Monday, February 22, 2016

Baked Strawberry Doughnuts



Since the fall, I've been on a baked doughnut kick.  I just love them.  They are so easy to make and hit the spot for when I get the urge to have something sweet for breakfast.  I recently decided it was time to experiment with new flavors and whipped up what might be my favorite flavor yet--melt in your mouth strawberry. I hope you enjoy!


Ingredients

for the donuts

  • 2 cups of all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup milk (I used skim, because that's what was in my fridge)
  • 6 tablespoons of vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • Make sure you have a donut pan

for the glaze

  • 3 cups of powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped strawberries
  • 1/2 cup freeze dried strawberries, crushed into a powder (I put mine in a plastic baggie and used a glass to crush them)
  • 1 tbsp water

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Prep doughnut pans with Baker's Joy (I love this product because you don't have to worry about flouring your pans since it's already in the spray!!!)
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine all dry ingredients.
  • In a separate bowl, mix wet ingredients.
  • Combine dry and wet ingredients together, mixing until combined.  If you are using a mixer, use low setting as you don't want to over mix.
  • Slowly add strawberries to mixture.
  • Stir until combined. Again, if using a mixer, use a low setting to avoid over mixing.
  • Place batter in a ziplock bag and cut off the tip to fashion a piping bag.  (I usually put the bag in a glass and scoop the dough in)
  • Bake for 10-13 minutes until toothpick inserted into doughnut comes out clean.
  • Allow to cool on a baking rack while you prepare strawberry glaze.
  • To prepare glaze--in a mixing bowl, combine the chopped strawberries and the powdered sugar.
  • Mix until combined, macerating strawberries to add moisture to the mixture.  
  • Once this mixes down, add freeze dried strawberry powder and stir until combined.
  • Add 1 tbsp water to give mixture a glaze-like consistency.
  • Dip doughnut in glaze and place on wire rack.  Let the Doughnuts sit for 5 minutes to allow the glaze to set.
  • Enjoy!
To see my other doughnut flavors, check out the links below:
original vanilla and my fall favorite pumpkin spice



Linking with BianaKatieLindaErin and Ashley

3 comments:

  1. These look AMAZING! I need a donut pan in my life.

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  2. Oh my goodness those look beyond amazing!
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  3. I've yet to try baking doughnuts at home, these look amazing, my strawberry loving daughters would go crazy for them! Thanks for sharing at What'd You Do This Weekend?!

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