Baked Cinnamon Sugar Donuts

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Since it’s been raining so much lately, I thought it would be acceptable to make homemade donuts..except they are baked so I guess you can say they are guilt-free?! These took me 10 minutes to make so you don’t have to worry about it being too difficult as you would usually think when making ‘homemade donuts’. Plus, there is nothing better than the smell of donuts baking in the morning.

Yield: 1 dozen

Ingredients:
1 egg
1/3 cup butter; melted
1/2 cup Vanilla creamer
1 1/2 cups flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
For topping
1/4 cup butter; melted
1/4 cup sugar
1 Tbsp cinnamon

Steps:
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a mixing bowl, beat egg and creamer until combined. Add flour, baking powder, salt, nutmeg, sugar, and cinnamon. Stir until dough is formed and make sure to not over-mix!

2. Melt butter and brush on bottom of cupcake pan (a totally of 12).  Sprinkle cinnamon and sugar on bottom and with two spoons scoop into cupcake tins. Brush tops with more butter and sprinkle the rest of the cinnamon and sugar. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until tops are golden brown.
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Pumpkin Spice Donuts

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Yield: 8

Ingredients:

1 can Pillsbury® Grands!® Flaky Layers refrigerated biscuits (8 biscuits)
½ cup canola oil (or vegetable oil)
¼ cup white sugar
2 Tbsp brown sugar
2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1 ½ tsp cinnamon

Steps:
1. Preheat oven to 325. In 2-quart saucepan, heat oil over medium heat.
2. Separate dough into 8 biscuits. Using small round lid or cookie cutter, cut hole in center of each biscuit.
3. In a bowl, mix together sugars, pumpkin pie spice, and cinnamon.
4. Gently place 2 or 3 biscuits in hot oil. (Biscuit holes can also be fried!) Fry on one side until light brown. With tongs, gently turn each biscuit over; fry until other side is light brown. Make sure donuts are still doughy in the middle. Remove doughnuts from oil; immediately dip into pumpkin sugar spice mix. Place doughnuts on baking sheet and bake for 7 minutes. Place in cooling rack; cool 3 to 5 minutes and serve!

*For additional flavor, you can dip donuts in sugar mixture after they are done baking!