Have you seen those little nifty doughnut, cake-pop, cupcake, brownie, etc. makers? They are basically a waffle maker that makes different things besides waffles. I had my eye on a doughnut maker at Christmas, and when they went half off after Christmas, I bought one for myself. Well, this weekend, I got it out and tried it for the first time. My kids were so excited! The doughnuts were pretty good, especially since they are baked and not fried. I mean nothing can beat a fried, hot, krispy kreme doughnut in my book. That is my ultimate favorite thing to eat, hands down.
I'm going to keep trying different recipes to find the perfect one, but for now, this one is a winner, as long as you add some icing or a glaze to it. I think you could make these in a muffin tin too if you didn't have one of the little doughnut makers.
Plain Doughnuts with Chocolate Icing
adapted from three different recipes
1 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 cup milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
3/4 cups powdered sugar
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1-1/2 tablespoons milk or water
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract.
Preheat your mini donut maker or oven if using muffin tin.
In a large bowl, mix together the dry ingredients and create a small well in the middle for the wet ingredients. Whisk everything together until smooth. If you want to make it easier, transfer the batter into a container that can be used for pouring or a squirt bottle. I just used a spoon this time, but next time I may use a squirt bottle.
Spray the cooking surface of the machine with nonstick spray and then pour in the batter. Cook donuts for about 4-6 minutes. Cooking time may need to be adjusted, depending on the mini doughnut maker that is being used.
For Chocolate Glaze:
In a medium bowl, whisk together powdered sugar and cocoa powder. Slowly stir in milk and vanilla extract. Whisk until smooth.
Dip doughnuts in chocolate glaze, top with sprinkles, and let sit to harden slightly.