Make this fun breakfast doughnut using pancake mix! Dip in a simple glaze and voila! Kids gobble them up and declare them the best. Doughnuts. Ever! This basic recipe can be customized with add-ins. See notes and the Zhuzh it up! section.
Prep Time: 5 min
Additional Time: cool completely before glazing
Cook time: 20 min
Yield: 1 doz
Doughnut baking pan
If you don't have a doughnut pan, don't worry! I also make these all the time in a mini muffin tin. The kids call them doughnut holes.
2 cup pancake mix
1 cup milk (non-dairy if you prefer)
2 tbsp melted butter
Add-ins: mini chocolate chips or blueberries are great
This basic doughnut is not overly sweet on it's own (remember, it's a pancake in disguise) - for a sweeter dessert-style doughnut, add 2 tbsp sugar OR a small, ripe mashed banana to the batter.
Pre-heat oven to 350F and lightly grease your donut pan.
Put all ingredients in a bowl, mix well.
Put your batter in the doughnut pan to about 2/3 full.
If you're adding extras, now is the time to stir them in.
Bake for about 20 min or until a knife inserted in the middle comes out clean.
Allow doughnuts to cool slightly before turning them out of the pan. Then cool completely on a wire rack.
Glaze or ice as desired (see below for ideas).
Zhuzh it up!
The photo above shows these doughnuts with a simple maple glaze (mix icing sugar with maple syrup a little at a time until you reach a consistency for dipping or drizzling. You can also thin with milk if you like).
Cinnamon sugar is also delicious! First, dip just the very top of the donut in melted butter, then directly in a bowl of cinnamon sugar (1 tbsp cinnamon + 1/4 cup granulated sugar).
A chocolate or cream cheese icing would also be yummy. Toss on some sprinkles for a special birthday breakfast!
This fun recipe was written by Heather Dyer.