I’m a little late to the “baked” donut scene. However, ya gotta admit even though I’m late to the party I brought a really good showing! I can’t take claim for this recipe. It’s from Ashley at Better Baker! I did “tweak” it a tad. (I just can’t help myself…I do it all the time to every recipe.)
I have to admit…this recipe made me a fan of baked donuts. I love how easy they are to make and how outrageously delicious they are! A winning combination to be sure.
Preheat oven to 350° degrees and spray your donut pan with non-stick cooking spray.
Next mix up the crumb topping by combining all the crumb ingredients in a small bowl and adding the toasted chopped almonds. Set aside. This was the change I made. I used my crumb topping recipe after the first batch because I like a fine crumb better. It’s just a personal preference.
In a medium bowl mix together all the dry ingredients. Whisk together until well blended.
Add the wet ingredients and gently mix in until combined. Do not over mix the dough. The original recipe calls for mixing the wet ingredients in a separate bowl and then folding them into the dry ingredients. I just gently whisked them together and they turned out perfect.
TIP: This is a stiff dough so do not panic if it is thicker than you were expecting.
TIP: I placed the mixed dough into a large plastic zip lock bag and cut off the one corner to pipe the dough into the prepared doughnut baking pan. Made it so easy to fill the donut pan and SO easy to clean up! (Seriously ANY day I can toss a dirty cooking utensil into the trash rather than washing it…SCORE…GOOD DAY!)
Sprinkle tops with the crumb topping. Do NOT panic if your crumb looks different. It should! This photo was taken before I adjusted to my crumb recipe.
Place in preheated oven, and cook for 10-11 minutes. Donuts will rise and may even cover the hole. Don’t worry about that either. We’re gonna fix that. (Cause I’m a Mom and I can fix anything…don’t believe me…I’m the master of hot gluing on merit badges before a scout court of honor! That’s right…I ROCK the glue gun too! lol)
While the donuts are cooling in the pan take a butter knife and gently push the dough back creating the hole in the center. Ta-da! You are an official donut hole fixer! (Mad skills ladies and gents. We’ve got MAD skills!)
Allow the donuts to cool in the pan for 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool. (Unless you enjoy playing toss the donut and watch it fall apart…then by all means…remove that hot donut and have at it! Just please send me pictures!)
Prepare the vanilla glaze while the donuts cool, or look for the first aid kit…depending on which route you went with.
Drizzle over cooled donuts. If you’re not planning on serving the donuts right away hold off on the glaze as it can tend to make the donuts a little soggy.
TIP: Place a sheet of wax paper under your cooling rack to catch the drips from the glaze. This makes cleaning up a breeze and it is also a great way to collect the extra glaze in case you run out.
Don’t those donuts look delicious! So simple and no frying. I love cake donuts so for me these were AH-Mazing! (There’s that word again…I know I over use it…can’t be helped!)
These donuts are tender, moist, and delicious. The crunchy cinnamon almond topping is to DIE for! Top it off with the vanilla glaze and you’ve got the perfect baked donut!
If you make these donuts please let me know by leaving a comment below! I’d love to hear from you!
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