Baked Spiced Donuts dunked in an amazing Maple Glaze. One of my very favorite donuts to date!
Donuts are a must today. They’re the only thing distracting me from what’s happening outside. Given the fact that spring suddenly decided to take a break and let winter strike again with a ridiculous amount of snow, I think we all deserve a donut break.
Even if you’re blessed enough to live in a place where spring has truly sprung, you might want to think about giving these donuts a go. It’s Monday and all of us can use some sweet encouragement to make it a good week ahead.
And to ensure it really is a good week, I decided to go with a baked donut. One that doesn’t sacrifice in flavor, taste or texture and is every bit as delicious as it’s fried counterpart. No, really. These donuts satisfy just as much as the naughty ones we all love to indulge in. A self-professed donut lover wouldn’t dare to say something like that lightly.
To say that I was impressed with how soft and moist these donuts turned out to be, would be more than an understatement. I went a bit crazy whilst taking my pictures for this post and took bite after bite out of the goodness in front of me. I happily ate my fair share once I got done too. I mean, it’s only the right thing to do but to eat every single one I bit into, isn’t it? We can’t let anything go to waste. Plus, I needed the fuel for my afternoon run ;).
Like I hinted at above, I couldn’t have been happier with the way they turned out. Ever since making these scones a couple of weeks back, I knew a donut version needed to follow ASAP. After being hooked on maple syrup for what seems like forever now, I am actually surprised it took me this long. Well, better late than never. I can’t imagine not having them in my life…
A good amount of cinnamon and a dash of nutmeg are essential when trying to bring out the maple flavor even more. And yes, maple syrup is inside the actual donuts. Double maple is the way to go. Why simply dip the donuts when the donuts themselves can be infused with that yummy syrup as well?! It’s so Ah-mazinggg.
Wishing you all a wonderful and donut-filled first week of spring! Xoxo.
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1.4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 1/3 cup vegetable or canola oil
- 1/2 cup confectioner's sugar
- 2 tablespoons milk
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a donut pan with nonstick spray.
- 1. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, and brown sugar. Set aside.
- 2. In another bowl, whisk together the egg, maple syrup and oil. Stir wet ingredients into the dry and stir until completely incorporated. Pour batter into a large ziptop bag and pipe into the cavities of the prepared donut pan. Place in the oven and bake for 15 minutes or until edges are slightly golden. Remove from the oven, and turn donuts out onto wire racks to cool.
- 3. While the donuts are cooling, prepare the glaze. Whisk together the sugar, milk, and maple syrup until smooth (I usually do this in a heatproof bowl and once I mix up the glaze, I heat it in the microwave for 10-20 seconds. Warming up the glaze and dipping the donuts immediately in it, causes the glaze to "crack" when you bite into it). Add more milk to the glaze if it appears to be too thick. Dip donuts into the glaze (it's okay if they're still slightly warm) and return to the wire racks to cool completely. Enjoy.