I completely get that Halloween is all about the costumes, candies, and parties. BUT I have decided to give baked goods some loving during this spooky season. Plus I truly enjoy using my donut pans. So off to YouTube I went and the winning donut recipe was baked blueberry lemon donuts by Cookedbyjulie I know they do not sound spooky but it you add the right amount of blueberries, then they can look like bloody donuts.
Why make donuts?
Homemade donuts can be used as 1) fun party favors, 2) treats for loved ones, 3) making treats with loved ones, or 4) you want to get better at baking. The nice thing about this recipe is that it is simple, does not taking a lot of time to prep/bake, and they turn out really good! I am the type of person that just loves giving to friends/family. Instead of going to a bakery buying a lot of baked goods, why not just make my own with the ingredients readily available at home, plus they will always be made with love.
If you are a visual person, I would highly recommend watching the video by clicking here. While the video was straightforward, she did not state the measurements of her ingredients, so I have listed them below for you:
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp vanilla bean paste
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup whole milk (note: you can also do 1/2 cup of whole milk & 1/2 cup of nonfat yogurt, all depends your style)
- 3 tbsp unsalted melted butter
- 1 cup blueberries (either fresh or frozen)
- Lemon zest (whatever amount you want)
- optional: food coloring (such as green or red) in order to make the donuts look more halloween-esque
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
- Grease the donut pan with baking spray or melted butter.
- In a large bowl, combine the milk, eggs, vanilla bean paste, sugar, unsalted melted butter, lemon zest, and whisk until smooth.
- Add the all purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and whisk until everything is well combined.
- Place the batter into a piping bag and then fill each slot in the donut pan a little more than 3/4s full.
- optional: add the food coloring of your choice in order to make the donuts look more halloween-esque.
- Personal choice: you can either add the blueberries before adding the batter into the pan OR add them right after you add the batter. If you decide to place them after the batter, make sure to press the blueberries into the batter.
- Bake for 12 minutes or until fully cooked through.
- Once they come out of the oven, make sure to place the donuts on a cooling rack .
There you have it! I hope you enjoy this fun baking post and let me know in the comments section what type of donuts I should make next!
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