Anybody who has ever lived under the same roof as a man knows what a man-cold is. But just in case you don’t, it’s a common, crappy, every day cold that knocks you flat on your butt and makes you want to lie around your house all day, under a blanket, watching TV, while a nearby person fetches you things like toast, tea, and rubs your feet. Most people with man-cold will speak only in a nasally, whiny voice, as if they are inches from death, while they say things like “Could you please throw away this snotty Kleenex for me? I’m too weak to do it myself.”
The good news is, while man-cold is nearly-always-but-never-actually-fatal to men, we women usually can power through- you know, still go to work, function, raise our brood- and that is what I am doing today. Especially since my kids, while adorable, aren’t much for making me meals and rubbing my feet.
Today they wanted to bake something with me, so we went for something super duper easy that I knew they would love. Baked Funfetti Donuts. And by easy, I mean easy.
These glazed donuts are filled with and topped with sprinkles. They take about 15 minutes total to make, and are baked, not fried, so that has to be worth some points.
My kids enjoyed these. (And don’t tell anybody, but it bought me ten whole minutes on the couch while they sat at the table and ate them.)
Hope you enjoy!
Recipe adapted from Sally’s Baking Addiction
Makes 14 mini-donuts or 8 regular sized donuts
1 cup all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup milk *the higher fat content the better
1/4 cup of Greek yogurt *Greek, regular, plain or vanilla yogurt is okay.
1 large egg
2 tablespoons melted buter
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 cup rainbow sprinkles *do not use nonpareil sprinkles (the little balls) their colors will bleed and run in the batter.
1/4 cup milk
2 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
more sprinkles for topping
Preheat the oven to 350°. Spray a donut pan with non-stick cooking spray.
Mix together your melted butter, sugar, milk, greek yogurt, egg, and vanilla extract and beat until smooth. Add the dry ingredients, except for the sprinkles, and mix until combined. Gently fold in the sprinkles so that the colors do not bleed.
Pour your batter into a ziplock bag and cut off one of the corners. Use it like an icing bag to pipe your donut batter into your pan. Fill each one about half way- over filling will cause your donuts to bake up too high and there won’t be a hole in the middle.
Bake for about 10 minutes until donuts spring back to the touch. Remove from oven and set aside.
In a medium saucepan, heat your icing ingredients over medium heat until it is warm, and there are no lumps. (Warming your glaze is how you get that great glazed-donut glaze, where you can stack donuts on top of one another and they don’t get all messy.
Dip each donut in the glaze, and place on a piece of foil or parchment paper. Then, go back and dip each one again, adding sprinkles immediately after you dip (you have about 5 seconds before the glaze hardens.)
Enjoy warm or cold!