Delicious Doughnuts 3 Ways!

Doughnuts are so just so irresistible. That sweet smells gets me every time and I can't resist. I've never tried making baked doughnuts and boy this is now a staple dough that I keep around and surprise people with! They are so fast and fairly easy to make and have a spectacular "wow" factor when you tell people you made them!

The doughnuts that I grew up eating and making, are the traditional Greek doughnut, "loukoumades." These warm nuggets are to die for. But. But. But, these new doughnuts are definitely surpassing my all time favorite doughnuts! They are #1 in my doughnut hierarchy!

I decided to take three doughs and take a fun twist on them! First, gluten/dairy free chocolate doughnuts. Secondly, nutmeg cake doughnuts with berry frosting. And lastly, cinnamon vanilla cake doughnuts with a cinnamon sugar topping and a vanilla cinnamon glaze! Yummy! Let's dive in!

Gluten/ Dairy Free Chocolate Doughnuts: preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit  and grease your doughnut pan

Cake Dough:  yields 12 doughnuts 

In a mixing bowl, combine the flours (gluten free and coconut flour), coco powder, baking powder, cinnamon and brown sugar

Slowly add in the almond milk until the texture of the dough is thick

Add in the coconut oil, mixing on a low speed so it doesn't splatter

Spoon the dough around the center of the doughnut pan 3/4 of the way up 

Bake for 20 minutes until the top looks crispy

Wait until they are fully cool to flip out of the pan.

Note* if you flip these out prior to cooling they will crumble, the cooling causes them to really bond!

- 1 cup almond milk (sweetened or unsweetened)

- 3/4 cup coconut flour (Bob's Red Mill)

- 1/2 gluten free baking flour (Bob's Red Mill)

- 1/2 tsp baking powder

- 1/2 cup brown sugar

- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

- 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

- 1/4 tsp cinnamon

- 1/3 cup melted coconut oil

 

 

Nutmeg Cake Doughnut with Raspberry Glaze: *same prep see above

In a mixing bowl with the paddle attachment, mix the butter, sugar and the baking powder together

Add in the flour, nutmeg, salt and the almond milk

Lastly, add in the egg and the vanilla extract

The dough should be smooth and like cake batter ( a looser, more moist dough)

Carefully spoon into the doughnut pan around the center piece

Bake *same as above for 20 minutes until the top is golden brown

*these doughnuts you can pop out of the pan once they have cooled for about 5 minutes since they are denser!

Cake Dough:

- 1 cups all purpose flour

- 1/2 cup of granulated sugar

- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

- 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

- 1/2 teaspoon salt

- 1/2 cup almond milk (or regular milk)

- 4 tablespoons of soft butter

- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

- 1 egg

 

Berry Frosting:

- 1/2 cup of frozen mixed berries (you can use fresh too!)

In a shallow skillet pan on medium heat, cook down the berries and the 1 teaspoon granulated sugar until the berries are dissolved and the sauce is thicker

Pull off the stove and let it cool

In a bowl, mix together into the berry mix the powdered sugar and the vanilla extract

*if you prefer thicker glazes, just add some more powdered sugar!

- 1 teaspoon granulated sugar

- 1 1/2 cups of powdered sugar

- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

 

 

 

 

Cinnamon Vanilla Cake Doughnuts with Cinnamon Sugar or Vanilla Cinnamon Glaze: *same as above for preheat instructions

Cake dough:

In a mixing bowl with the paddle attachment, mix the butter, sugar and the baking powder together

Add in the flour, nutmeg, salt and the almond milk

Lastly, add in the egg and the vanilla extract

The dough should be smooth and like cake batter ( a looser, more moist dough)

Carefully spoon into the doughnut pan around the center piece

Bake *same as above for 20 minutes until the top is golden brown

*you can also dust the tops of the doughnuts mid bake with a sprinkle of cinnamon for some more spice!

 

- 1 cups all purpose flour

- 1/2 cup of granulated sugar

- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

- 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

- 1/2 teaspoon salt

- 1/2 cup almond milk (or regular milk)

- 4 tablespoons of soft butter

- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

- 1 egg

 

 

Cinnamon Sugar:

In a bowl mix together the sugar and the cinnamon and set aside on a plate

When the doughnuts are still semi warm, roll the doughnuts in the sugar mix until they are 100% coated!

- 1/2 cup granulated sugar

- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

 

 

Vanilla Cinnamon Glaze:

In a bowl mix together the milk, powdered sugar and the cinnamon

Next add in the vanilla extract

The glaze should be sweet smelling and thick!

When the doughnuts are out and very very cool, dip the top into the bowl of glaze

*I hold the doughnuts through the hole and dip the top of the doughnut into the glaze

- 1 cup powdered sugar

- 2 teaspoons vanilla almond milk

- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

- 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

 

 

 

I know that is a lot of information above, but hey when it comes to my doughnuts I really do believe in going all out! They are so fun to make and eat and really are a new take on how to give little sweet treats. Although cookies are fun to give, doughnuts are a fun surprise!

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