Strawberry Baked Donuts….
Donuts are a weekly treat in our house. AG and I stop once a week for a donut on Friday mornings on the way to school and we have also been known to go once on the weekend. The kids favorite part are always the sprinkles, most of the time only eating the top portion of the donuts just to get all the good stuff. I’m a fan too, except for the calories that come with.
When we lived in Texas, I used to make donuts every weekend instead of buying them. There wasn’t a Dunkin Donuts anywhere in the area, so making them became something I looked forward to. I tried out a bunch of recipes, finding favorite combinations as I dabbled. But it’s been years since that weekend tradition.
These days, the kids have LOVED to help in the kitchen. Whether it’s baking or cooking, they’ll jump at any opportunity to mix something in a bowl, add sprinkles or attempt the cracking of an egg. Time with them in the kitchen is something I look forward to. With their love of donuts and baking, I decided it was time to bring back the baked donuts on the weekends. Not every weekend, but definitely at least once a month. My go to donut recipes use a cake mix, these take no time and are tasty! I use this donut pan my mom bought me and it hasn’t failed me thus far.
On the morning I made these donuts, we had gone strawberry picking a few days before. I had tons of strawberries left over and wanted to incorporate them into as many creations as possible. I figured strawberry donuts topped with fresh strawberries would be a pretty good combination. While only one little was a fan of this combination, I have to say they were really good. The donuts are definitely light and fluffy, not as dense as fried donuts but they’re tasty! If you’re looking for something fun for your littles to help with in the kitchen, baked donuts are definitely the way to go. Enjoy!