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Easy Baked Donut Recipe

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These donuts are fluffy, light, and airy, and have a delightful jelly surprise inside when you bite them!
Baked Donut Recipe

If you love donuts and have some baking knowledge, this baked yeast donuts recipe will be a breeze to make. Healthier than fried donuts, these baked ones with jelly donut filling are such a delicious treat for kids and adults alike. And who doesn’t want a right?

Easy Baked Donut Recipe

Ingredients You’ll Need:

To make this easy baked donut recipe, you need the following ingredients:

  • All-purpose flour
  • Instant yeast
  • Milk
  • Butter
  • Eggs
  • Vanilla extract
  • Jelly
  • Granulated sugar

I’m sure you already have these ingredients in your pantry!

Easy Baked Donut Recipe

How To Make Jelly-filled Donuts?

Surprise your family by making this easy-baked donut recipe today!

  1. Whisk together one cup of flour, ⅓ cup sugar, one packet of instant yeast, a pinch of salt, ⅔ cup of warm milk, 3 tablespoons of melted butter, 2 egg yolks, and ½ teaspoon of vanilla extract in a large bowl. Make sure all ingredients are well combined. Let stand for 10 minutes or until bubbles start to form.
  2. Add 1 ¼ cup more flour or enough so the dough holds together and is no longer sticky. You might need to add a bit more but do it one tablespoon at a time. Turn the dough onto your kitchen surface (dusted with flour) and knead it for 5 minutes.
  3. Place the kneaded dough into the bowl, cover with plastic wrap, and let it rise in a draft-free place for one hour or until doubled in size.
  4. Turn the dough onto a floured surface and roll it to about ½ inch thick. Using a 2 ½ inch round cookie cutter, cut about 12 rounds of donuts. You don’t need to make a hole.
  5. Place the donuts on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, cover them with plastic wrap, and let rise for 40 minutes or until doubled in size.
  6. Preheat the oven to 375 F and bake for 10 minutes or until slightly golden on top.

While still hot, brush with melted butter and roll into granulated sugar. Using a knife, make a deep slit in the side of the donuts, and using a pastry bag, pipe your favorite jelly into the slit. Be careful not to stuff them too much or they might burst.

How To Store Jelly-Filled Donuts?

All filled donuts should be stored in an airtight container and in the fridge to prevent them from growing mold or going bad. The filling adds moisture to donuts, so they need to be refrigerated.

What Can I Fill Donuts With?

Donuts can be filled with jellies, jams, curds, or custards. My family loves lemon curd-filled donuts and cherry jam-filled donuts the best! You can either glaze them, sprinkle powdered sugar on top of them, or ice them with chocolate ganache or your favorite icing!

Baked Donut Recipe

Easy Baked Donut Recipe

These donuts are fluffy, light, and airy, and have a delightful jelly surprise inside when you bite them!
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
RISING TIME: 1 hour 40 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 20 minutes
Servings: 12
Calories: 224kcal
Author: Katherine - Yummfully

Equipment

  • Large bowl
  • Whisk
  • Baking sheet
  • Oven

Ingredients

  • 2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour, divided
  • 1 cup granulated sugar, divided
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 packet instant yeast
  • cup warm milk (30 seconds in the microwave)
  • 4 tablespoons melted butter, divided
  • 2 egg yolks
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • cup fruit jelly (make sure it doesn’t have large pieces of fruit)

Instructions

  • Whisk together one cup of flour, ⅓ cup of sugar, one packet of instant yeast, a pinch of salt, ⅔ cup of warm milk, 3 tablespoons of melted butter, 2 egg yolks, and ½ teaspoon of vanilla extract in a large bowl. Make sure all the ingredients are well combined. Let stand for 10 minutes, or until bubbles start to form.
  • Add 1 ¼ cup more flour or enough so that the dough holds together and is no longer sticky. You might need to add a bit more, but do it one tablespoon at a time. Turn the dough onto your kitchen surface (dusted with flour) and knead it for 5 minutes. Place the kneaded dough into a bowl, cover it with plastic wrap, and let it rise in a draft-free place for one hour or until doubled in size.
  • Turn the dough onto a floured surface and roll it to about ½-inch thick. Using a 2 ½ inch round cookie cutter, cut about 12 rounds of donuts. You don’t need to make a hole.
  • Place the donuts on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, cover them with plastic wrap, and let rise for 40 minutes or until doubled in size.
  • Preheat the oven to 375 F and bake for 10 minutes or until slightly golden on top.
  • While still hot, brush with melted butter and roll into the remaining ⅓ cup of granulated sugar. Using a knife, make a deep slit in the side of the donuts, and using a pastry bag, pipe your favorite jam into the slit. Be careful not to stuff them too much, or they might burst.

Nutrition

Calories: 224kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 42mg | Sodium: 23mg | Potassium: 52mg | Fiber: 0.6g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 3IU | Calcium: 2mg | Iron: 6mg
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