How to Make Baked Doughnuts

Enjoy delicious homemade doughnuts without the fuss of frying.

Want to enjoy some fresh-made doughnuts? Grab yourself a baking pan, and enjoy a batch within minutes.

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1 Combine Wet & Dry Ingredients

Combine 2 and 2/3 a cup of all-purpose flour, 3/4 a cup of granulated sugar, 1 and 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder, 1/4 a teaspoon of baking soda, 1 teaspoon of nutmeg and 3/4 a teaspoon of salt.

In a separate bowl, whisk together 1/2 a cup of milk, a 1/2 a cup of sour cream and 2 large eggs. Then add 1/4 a cup of melted butter, 1/4 a cup of canola oil, and 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract.


2 Mix Ingredients Together

Add all of the wet ingredients to the mixture of dry ingredients and stir until they’re combined.

Be careful not to over-mix your ingredients as this will make your doughnuts tough. You can stop mixing when the ingredients are just combined. The batter will be lumpy and may even have some tiny bits of unincorporated flour left throughout.

3 Prepare the Pan

Spray a doughnut pan with non-stick cooking or baking spray. Or, lightly grease it with butter.

4 Fill A Piping Bag

Spoon your batter into a piping bag fitted with a large round tip. You can also use a gallon-sized zip-top bag by snipping off the bottom corner with scissors.


5 Fill a Doughnut Pan

Squeeze the batter from your piping bag into each circular doughnut well (each well should be about 3/4 full).

6 Bake

Bake your doughnuts at 425°, or until they have risen and are lightly browned on the edges (about 10 minutes). Let them stand in the pan for 5 minutes before removing and placing them on a rack to cool. Repeat with your remaining batter.

7 Glaze

Whisk together 4 cups of powdered sugar, 1/2 a cup of milk, and 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract until smooth. Once the doughnuts have slightly cooled, dip the top of each one in a bowl of glaze. Allow the excess glaze to drip into the bowl before placing the doughnuts back on their cooling rack. Let them sit until the glaze is set and hardened.

For an extra thick glaze coating, dip each doughnut 2 or 3 times. Place them on a rack to set in between your extra dips.

8 Optional: Add Sprinlkes

For added fun, top your doughnuts with some colorful sprinkles while the glaze is still wet. If you're making a thicker glaze, add the sprinkles immediately after the last dip and while the glaze is still wet. When the doughnuts have set, enjoy!

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