Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Baked Cinnamon Apple Donuts

I told the girls last night that I'd make them something yummy for breakfast this morning. They decided they wanted cinnamon muffins. Well, somehow I got DONUTS on the brain and decided to make some Cinnamon DONUTS instead. Mmmmmm, donuts. Always reminds me of what I think is one of the funniest Simpsons episodes where Homer dreams his head turns into a donut and he just can't resist nibbling on himself because he's so sweet and tasty. lol!


So I went on Pinterest and found this recipe for baked donuts: Janie's Kitchen's Banana Chocolate Chip Donuts. Went for baked because I didn't want to load the girls up on sugar AND grease just before school because I know just how that makes me feel - bleah!

I mostly followed the recipe but left the bananas and chocolate chips out, used mostly organic ingredients, and added my usual ingredients to make these even that much more wholesome (2 Tbsp Wheat Germ and 2 Tbsp Ground Flax Seed) as well as 1 cup of some Homemade Applesauce I had made last week.

Mixed up the batter, piped them into my donut pan using my pastry bag (w/ gaskets in place but no tip) and then sprinkled some cinnamon sugar on top.


Once they came out of the oven, I decided they didn't seem sugary enough so my next batch, I left the sugar off before baking, mixed up a quick batch of glaze (powdered sugar, a touch of vanilla and milk and teeny splash of vanilla) and drizzled it on the baked donuts and sprinkled some cinnamon sugar on top. 


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With this donut, I simply dipped the top into a bowl of the glaze. Let it sit for a bit to "dry" and voila! Pretty! :)


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Big Sis gobbled hers up in record time. I think that meant loved them (even though they were the healthier kind). BIG SMILE on MY face. :)


And a breakfast on-the-go the next morning. Added some sprinkles to jazz them up. :)


Tomorrow I think I'll make some PUMPKIN donuts. Mmmm, donuts. :)

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Christine, aka happyvballgirl :)

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4 comments:

Bismah Abdelgawad said...

These look delicious! I love donuts however have not yet made many. I have been thinking to try out some donut recipes really soon. Thank you for sharing!
Stopping by from the "Tuesdays Table Link Up". Following you on GFC, Twitter, and Facebook. Looking forward to reading more of your posts.
Have a great week :)
Bismah @
Simple Mama

happyvballgirl said...

I made donuts here and there sporadically over the years. Usually did the canned biscuits and deep-fried them. They they were quite yummy, they always left me with a bleah queasy feeling after eating too many - i'm thinking it was the grease. So I was pretty excited when I started to see BAKED donut recipes come across pinterest. Now I'm a huge fan and the girls enjoy them as well! Thanks so much for stopping by and for all the follows! You're a sweetie! :)

Deborah Warren said...

Looks really good! Thanks for sharing at Tuesday's table. Deb @ Kneaded Creations.

happyvballgirl said...

Thank you! My pleasure! And thanks so much for stopping by, Deborah!! :)