Jess here with an especially sweet Perfect Bite. Today I’d like to celebrate the most important meal of the day…breakfast. On the weekends I like to step up my breakfast game with a more indulgent, often more time-consuming meal, but weekdays are typically reserved for quick breakfast bars or a hurried bowl of cereal. Clearly, my weekday brekky needs some work.
By God’s good graces, today’s recipe is quick enough to throw together before running out of my house for work. After the batter is whipped up, they bake about 15 minutes and then take a quick dip in butter and a cinnamon and sugar mixture. Simple and quick! And that’s how I bring a little weekend to my workweek, ladies and gentleman. Keep reading for the recipe!
Baked French Breakfast Donuts
Adapted from Cooks.com
- 5 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 egg, beaten
- 1 1/2 cups flour
- 2 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoons salt
- 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1/2 cup milk (I used whole milk)
- 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 tablespoon cinnamon
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Coat donut pan generously with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside.
- Cream together butter and sugar until fluffy. Add egg; mix well.
- Sift flour, baking powder, salt and nutmeg together. Add dry ingredients alternately with milk.
- Fill donut tins half full. Bake 15-20 minutes. Take out of pan immediately and swirl tops into melted butter, then sugar and cinnamon mixture. Makes 6-7 big donuts.
*Note: These work just as well in a muffin tin, too!