Since being pregnant with my youngest, I have been obsessed with doughnuts! I cannot get enough. The best doughnut shop in town, is minutes away from my kids’ paediatrician, so anytime we are in that area, we have to make a stop. It became dangerous though, the day I realized they were also available on Uber Eats! Holy Mackerel!
These doughnuts though are top notch, and that’s reflected in their prices! I wanted to see if I could make my own doughnuts at home that would help curb my cravings and save my bank account!
I played around with some yeasted doughs, and flavours, and have come up with a pretty good homemade doughnut recipe. You can glaze or top it however you like, but my oldest loves pink, so we went with a Simpson’s doughnut shade of pink! Hope you enjoy!
Eggless, Baked, Homemade Doughnuts
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon active dry yeast
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1 cup milk or dairy alternative
- 3 tbsp melted butter or coconut oil
- Pinch of salt
- 1 1/2 tsp vanilla
Heat milk until slightly warm, add sugar and yeast, and allow to bloom
In a large bowl, mix flour and salt, then add butter, vanilla and milk mixture. Stir until incorporated, either with a spoon, by hand or using a mixer. Then knead the dough until extremely soft and smooth. If the mixture is too dry you can add a bit of warm milk, and if it is too sticky, add a touch of flour.
Set aside and allow to rise for 1 – 1 1/2 hours, until approximately doubled in size
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Shape into desired shapes and sizes. We made approximately 16 thin doughnuts, 3-4 inches a piece. You can use a doughnut pan, shape them by hand, or use cookie cutters. Place shaped doughnuts on a greased or lined pan or sheet.
Allow your doughnuts to rise for another 30 minutes to an hour.
Bake for approximately 12-18 minutes. Keep an eye on them. Smaller doughnuts will cook much quicker and larger might need a few more minutes. Don’t over bake, as they will be tough to eat.
Allow to cool. Brush with oil or melted butter. Top with cinnamon sugar, powdered sugar, or a glaze.
For our flavours we did a mix of powdered sugar and cinnamon for the white doughnuts, and a white chocolate glaze dyed pink for the others. Our glaze was simply melted white chocolate, milk, vanilla, dye and powdered sugar. My kids added sprinkles to some!
The final result is a delicious, baked doughnut that costs cents to make, can be customized with your own glaze, and is amazing while still a bit warm!
Let me know what doughnut flavour is your favourite of all time, and thanks for stopping by!