter, and 1 tablespoon of the agave syrup---nuked in the microwave for about 25 seconds or until just melty)....

glazes

.....once you dip them, immediately add your favorite topping....i went with sprinkles.....


....and you get a bunch of pretty baked donuts topped with a bunch of crunchy goodness...and again since they are made with whole wheat pastry flour and agave syrup as the sweetener and baked versus deep fried...i hope they are a little better for you than the krispy kremes out there....or i pretend they are anyway...!

baked donuts

....i was a little worried about the kiddos enjoying them...but they totally gave them a thumbs up...i think the chocolate and sprinkles didn't hurt either....these are more cake-y than your normal fried yeast donut and the glaze is definitely a must....but very yummy and i would definitely make these again....i thought the red, white and blue sprinkle mix would be perfect for a 4th of july party too...!


....hope you have a great week and thanks for stopping by!...sharing at these awesome bloghops...

10 comments :

  1. wow! these look awesome. i need to try them soon :) thanks for sharing!

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  2. I need that donut baking pan!!! So fun.

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  3. Hi! I just wanted to let you know about my blog hop: Savory Sunday! It's open now, for a few more days and I'd LOVE if you came over and shared one of your recipes!! Have a great day!!

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  4. love the fact that these were baked and not fried

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  5. I have never tried baking doughnuts... I can only imagine how yummy they are!

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  6. Your donuts look delicious! I have never seen little donut pans like that - so cool! Thanks for linking up to Tasty Tuesdays.

    Alissa @33shadesofgreen

    P.S. having trouble leaving comments so I'm posting as anonymous.

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  7. Donuts...donuts...donuts...I'm ALWAYS looking for an excuse to eat one! Thanks!

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  8. I LOVE baked donuts. Great recipe, especially with all of the different glazing options.

    Thanks for linking up with Sweet Tooth Friday!

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  9. These are better than professional because you designed them to be originals. Would you link these beauties at Bake With Bizzy.

    http://bizzybakesb.blogspot.com/2011/06/baking-with-bizzy-4.html

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  10. these donuts are beautiful and delicisas like everything I saw here. I love to visit your blog. I am already a follower. Come visit me also be very welcome. Have a happy weekend. Regards, Marta.
    Minhas receitas dia a dia.

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