It’s here! Each year on the first Friday of June is National Doughnut or Donut Day! This day celebrates the doughnut and honors the Salvation Army Lassies, the women that served doughnuts to soldiers during WWI. In preparation, we have compiled two of our favorite recipes that are baked versions of the classic treat.
Lemon Glazed Baked Doughnut
Makes about 14 doughnuts
Nonstick cooking spray
1 cup whole-wheat flour
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup low-fat buttermilk (1%)
2 large eggs
1/4 cup honey
2 tablespoons melted butter
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1. Preheat oven to 425°. Lightly coat a doughnut pan with cooking spray.
2. Combine flours and next 4 ingredients (through salt) in a large bowl, stirring well with a whisk.
3. Combine buttermilk, eggs, honey, butter, and vanilla, stirring well with a whisk. Add buttermilk mixture to flour mixture; whisk just until combined.
4. Spoon batter into doughnut pans, filling two-thirds full. Bake in the middle of oven until doughnuts spring back when touched and are golden on bottom (about 8 minutes). Let cool in pan slightly (about 4 minutes); turn out.
Combine 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice and 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar, stirring well with a whisk. Dip 1 side of the cooled doughnuts into glaze; let cool on a rack, glazed side up.
Cinnamon Sugar Donut Bites
Makes about 24 bites
1-1/2 cup whole wheat flour
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
Dash of salt
3/4 cup (2 percent) Greek yogurt
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1-1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
3 – 4 tablespoons cinnamon
1 tablespoon melted butter
1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F. Grease a mini muffin pan with non-stick cooking spray and set it aside.
2. In a large bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Add the egg, oil, Greek yogurt, vanilla and brown sugar until the mixture is fully combined. It will be a little thicker than a muffin batter. If it’s too thick, add in a bit of milk.
3. Using your hands, roll the dough into little balls and place them in the greased muffin pan.
Bake donuts for about 10 – 11 minutes, or until they are golden brown. Let them cool for about 1 minute.
4. Mix together the cinnamon and sugar. Using a pastry brush, brush each donut with melted butter, then dip in the cinnamon sugar to coat. Repeat until all of the donuts have been covered and enjoy!
Store all leftovers in our stainless steel food containers to keep the freshness of the doughnuts for the next few days! Enjoy making these recipes with the whole family as a way to celebrate.