Yesterday was a day that I wanted to bake.
Because my kids demanded donuts for breakfast.
Now don't be judgemental yet.
I didn't run over to Krispy Kreme and buy them a dozen of their fried concoctions.
Instead I made my own, in the mini version because lets face it everything is cuter in mini version.
These little cuties are super easy to make and elicit comments such as "Your are the best mom in the world!" Really? Wow maybe I should working on a speech or something, surely there is an Academy Award like event that rewards moms for being the best.
First to bake donuts you need a pan or this handy dandy small kitchen appliance
For about $20 this little gem can be yours (I purchased this one at Target).
The ingredients and directions are simple:
1 C unbleached all purpose flour
1/2 C sugar
1 tbsp baking powder
1/2 C almond milk (vanilla)
4 tbsp vegetable oil
for those wanting to veganize sub out the egg for a flax egg or silken tofu
for the flax egg mix 1 tbsp flax meal and 3 tbsp water mix and allow to thicken
for silken tofu use t tbsp and whip smooth
You will need to grease both sides of the donut maker and plug it in to warm it up.
Combine all ingredients into a large bowl and whip together until smooth (I prefer to do this by hand, but you could use a hand mixer).
Pour a scant less then a tablespoon into each of the donut forms and follow the cooking instructions of your donut maker (for me it is to close the top and wait for the light to go off...signaling donuts should be cooked to perfection).
As if a light fluffy donut isn't enough to whet your whistle how about adding a little topping.
On hand at my house was:
Which in turn made my cute minis look like this:
These aren't as pretty as they could have been, but I was fighting with my 2 year old because she was scarfing them down and didn't want to take time for pictures of food.
Yes I firmly believe shoveling them in by the handful is required when you have something chocolate.