If you love buying commercial donuts, try making these baked cinnamon sugar donuts and enjoy them warm and fresh out of the oven. You will love reaching out to these goodies because they are so soft, chewy and delightfully sweet.
I am officially a SAHM. And while it has been great and enjoyable being with my kids at home, I tend to have a problem of frustrating myself from wanting to get a lot of things done. After all, I am a stay at home mom, I should have everything in this house in proper order. I should be on top of things.
But actually, such ideals are so far from reality. You still can find messy closets, our bed unmade and things go missing under whatever furniture in our house. I think it is safe to say that my days are made of scenarios of me cleaning up after little kids, lots of multitasking, doing chores with one had and baby on the other and hustling to work during baby’s short nap times.
I’d be honest, some days I feel like I am going to explode. It is so ironic. You would think that being a stay at home mom gives you a lot of time, but everyday I find myself wanting to have more hours in a day so I can get more things done. Life is so funny that way. I guess to stay sane, we need to lighten up. I need to lighten up.
I have bought donuts pan several weeks ago. It has been sitting our basement table for days since I have not got the time to pause and bake. Each time I pass by them though, I feel a hint of excitement. I can’t wait to bake donuts. Imagine biting into warm, soft and fresh donuts right at home, Isn’t that an exciting thing?
Sometimes things like these baked cinnamon sugar donuts put things in perspective for me. All it takes is for me to sit down, grab a donut and just breathe, breathe, breathe. Then I am able to realize that no matter how busy the days get, it is really, really far from being bad. I am still a lucky mom because I am spared from the task of cooking because my nanay is here to cover that for me. I am reminded that how I start the day makes all the difference as to how the rest of the day is gonna go. Instead of waking up and diving to the work right away, it helps to compose myself first, have short quiet times in prayer, ponder and ready myself for the day’s task. And really, little things, simple joys like donuts help a lot.
I just grab one of these donuts, all pretty with the speckles of cinnamon sugar, sit at the table and just for a while, own the moment and let everything else go. So what if things don’t get done? At the end of the day, it is not the finished chores that count. I just have to remind myself why I wanted so much to be a SAHM, and that is to care for my daughters firsthand, and I am blessed to be able to do just that.
So if there are things that are weighing you down right now, remember to lighten up okay? Although eating carbs is not really lightening up in terms of calories, these donuts does that for me. And it might do that for you too. Remember, sit down, grab a bite, and let go.
It can’t be all that bad.
Baked Cinnamon Sugar Donuts
Warm, fresh and cinnamon sugar donuts that are soft and tasty, and they are baked!
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1 and 1/2 cups sugar
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- pinch of ground nutmeg
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 extra large egg lightly beaten
- 1 and 1/4 cup milk
- 2 tbsp unsalted butter melted
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
For dipping the donuts
- 8 tbsp unsalted butter melted, (1 stick)
- 1/4 to 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
Spray 2 donut pans ( 6-cavity pans) with baking spray and set aside. Preheat oven to 350 F.
Sift together the flour, sugar, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and baking powder in a large bowl. In another bowl, combine the egg, vanilla extract, milk and melted butter. Stir the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients just until everything is combined.
Spoon the batter into the donut pans until they are almost full. Bake in the preheated oven for 15-17 minutes. A toothpick inserted into the center of donuts should come out clean. The tops are just very lightly browned. Let the donut cool in the pans for 5 minutes then transfer them into a baking sheet.
Dip the Donuts in Cinnamon Sugar
Combine the cinnamon and sugar in a plate.
While slightly warm, dip the donuts in the melted butter, then dip one side of donuts in the cinnamon - sugar mixture. Serve donuts warm and store leftovers in a covered container.
Recipe adapted from Food Network