Thursday, February 2, 2012

baked donuts // 3 ways

growing up, sunday mornings consisted of
scrambled eggs & bacon
the three stooges
goody good donuts

ah yes - goody good donuts
they literally made the BEST donuts
it was a little donut shop, the type that was run by a big burly man
and hosted an old school bunn coffee maker in the corner

it was a sad, sad day when goody good closed
i think my dad may have cried a little
he use to visit goody good everyday at least 3 times a day for coffee
on sundays if we were really good he would sneak out, get his cup of coffee
and return with a cardboard box tied with red & white bakers twine
inside that box, if i was lucky would be the  mother of all donuts
i have no idea what the name of that glorious donut was
 but is was big, round & flat covered in maple frosting
it was
absolute heaven

these donuts come in at a close second
a bit healthier than their fried counterpart
but just as tasty and tad bit addicting
okay, really addicting

a spice spiked batter is quickly mixed and piped into a donut pan
baked donuts // 3 ways
quickly baked for 10-12 minutes
baked donuts // 3 ways
more cake like in texture than your traditional donut
so if you are looking for that light and airy donut you won't find them here
but give these a try, you won't be sorry
baked donuts // 3 ways
3 different toppings are made
everything about these donuts is easy
chocolate glaze, vanilla glaze & a coco nutty topping
baked donuts // 3 ways
once the donuts have cooled a bit, dip away
be creative
think outside the donut hole

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baked donuts // 3 ways
my favorite, hands down was the coco nutty vanilla glazed donut
true story - i inhaled 2 in the car on the way back from our nephews birthday party
.....i ate these in front of a dunkin donuts with the tea i had just purchased - i know they were jealous
my vegan donuts were way better
baked donuts // 3 ways
you could totally wake up a little bit early and make these for the ones you love
what better way to wake up than to the smell of freshly baking donuts

baked donuts // 3 waysbaked donuts // 3 ways
perfect for a lazy sunday morning, newspaper in hand alongside a steaming cup of tea

baked donuts // 3 waysbaked donuts // 3 ways
your kids, your husband, your boyfriend, your cat and dog
will think you are even more amazing than you already are
is that even possible?
with these donuts it sure is possible

baked donuts // 3 waysbaked donuts // 3 ways

baked donuts // 3 ways
baked donuts // 3 ways

Baked Donuts ~ 3 Ways
recipe for 6 donuts ~ easily doubled
glaze for 12 donuts

you will need:

for the donuts
1 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup sugar or agave
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup soy yogurt
3 tbsp vegetable oil
1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
3 tbsp almond milk

for the glazes

coco nutty
1/4 cup powdered sugar
1 tsp butter
1/4 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
1/4 cup finely chopped pistachios
1/4 cup finely chopped pecans

1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1 tsp cinnamon
3 tbsp almond milk

3/4 cup powdered sugar
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
2 tbsp almond milk


preheat oven to 375*
in a medium bowl combine all dry ingredients

in another medium bowl mix all wet ingredients well, until smooth

combine wet and dry together and mix well

transfer batter to a large ziploc bag - this will make the process much easier when piping dough into donut pan
cut corner from bag
pipe batter into each donut round, smoothing out with the back of a spoon if needed

bake in the oven for 10-12 minutes - do not over bake, the donuts will continue to cook in the pan once removed from the oven

remove from oven and allow to cool on pan for 5 minutes - turn donuts onto a cooling rack and allow to fully cool prior to glazing

to make the glazes, in 2 separate bowls combine all ingredients for the chocolate glaze in one bowl and all the ingredients for the vanilla glaze in the other bowl- whisk each glaze until smooth

to make the coco nutty topping - in a small saute pan over medium heat melt vegan butter
add nuts & coconut and stir to coat, then add powdered stirring until all pieces are well coated. cook over medium heat, stirring continuously for 5 - 7 minutes. remove from heat and transfer to a small bowl stirring as they cool to break up any clumps and to keep the mixture crumbly

dip each donut in the glaze of choice following with a dip in the coco nutty mixture if desired
once dipped place back on cooling rack and allow the glaze to set




  1. ahh..i remember when i was little, it was such a perfect sunday when my mom would go to our local bakery and pick us up a half a dozen donuts. my favorite was always the chocolate cake donut with chocolate icing.

    i never tasted a maple glazed donut, but it sounds amazing! and i love your pistachio-coconut glaze! you are so creative ;)

    1. Chocolate Cake Donut with Chocolate Icing is definitely a favorite of Justins!

      It is as if I can still smell and taste that maple glazed flat donut- I have never seen one like it any where else besides goody good - oh man do I miss those!

