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These old-fashioned baked donuts are super simple to make.

You take one bite and the sweet, soft, delicious flavors will entice you to take another.

Any type of bakery treat is so lovely. My Grandma Jean taught me how to bake when I was a little girl and I’ve loved to bake ever since. The simple act of mixing ingredients together to make something that is so delicious soothes the soul. My baking has evolved over time and have now gotten my husband into it. He has been working on perfecting a baked donut recipe over the past few months and he will be sharing how to make them in 2 different, oh so yummy ways today. Here he is, my other half, Mitch, to take it away!

This post contains affiliate links. That simply means I earn a small commission at no extra cost to you. As an Amazon Associate I earn on qualifying purchases.

*********************

Hello! I’m Rachel’s husband Mitch. Wanna make some baked donuts? Of course you do.

I’m a sucker for a fresh hot donut; even better when paired with a hot cup of coffee. I’ll be showing you how to make 2 different kinds of baked donuts, Grenadine Glazed and Cinnamon Sugar, with some minor changes to the same recipe. These old-fashioned baked donuts will show you that you don’t have to fry a donut in oil to make it taste good. This simple recipe will give you a familiar old-fashioned flavor without all the hassle of shaping and frying the dough. You might choose to make only 1 type or both types, or you might decide to go rogue and make up your own recipe… do as you will. Just don’t blame me if you deviate from my recipe and they don’t turn out!

These baked donuts are a super easy to whip up. All you need is a couple of mixing bowls, a whisk, and a donut pan. If you don’t own a donut pan, get one. If you don’t want to get one, then use a muffin tin or something… but I’ll be mad at you. These are supposed to be donuts, not muffins. Go buy a donut pan. You’ll like it :-). We bought our donut pan at Fleet Farm, but you can also find one just like it from Joann Stores.

OK enough chatting, let’s make some damn delicious baked donuts.

Materials List

 

Baked Donut Type 1: Grenadine Glazed


INGREDIENTS

 

FOR THE DONUTS
  • 1 cup (120 grams) all-purpose flour.
  • 1/3 cup (70 grams) granulated sugar.
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder.
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt.
  • 2 Tablespoons (28 grams) unsalted butter melted and cooled a bit.
  • 1 egg.
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg.
  • 1/3 cup +1 1/2 tablespoon butter milk.
    – I make butter milk from almond milk. Just add 1 Tablespoon of lemon juice to the almond milk, stir, and wait about 5 minutes. It will thicken and curdle the almond milk. You’ll have to stir it again before you pour it into the dry batter.
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract.
  • 4 Tablespoons grenadine (more if you want a very red donut with more cherry flavor).

 

FOR THE GRENADINE GLAZE
  • 3/4 cup (96 grams) powdered sugar.
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract.
  • 1 small pinch salt.
  • 1 or 2 Tablespoons milk or almond milk.
  • 1 or 2 Tablespoons grenadine.

 


INSTRUCTIONS

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (oven temps vary so adjust accordingly).
  • Spray your donut pan with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together egg, milk or almond milk, butter, vanilla extract, and grenadine.
  • Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir together until no flour bits remain and all the ingredients are well combined. Try not to over-mix the batter.
  • Spoon the batter into the donut cavities or use a large ziploc bag. Cut a corner off the bottom of the bag and pipe the batter into each donut cavity, filling 1/2 to 3 ∕ 4 of the way full.
  • Place the pan in the oven and bake for 8 to 10 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and transfer the donuts onto a wire rack until cool enough to handle but still warm. I don’t have a wire rack so I just place them on tin foil.

MAKE THE GLAZE
  • In a medium bowl whisk together the powdered sugar, vanilla extract, and salt.
  • Add 1 Tablespoon of milk or almond milk and whisk to combine. If the glaze is too thick, add additional milk 1/2 teaspoon at a time until the desired consistency is reached. I like a thicker glaze.
  • *If you want to get fancy, spoon 2 tablespoons of the white glaze into a small sandwich bag for piping at the end.
  • Add 1 Tablespoon of grenadine and whisk to combine. If needed, continue to thin out or thicken the glaze by adding either grenadine, milk, or more powdered sugar. Again, I think a thicker glaze works best.

ASSEMBLE
  • Dip the warm donuts in the grenadine glaze and return them to the wire rack or tin foil.
  • Repeat dipping the glazed donuts a second time and return them to the wire rack or tin foil.
  • *Now would be the time to pipe on that white glaze you reserved, you know, to really impress people.
  • Allow glaze to set at room temperature for about 30 minutes before stacking or serving.
  • Admire and enjoy your delicious grenadine glazed baked donuts!

