Five doughnut recipes to try at home

Everyone loves the convenience of picking up a doughnut on the way to work. But you can also make them at home. Homemade doughnuts are instant crowd pleasers, and you won't have to stand in line to get one.

Here are tried-and-true doughnut recipes from our Stir It Up! bloggers.

By , Kendra Nordin

1. Glazed doughnut muffins

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    Use a muffin tin to make these cakey doughnuts topped with a sugary glaze.
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By Carol Ramos, The Pastry Chef's Baking

These muffins are accurately named as they really do taste like cakey doughnuts. It could be the taste of cinnamon, but it’s also the glaze. They are delicious! As with any muffin recipe, mix sparingly, just enough to have the batter come together. If you overmix, the muffins won’t have as tender a crumb or texture.

Glazed Doughnut Muffins
From Sweet Pea's Kitchen

1/4 cup butter

1/4 cup vegetable oil

1/2 cup granulated sugar

1/3 cup brown sugar

2 large eggs

1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder

1/4 teaspoon baking soda

3/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1 teaspoon cinnamon

3/4 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2-2/3 cups all-purpose flour

1 cup milk

1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Line 12 muffin cups with muffin liners or spray with nonstick cooking spray.

2. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat together butter, vegetable oil, and sugars till smooth. Beat in eggs, one at a time. With the mixer on low speed, add baking powder, baking soda, nutmeg, cinnamon, salt, and vanilla until just combined. Stir the flour into the butter mixture alternately with the milk, beginning and ending with the flour and mixing until just combined. Do not overmix.

3. Spoon batter into cups, filling the cups, and smooth tops. Divide batter equally among prepared muffin cups. Bake until muffin tops are a pale golden and springy to the touch, 15 to 17 minutes, rotating halfway through baking time. Cool muffins in muffin tin for 5 minutes, then transfer to wire rack and cool 10 minutes before glazing.

For the glaze:

3 tablespoons butter; melted

1 cup confectioners’ sugar; sifted

3/4 teaspoon vanilla

2 tablespoons hot water

1. In a medium bowl mix together the melted butter, confectioners’ sugar, vanilla and water. Whisk until smooth.

2. When muffins have cooled slightly, dip the muffin crown into the glaze and allow the glaze to harden. Once hardened, dip a second time and allow to harden before serving.

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