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Baked Doughnuts Three Ways

in quick and easy whole grain dairy free gluten free overnight guaranteed classic

Author: PJ Hamel

Baked Doughnuts Three Ways Recipe Baked Doughnuts Three Ways Recipe

Old-fashioned cake doughnuts were deep-fried in hot fat; NEW-fashioned cake doughnuts are baked in a hot oven! Use a doughnut pan and this tasty recipe to create your choice of doughnuts.

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Prep
Bake
Total
Yield
12 doughnuts
Nutrition information

Ingredients

Choose your measure:

  • 1/4 cup (4 tablespoons) butter
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg, to taste
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 2/3 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 cup milk

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 425°F. Lightly grease two standard doughnut pans.
  2. In a medium-sized mixing bowl, beat together the butter, vegetable oil, and sugars until smooth.
  3. Add the eggs, beating to combine.
  4. Stir in the baking powder, baking soda, nutmeg, salt, and vanilla.
  5. Stir the flour into the butter mixture alternately with the milk, beginning and ending with the flour and making sure everything is thoroughly combined.
  6. Spoon the batter into the lightly greased doughnut pans, filling the wells to about 1/4" shy of the rim.
  7. Bake the doughnuts for 10 minutes. Remove them from the oven, and wait 5 to 7 minutes before turning them out of the pans onto a rack.
  8. For cinnamon doughnuts, shake warm doughnuts in a plastic bag with about 1/4 to 1/3 cup cinnamon-sugar. For sugar-coated doughnuts, shake doughnuts in a plastic bag with about 1/2 cup non-melting topping sugar (for best results), or confectioners' sugar.
  9. For frosted doughnuts, see our three easy doughnut glazes. Sprinkle the glazed doughnuts with toasted coconut or chopped nuts, if desired.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size 1
  • Servings Per Batch 12
Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories 260
  • Calories from Fat 80
  • Total Fat 9g
  • Saturated Fat 3.5g
  • Trans Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 45mg
  • Sodium 260mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 40g
  • Dietary Fiber 1g
  • Sugars 19g
  • Protein 5g

* The nutrition information provided for this recipe is determined by the ESHA Genesis R&D software program. Substituting any ingredients may change the posted nutrition information.