I know that I have a few good donut recipes already, including one that’s similar to this- Chocolate Glazed Donuts– and they’re very good, but this one’s the best. It just is. You can make any kind of glaze for it, make it in a muffin pan, put whatever mix-ins you desire in the dough (Coconut? Sprinkles? Why not?), and it’s going to turn out perfectly. You can use any kind of milk and any kind of yogurt you desire. This recipes wins just for being flexible!I made these several times and love how they turn out. The temperature dropped here suddenly, to about 60 degrees, so I’ve been baking and re-testing some of my favorite blog recipes. I can’t wait for it to warm back up so I can go enjoy the lakes around here, but in the meantime I’m content to eat donuts and binge watch Netflix (Hawaii 5-O, Supernatural, and Friends lately).
My only summer plans left are to go visit one of my besties who lives in Minnesota. I haven’t seen her since we went to Maui together in March, which feels like forever ago. We will probably cry about how we don’t live somewhere warm and tropical. It’s what we do!
The Best Baked Donuts
- 1 egg
- 1/3 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1/4 cup Greek yogurt or sour cream
- 2 tbsp butter, melted
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 cup flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg
- 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
- 2 tbsp butter
- 2 tsp corn syrup
- 2 tsp water
- rainbow sprinkles (optional, kind of)
Preheat oven to 350 F. Spray a donut pan with non-stick spray. Set aside.
In a large bowl, whisk egg, brown sugar, milk, and yogurt together until smooth. Add butter and vanilla, whisking until fully combined. Whisk in flour, baking powder, baking soda, and nutmeg and stir until just combined. Do not overmix. The batter will be very thick. Spoon into the donut pan, filling each well 1/2 of the way full. Bake for 9–10 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Remove from pan and bake remaining batter. Allow to cool before glazing.
In a medium microwave-safe bowl add all ingredients and heat in 20 second intervals in the microwave, stirring after each, until completely melted. Dip tops of donuts in glaze and cover with sprinkles if using. Donuts may be covered tightly and stored at room temperature for 2 days. Donuts can also be frozen unfrosted for up to 2 months. Thaw overnight in refrigerator, warm in microwave, and top with glaze.
*I did use a powdered sugar/milk glaze on the donuts in the photos, but found it to be unnecessary work!*