Wednesday, March 19, 2014

ina's baked cinnamon sugar doughnuts


I have no idea why it took me so long to get a doughnut pan, but a few weeks ago I pulled the trigger and impulse bought one
on Amazon (Prime, you make it far too easy). When I came home from school to it waiting on my doorstep, I immediately tore it open, went to the kitchen, and tried this recipe. And it was amazing. Ina, dear, you never fail me!

These doughnuts are crazy easy... like, dangerously easy. You can wake up and be eating doughnuts within half an hour! And they are so dang good, too. I can't wait to try more doughnut recipes, but these will be hard to top.

Ina's Baked Cinnamon Sugar Doughnuts (from Barefoot Contessa Foolproof)
makes 6 donuts

for the doughnuts, you'll need:
1 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1 egg, lightly beaten
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

for the topping, you'll need:
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Spray donut pan with baking spray and set aside.

Whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt in a large bowl. In another bowl, whisk together the egg, buttermilk, melted butter, and vanilla. Pour into the dry ingredients and stir until just combined.

Transfer the batter into a large plastic bag and cut the corner (or into a piping bag). Pipe the batter into the doughnut pan, about 3/4 full. Bake for 15 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. Let them cool for 5 minutes, then gently pop out the doughnuts onto a wire rack set on top of a rimmed baking sheet.

Whisk the cinnamon and sugar together in a medium bowl. Brush the doughnuts with melted butter, then dip them into the cinnamon-sugar mixture on one or both sides. Like most things, these are best served warm and with a hot cup of coffee.

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27 comments:

  1. I love it when you come home and your internet shopping purchases are waiting for you! Doughnuts within half an hour sounds dangerously good. I can't wait to make these. Yours look delicious.

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    1. Isn't that the best feeling?! Let me know if you give them a try! Thanks Jen!

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  2. YUM. Really though, Ina can do no wrong.
    p.s. lovely photo!

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  3. Prime sure does make it dangerously easily, doesn't it? Haha! I just bought Popsicle freezer trays for many icy adventures this summer. :)

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    1. WAY too easy! Ahhh can't wait til summer!

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  4. love cinnamon sugar kind a lot..the only thing about the donut pan is it only holds 6.

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    1. Eating only 6 = portion control. Right? :)

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  5. I have been meaning to try baked doughnuts and this recipe sounds AMAZING! Barefoot Contessa rocks HARD!

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    1. Yes she does! I'd highly recommend giving this a try!

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  6. Aren't baked doughnuts amazing?! These look divine Marie! Beautiful snaps, I feel the sudden urge to make my own!

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  7. Oh, I know the feeling! That little donut pan turns out the cutest little things, don't they! And I know Ina's recipe's got to be good. Enjoy!

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  8. So fluffy, light and perfectly golden! I love how easy these doughnuts are, too... dangerously easy!

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  9. I need to buy a doughnut pan ASAP so I can make these!! I JUST did a spontaneous Amazon purchase of a jumbo muffin tin - I received it today in the mail and already am planning what to make with it :)

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  10. I've had a doughnut pan for FOREVER and have never used it. WHAT. Crazy. I love cinnamon sugar though, so I can't see myself waiting very long to try these!

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  11. I love baked donuts and need to use my donut pan more often!

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  12. this picture is so darling, and these look perfect. can't wait to try them! xo

    the well-traveled wife ♥

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  13. Eating one now. Finally! SO GOOD.

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    1. Yay!! So glad you made them and loved them as much as I did. :) Thanks for letting me know! xo

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  14. These things are dangerously good.

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