Ms. Toody Goo Shoes

Ms. Toody Goo Shoes

I've hung up my dress-for-success clothes, and pulled my domestic "genes" out of storage.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Cinnamon Baked Donuts - A Winner!

Cinnamon Baked Donuts - you probably have all of the ingredients in the cupboard to make these winners! | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes

You know how sometimes you want something, and you want it fast?
A couple of Sundays ago, I felt like baking something,
and I wanted it to be ready quickly.
 I wasn't sure what to make, 
until I started to pull something out of my cabinet,
and my donut pan literally fell out and hit me on the head.

Doinnnggggg!!!

Donuts suddenly seemed like a good idea.

Cinnamon Baked Donuts - you probably have all of the ingredients in the cupboard to make these winners! | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes

The caveat was that I had to have all of the ingredients on hand, 
because we were watching the NY Giants play the Buffalo Bills,
and I didn't feel like running out to the store. 

That left out pumpkin.
And chocolate.
No lemon, either... 

I did have cinnamon, though.
 A quick huddle with Google turned up
Baked Cinnamon Donuts from Seasoned Cook on Food.com.  
Yup, they looked easy enough to whip up during halftime.
Decision made.

Cinnamon Baked Donuts - you probably have all of the ingredients in the cupboard to make these winners! | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes

I measured out all of the ingredients during commercials, 
so that I could assemble the donuts while Big Blue was in the locker room.

The recipe calls for mace, but I substituted pumpkin pie spice.
It also says to sprinkle the cinnamon and brown sugar over the donuts,
and then to drizzle melted butter over that.
I mixed the butter into the cinnamon and sugar, 
and then sprinkled it onto the donuts. 
I just found it easier that way,
but it may have been a game changer in the appearance of the donuts, 
resulting in more nooks and crannies.

Cinnamon Baked Donuts - you probably have all of the ingredients in the cupboard to make these winners! | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes

 With only one donut pan, I could only bake six at a time.
I got the first batch into the oven just as my play clock was running out, 
and the third quarter was starting.

As I was about to settle down to resume watching the game,
I noticed the vanilla and the melted butter sitting on the counter.
Oh SNAP!!!!
I forgot to use them! 

Another baking fumble.

Fortunately, I could still add them into the remaining batter of the second batch 
(a replay, if you will). 

Cinnamon Baked Donuts - you probably have all of the ingredients in the cupboard to make these winners! | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes

Junior Goo Shoes was watching me from the sidelines, 
asking when the donuts would be ready.

They baked quickly. 
Before I knew it, the oven timer gave me a two-minute warning.

When they were finally ready, I gave JGS the signal.
He practically tackled me to get to kitchen,
and ate two donuts faster than Odell Beckham, Jr. can sprint into the end zone.

Hey, time out, JGS - don't eat them all at once!

Cinnamon Baked Donuts - you probably have all of the ingredients in the cupboard to make these winners! | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes

   Regardless of my false start, the donuts were ah-MAY-zing!
The first batch came out kind of flat, because of the missing ingredients,
but the second batch scored big -- Touchdown!

Cinnamon Baked Donuts - you probably have all of the ingredients in the cupboard to make these winners! | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes

Is it just me, or do these donuts remind anyone else of a Shar-Pei? 
Cinnamon Baked Donuts - you probably have all of the ingredients in the cupboard to make these winners! | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes

You may want to check out How To Make Perfect Baked Donuts before getting started. 
Not that these are difficult, but a few simple tips may help.
Oh, and, uh, one thing that should be apparent in making perfect donuts 
is to not forget any of the ingredients. 
Yeah, that.

Cinnamon Baked Donuts - you probably have all of the ingredients in the cupboard to make these winners! | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes

Baked Cinnamon Donuts

Yield: 12 donuts

2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder 
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon mace (*I substituted pumpkin pie spice) 
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 large egg, beaten
1 1/4 cups milk
2 tablespoons butter, melted
2 teaspoons vanilla

TOPPING
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/4 cup butter, melted 

Mix all seven dry ingredients in a medium-size bowl.
In a smaller bowl, beat egg.
Mix egg with milk and melted butter. Add vanilla.
Stir milk mixture into dry ingredients until just combined, being careful not to overmix.
Spoon into greased donut baking tin, filling approximately 3/4 full. 
Mix cinnamon into brown sugar. Stir in melted butter, and sprinkle over donuts.
Bake at 350°for 15-17 minutes. 

