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Strawberry frosted donuts

Do you see these donuts here?

You are so simple. While they may seem complicated to some, surprisingly, baked donuts are one of the easiest things I make. They take about 20 minutes from start to finish AND require very simple ingredients that I usually always have on hand.

I bake my donuts in a donut pan instead of frying them. I'd rather not (1) splash my entire kitchen with burning hot oil and (2) leave a dozen fried donuts in my kitchen. The donut pan was $ 8 from Target and probably the best $ 8 investment I've ever made. My

So today's donuts. They are fun. You are girlish. You are pink! And they are definitely delicious.

These donuts are soft and cake-like, but not the slightest bit dry - the Greek vanilla yogurt and milk keep them very moist. They're also full of vanilla flavor. I used Chobani Vanilla 0% Greek yogurt, but you can also use vanilla, plain yogurt, or even strawberry yogurt - the fat content is up to you. And don't try the vanilla extract in these! You're going to want all the vanilla flavor that you can get.

I dipped each donut in a homemade strawberry frosting and finished with a shower of red sprinkles. I think they kind of look like strawberry poptarts - my favorite kind!

I wanted the donuts to be completely doused in strawberry icing, so I dipped them three times each. The thin frosting is so simple - puree 3 strawberries with 1 tablespoon of strawberry jam. Mix up your pastry chefs' sugars adding more and more until you get the color and thickness you like. It's a light frosting that I keep seeing myself making myself - I'd love to combine it with a pineapple cupcake or even sprinkle it with some banana bread. Any other ideas? I need an excuse to do it again. 🙂

This recipe provides a small batch (only about 6-7 donuts) that I loved. However, it can easily be doubled or even tripled. I think I'll triple the recipe next time and get it to work for my co-workers. I'm sure they would love me if I brought home freshly baked homemade donuts for a week on a mundane Monday morning. 🙂

Do you have any favorite donut recipes? Link them! 🙂

Ingredients:

donuts

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 6 tablespoons of granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 4 tablespoons Chobani 0% Greek vanilla yogurt (or strawberry)
  • 2 tablespoons milk (I used vanilla almond milk)
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted

Strawberry glaze

  • 3-4 strawberries
  • 1 tablespoon of strawberry jam
  • 1 - 2 cups of powdered sugar, sifted
  • red sprinkles, optional

Directions:

  1. For donuts : Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Spray the donut pan (or muffin pan) with non-stick spray. Put aside. Combine the flour, sugar, and baking powder in a large bowl. Put aside. Whisk the yogurt, milk, egg, vanilla and melted butter in a small bowl. Slowly stir the wet ingredients into the dry mixture until completely blended. DO NOT overmix.
  2. Use a piping bag with a large round tip (or a Ziploc bag with the corner cut off) to guide the batter into a pan with 6 donuts. Fill the cavities of the donut about 2/3 full. Bake for 8 to 11 minutes, until the donuts are golden brown. They jump back when touched. Mine took exactly 10 minutes.
  3. Let cool down for approx. 5 minutes before removing from the pan. Dip donuts in strawberry icing 1-3 times, depending on how thick you want them to be. Top with sprinkles.
  4. For icing : Cut the strawberries into slices and puree with 1 tablespoon of strawberry jam. Slowly stir in 1 cup of sifted powdered sugar and add more until the desired consistency and color is achieved. I wanted thick frosting so I added 2 cups. Donuts are best served immediately. Store leftovers well covered at room temperature for up to 2 days.

FREEZE: You can freeze the donuts (glazed or unglazed) for up to 2 months. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator and warm up to your liking.