Okay, first of all I’m not sure if I’m supposed to spell it ‘doughnut’ or ‘donut’.
Donut has less letters, but doughnut sounds kind of fancy.
And I ask you this: How can there be two correct spellings of the same word???? My type A brain can’t handle it.
Anyway, I made do(ugh)nuts! Fancy, sprinkly, festive, birthday cake do(ugh)nuts!
Yes, sprinkly is a word. It’s a synonym for fancy.
- ½ recipe (-temptation, the last thing I need is a dozen donuts sitting around)
- white whole wheat flour for all-purpose (+protein, +fiber)
- turbinado sugar/Splenda combo for white sugar (-sugar, -calories, and using all natural turbinado sugar makes me feel a little better about the Splenda—it’s all about balance, right?)
- all cinnamon for cinnamon and nutmeg (personal preference)
- unsweetened vanilla almond milk for regular (-fat, -calories, -sugar)
- egg substitute for whole egg (-fat, -saturated fat, -calories, -cholesterol)
- extra vanilla (I just really like it)
- light whipped butter for shortening (-fat, -saturated fat, -trans fat, -calories)
Birthday Cake Donuts
Yield 6 donuts
Yes, I like it spelled donuts.
- 1 cup white whole wheat flour
- ¼ cup + 2 tbsp turbinado sugar
- 1 tsp baking powder
- pinch cinnamon
- dash salt
- ¼ cup + 2 tbs unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- ¼ cup egg substitute
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- ½ tbs light whipped butter, softened
For the glaze:
- ½ cup powdered sugar
- dash almond extract
- 1-2 tbs hot water
- sprinkles for topping (optional)
**Note: If you are in the anti Splenda club, just user all turbinado sugar. We don’t need to get hateful about it
- Preheat oven to 325. Spray a donut pan with nonstick spray, and set aside.
- In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together flour, salt, baking powder, sugar, Splenda and cinnamon.
- Using a hand mixer, beat in all remaining ngredients (excluding those for the glaze) until just combined.
- Transfer batter to a plastic freezer bag, and cut a small hole in the corner.
- Evenly divide batter between 6 donut forms.
- Bake for 8-10 minutes, then let stand for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
- Meanwhile, in a small-medium mixing bowl, whisk together powdered sugar, almond extract and 1 tbs hot water. Slowly continue to add more water (and I mean very slowly. A little bit of liquid goes a long way with powdered sugar) until desired drippy consistency.
- Dip tops of donuts into the glaze, then let stand on a flat surface. Top with sprinkles if desired.