These maple glazed beauties took first place in the Allrecipes 'Holy Doughnuts!' contest at the 2015 Iowa State Fair. They're baked, not fried, and totally delicious.
Snow day (and the cover of allrecipes magazine) inspired me to bake donuts. I say "inspired" especially because I made plenty of my own mods: * 1/3 whole wheat flour * scant 1/2 c brown sugar + scant 1/2 c white sugar * 1/2 c applesauce + 1/4 c melted butter to cut down on fat * 2 whole eggs Then baked as written, just till they sprung back to the touch. These were AMAZING. EXTRAORDINARILY tender. I glazed half of them with a simpler maple glaze: ~1/4 c powdered sugar + 1 splash of pancake syrup + 1 splash of milk. I will be making these LOTS AND LOTS. - 23 Jan 2016 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
These doughnuts are AMAZING! They are good with or without the icing, but the icing puts it over the top!! I didn't put any pecans on mine and they are divine without! It did take a little longer than 3 minutes to brown the butter, but we got there and the end results are delicious! - 28 Jan 2016 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
I made these in muffin tins. Mini size tins & standard tins lined with paper. They are delicious. Taking two dozen to church with me tomorrow. My husband loved them! - 30 Jan 2016 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)