Okay, so I have a little confession to make. I love doughnuts. Yes, I’ve made them the old fashioned way at home before, but let me tell you, they do take a bit of time to make and sometimes this mama needs something that she can make quickly or off to Dunkin’ it is. Just keeping it real 😉 Now that we’re in the midst of homeschool, the kids and I, often have to leave the house early for co-op, exploration days, or field trips so I’m always on the lookout for simple baked recipes that we can take to go.
One of my specialties is making applesauce muffins since they’re a breeze to pull together in the morning; however, I’ve recently started noticing more and more doughnut recipes coming through my Pinterest feed. What’s made me dig deeper into these recipes is that they are not at all yeast doughnuts that need to be fried, but instead batter doughnuts that are baked in around 10-15 minutes. Now that was something I wanted to give a try! To make things even better, Craftsy offers a FREE downloadable Delicious Doughnut Recipes eGuide that got me started right away.
I was excited to see some of my favorite bloggers sharing their best doughnut recipes in this free eGuide. Ashley McLaughlin from Edible Perspective, Ashley Rodriguez from Not Without Salt, Lyndsay Sung rom Coco Cake Land, and Jessie Oleson from CakeSpy. I’ve had the privilege of meeting Jessie a couple of times before. She’s such a fun person and her illustrations are butterflies and sunshine!
The free Delicious Doughnut Recipes eGuide includes Jessie Olson’s recipe for traditional old fashioned donuts, a gluten free buttermilk baked donut recipe with a dairy free option by Ashley McLaughlin, and the one that I used, a chocolate baked doughnut recipe by Ashley Rodriguez. This recipe turned out perfectly moist just like what you would want from a good cake doughnut and won the seal of approval from all of my kiddos.
I did make a few substitutions including using einkorn flour and sucanat as my natural sweetener. The original recipe is not heavily sweetened so it turned out gently sweetened, just the way I like it. All in all, it was a delightful recipe and since I used a mini doughnut pan, I was able to bake each batch in 6 minutes flat! Chocolate baked einkorn doughnuts powdered with organic powdered sugar!
Now one of the coolest things about the free Delicious Doughnut Recipes eGuide is that it also includes decorating ideas for glazes and making your own sprinkles. Did you know you can make your own sprinkles?
I was so excited to learn that I could use this beautifully laid out tutorial to make my own sprinkles at home. With a couple substitutions, this coming holiday season is about to get fun!
If you’d like to make your own baked doughnuts at home or homemade sprinkles, you can grab your own copy of Delicious Doughnut Recipes You Can Make at Home by Craftsy by clicking here. Also, I’d like to encourage you to check out the classes offered by Craftsy. What I love about these classes is that once you register for a class, it never expires. You can watch them over and over again and they’re always taught by expert teachers.
Now, it’s time to get back to it and bake some pumpkin spiced doughnuts!
- 1 cup flour: Replace 1 cup einkorn all purpose flour
- 1/2 cup dark brown sugar: Replace 1/2 cup rapadura or sucanat
This post was sponsored by Craftsy but all words and opinions are my own.