Vanilla Baked Donuts

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Because it’s finals week and it’s been “1L of a year” (ha ha, law school humor), I’m keeping this post short and sweet.  Donuts are always a good idea, especially donuts topped with Oreos and sprinkles.

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If you don’t have a donut pan, go out and get one! I have the irrational fear that when I fry things the oil will explode or cause some other catastrophe, so baked donuts are my go to. They’re also healthier, which justifies eating the whole pan ;)

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Vanilla Baked Donuts

For the donuts:

2 cups all purpose flour

2/3 cup granulated sugar

2 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon salt

4 tablespoons vegan butter, melted*

2 eggs

2/3 cup almond milk *

teaspoons vanilla extract

*I used vegan butter and almond milk since that’s what I had in my fridge and was lazy and didn’t want to make a trip to the grocery store. Feel free to use regular butter and milk!

For the chocolate glaze:

1/2 cup dark chocolate chips

2 tablespoons vegan butter (or regular butter)

2 teaspoons light corn syrup

Splash of almond milk (or regular milk)

For the vanilla glaze:

1/2 cup confectioner’s sugar

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

1-2 tablespoons almond milk (or regular milk)

Optional: food coloring

Crushed Oreos, sprinkles for toppings

For the donuts:

Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease a nonstick donut pan and set aside.

In a large bowl combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. In a small bowl, combine the egg, milk, butter, and vanilla extract.

Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix just until combined.

Pour the batter into a large ziplock bag, seal it, and snip a corner off. Pipe the batter into the donut pan, making sure that each well is about 2/3 of the way full.

Bake 8-10 minutes or until cake tester or toothpick comes out clean. Let cool in the pan for 5 minutes and then invert onto cooling rack to cool completely. Repeat with the other half of the batter. (One half of the batter makes about 6 donuts, the number of cavities in the donut pan).

For the chocolate glaze:

Combine all the ingredients in a saucepan and heat over low heat. Stir until smooth.

For the vanilla glaze:

Combine all the ingredients in a small bowl and mix until smooth. Add in food coloring if desired.


I frosted 6 of the donuts with the chocolate glaze and the other 6 with the vanilla glaze. Take each donut and dunk the top in the glaze. Place right side up on the cooling rack or a piece of parchment paper. Top the donuts with the crushed Oreos or sprinkles. Enjoy!

Makes: 12 donuts



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