Bourbon Maple Glazed Doughnuts

I try not to eat sweets too often so I can save all my calories for wine but I do appreciate a good doughnut every now and then. I came up with this recipe with my mom a couple months ago when we were excited about a doughnut pan we got as a gift! These doughnuts are baked, not fried, and honestly the maple bourbon glaze is what makes them so incredible.

Doughnut Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2/3 granulated sugar
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1 egg (room temp)
  • 2 tbsp melted and cooled butter
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Bourbon Maple Glaze Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup bourbon maple syrup (Trader Joes)
  • 2 tbsp of Pumpkin Spice International Coffee Creamer
  • 1 tsp maple extract
  • 1 1/3 cup powdered sugar

Steps for doughnuts:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray a 12-cavity doughnut pan with non-stick baking spay
  2. In a medium size bowl whisk together flour, sugar, cornstarch, baking powder, baking soda, and salt
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the buttermilk, egg, butter, and vanilla extract
  4. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients being careful not to over mix.
  5. Pour the batter into a large zip lock bag, cut off the corner, and pipe dough into each doughnut cavity (works way better then spooning it in, let me tell you..)
  6. Bake for 10-12 minutes, then let cool for at least 10 minutes before removing them from their pan
  7. Transfer them to wire rack and let cool completely before glazing

Steps for Glaze:

  1. Heat the butter, bourbon maple syrup, and creamer together in a small sauce pan until butter is melted and ingredients are fully combined
  2. Stir in maple extract
  3. Whisk in powdered sugar 1/3 cup at a time until fully incorporated
  4. Dip cooled doughnuts in glaze and return to cooling rack
  5. Let glaze set then enjoy!

 

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