CHOCOLATE FROSTED DONUTS

Okay, okay, I know. You don't want to buy a donut pan.

But I promise you that making a donut with your own two hands, then eating said donut in bed any morning you want is well worth $9.86.

glazed chocolate donuts

WHAT YOU NEED:

donuts

1 egg

1/3 cup brown sugar, packed

1/4 cup milk*

1/4 cup Greek yogurt

2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1 cup all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking power

1/4 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

ganache

1/2 cup chocolate chips

2 tablespoons unsalted butter

2 teaspoons corn syrup**

2 teaspoons water

sprinkles

*Use whatever you have on hand. I did unsweetened vanilla almond milk and it worked just fine.

**The original recipe recommends light corn syrup. I had leftover dark corn syrup from a pecan pie adventure, so I winged it and used that. Worked swimmingly.

HOW TO:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Coat a donut pan with nonstick spray. Set aside.
  2. Make the donuts. In a medium bowl, whisk together the egg, brown sugar, milk, yogurt, melted butter, and vanilla. Sprinkle flour, baking powder, baking soda, and nutmeg over wet ingredients (or whisk together first in a small bowl). Mix until just combined.
  3. Spoon batter into donut pan, filling each about 3/4 of the way full. It's considerably easier if you first transfer the batter into a plastic bag, snip off the corner, then pipe the batter into the pan. You should get about 8 donuts total, so there should be a bit of leftover batter once you fill the pan for the first time.
  4. Bake for 9-10 minutes, or until lightly golden brown. Remove from pan and let cool on wire rack.
  5. Make ganache. In a microwave safe container, melt together the chocolate chips, butter, corn syrup, and water in 15 second bursts, stirring after each, until completely smooth.
  6. Pour a half cup or so of sprinkles onto a small plate. Dip donuts in ganache, then into sprinkles. Enjoy in bed.

Recipe via Sally's Baking Addiction