RECIPE: Baked Whole Wheat, Maple & Cinnamon Sugar Doughnuts

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Does your husband complain about all the collective crap in the house and asks monthly where did it all come from? Does he vow daily to have a garage sale stat? Does he cry and moan when you buy yet another Christmas decoration that you now need to find storage for?

Mine does.

And now I have another reason for him to divorce me, a new doughnut pan.

Except he certainly loves when I make yummies with it.

We don't complain so much when our mouths are full, do we?

So to keep marital peace, I am just going to keep playing...errr...."make good use of my new purchase" by experimenting a lot with baked doughnuts. This is my newest addition to my baked doughnut repertoire.

Hope you likey. He (thankfully) sure did.


Baked Whole Wheat, Maple & Cinnamon Sugar Doughnuts

Ingredients:

Dough:
cup whole wheat flour
3/4 tsp. baking powder
3/4 tsp. baking soda
Pinch of salt
1/8 tsp. cinnamon
1 egg, lightly beaten
1/3 cup milk
1 Tbsp. canola oil
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. maple flavoring
2 tsp. lemon juice
2 1/2 Tbsp. real maple syrup

Topping:
2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/2 cup sugar
4 Tbsp. melted butter
Pastry brush

Directions:

Preheat oven to 400˚.
Mix the flour, baking powder, soda, cinnamon and salt. Set aside.


In another bowl, whisk the egg with the oil, vanilla, milk, maple flavoring, lemon juice and maple syrup. Pour wet ingredients into dry, and whisk until just combined.


Spray a doughnut pan with nonstick cooking spray. Spoon the batter into the molds with a small spoon about 2/3rds full. 

Bake on the center rack for 8-10 minutes until puffy and golden. Let cool in pans for a few minutes, then transfer doughnuts to a cooling rack to cool completely.



Meanwhile, create your topping by mixing the cinnamon and sugar in a small bowl. Melt the butter in the microwave for about 30 seconds at half power. Continue 5 seconds at a time until completely melted. With a pastry brush, soak the top of a doughnut with the melted butter. Then press the buttered side into the sugar-cinnamon mix so the tops are generously coated. Continue until all doughnuts are generously covered. I went through the bunch and gave each a second coating. Serve with a nice cup of tea or coffee.

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