Sunday, October 14

BAKE IT: Chocolate Chip Doughnuts

Doughnuts, everyone loves doughnuts. There are so many types and kinds of doughnuts out there. My favorite are the cake style doughnuts and the best part of cake doughnuts is they can be baked not fried. That makes them healthier and slightly less oily when eating them. Oven baking doughnuts is easy and simple! try making yourself a fresh batch for the morning and watch the smiles appear.

On a side note, this recipe is for chocolate chip doughnuts but you can take the chocolate chips out and have a plain doughnut.
Full time: 1 hour (includes cooling time)
Makes 6 crullers or 12 doughnuts

You will need:

2 eggs
2 1/4 cups flour
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup sour milk (add 1/2 tsp white vinegar to 1/2 cup milk)
1/2 cup chocolate chips
6 tbsp butter, softened
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt

Topping:
1 1/2 cup powdered sugar

Let us begin:

Preheat your oven to 350. Spray a doughnut or cruller pan with cooking spray.

In a large mixing bowl place softened butter along with sugar and cream until fluffy. About 3-4 minutes with a hand mixer on medium.

Add in eggs and blend for 1-2 minutes.

Add in the vanilla, baking powder, baking soda, nutmeg, and salt. I don't even turn on the mixer just just it a good swirl around.

Add in 1 1/4 flour and mix just until it is incorporated, about 1 minute.

Add in the soured milk and remaining flour, mix just until incorporated, about 1-2 minutes. Do not over mix.

Using a spatula, add in chocolate chips and fold them in.

Divide the batter evenly into the cruller or doughnut pan, pan should be roughly 2/3 full.

Bake in oven for 18-22 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.

Once cooked allow doughnuts to come to a complete cool in the pan.

Once cooled gently turn doughnuts out onto a cutting board.

Place powdered sugar into a sided plate and roll each doughnut in the sugar.

If using a textured doughnut pan, you may need to get your hands in there and rub the sugar onto the outside of the doughnuts.



Plate up and enjoy!