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Baked Strawberry Donuts with Honey Bourbon Glaze

baked strawberry donut with honey bourbon glaze

Remember that rant from last week? About baked donuts? Well guys and girls, the quest continues. And I have to tell you about another rockstar baked donut recipe that totally classifies as a good baked donut (however hypocritical it might sound): Baked Strawberry Donuts with Honey Bourbon Glaze.

baked strawberry donut with honey bourbon glaze

Although I’m not normally a huge fan of whisky, I recently discovered honey bourbon. And, I am a changed woman. It’s so yummy and smooth that apparently I thought it was a good idea to add to breakfast food. Oh wait, this has happened before, hasn’t it? Please don’t judge me.

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Baked Coconut Donuts with Chocolate Almond Glaze

Baked Coconut Donuts with Chocolate Almond Glaze

Baked donuts do not taste as good as traditional fried donuts.

There. I said it.

Buuuut they are a great healthier alternative for donut lovers, like myself. I’ve been experimenting like a mad scientist with my donut pan to find a baked donut that’s up to par. And let me tell you, it hasn’t been easy. I’ve thrown away more batches of donuts than I care to admit. My Baked Margarita Donuts were a win, but a girl can only have tequila at breakfast every so often. Thankfully, I found another recipe keeper: Baked Coconut Donuts with Chocolate Almond Glaze.

These donuts aren’t just good; they are insanely good. You literally wouldn’t know they are baked. They are extravagant and rich. And the roasted almond chunks deliver the necessary crunch of traditional donuts that baked donuts seem to be missing.

Baked Coconut Donuts with Chocolate Almond Glaze

And the coconut-chocolate-almond combination is totally reminiscent of Almond Joys – which happen to be my favorite candy bar. I don’t eat them often, but then again, you can’t eat Almond Joys for breakfast.

Baked Margarita Donuts

Baked Margarita Donut

Is it ever too early for tequila? No way, jose.

Let me clue you in to two of my latest obsessions: my donut pan. And tequila. Okay, okay. Technically tequila has been on the list for a while. But who’s counting? Here’s the problem: you can’t add tequila to your coffee. Luckily, I figured out another way to add it to my morning routine. This is normal behavior, right?

Baked Margarita DonutsBaked Margarita Donuts

My husband maaaay have been slightly concerned about me when he came home to discover tequila-infused breakfast food on the counter – but one bite and he was hooked. The thing about these donuts is that they aren’t super boozy. They are light and citrusy and delicious. For those of you who loved my coconut banana bread scones with lime glaze, these  donuts will be your new fave. Promise.

Baked Margarita Donuts


Baked Margarita Donuts
Yields 12

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For the donuts
2 cups cake flour
3/4 cup granulated sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
1 tsp salt
1 tsp lime zest
3/4 cup buttermilk
2 eggs, lightly beaten
2 T butter, melted

For the glaze
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 T fresh squeezed lime juice
1 tsp tequila
Lime zest and course salt for garnish

Preheat oven to 425F. Spray donut pan with nonstick cooking spray. In a large mixing bowl, sift together flour, sugar, baking powder, nutmeg and salt. Add buttermilk, eggs, butter and lime zest. Beat until combined. Fill each donut cup 2/3 full and bake for 7-9 minutes. While donuts are baking, whip up the glaze, whisking the powdered sugar, lime juice and tequila together. When donuts are ready, dunk into the glaze and let cool on a baking rack. Garnish with lime zest and course salt before glaze cools completely.

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