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Tahitian Vanilla Bean Doughnuts!

My husband and I had the pleasure of going to Bora Bora for our honeymoon, and I was so excited to buy fresh vanilla bean. Not really knowing what I was going to bake with them once we got home, they were coming home with us regardless!

After taking some time deciding, it dawned on me…what about doughnuts?!

So, I decided to bake Vanilla Bean Doughnuts, and OMG, they are amazing!

Plus, we had registered for 2 doughnuts pans (click here) on our wedding registry, and I had yet to use them, so basically what I am saying is this was all meant to be (hehe)

Lastly, most doughnut recipes are fried, but what I love about this recipe is that these are baked, which means they are healthier for you. A real win-win 🙂 

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Tahitian Vanilla Bean Doughnuts
Delicious baked doughnuts that are moist and subtly sweet.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 8-10 minutes
a dozen
What you'll need for the Doughnut Dough
What you'll need for the Vanilla Glaze
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 8-10 minutes
a dozen
What you'll need for the Doughnut Dough
What you'll need for the Vanilla Glaze
Making the Dough
  1. To start, preheat your oven to 375 degrees. With 2 (6 count) doughnut pans (yielding a dozen total), spray your pans with non-stick spray
  2. You will need 3 bowls - 2 medium and 1 small (for the glaze)
  3. In one of the medium bowls, add your flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Then, whisk together. This will be your dry mix.
  4. In the other medium bowl, cream your sugar and softened butter (w/ a hand mixer). We will call this your wet mix.
  5. Next, adding in the egg, vanilla extract, and vanilla bean into your wet mix.
  6. To add the vanilla bean, slice the bean lengthwise (aka down the middle), and scape out the insides, you can discard the bean.
  7. Mix with your mixer, just until combined. Then, add in your milk
  8. Now it is time to combine your dry & wet mixes. Add in your dry mix in thirds. After each third, mix together. (I suggest using a spatula for mixing so that you do not over beat the eggs w/ the electric mixer).
  9. When mixing each part, it does not have to be completely combined before adding in the remaining parts.
  10. Now that your dough is combined...add your dough to a pastry bag time. I know that pastry bags can be intimidating, but not to worry. Just fold/roll back the top of the bag, pour in your dough and squeeze it towards the bottom (like you would do with toothpaste), and you're all set!
  11. Lastly, in a circle motion, add your dough into the pan as shown.
  12. Since these pans are small, they fit nicely side by side in the oven.
Making the Glaze
  1. To save time, while the dougnuts are baking, prepare your glaze. It is really easy, just whisk together the powdered sugar, milk, salt, and vanilla extract.
  2. Let the doughnuts completely cook on the rack before dipping into the glaze.
  3. To glaze, take each doughnut and dip half of the top into the glaze, tap it a couple times to remove the excess, and then let them rest to set the glaze.
Recipe Notes

This recipe calls for an 8-10 minute baking time, I suggest to check them at the 9 minute mark. Insert a fork into a couple of them, and if the fork comes out clean, they are done.

Little circles of heaven 🙂

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  • Reply MAC


    December 29, 2016 at 6:28 am
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