Baked Donuts Recipe

Baked Donuts with a maple glaze from TheBewitchinKitchen.com. What a fun dessert recipe to make with the kids!

Have you ever had baked donuts? It may just be my new favorite thing to make (and my son’s favorite thing to eat).

Here’s a little disclaimer: I had no idea what I was doing. I didn’t know where to start, so I decided to base it off a tried and true recipe from the blog: Maple Butter Cinnamon Rolls.

Baked Donuts recipe from TheBewitchinKitchen.com. What a fun dessert to make with the kids!

So it started off with me scalding the milk. Basically just bring the milk, sugar and oil almost to the point of boiling. You will see it foam at the sides, that’s when you will remove it from the heat.

Baked Donuts recipe from TheBewitchinKitchen.com. What a fun dessert to make with the kids!

After the yeast (I use Fleischmann’s Quick Rise Yeast), maple and flour have been incorporated you will add the rest of your dry ingredients.

Baked Donuts recipe from TheBewitchinKitchen.com. What a fun dessert to make with the kids!

Spray a baking tray (I used a my stainless steel pizza pan) and shape your dough into donut shapes. You will not achieve perfection here, just think of them as “rustic”.

Baked Donuts recipe from TheBewitchinKitchen.com. What a fun dessert to make with the kids!

After rising and baking time, this is what you’ll find. Sure, they may not look like the perfect donut but don’t let that discourage you. All that matters is the taste anyway.

Baked Donuts recipe from TheBewitchinKitchen.com. What a fun dessert to make with the kids!

Now for the fun part: decorating. (This is where it’s fun to bring the little ones in.) Get together a few bowls for different colors (just don’t over color like I did on the red – yuck), arrange some sprinkles and have fun. Don’t forget to leave some uncolored glaze in another bowl, the maple glaze is so delicious especially without the food coloring.

Baked Donuts recipe from TheBewitchinKitchen.com. What a fun dessert to make with the kids!

Cool the donuts on a cooling rack and when they’re cool to the touch, you’re ready to decorate. Just dunk the donut in the glaze, add your sprinkles and let dry.

Baked Donuts with a maple glaze from TheBewitchinKitchen.com. What a fun dessert recipe to make with the kids!

The glaze is runny, so when you flip it over to dry on a cooling rack make sure you have something underneath to catch the drips.

There you have it:

Baked Donuts.

Baked Donuts with a maple glaze from TheBewitchinKitchen.com. What a fun dessert recipe to make with the kids!

I’ll stop teasing you now and give you the recipe:

Baked Donuts

Baked Donuts with a maple glaze from TheBewitchinKitchen.com. What a fun dessert recipe to make with the kids!
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Baked Donuts

Baked Donuts with a maple glaze. What a fun dessert recipe to make with the kids!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword homemade donuts
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 10 donuts
Calories 231kcal

Ingredients

For The Donuts:

  • 3/4 cup 2% millk or just use 1 cup whole milk
  • 1/4 cup cream
  • 1/4 cup sunflower oil
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp maple extract
  • 1 pkg quick rise yeast
  • 2 cups flour I used whole wheat
  • 1/4 tsp Fleischmanns baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tablespoon salt

For The Glaze:

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tbsp milk I used 2%
  • 1 tsp maple syrup

Instructions

For The Donuts:

  • Add your milk + cream, oil and sugar to a pan and scale the mixture. (Heat it right before a boil. The sides will become frothy.)
  • Take off the burner and let it set for about 45 minutes, or until it's lukewarm.
  • Add 1 tsp of maple extract and then add the yeast and let it sit for a minute, you will see the yeast beginning to expand.
  • Add the flour and stir.
  • Cover and let rise for an hour.
  • Add baking powder, baking soda, and salt and mix together.
  • Grab some dough and roll it between your hands to make it tub, connect the ends into a donut shape and place on a greased baking pan.
  • Let rise for 30 minutes - preheat oven to 375.
  • Bake for 20 minutes.

For the Glaze:

  • Combine everything together, color if needed.
  • Dip donuts in the glaze.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 231kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 210mg | Potassium: 41mg | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 85IU | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 1.2mg
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Baked Donuts with a maple glaze from TheBewitchinKitchen.com. What a fun dessert recipe to make with the kids!

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320 comments on “Baked Donuts Recipe”

  1. I would try this baked donuts recipe!!

  2. Cookies first.

  3. AYYYYEEEEEEEEEEE GIRLIE WE MADE UR DONUTS AND THEY WERE V NICE TYSM FOR THE RECIPE, A BUNCH OF 13 YR OLDS USED UR RECIPE FOR THEIR SCHOOL TASK SO TYVM , MAY GOD BLESS U 🙂 🙂

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