  2. Mouth... is... watering... somebody, quick, get me a donut!!!

    1. If I could I would totally bring you a donut....depending on how far you live I am not sure any would make it to you - I would have to place them under lock and key to keep myself from eating them on the way over :)

  3. I'll have one chocolate dipped donut with nuts, please!

  4. I reaaaaally need a doughnut pan! These looks awesome! My favorite doughnut memory is skipping out of class in grade 12 with my husband(then boyfriend) to go to a bakery for doughnuts. I don't remember the doughnuts being that amazing but it's still my favorite doughnut memory :D

    1. I made a deal - the first one to bring me a donut pan gets donuts for life; my Mom was the winner of that!

      I love your favorite donut memory :)

  5. I thought maple-glazed donuts were only a Canadian thing! We used to stop at Tim Hortons after church on Sunday mornings to pick out a donut each - I used to like apple fritters and vanilla glazed donuts with strawberry filling...of course now, I can't imagine eating one and liking one of those. But I would happily consume your vegan baked donuts!

    1. I think he may have been french canadian which could explain the mystery donut that i don't know the name of - all I know is that I would probably give my left arm for that recipe...we french canadians in New England Love our Maple Syrup, that is for sure :)

  6. Wow! those look wonderful. I can't wait to receive my first batch of donuts for life... that was the deal... whom ever got you the pan.
    Well lucky lucky me!!!!
    Love you

    1. Yes Mom - LUCKY You!!!!

      Please send your request attention Sunday Morning Banana Pancakes - once said request has been received and approved you will receive your first batch of freshly baked donuts

      *disclaimer: donuts must be shared by the recipient with the Baker and Deliverer; with a cup of tea

    2. What I thought they would just appear with my beautiful daughter at my door.... ok here is the the "formal" request... 6 delicous donuts, tea you and me... and of course Justin if he would like to join us. Anytime...
      Love You!

  7. These look absolutely amazing - I love how many methods and unique these!
    Yum :D

    Choc Chip Uru

    1. Thanks Uru - these were super easy to make; I definitely favored the coco-nutty donuts the most!

  8. found you through foodgawker and boy do these look tasty! i might have to finally buckle down and buy a donut pan

    side note, i assume the measurement is cup but there is no measurement for the batter: "1/2 sugar or agave"


    1. Hi Nicola!

      I am so glad that you stumbled over to Sunday Morning Banana Pancakes :) and thank you for catching that little oops- it has been corrected!

  9. I thought I had finally conquered my donut making craze, but these might send me spiraling back into it. Lovely!

    1. Thanks Shannon - I was so excited to see that you have become a follower; I promise to balance out the donut posts with some healthy goodness too- that way there will be no worries if you do happen to fall into your donut making craze :)

  10. oooh i'll have the pistachio glaze. i am sure everyone is giving you some extra hugs for these donuts.. if there were any left.. and those dunking peeps must have closed up early.. coz they just couldnt handle the competition...
    i need a donut pan..2 donut posts today. a savory one at cara's and these 3 in 1!!

  11. I just bought a donut pan! Super convenient that you posted such a great vegan donut recipe. Cannot wait to try making a batch. Love your topping suggestions too.

    Have a fabulous weekend :)

    1. YAY for donut pans - can't wait to see what you whip up Court!

  12. Ahh these donuts look so so good! I've been meaning to get my donut pan out and bake some up again. Thank you for the inspiration =)

    1. Lauren I've missed you! Please bake some donuts so I can see all the fabolousness I am sure you will come up with :)

  13. I may be totally blind but how much coconut goes into the coco nutty topping?
    thanks and I love this recipe and can't wait to try it! :)

    1. Hi Miss Marc! Thank you for stopping by; a 1/4 cup of shredded coconut for the topping :)

  14. Am I weird for not knowing about donut pans?! I have seriously been missing out!! These look amazing though; I am tempted to go out and by a donut pan right now. :)

    Great photos! Keep up the good work (and thanks for visiting our blog, too)!

    1. No not weird at all- i just found out about the donut pan a few months ago; thanks for stopping by and for your kind comments :)

  15. Yes x 10000, I used to looove donuts- they were a weekly treat for me growing up :)

    Thanks for contributing these to HVF!

    1. Me too, I don't make then often or else I end up over indulging and going into a donut coma :)

  16. Thanks!I've asked for a pan for Christmas and your recipe will be first try! I grew up in Cape Breton, eating fresh Mom-made doughnuts. During the summer, she would run an extension cord out the kitchen window to a deep fryer set on a backyard table(original the kids/cook/tan).Then the hot doughnuts were popped into a heavy paper bag and shaken to coat with cinnamon sugar. I wonder,would your donuts(modern spelling/modern recipe),fresh out of the oven, stand up to this treatment? It was a fun"job" for kids.


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