I spend too much money buying donuts at Tim Hortons so I decided to try making some myself. Since pretty much everything about donuts is pure delicious evil, I looked for alternatives in the baking process as well as ingredients. I found a few recipes that called for baking the donuts but none really had the ingredients I was looking for. Once I found this delicious sounding recipe over at Baker Bettie, I knew I had found something I could work with. I experimented with baking times and ingredients and I think I made something decent but I still find it tastes more like a cake than a donut so I shall call these mini baked cake-donuts.
- 2 1/2 Tbsp plain Greek yogurt
- 1/4 real honey
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup of milk
- 1 tsp of vanilla extract
- 2 tsp of baking powder
- a pinch of salt
- 1 tsp of any spice you might like such as allspice, cinnamon, nutmeg, pumpkin spice, etc…
- 1 1/2 cups of whole wheat flour
Preheat oven: 325ºF
- Lightly butter the mini donut or muffin pan (I used a muffin pan)
- In a medium bowl, mix the Greek yogurt and the honey until combined.
- Add the egg, the milk and the vanilla. Mix until combined.
- Add the baking powder, the pinch of salt and the allspice. Mix until combined.
- Add the flour and mix until just combined.
- Pipe mixture into the pan. (I used a plastic bag with the tip cut off. I piped twice but once should be plenty as I find my end result to be too dough-y)
- Bake 13-16 minutes. A toothpick will come out clean when ready.
- Glazed (Powered sugar and milk or water)
- Cinnamon and Sugar
- Chocolate – Add some nuts, sprinkles or pieces of your favourite chocolate bar!
- Shredded Coconut
- Powered Sugar
- Use your imagination!