Baked French Doughnuts

"These are so good I can't believe I made them!"
 
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photo by Chef Joey Z. photo by Chef Joey Z.
photo by Chef Joey Z. photo by Chef Joey Z.
Ready In:
45mins
Ingredients:
11
Serves:
14
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ingredients

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directions

  • Cream margarine, sugar and mix well.
  • Add egg and mix.
  • Combine dry ingredients; add alternately with milk.
  • Fill greased muffin tins half full and bake 20 to 25 minutes at 350ºF.
  • TOPPING: Remove doughnuts from pan immediately.
  • Dip or toss in melted margarine, then into cinnamon-sugar mixture.

Questions & Replies

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  1. Albert M.
    What measure would half full on muffin pan be?
     
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Reviews

  1. enigma535
    These are really good. Yes they are a muffin but you can bake them in a doughnut pan. I just dipped the tops in cinnamon and butter. Easier cleanup. I made 6 large dougnut muffins and 3 small but overfilled my pans a bit so I could probably get a few more next time. I will definitely make again. My kids loved them and even I (muffin hater) liked them.
     
  2. Ms. Cooky
    Update: These were great when I made them, but the next day they were dry and the glaze soaked in them. I had to throw them away. So if you make them, eat them the same day. I'm going to look for another recipe.<br/><br/>This is the exact same recipe I received with my mini electric doughnut maker. A few tips I learned: using my mini doughnut maker they baked in 2 minutes. Any more time than that and they are tough. The recipe made about 43 minis. The icing I made was: 1 cup powdered sugar (sifted for lumps), 2 tablespoons of hot water and 1/2 teaspoon pure almond extract. If using pure vanilla and/or pure almond extracts, I start out with less and add more if I need to. I tinted half with one drop of red food coloring to make pink and the other half I left plain. This was a perfect amount of glaze/icing for this recipe. Only dip about 4 doughnuts and then add the sprinkles. Otherwise the icing hardens and the sprinkles fall off. I found out the hard way. :) I did add 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon. They turned out very pretty. Oh, if you are using an electric mini doughnut maker, use about 1 teaspoon of batter. When you close the lid, they will turn into doughnuts. I just used a chop stick to remake the hole in the center. Easier than trying to miss the middle. LOL
     
  3. Kittencalrecipezazz
    these turned out very well, not sure what I was thinking of at the time I made this but by mistake I used 1/2 cup butter instead of 6 tablespoons and they still turned out well, I also added in 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon to the batter, they are delicious, thanks for posting DG, this was made for KK's forum tag
     
  4. Julie F
    We really enjoyed these doughnuts. I expected them to be less "doughnut-like" but was pleased with the results I got. I have had French doughnut muffins before, but these did seem different when cooked in my new doughnut pan. I will look forward to trying some different glazes in the future.
     
  5. nethope
    I added cinnamon to the batter (I love cinnamon!) and I skipped the topping since my oldest son likes doughnuts and likes his food plain. I've made it three times in a mini doughnut pan, and they're always hard. I thought they needed to rise more (my baking powder is new, acts fresh in other recipes). I suspect Ms. Cooky spotted the real problem instead: baking too long. The flavor is fine, so maybe I just need to bake them for a shorter time. Given the small size of my mini doughnut pan, I wouldn't be surprised if I only needed to bake for 5 or 10 minutes! If I give this recipe another try, since the flavor is good, I'll try that.
     
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Tweaks

  1. Kittencalrecipezazz
    these turned out very well, not sure what I was thinking of at the time I made this but by mistake I used 1/2 cup butter instead of 6 tablespoons and they still turned out well, I also added in 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon to the batter, they are delicious, thanks for posting DG, this was made for KK's forum tag
     
  2. Boomette
    It tastes a little bit like doughnuts. I used cinnamon instead of nutmeg. For me it has the texture of muffins. I reduced the sugar a little bit. I used butter to dip them. Thanks Dreamgoddess :) Made for Zaar Star game.
     
  3. animal lover
    mmmmmmmm....because im a vegan i used 1/4 cup pumpkin instead of the egg, almond milk to replace the milk, and soy butter for the margarine; it was still very delicious :)
     
  4. Kim D.
    These were light and fluffy and ohhhh so good! I followed the directions, but used butter instead of margarine. I also used fresh grated nutmeg. I baked them in a special doughnut shaped pan and got six large doughnuts! Thank you Dreamgoddess for a great recipe!
     
  5. PaulaG
    These are a much healthier alternative to fried doughnuts. I used butter in place of the margarine and used some premixed cinnamon sugar mixture. I found that it was easier for me to dip the dougnuts in the melted butter then sprinkle on the topping. Made for ZWTIII.
     

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