Old Fashioned Doughnuts (Baked)

Ingredients

1 C All-purpose flour
1/4 C Whole wheat flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp salt
2 Tbsp vegetable oil
1/2 C granulated sugar
1/3 C unsweetened apple sauce
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 C buttermilk

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F
  • Spray a 6-well doughnut pan with cooking spray
  • In a large bowl, whisk or sift together the flours, baking powder, nutmeg, and salt
  • In a separate bowl, combine the oil, sugar, apple sauce, and vanilla and mix until well combined
  • Add the wet ingredients and buttermilk to the dry ingredients and stir until just combined (batter will be very thick and sticky)
  • Spoon batter into a piping bag
  • Pipe into prepared doughnut pan, smoothing out the doughnut batter as necessary
  • Bake at 350°F for 12 – 15 minutes
  • Cool in pan about 2 minutes
  • Cool completely on a wire rack

If desired, dip hot doughnuts in melted butter and then in granulated sugar for a sugar topping

This Old Fashioned Doughnut is for nutmeg lovers!   It’s so good plain or dipped in sugar and perfect with a cup of coffee.  Being baked, it’s also not as heavy tasting as a regular fried doughnut.  I hope you enjoy it!

God bless!

Double Chocolate Muffins (made with protein powder)

Ingredients

2 C. all-purpose flour
1/3 C. Chocolate protein powder
1/4 C. Cocoa powder
3 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 C. Brown sugar
~2 C. semi-sweet chocolate chips

2 large eggs
1/4 C. Vegetable oil
1 C. Milk
1 tsp vanilla

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 375°F
  • Spray a 12 count muffin pan with cooking spray
  • Whisk together dry ingredients
  • Add chocolate chips and whisk until chips are coated
  • Add wet ingredients and stir until just combined
  • Spoon batter into prepared muffin pan evenly
  • Bake at 375°F for about 25 minutes (insert toothpick into center of muffin, it should come out mostly clean)
  • Let cool in pan about 10 minutes
  • Cool completely on a wire rack

These muffins are incredibly moist and so chocolatey! I added thinkThin Protein & Probiotics chocolate powder for a tiny extra boost to my muffins and they are absolutely delicious.  But you can use whatever protein powder you prefer, or omit it altogether.

If you do not use the protein powder though, you may want to add a touch more cocoa powder and/or use a little less milk. I suggest using 1/4 cup + 2 Tbsp cocoa powder and start with only 1/2 cup of milk and then add more milk as necessary to achieve the right consistency, if the protein powder is omitted.

I hope you enjoy these muffins as much as my family does!

God bless!

Brown Sugar Pancakes

Ingredients

1 C. all-purpose flour
1 Tbsp white granulated sugar
1 Tbsp brown sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 large egg
1 C. milk
2 Tbsp vegetable oil

Directions

  • Whisk together dry ingredients
  • Add wet ingredients to dry and whisk until completely combined and all lumps are gone
  • Heat a nonstick skillet or griddle to medium heat
  • Pour about a quarter cup of batter for each pancake
  • Flip when bubbles just start to form and pop
  • Pancakes are done when both sides are browned (about 2 minutes each side, generally)

These pancakes are easy and delicious!  We added chocolate chips, bananas, and strawberries to ours too.  This recipe makes about 10 small pancakes.

I hope you enjoy them!

God bless!