Is it “doughnut” or “donut”?
I found myself pondering that question this week more times than I would like to admit. And then I remembered — Google.
To make a long story short, both are correct. The original spelling is “doughnut” but the shortened version was introduced approximately 100 years later and stuck. I find it really funny that someone just introduced a shortened version of a word and BAM it’s part of the English language. Like, way funnier than it actually is. I blame sleep deprivation.
I read that “donut” is really only a recognized spelling in America. So that’s the spelling that I decided to go with. Because I’m an American.
I came across this recipe on Pinterest awhile ago and decided that these little donuts had to be made for Alex’s birthday.
I followed the recipe exactly with the exception of the pan. I do not (or is it donut…hahaha) own a donut pan nor do I think I ever will unless we are blessed someday with a gigantic kitchen filled with lots and lots of storage space. Instead, I borrowed a mini bundt cake pan from my auntie. They still turned out great!
1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
dash of nutmeg
3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
1/4 cup milk
2/3 cup plain greek yogurt
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
for the topping:
1 1/2 cups chocolate chips
1/3 cup milk
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Mix your dry ingredients together in a medium sized bowl. In a separate bowl, whisk together your wet ingredients. Combine the two, slowly stirring the wet mixture into the dry.
Grease your baking dish and fill each part about 3/4 full. Place into oven and bake about nine minutes. When done, transfer donuts to baking rack and allow to cool.
To make the topping, warm the milk in the microwave (for about 90 seconds) and then add chocolate chips. Let bowl sit for a few minutes and then stir until smooth.
Dip your cooled donuts into the chocolate mixture, dust with sprinkles and enjoy.
I’m not really a donut person, but I did have to try one of these and was really happy with it! Because they are baked instead of fried, they didn’t sit heavy in my belly (yep, belly) and I think that the greek yogurt kept them nice and moist.
These were super simple to make and I am already thinking of tweaks I want to make for next time. Pumpkin-spice with a caramel drizzle? White chocolate frosting with Christmas tree sprinkles? What kind of donuts do you want to see next?!