Tuesday, March 12, 2013

baked and glazed grapefruit donuts

Grapefruit donuts? YES.

When I first saw this recipe on A Beautiful Mess, I knew that I needed to try it as soon as I could. As a lover of grapefruit and grapefruit juice, I was pretty convinced that I would love them if I made them. So over the weekend, I set out to make a baked version of these delicious glazed grapefruit donuts.

Baked and Glazed Grapefruit Donuts
{adapted from A Beautiful Mess and Searching for Dessert}

For the donuts:
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup white sugar
2 tbsp. packed brown sugar
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
zest of one grapefruit
1 large egg
1/2 cup skim milk
2 tbsp. olive oil

For the glaze:
1/2 cup grapefruit juice
scant 2 3/4 cups powdered sugar

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
2. Mix the flours, sugars, baking powder, salt, and grapefruit zest in a mixing bowl. Mix until combined.
3. Add the egg, milk, and olive oil and mix until just combined.
4. Spoon or pour the batter into prepared donut pans sprayed with baking spray. {I filled mine about half way.}
5. Bake for 8-12 minutes. {Mine needed the full 12 minutes.} Remove from the oven and let cool on a cooling rack. Let them cool completely before dipping in the glaze!
6. While the donuts are cooling, whisk together the grapefruit juice and powdered sugar in a bowl.
7. Place a covered baking sheet {I used foil but you can use paper towels or parchment paper} under the cooling rack. This makes for an easy clean up after you've dipped the donuts.
8. Dip the cooled donuts in the glaze and place back on the cooling rack. If coating more than once, let the glaze set in between each coat. I dipped mine three times in the glaze and then let them set overnight.

I'm a bit sad that I didn't take any back to the city with me but it's probably for the best. I'm telling you that these are some seriously delicious, sweet and tart donuts - a perfect and super tasty breakfast option!

Now go give these a try and let me know what you think!

1 comment:

  1. I can't even handle this-- they sound amazing! I have such a weakness for doughnuts and grapefruit has been on my mind constantly lately, so these would be just perfect :)


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