Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Whole Wheat Strawberry Donuts

These donuts are baked, not fried (this does mean that you'll need one of those Donut Pans.
If you don't have one, you can easily make these into muffins (which, surprise, is what they really are--only in donutty shapes and with a glaze). Incidentally, we also made several that were mini muffins which turned out cute little donut-hole looking things that were super fun.

My only caveat is that they don't come out all nice and pink, like I was hoping they would. If you want pinky pink strawberry donuts you're going to have to use some food coloring in either the donut or glaze. We skipped it and even my three young girls lived to tell the tale.

Whole What Strawberry Doughnuts
adapted from Mary Quite Contrary Bakes
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 9 minutes or until you stick a fork in and no batter comes out (this will be longer for muffins since they are not as flat)
Cost: $1.65 or about $.16/donut
whole wheat flour: .10, flour: .05, sugar: .05, milk: .05, egg: .10, butter: .05, strawberries: .75, powdered sugar: .40, other stuff: .10

1/2 C whole wheat flour (preferably white whole wheat flour)
1/2 C all-purpose flour
1/3 C sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
1/3 C milk
1 egg
1 Tbsp melted butter
1/2-3/4 C strawberries
2 tsp strawberry jam
1 Tbsp pure maple syrup

3 C powdered sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/2 C cold milk

Preheat oven to 425. Grease donut pan.

Combine strawberries and strawberry jam. Puree it in small blender.

Combine dry ingredients. Add milk, egg, butter, and maple syrup. Stir until combined. Stir in strawberry mixture, starting with 1/2 and only adding more if needed. Batter should be wet, but not crazy runny.

Plop it into donut molds. This makes about 10, so if you've just got a 6-donut mold, you'll need to do it twice or do muffins or mini-muffins (donutty holes) like we did.

To make glaze: Stir all ingredients until smooth. If you had a little extra strawberry stuff, you can add that too (we had a little extra and added it).

When donuts are cooled, dip them into glaze, set on wax paper and let glaze set.


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