Happy National Donut Day!
Hello to my new obsession!
After taking a bite of these donuts, all I can think about is making more donuts and I’m definitely wishing we had doubled this recipe! The donuts and the glaze were easy to make and the baking time was quick. Never mind how cute and delicious they were!
I got the donut molds off of Amazon, they’re the perfect size and came with 3 trays of 6 donuts. For this recipe we only used two of them and it was the perfect amount of dough, we did have a lot of the glaze leftover though.
The glaze is quick to cook, make sure you have all your ingredients close and measured out before you start.
I always thought that making donuts at home would be hard, or you had to cook them in a fryer. I am here to tell you baked donuts are a thing, they are easy, and they are good.
If you haven’t figure it out yet…
These turned out delicious!
What you need:
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1/4 cup canola oil
- 1/4 cup sour cream
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 cup mashed bananas (2 large ripe bananas)
- 1 1/4 cup all purpose flour
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- a dash of salt
- 1/4 cup unsalted butter, browned
- 1/3 cup brown sugar
- 3 tbsp. half and half cream ( plus more to get wanted consistency)
- 2 cups, sifted, powdered sugar (we used about 1 1/2 cup)
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- a dash of salt
What you do:
- Preheat oven to 350°
- Grease and flour two 6 count non-stick donut pans
- In a large bowl, add the eggs, sugars, sour cream, oil and vanilla. Mix until combined
- Add in your mashed bananas
- Next fold in flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt
- Pipe the mixture into your donut pans, ours were about half an inch from the top. We used a Ziploc bag and cut the corner. You can also get piping bags pretty cheap or use a spoon to transfer your batter into the molds but that could get messy.
- Bake for 14-16 minutes. Use a toothpick to ensure they’re cooked through. Donuts should be springy to the touch.
- Place cooked donuts to the side and make your glaze (this will give them enough time to cool)
- Over medium heat, in a medium sauce pan, brown your butter.
- Lower your heat to the high end of low, add brown sugar, stirring continuously for 1 minute
- Take your pan off the heat, allowing it to cool for a minute.
- Add in 3 tbsp. of cream, vanilla and salt (it will probably spit at you). Aggressively mix to combine your cream.
- Slowly add powdered sugar and whisk until combined. Additional cream or sugar can be added to get your desired consistency. We added about a tbsp. of cream at a time. I couldn’t honestly tell you how much more we added and we also didn’t use all the sugar. We also had a fair bit of glaze left over after dipping the doughnuts.
- Dip the top of your donuts in the glaze and let sit for a minute for glaze to set.
These are amazing while still warm, but you can keep them in an air tight container to enjoy them within a week.
We got this delicious recipe from: https://www.averiecooks.com/banana-bread-donuts-browned-butter-caramel-glaze/