Baked Rainbow Donuts
Donuts is a favorite global dessert, and that’s a fact. Top them up with a delicious rainbow, and you will have a heavenly delight.
Whether you have a young child at home or a family full of adults, you can make baked rainbow donuts and delight everyone with your delicious dessert. After all, there is no age restriction when it comes to munching on this scrumptious treat.
So are you wondering how you can bake this delight at your home as well? Because, let’s be real, not everyone wants to go out and buy some baked goodies from a bakery. Instead, a dessert tastes better if it is cooked from the heart of loved ones.
This is why we have a fantastic recipe just in store for you. Whether you have a birthday party to host or a fancy breakfast where a lot is at stake, I promise this recipe won’t fail you. Not only will I fully describe the steps to create this treat at home, but I will also share the benefits of using the products that I do.
So let’s get started. But first, let’s ask the old-age questions.
Why are baked donuts healthier than fried donuts?
Baked donuts are usually known as cake donuts, and if you ask any cook or expert in food, they will tell you that baked donuts are healthier than fried ones. But why are baked donuts healthier? This is because a baked donut is usually lower in calories, sugar, and fat as compared to a donut that is fried in blazing oil and then filled with a sugary filling or glazed with a thick layer of sweetener.
In this way, fried donuts are usually not nutritious and are considered a very unhealthy treat. Although donuts are not supposed to supply you with essential nutrients that your body requires, such as Vitamin C, calcium, or iron, it is still important to know what you are eating and reduce the intake of unhealthy components.
You will also feel better when eating a baked donut instead of a fried one, which usually causes the person to feel very full. Instead, baked donuts are airy and light, which is why you can munch on them easily.
There is no doubt that a baked donut also contains sugar and calories to a certain amount. However, when it comes to any kind of dessert, you have to make careful choices that will help you to satisfy your sweet tooth without affecting your health too much.
What makes my rainbow baked donuts different from the rest?
It goes without saying that I have perfected my recipe of rainbow baked donuts after numerous experiments, failures, and burned donuts. However, I am proud of the final result and believe that my recipe will soon become a family favourite if you remake it at your home.
Not only do these donuts look great because of how colorful they are, but I have tried and tested numerous products to enhance the flavours.
Here are some unique components of my recipe.
- I have used King’s Arthur Whole Wheat Flour in the recipe because this flour has more nutrition like iron and fiber, as compared to other types of flour. Moreover, it is unbleached, which gives a heartier texture to the donut, but at the same time, it is much better for the environment.
- I have tried my best to use as little sugar and butter as possible, ensuring that the donut is still tasty but not too unhealthy.
- Most importantly, the donuts are made with 100% plant-based food coloring. This is particularly important because artificial food dyes lead to various sorts of health problems.
Below are some disadvantages of artificial food dyes:
- There are various studies that have shown how harmful synthetic food dyes are, such as hyperactivity such as ADHD.
- Food dyes also cause numerous behavioural changes, such as depression and irritability.
- There are also few researchers that talk about these dyes causing tumour growth. This is because three of the topmost approved dyes contain benzene, which is a cancer-inducing substance.
And there are even more harmful effects of food coloring, which is why it is essential to not use them as much as you can.
So now you have read about the basic components of my recipe, here’s the recipe.
The perfect recipe for
Baked Rainbow Donuts
For your delicious Donuts:
- 1 c Whole Wheat Flour
- 1/4 c Sugar
- 1/2 tsp Baking Soda
- 1 tsp Baking Powder
- 1/2 tsp Salt
- 1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
- 2 Egg Whites
- 1 tbsp Melted Butter
- 1/2 c + 2 tbsp Milk of your choice
- 1/2 tsp Vinegar
For your rainbow glaze:
- 1/2 c Confectioner's Sugar
- 1 tsp Milk
- Natural Food Coloring & Sprinkles
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray donut pan with a non-stick spray.
- Start by making a dry mixture by mixing flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a large mixing bowl thoroughly.
- Next, whisk egg whites, melted butter, milk, vanilla and vinegar in another bowl. This will make your wet mixture.
- Then, fold in your dry mixture into the wet mixture. This recipe makes up to 6 donuts
- Fill the donut pan about 3 quarters full.
- You can then put the donuts into the oven and set the timer for 11 minutes.
- Once the donuts are baked, let the pan cool for about 5 minutes before taking it out, Then, move the donuts to a wire rack to cool for 20 minutes.
- For glaze, mix sugar with milk and separate into 4 bowls. Add 2-3 drops of food coloring per bowl. Stir and paint stripe on donut and add final touches by topping the donuts with sprinkles.