Donuts back east meant Dunkin’ Donuts, and donuts in the Seattle area mean Krispy Kremes. This was a hard one to avoid, especially since there is a drive-through KK not far from our path home when I shop big. I am guilty of bringing them to class as birthday party treats when the kids were younger. No more though.
I purchased this mini-donut maker on eBay – risky, but it worked out. I tried the donut pans that go in the oven, but it was tough to get them stick-free – place lots of clarified butter in the donut circles in the pan. This mini-donut maker is made by a company called Maxim, but don’t do a web search on this company with kids around - the donut maker isn’t made anymore from what I can tell. If you found a good donut maker, let me know.
12/1/09: King Arthur sells a mini-donut maker. Thanks, Holly!
I use this recipe for waffles as well (in a waffle iron), so I’ll post my waffle recipe another time. This was S’s (my younger son) suggestion – “hey, use the waffle recipe in the donut maker!” Brilliant idea, since we like the waffles too.
- 1 cup of almond flour (or other nut flour)
- 4 eggs
- 1/4 teaspoon of salt
- 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla
- 2 tablespoons of honey (or other sweetener, such as maple syrup)
- Whisk together all the ingredients well.
- Pour the batter into the donut circles in a pan or donut maker. Fill almost to the edge and then close the lid on the donut maker. Whisk the batter between batches. If you are baking them in the oven, preheat the oven to 300 degrees F, and then bake the donuts in the oven for about 20 minutes, or until they begin to turn brown.
- In the donut maker, they only take about 3 minutes or so before they are ready, and this depends on the donut maker as well.
- Once they are cooled, you can top with honey and cinnamon, toasted coconut, chocolate, maple syrup, dip in ice cream or yogurt, or just eat them plain! I sometimes sneak chocolate chips in the donuts before I cook them to give them a bit of a chocolate filling.