Cinnamon Baked Donuts - you probably have all of the ingredients in the cupboard to make these winners! | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes

The donuts were winners, and thankfully, so were the Giants.  
They beat the Bills 24-10.
And, this past Sunday's nail-biting victory against the 49ers was especially sweet, 
as they are in a three-way tie for first place in the NFL east.
I better start thinking about Super Bowl food.
Go Giants! 
Go Donuts!



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24 comments:

  1. I'm seeing a common thread here Amy! Delicious, easy and quick! The only thing missing for me is a donut pan. Minor glitch ;).

    And yes, they do look like a shar pei lol.

    xxx

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  2. OMG I AM SO SORRY THAT I CAME HERE LOL! Stop with the food cravings for your readers, ha ha! ::)

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  3. OMG I AM SO SORRY THAT I CAME HERE LOL! Stop with the food cravings for your readers, ha ha! ::)

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  4. Amy,
    They do kind of look like a Sharpei. They really look good. I am on a hunt for a donut pan or two these look so yummy. Thanks for the recipe.
    Kris

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  5. Touchdown indeed!!! They look so yummy!

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  6. Amy I enjoyed your story and making these with your on hand ingredients. I bet the second batch were yummy and since I do not own a donut pan and now I have your recipe I'm wondering about making these in a muffin pan. Shar-Pei or not sure looks good.
    xx,
    Vera

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  7. I don't know why I read that whole danged thing when I know I can't have them...or make them for a while....lol However, I am saving that recipe because the grandkids would LOVE them. Thanks-xo Diana

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  8. Oh my, those look heavenly! I can just taste the cinnamon! Going to have to invest in a doughnut pan! :) ~Rhonda

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  9. Wow, I can feel the taste! They look really tasty and thank´s for the recipie...
    Love your blog!
    Have a great week...
    Titti

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  10. Oh Amy, but I've done on cinnamon donuts taste :-) Outside, the cold, the wind blowing and a cinnamon cake would gladly proved. It reminds me of Sweden and rustic cinnamon products.
    With best wishes from Łąkowa

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  11. My oldest daughter who's in graduate school would love these! She never has time to cook, especially breakfast! I love to smell cinnamon baking! *le sigh*

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  12. Oh Amy,
    There you go again baking amazing looking donuts! I'd love one right now with coffee!
    Enjoy the rest of the week.
    Julie

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  13. Okay, I do have everything in my pantry to make these, including the pan. Now to just get up earlier enough and remember to make the donuts!! They look delicious and yes, a little like that a Shar-Pei!

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  14. Gracious those look good. I love doughnuts and I love cinnamon, so those wouldn't last long at my house. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

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  15. They look yummy and the recipe make it easy for me to substitute a few things so I can eat them. Thanks, I'm craving for some sweet food!

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  16. I love cinnamon ... and I love cinnamon with apple too!

    Happy Weekend Wishes, well it is Friday evening in the UK as I type this!

    All the best Jan

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  17. I love cinnamon ... and I love cinnamon with apple too!

    Happy Weekend Wishes, well it is Friday evening in the UK as I type this!

    All the best Jan

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  18. So yummy! They really look good. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

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  19. These look SO good! I bet they made your house smell amazing!

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  20. I didn't even know they made doughnut pans! Hmm, I see another baking pan for my cupboard is needed. I haven't made doughnuts in years because I thought you had to drop them in the hot oil. Not that I'd be against that but it does make a mess, if I remember correctly. These sound wonderful, Amy!

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  21. Delicious! This looks so good! Pinned and tweeted. Thank you for being a part of our party! I hope to see you on Monday at 7 pm. We love partying with you! Lou Lou Girls

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  22. Anything with cinnamon is a winer in my book! This is one of my faves this week on Wake Up Wednesday! Thanks for sharing.

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