After a fun and exhausting week it was time for my mom to head back to Michigan. So instead of tears and “I miss you already” I wanted her to leave on a positive note. And nothing says goodbye better than homemade donuts! We turned what usually is a very sad morning into a party!
I normally don’t eat donuts- ok that’s a lie. When I was pregnant I ate donuts regularly, but before that I didn’t dare to utter the word. Since having baby girl I’ve vowed to myself and my family to maintain a balanced diet. Instead of running to Duck Donuts, which is delicious by the way, I decided to exercise my baking skills with homemade donuts.
- 1 c all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp. baking powder
- 1/4 tsp. baking soda
- 1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
- 1/3 c granulated sugar
- 1/4 c milk
- 1/4 c plain greek yogurt
- 1/4 c applesauce
- 1 egg
- 2 tbsp. melted butter
- 2 tsp. vanilla extract
- 4 oz semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1/3 c heavy whipping cream
- 1 tbsp. butter, at room temperature
- Preheat the oven to 350°F. Lightly grease donut pan and set aside
- In a medium bowl combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, nutmeg and sugar. Set aside
- In a smaller bowl whisk the milk, yogurt, applesauce and egg together until smooth
- Whisk in the melted butter and vanilla to the egg mixture
- Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix well, but do not overmix
- Fill a Ziploc bag (or piping bag) with the mixture. Cut a medium size hole in the corner of the bag and pipe the batter into the pan filling about 3/4 of the way full
- Bake for 9 minutes or until tops are golden. The donuts should spring back when lightly touched. Cool for 10 minutes.
- Place the chocolate chips in heat proof bowl, set aside
- In a small saucepan heat the cream until lightly simmering and pour it over the chocolate
- Let it sit for 1 minute
- Starting from the center, stir outward until smooth
- Add the butter and stir until combined
- Let it cool for 1 minute
- Dip donuts in mixture, top with sprinkles (optional)
Where there’s donuts, there’s coffee. Actually, in our house there’s always coffee! But if you’re more into cold drinks you should try my Hazelnut Mocha Frappuccino, it’s pretty tasty and pairs well with chocolate covered donuts.
It’s a match made in heaven!
My mom was so pleased with her going away surprise that we had to send her home with a little reminder of us.
Not only did I have a blast making these with the kiddos, but they make great gifts too! You can download the printable here for your next special occasion.