November 5th was National Doughnut Day! Sorry, I got my days mixed up :(
Not even a month ago, I finally bought a doughnut pan, and made my first batch of baked doughnuts. And now, I am already making another batch. This really isn’t a good thing, when you love doughnuts as much as I do! So I planned ahead, and made these on a day that Nick and I were meeting friends to watch football. I knew they would help me eat them!
One Year Ago: Peanut Brittle Peanut Butter Cookies
Cinnamon Sugar Baked Doughnuts
Recipe lightly adapted from King Arthur Flour
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup vegetable oil
3/4 cup sugar, divided
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon vanilla bean paste
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon, divided
3/4 teaspoon salt
2 2/3 cups flour
1 cup milk
3/4 cup cinnamon chips
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Spray doughnut pan with cooking spray. Set aside.
In a bowl, combine 1/4 cup sugar and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon. Mix well then set aside.
In a large mixing bowl, combine the butter, oil, remaining 1/2 cup sugar, and brown sugar. Mix well. Add in the eggs and vanilla bean paste. Stir in the baking powder, baking soda, remaining 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, and salt. Alternate adding in the flour with the milk, starting and ending with the flour. Mix until well combined. Fold in the cinnamon chips.
Spoon, or pipe (using a pastry bag or heavy zip-lock bag with a corner snipped off) the batter into the prepared doughnut pan, filling each cavity 3/4 of the way full. Bake in a preheated oven for 9-10 minutes. Remove the doughnuts from the oven and let cool for 3 minutes. After 3 minutes, turn the doughnuts out onto cooling racks. Dip both sides of the warm doughnuts into the cinnamon sugar mixture that you prepared earlier. Return the doughnuts to the cooling rack and cool completely. Enjoy!
Note: If you only have 1 doughnut pan like I do, let the pan cool for 10 minutes after removing the baked doughnuts. Spray the pan again and proceed until all the batter has been used.
Made with love, not calories!