Baked Buttermilk Doughnuts

Circle B Kitchen

As I mentioned in the blog post, I think the best doughnut pan for making baked doughnuts is made by Norpro.  It produces doughnuts that look the most like bakery doughnuts.  I started with the recipe that came with the pan and then made some changes.  Our favorite way to eat these is with a simple cinnamon sugar topping, but feel free to frost or glaze these however you like.  I've given you a couple of glazing ideas below.  If making the cinnamon sugar doughnuts, be sure the doughnuts are still warm from the oven before applying the cinnamon sugar.

Recipe adapted from Norpro

2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cups sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon fresh ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup buttermilk
2 eggs, beaten
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 1/2  tablespoons coconut oil, warmed briefly in the microwave

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees and spray your doughnut pan with nonstick cooking spray.

In a large bowl, mix the flour, sugar, baking powder, nutmeg and salt.

In a smaller bowl, stir together the eggs, buttermilk, vanilla and softened coconut oil with a whisk until smooth.

Stir the egg mixture into the flour mixture.  Mix until well blended and then fill each doughnut cup about 3/4 full.

Bake 8 to 10 minutes until the doughnuts spring back when touched (this took closer to 12 minutes in my oven).  But do not overcook or they will dry out.

Allow to cool slightly in the pan before removing.  Glaze or frost as desired.

Cinnamon-sugar Doughnuts

Mix together 1/4 cup sugar and 1 tablespoon cinnamon.  Place in a paper bag.  Place a warm doughnut in the bag and shake until the doughnut is completely covered with cinnamon sugar.  Place on rack to cool.

Vanilla Glaze
1 cup powdered sugar
1-2 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla

Mix the powdered sugar, milk and vanilla together, starting with just 1 tablespoon of milk.  You want the glaze to be fairly thick.  Microwave for about 8 to 10 seconds, stir well and then drizzle over the doughnut.  Dip in finely chopped walnuts, if desired.

Maple Glaze
1 cup powdered sugar
1-2 tablespoons maple syrup
1teaspoon milk

Mix the ingredients together until you have a fairly thick glaze.  Microwave for a few seconds until it's warm.  Stir well and then drizzle over the doughnut.