Baked Doughnuts

Baked doughnuts are a much-needed invention. They’re cute as hell, healthier than fried doughnuts and twice as quick to make too. This is a no yeast recipe for doughnuts and you are going to love them. Trust me, these are a delight!!

Baked donuts without yeast are light, fluffy and melt in your mouth. While they may taste slightly different from traditional doughnuts, considering they are made without yeast, they evoke the same joy in every other way. Speaking of no yeast, have you tried the No yeast pizza yet?

Ingredients for Baked Donuts

Baked donuts need regular baking ingredients: flour, milk, salt, butter, sugar, egg, milk. This recipe uses a pinch of nutmeg to give them a donuty flavour.

I’ve also included a simple glaze for these doughnuts. For a baker, it seems like decorating the donuts is just as much fun as making them. Get imaginative with pairing them with different glazes.

Melted chocolate or ganache will work very well too. You can also colour the glaze using food colour and let them really stand out. If you got kids, let them go rogue decorating these. So much fun.

You can store these doughnuts in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. To let them regain their soft texture warm them up for just about 10 seconds in the microwave before serving them and they’ll be as good as fresh.

Using a donut pan:

You will require a doughnut baking pan to bake these donuts. They’re easily available online. They don’t cost much and once you’ve tried these donuts, you are going to make good use of that pan for sure.

I found a good doughnut pan on Amazon for Rs 350. To prep the tin, you can lightly grease it with oil/butter or using a cooking spray.

Filling the doughnut pan :

  1. Fill an icing bag with the batter .
  2. Snip off the end of the bag.
  3. Pipe the batter into a greased doughnut pan.

Decorating the doughnuts:

  1. Once the doughnuts have cooled, dip them face down into the glaze.
  2. Let the excess glaze drip off.
  3. Decorate the doughnuts with sprinkles & chocolate chips

So here we go :

Baked Donuts with Vanilla Glaze:

For the donuts:

1/3 cup milk

1 tsp vinegar

3/4 cup flour

1/2 tsp bakingpowder

1/2 tsp baking soda

a pinch of salt

a pinch of nutmeg

5 tbsp / 70 grams butter softened

1/4 cup sugar

1 large egg

1/2 tsp vanilla

For the glaze :

1 tsp vanilla

1/2 tbsp milk

1/3 cup sugar

Sprinkle and chocolate chips for decorating the donuts.

  • Grease a mini doughnut baking pan with a little butter or with cooking spray.
  • Preheat the oven to 170 C
  • In a small bowl, mix the milk and vinegar. Keep aside. The mixture will curdle. Don’t worry about it.
  • In another bowl sift together the flour, nutmeg, salt, baking soda and baking powder
  • In a large bowl, mix the softened butter and the sugar. Using a cake beater, mix the two on medium speed.
  • Add the egg and the vanilla, beat again just until the egg is incorporated.
  • To this, add half the flour mixture, followed by half the milk mixture. Mix on low speed.
  • Follow this by a half the remaining flour, the rest of the milk, and finish off with the rest of the flour, mixing on low speed after each addition.

Piping the Doughnuts :

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  • Fill a disposable piping bag with half the doughnut batter. Snip off the end the icing bag. Pipe the batter into the doughnut pan, filling each cavity up to 2/3rds full.
  • Bake the doughnuts in the preheated oven for about 10-12 minutes.
  • Once the doughnuts are baked, turn them out of the pan on to a cooling rack and repeat the process with the remaining batter.

For the glaze:

  • Let all the doughnuts cool down completely before you decorate them.
  • In a medium-sized bowl, mix the vanilla, sugar and milk for the glaze.
  • The mixture will seem very thick at first but will get thinner as you keep stirring.
  • If you still find the mixture very thick, add more milk, about half a tablespoon at a time.

To decorate the doughnuts:

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  • Once the glaze is ready and the doughnuts have cooled down, you can decorate them.
  • Dip each doughnut into the glaze, face down. Let the excess drip out back into the bowl. Top the glaze with sprinkles and chocolate chips and let the doughnuts sit on a rack or plate till the glaze sets.

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