Toast of Tuesday: Homemade Funfetti Donuts

This past weekend, my father in law and brother in law came over on Sunday afternoon to watch the Titans-Chargers game with Dear Husband. In addition to having loads of housework to do, I was in a baking mood too!

So I decided to create a GirlyGeekGirl original recipe: homemade funfetti donuts!

I donut know about you, but hole-y cow, sprinkles are the best!

It’s funny, Dear Husband wandered into the kitchen while I was baking — and promptly helped himself to a lick of delicious batter right out of the bowl! — and asked me if I prefered the ball sprinkles or the elongated ones more.

As if that’s even a question! 🙂

Clearly, the little balls are superior — and only in rainbow flavor, of course.

Tell me, what is your favorite kind of sprinkle? I’m a sucker for anything rainbow, so I always go for extra rainbow sprinkles on my ice cream whenever we go out for dessert.

Any who, this weekend I decided to whip up some donuts for the guys while they watched the game. (I would have loved to have watched too, but I had way too many things to do around the house, plus I’m a Panthers girl, not a Titans girl!)

I made them somewhat healthier-ish, using plain almond milk instead of cow juice, egg whites instead of whole eggs, half Splenda along with the granulated sugar, and tossing in a spoonful of ground flaxseed. I decided to splurge and use regular butter, though. After one bite of these babies fresh out of the oven, I don’t regret it one bit. 🙂

The donuts themselves are basically homemade yellow cake with sprinkles folded in the batter at the last second before they pop in the oven.

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So tell me, what’s your favorite way to do donuts? Fried? Baked? Cake-y? Dough-y?

Believe it or not I’m not a big donut fan (I’m more of a cake gal ;-)). But I know Dear Husband is a donut fanatic, and I wanted to make him and the guys something yummy to snack on during the game.

Until next time,

xoxo Charlotte


Funfetti Donuts

Yields: 6 donuts

Prep time: 15 minutes

Bake time: 11 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 6 tbsp butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup cake flour
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tbsp ground flaxseed
  • 2-3 tbsp rainbow sprinkles, as desired
  • 5 tbsp sugar
  • 5 tbsp Splenda
  • 1/3 cup plain almond milk (can use regular milk)
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup liquid egg white

Method:

  • Let butter sit out for at least half an hour, or until softened.
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Spray down a donut pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Whisk together flour, flaxseed, salt, baking soda, and baking powder.
  • Beat butter and sugar/Splenda mixture on medium with an electric mixer until fluffy.
  • Stir in dry ingredient mixture, along with egg, milk, and vanilla. Beat on medium-low for 2 minutes, scraping sides of bowl with a rubber spatula as necessary.
  • Gently fold sprinkles into batter, and spoon into donut pan.
  • Bake for 11 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  • Frost as desired.
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