Yes, I am sort of yelling because DONUTS! are very exciting at our house. 

During our weekly target trip we decided to purchase a donut pan. And then for the next 15 hours straight, both boys asked if we could make donuts. Repeatedly. I'm convinced they may have been dreaming about donuts as Atticus woke up, came in our room and before saying his usual "good morning" or just as usual "can I watch a show" he sleepily mumbled, "can we make the donuts now?"

We were in pretty heavy debate (well heavy debate for 7:15 a.m. on Sunday while coffee was brewing) on the merits of cinnamon sugar vs double chocolate recipes when Sol came trotting downstairs and announced "time to make donuts with the donut pan!" One track mind let me tell you. 

We landed on the cinnamon sugar variety purely due to readily accessible ingredients. Also due to that this here mama is a cinnamon sugar donut fanatic. We cribbed from a couple recipes and came up with the below recipe. These are best eaten HOT and IMMEDIATELY.  Also note, these are not healthy food and I am fine with it. You should be too. Everyone needs a treat now and then. And now. Time to make the donuts!

Cinnamon sugar donuts

1 3/4 cup flour
1 1/4 cup sugar
2 tsps baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp salt
2 TBSP melted butter
1 egg
1 TBSP vanilla
3/4 cup milk
1/2 cup apple cider

1. preheat oven to 350.
2. mix dry ingredients in one bowl and mix wet ingredients in another bowl.
3. add wet ingredients to dry ingredients bowl, mix till smooth.
4. spray/butter donut pan
5. spoon donut batter into pan (fill about 3/4 full) and bake for 15-17 minutes
5. let cool 2-3 minutes in pan and immediately BATHE in cinnamon sugar butter topping

1/2 cup sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon
4 TBSPs melted butter

1. mix cinnamon and sugar in one bowl and put melted butter in separate bowl.
2. take HOT donut and dip lightly in butter and then cinnamon sugar.
3. serve NOW and be ready for seconds.


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