First up, homemade cinnamon-sugar doughnuts for a donut-stravaganza that I’m planning (more about that in a future post!). These doughnuts are addicting when they’re still warm. Like melt-in-your-mouth, chain-doughnut-stores-ain’t-got-nothin’-on-me delicious.
Since they’re baked, not fried, I feel like I’m saving some calories — at least until they take a bath in melted butter and get a good coating of cinnamon and sugar sprinkled on top. Three disappeared instantly.
The recipe is straightforward, and easy enough that my 4-year-old and her short attention span were still entertained. I filled the cups 2/3 full and actually got 20 doughnuts, instead of the 12 doughnut yield that the recipe promised. Yum!
Need a warm, gooey snack today? Try homemade cinnamon-sugar doughnuts.
The recipe is courtesy of Barefoot Contessa. The only changes I made were to only use 5 Tablespoons of butter (and I had a lot leftover) for the glaze. And instead of dipping the doughnuts in cinnamon-sugar, I just sprinkled it on top.
My doughnut pan is from Wilton. Don’t have a doughnut pan, and aren’t about to get one in this blizzard? No problem. Here’s a clever idea to convert a muffin tin into a makeshift doughnut pan.