Cooking has always been something I've enjoyed doing. It's a form of distracting the busy mind away from the little things that you somehow can't stop thinking about, while making something delicious to feed your family or loved ones. Whenever I tell people I write a blog called "Allergic to Vanilla" they always ask if I really am. For the record I'm not — it's style metaphor for having a flair for the more interesting options of clothing out there. That being said I most certainly do not have a problem cooking with vanilla! In today's post I wanted to share one of the easiest desserts I've made in a while, and it's on the healthier side. Well, sort of.
A few weeks ago I was in Williams-Sonoma and came across a donut pan I just had to have, and several donut mix flavors next to it. I immediately knew I wanted to make baked donuts for the holidays for as many people as I could. So I scooped up the pan, a few mixes — salted maple and pumpkin cinnamon, and proudly walked out with one of the most satisfying purchases I've made in awhile. The donuts are baked not fried, hence the "healthy" description above, extremely easy to make and pretty gratifying once the icing part begins.
Pictured above is my first donut making endeavor- salted maple flavor! The first batch didn't come out so great as I overfilled them, so the donuts came out more like muffins than the typical donut. But, the next few were just right. I've since tried my hand at a few different flavors including a pumpkin cinnamon one and am officially hooked on baking my donuts. I love cooking and baking this time of year, and I can tell donuts during Christmas will be a healthy part of my diet going forward. ;)
Hope you all are getting excited for the Christmas holiday! How are you celebrating and more importantly what are you eating?