 

Baked Donut Type 2: Cinnamon Sugar


INGREDIENTS

 

FOR THE DONUTS
  • 1 cup (120 grams) all-purpose flour.
  • 1/3 cup (70 grams) granulated sugar.
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder.
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt.
  • 2 Tablespoons (28 grams) unsalted butter melted and cooled a bit.
  • 1 egg.
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg.
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon.
  • 1/3 cup +1 1/2 tablespoon butter milk.
    – I make butter milk from almond milk. Just add 1 Tablespoon of lemon juice to the almond milk, stir, and wait about 5 minutes. It will thicken and curdle the almond milk. You’ll have to stir it again before you pour it into the dry batter.
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract.

 

FOR THE CINNAMON SUGAR TOPPING
  • 1/4 cup sugar.
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon.
  • 1 Tablespoon unsalted butter melted and cooled a bit.

 


INSTRUCTIONS

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (oven temps vary so adjust accordingly).
  • Spray your donut pan with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, nutmeg, cinnamon, and salt.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together egg, milk or almond milk, butter, and vanilla extract.
  • Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir together until no flour bits remain and all the ingredients are well combined. Try not to over-mix the batter.
  • Spoon the batter into the donut cavities or use a large ziploc bag. Cut a corner off the bottom of the bag and pipe the batter into each donut cavity, filling 1/2 to 3 ∕ 4 of the way full.
  • Place the pan in the oven and bake for 8 to 10 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and transfer the donuts onto a wire rack until cool enough to handle but still warm. I don’t have a wire rack so I just place them on tin foil.

MAKE CINNAMON SUGAR TOPPING
  • In a medium bowl whisk together the sugar and ground cinnamon.
  • Melt 1 Tablespoon of butter and set aside to cool a bit.

 

ASSEMBLE
  • Brush a donut with the melted butter.
  • Dredge the buttered donut in the cinnamon sugar topping.
  • Repeat until all donuts are coated in cinnamon and sugar.
  • Admire and enjoy your delicious cinnamon sugar baked donuts!

*******************

Thank you to my husband for being a guest writer this week, that was fun! I hope you are inspired to bake these simple donuts. They are so delicious and will hopefully add joy to your day. Coffee and donuts await!

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    Baked Donuts 2 Ways

    Share this post. Share the Journey!

    These old-fashioned baked donuts are super simple to make.

    You take one bite and the sweet, soft, delicious flavors will entice you to take another.

    Any type of bakery treat is so lovely. My Grandma Jean taught me how to bake when I was a little girl and I’ve loved to bake ever since. The simple act of mixing ingredients together to make something that is so delicious soothes the soul. My baking has evolved over time and have now gotten my husband into it. He has been working on perfecting a baked donut recipe over the past few months and he will be sharing how to make them in 2 different, oh so yummy ways today. Here he is, my other half, Mitch, to take it away!

    This post contains affiliate links. That simply means I earn a small commission at no extra cost to you. As an Amazon Associate I earn on qualifying purchases.

    *********************

    Hello! I’m Rachel’s husband Mitch. Wanna make some baked donuts? Of course you do.

    I’m a sucker for a fresh hot donut; even better when paired with a hot cup of coffee. I’ll be showing you how to make 2 different kinds of baked donuts, Grenadine Glazed and Cinnamon Sugar, with some minor changes to the same recipe. These old-fashioned baked donuts will show you that you don’t have to fry a donut in oil to make it taste good. This simple recipe will give you a familiar old-fashioned flavor without all the hassle of shaping and frying the dough. You might choose to make only 1 type or both types, or you might decide to go rogue and make up your own recipe… do as you will. Just don’t blame me if you deviate from my recipe and they don’t turn out!

    These baked donuts are a super easy to whip up. All you need is a couple of mixing bowls, a whisk, and a donut pan. If you don’t own a donut pan, get one. If you don’t want to get one, then use a muffin tin or something… but I’ll be mad at you. These are supposed to be donuts, not muffins. Go buy a donut pan. You’ll like it :-). We bought our donut pan at Fleet Farm, but you can also find one just like it from Joann Stores.

    OK enough chatting, let’s make some damn delicious baked donuts.

    Materials List

     

    Baked Donut Type 1: Grenadine Glazed


    INGREDIENTS

     

    FOR THE DONUTS
    • 1 cup (120 grams) all-purpose flour.
    • 1/3 cup (70 grams) granulated sugar.
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder.
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt.
    • 2 Tablespoons (28 grams) unsalted butter melted and cooled a bit.
    • 1 egg.
    • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg.
    • 1/3 cup +1 1/2 tablespoon butter milk.
      – I make butter milk from almond milk. Just add 1 Tablespoon of lemon juice to the almond milk, stir, and wait about 5 minutes. It will thicken and curdle the almond milk. You’ll have to stir it again before you pour it into the dry batter.
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract.
    • 4 Tablespoons grenadine (more if you want a very red donut with more cherry flavor).

