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Maple Glazed Donut Holes

These Maple Glazed Donut Holes are super easy! Who knew making donuts at home could be quick and so much fun?!

Easy Homemade Maple Glazed Donut Holes | Hall Nesting

Guys I’m so excited today we’re throwing a surprise baby shower for Cate! You know the “always hungry” girl behind Chez CateyLou. So I guess you might be wondering how a group of talented food bloggers are throwing Cate a shower? Well the way we do in true blogger fashion. Virtually, of course!

So surprise Cate this is for you and your growing family!

Chez Catey Lou Donut Shower Graphic

You all should know by now I love babies! I mean my blog is 75% food and 25% babies.  Well maybe I should say 20% so my other half can take some of the credit. So you see I just can’t wait to see motherhood on Cate!

I found Cate’s blog a couple of years ago and fell in love with these cake batter puppy chow and these baked blueberry donuts. Hence, the reason we are here today babies and donuts! Cate loves donuts – I mean she has only 13 recipes on her site!

So unbelievably good. Little donut holes fried and covered in a sweet maple glaze!

And my contribution today happens to be these lovely Maple Glazed Donuts. So let’s get down to business. I had never made a donut before in my life. (GASP!) Now before that steers you away from these little bites of perfection. You can ask all the family members who tried them and I even brought them to my mom’s Bible study. I think they were all quite impressed (or so they claimed).

The donut batter is whisked together easily by hand – you heard that right no need for a mixer. The center is fluffy and doughy like you want it to be with the outside a little crisp. And the glaze…well you know the saying “finger lickin’ good” – I have stepped it up a notch and said “bowl lickin’ great”. I may or may not have licked the bowl after each batch that I made…

Easy Homemade Maple Glazed Donut Holes

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – one of the things I love the most about food blogging is all of the great friendships I have made. So I felt incredibly blessed when Allie and Zainab asked me if I wanted to shower the new mother to be! So pass around some more love and scroll down to see what everyone else has made to bring to this Virtual Baby Shower for Cate!

Easy Homemade Maple Glazed Donut Holes | Hall Nesting
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Maple Glazed Donut Holes

Servings 20 donut holes

Ingredients

For the Maple Glaze:

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 3 tablespoons butter melted
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup

For the donut holes:

  • 5 cups vegetable oil for frying
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 Tablespoons sugar
  • 4 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup 1/2 stick unsalted butter, melted

Instructions

Make the glaze:

  • In a bowl sift the powdered sugar (sifting will decrease the lumps in glaze). Then add in melted butter and maple syrup. Stir together until mixture is smooth. Cover and set aside while you make the donuts.

Make the donut holes:

  • Pour vegetable oil into heavy bottomed pot (or fryer). Heat until 350 degrees is reached.
  • Line a baking sheet with paper towels and if available place a cooling rack on top to allow oil and glaze to drip off.
  • In one bowl mix together the dry ingredients: flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. In another bowl whisk the milk and egg together. Add the wet ingredients into the dry. Then add the butter until a soft yet thick dough forms.
  • Using a cookie scoop or spoon scoop dough into a ball and drop in fryer* in batches. You do not want to overcrowd.
  • Fry the donut holes for 2 minutes on one side until deep golden brown and an then use a pair of tongs to flip and fry an additional minute. (Fry a little less if making smaller donut holes).
  • Using a slotted spoon remove the donut holes to the prepared baking sheet.
  • Repeat with any additional dough.
  • Then one by one dip the donut holes into the glaze** and return back to the rack. Serve warm.

Notes

*The dough will expand so if you want a donut hole smaller than a ping pong size ball you can use a smaller spoon.
**If the glaze has hardened too much for the donut hole to be glazed - zap the glaze in microwave for a few seconds.
Donut hole recipe adapted from King Arthur Flour

 

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Nancy @ gottagetbaked

Friday 26th of February 2016

Donut holes are the best! Except for how they're so easily and quickly devoured given their small sizes. Oh well, waistline be damned! Hand me over this entire batch stat.

Lauren Hall

Sunday 28th of February 2016

I could not agree more Nancy!

Megan - The Emotional Baker

Thursday 25th of February 2016

I've never made donut holes (or traditional donuts - gasp!) but I have to try these little bites of deliciousness ;)

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