2 packages active yeast
1/4 cup warm water(105*-115*)
1 1/2 cups whole milk, room temperature
2 eggs, room temperature
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. nutmeg
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
1/3 cup shortening
about 4 1/2 cup flour
about 1/4 cup melted butter
In a mixer bowl, dissolve yeast in the warm water. Add milk, sugar, salt, nutmeg, cinnamon, eggs, shortening and 2 cups of the flour. Blend on low speed for about 1 minute, scraping bowl often. Beat 2 minutes on medium speed, scraping bowl occasionally. Stir in remaining flour until smooth, scraping sides of the bowl. Cover; let rise in warm place until double.
Turn dough onto a well floured board; roll around to coat dough with flour. Dough is soft to handle. Gently roll dough 1/2 inch thick. Cut with a floured doughnut cutter (2 1/2 inch diameter and 1 inch center hole.)
Place the doughnuts 2 inches apart on parchment lined baking sheets ; cover and allow to double in size.
Preheat oven to 4 25 degrees. Bake the doughnuts for about 8-10 minutes or until golden. Immediately brush doughnuts with butter.
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
Place in plastic bag; mix. Toss doughnuts one at a time in mixture to coat.
Chocolate Glaze:4 oz. semisweet chocolate
1/3 cup butter
2 cups powdered sugar
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
Melt butter and chocolate until combined. Add to sugar and vanilla. Stir until combined . Add enough hot water until the glaze is the correct consistency.
1/3 cup butter
2 cups powdered sugar
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
Melt the butter and add to sugar and vanilla. Blend together until combined. Add just enough water to create the correct glaze consistency.
Good lord these donuts look amazing.
Thank you very much:)
I think I gained 10 lbs just looking at those pics. Those doughnuts look delicious!!
Thank you so much:)
These look great! Hard to believe they weren’t fried. Aching to try this recipe. Thanks!
You are very welcome. I love them because of no hassle with oil and there’s no greasy feel to them at all. Enjoy!
Intriguing. How would you describe the flavor difference compared to fried? They look like they just came from the fryer!
Lighter with the texture of a glazed doughnut without the grease:)
yum! Do you develop your recipes? Are they from your bakery days? Such variety, but all amazing and over-the-top original.
Thank you ! I do.:) Surprisingly I didn’t sell doughnuts at my bakery. 🙂
Good job! These are prettier than the baked donuts that I have made. I used a baked-donut pan. The free form donuts look more appetizing.
wow…i didn’t know these existed and can’t wait to try!
Woohoooo! Just looking at these doughnuts make me smile! And no fry? Yes! I feel healthier already..lol. I must try these. (And by the way…thank you for peeking into the earl girl’s blogging world. 🙂 ).
Welcome! Enjoy:). Looking forward to future visits to your blog.
Oh boy. I think we may have a problem on our hands here! I’m going to be making these things non-stop! What a fantastic recipe!
Thanks!! Enjoy and have fun.:)
They look delicious!
Thank you! I hope you give them a try:)
Maggie, I HAVE to print this recipe out and try it. I LOVE donuts (can you tell how enthusiastic I am about this subject with all the capitalization in this comment?) and I don’t want to deep fry at home. The fact that these are baked is perfect.
Baked doughnuts!? Huh! I can have double in that case:) Thanks for sharing this one, I love doughnuts but not the frying part.
You will love these. Very little clean up too:)
Now that’s a doughnut I could veganize and feel ok about eating! Wow!
Awesome. Please share the veganized version 🙂
Thank you so much!
I am teaching my teenage son how to cook ( and blogging about it ) This is just the sort of thing he is going to love to make. I’ll let you know how it goes.
Awesome!! I’m looking forward to it:)
Hmmmm… I love doughnuts, this recipe is definitely one I have to try. Thanks!
YAY!!! Enjoy and Happy Baking:)
I had No Idea doughnuts could be baked…you are truly a wonder!
🙂 You would have a hard time telling these are not the tender fluffy fried version:) Enjoy!
Wow, looks amazing! I would make these at home for sure since no deep frying is required!
Wow! These donuts look amazing & I’m sure they taste just as wonderful… Yum! 🙂
Thank you. I hope that you try them. Less mess , easy and taste better than the fried versions:)
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Oh wow! What a blog! I’ve only seen 2 entries and I am in love already! 🙂 Thanks for coming by the bloggie. Mucho appreciated!
Thank you! You are so welcome:)
They look amazing and much lower in fat? Definitely gonna have to try these!
How much lower in fat, I’m not sure. 🙂 The texture of these is great . Not greasy or heavy and hard to believe not fried.
Thank you for your ‘likes’ on my blog! Lucie and I just started and really appreciate the support. Your blog is awesome, will try this yummy recipe soon (:
Fabulous! Enjoy and happy baking:) You are so welcome. I’m new at this blog stuff too.
Oh my goodness! Do I ever LOVE doughnuts! Just a note: put your blog website on your gravitar so it makes it easy to find you. Everybody needs to find you!!!
Thank you . Thank you for the advice as well. I will get right on that.
This I must try! Have a love of donuts and a hate of all things fried….so perfect combo!! Thank you!
And thanks for the like on my blog…it brought me here and you have some fantastic recipes!
You are so welcome. Thank you. I think you’ll love the donuts.
I’m afraid I wil!
Those look incredible!
Thank you. I hope that you give them a go:)
These sound amazing, I have to try them!!
Thank you:) Excellent!! I hope that you enjoy them. Happy baking:)
how many eggs?
Yikes! It’s 2 eggs, room temperature. Many thanks for catching this. I hope I haven’t fowled any one up.
aargh – have just put mine in the oven with no eggs….curious to see how they end up!
thought maybe none as there is a comment stating they think it is great that there are no eggs… LOL!
No worries…like experimenting!
Any body who copied the recipe, please double check that the eggs are on the ingredient list. I have now corrected it to read correctly. So sorry for any one who has had any issues.
So – made them without eggs and they are gorgeous. Have had three people taste and all are happy. Apparently they are like “roscos” – a Spanish dessert….so there you go! No fry doughnuts without eggs become Roscos! – will be adding to my blog at a later stage! 🙂
As a college student, I couldn’t justify buying myself a fryer and have always bemoaned my predicament whenever I find a doughnut recipe. I’m so glad that you posted one for baked doughnuts!! I can’t wait to try these out 🙂
I know there’s no such thing as a healthy donut but these sounds pretty close. 🙂
I’m not a great or experienced baker, just learning, but this recipe sounds not only yummy, but easy too. Thank you.
It is easy 🙂 Enjoy and thank you 🙂