A few weeks ago, my son turned 2-years-0ld. Since he isn’t a fan of birthday cake, but does adore donuts, I decided the best thing to make him on his special day was a cake made entirely of donuts.
I knew I wanted to make him donuts, so the week before the big day, I began searching for the perfect recipe. I found a great recipe for whole wheat donuts, but I didn’t think my boy would like them with powdered sugar or nuts. It’s weird I know, but he has this strange thing where he doesn’t like getting his hands dirty when he eats. Powdered sugar all over his little hands? That was not going to happen.
I decided to take that recipe and tweak it to suit the tastes of my miniature foodie. Instead of covering them in powdered sugar, I coated them with red melting candy and sprinkles. The verdict? He loved them and ate every last one over the course of his long birthday weekend.
I hope you try them and love them as much as we did. Enjoy!
- ¾ cup all-purpose flour
- ¼ cup whole wheat flour
- ⅓ cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ⅛ teaspoon nutmeg, freshly grated
- ⅓ cup fat-free milk
- ¼ cup plain fat-free Greek yogurt
- 1 egg
- 2 tablespoons canola or vegetable oil
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- a few drops of almond extract
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease the doughnut pan well. (I used Pam for baking.)
- Whisk flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, nutmeg together in a medium mixing bowl.
- Whisk yogurt, milk, egg, oil and flavorings together in a separate small bowl. Combine all at once with dry ingredients and stir only until everything is moistened.
- Spoon batter into pastry bag or quart-size zippered plastic bag. Seal. Snip small corner of plastic bag and force dough out of hole in a fat rope that encircles each doughnut cup. Fill only ½ to ¾ full or you will lose the hole in the middle of your doughnut. Makes 12 donuts and possibly 3-4 “donut holes” in a mini cupcake pan. Bake for 9-10 minutes.
- If coating with candy: Melt the candy and gently dip each donut and place on a wire rack. Top with the sprinkles while the candy coating is still wet, or they won't stick to the donut. Enjoy!
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