     

    FOR THE GRENADINE GLAZE
    • 3/4 cup (96 grams) powdered sugar.
    • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract.
    • 1 small pinch salt.
    • 1 or 2 Tablespoons milk or almond milk.
    • 1 or 2 Tablespoons grenadine.

     


    INSTRUCTIONS

    • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (oven temps vary so adjust accordingly).
    • Spray your donut pan with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.
    • In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
    • In a small bowl, whisk together egg, milk or almond milk, butter, vanilla extract, and grenadine.
    • Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir together until no flour bits remain and all the ingredients are well combined. Try not to over-mix the batter.
    • Spoon the batter into the donut cavities or use a large ziploc bag. Cut a corner off the bottom of the bag and pipe the batter into each donut cavity, filling 1/2 to 3 ∕ 4 of the way full.
    • Place the pan in the oven and bake for 8 to 10 minutes.
    • Remove from the oven and transfer the donuts onto a wire rack until cool enough to handle but still warm. I don’t have a wire rack so I just place them on tin foil.

    MAKE THE GLAZE
    • In a medium bowl whisk together the powdered sugar, vanilla extract, and salt.
    • Add 1 Tablespoon of milk or almond milk and whisk to combine. If the glaze is too thick, add additional milk 1/2 teaspoon at a time until the desired consistency is reached. I like a thicker glaze.
    • *If you want to get fancy, spoon 2 tablespoons of the white glaze into a small sandwich bag for piping at the end.
    • Add 1 Tablespoon of grenadine and whisk to combine. If needed, continue to thin out or thicken the glaze by adding either grenadine, milk, or more powdered sugar. Again, I think a thicker glaze works best.

    ASSEMBLE
    • Dip the warm donuts in the grenadine glaze and return them to the wire rack or tin foil.
    • Repeat dipping the glazed donuts a second time and return them to the wire rack or tin foil.
    • *Now would be the time to pipe on that white glaze you reserved, you know, to really impress people.
    • Allow glaze to set at room temperature for about 30 minutes before stacking or serving.
    • Admire and enjoy your delicious grenadine glazed baked donuts!

     

    Baked Donut Type 2: Cinnamon Sugar


    INGREDIENTS

     

    FOR THE DONUTS
    • 1 cup (120 grams) all-purpose flour.
    • 1/3 cup (70 grams) granulated sugar.
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder.
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt.
    • 2 Tablespoons (28 grams) unsalted butter melted and cooled a bit.
    • 1 egg.
    • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg.
    • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon.
    • 1/3 cup +1 1/2 tablespoon butter milk.
      – I make butter milk from almond milk. Just add 1 Tablespoon of lemon juice to the almond milk, stir, and wait about 5 minutes. It will thicken and curdle the almond milk. You’ll have to stir it again before you pour it into the dry batter.
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract.

     

    FOR THE CINNAMON SUGAR TOPPING
    • 1/4 cup sugar.
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon.
    • 1 Tablespoon unsalted butter melted and cooled a bit.

     


    INSTRUCTIONS

    • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (oven temps vary so adjust accordingly).
    • Spray your donut pan with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.
    • In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, nutmeg, cinnamon, and salt.
    • In a small bowl, whisk together egg, milk or almond milk, butter, and vanilla extract.
    • Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir together until no flour bits remain and all the ingredients are well combined. Try not to over-mix the batter.
    • Spoon the batter into the donut cavities or use a large ziploc bag. Cut a corner off the bottom of the bag and pipe the batter into each donut cavity, filling 1/2 to 3 ∕ 4 of the way full.
    • Place the pan in the oven and bake for 8 to 10 minutes.
    • Remove from the oven and transfer the donuts onto a wire rack until cool enough to handle but still warm. I don’t have a wire rack so I just place them on tin foil.

    MAKE CINNAMON SUGAR TOPPING
    • In a medium bowl whisk together the sugar and ground cinnamon.
    • Melt 1 Tablespoon of butter and set aside to cool a bit.

     

    ASSEMBLE
    • Brush a donut with the melted butter.
    • Dredge the buttered donut in the cinnamon sugar topping.
    • Repeat until all donuts are coated in cinnamon and sugar.
    • Admire and enjoy your delicious cinnamon sugar baked donuts!

    *******************

    Thank you to my husband for being a guest writer this week, that was fun! I hope you are inspired to bake these simple donuts. They are so delicious and will hopefully add joy to your day. Coffee and donuts await!

    signature from The Antiqued Journey

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