Delicious {Baked} Donuts!

Somehow, over the past few years, Saturday morning donuts have become a family tradition around our house. I’m ok with that.

Donuts = happy tummy.

and…

Donuts = REALLY happy boy tummies.

But sometimes I don’t feel like loading up everyone in the van on a cozy Saturday morning. And I don’t even want to know the calorie count on those fried bits of heaven.

So I bought a donut pan. Oh yes, I did.

Thanks to Pinterest, we’ve been having our Saturday morning delicious donuts at home, trying several different recipes and enjoying ourselves ever so much.

Friends: get yourself a donut pan. You will not regret it. And when you do, try these recipes as quickly as possible…

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Baked Banana Bread Donuts with Dark Chocolate Glaze – My first go at homemade donuts made a believer. The inclusion of bananas and Greek yogurt tilts the scale even more towards the healthy side for this recipe, but they were every bit as delicious as the fried variety. And the dark chocolate glaze? Fabulous.

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Baked Pumpkin Donuts with Maple Syrup Frosting – I love all things pumpkin, so obviously I had to make these. Yum. Who said it needs to be fall to enjoy baked pumpkin deliciousness? I love the light glaze on top – no drizzling it on for me. I dunked that baby in the glaze and never looked back.

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Baked Maple Donuts with Cinnamon Sugar – The Hubby is a fan of sugar-covered donuts, so these were a big hit with him! And the boys and I haven’t really met a homemade donut we didn’t like yet, so these were another home run! Please eat these warm. I must agree with Si and Jase about the power of hot donuts after trying these fresh out of the oven. {If you don’t watch Duck Dynasty, you will not understand this reference. Please remedy this situation as soon as possible.}

I have several more recipes lined up to try and you can bet I will share those recipes if they turn out well!

Oh, who am I kidding? They are DONUTS. Of course, they will turn out well.

Let’s dish on donuts today:

Who has the yummiest store-bought donuts?

Have you made homemade donuts?

Do you have a favorite homemade donut recipe?

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Comments

  1. I’ve made homemade donuts before. They are such a fun treat! :-) I also noticed you (very brilliantly!) laid out some foil out on your counter to catch the icing drips…something I did not do the last time I made donuts. And let’s just say…it took awhile to clean up all of that sticky goodness. :-)

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  2. Mmm, this is making me hungry for a donut! Maybe a donut pan can go on my b-day wish list. It seems that anything donut should be readily accepted by a child and I bet there are a bunch of healthier donut recipes out there that we could make disappear quite quickly.
    There’s a little mom and pop donut place not too far from our house that makes really good donuts. That’s where I go if I want a good donut.
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