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Baked Cinnamon Sugar Doughnut Holes

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Baked Cinnamon Sugar Doughnut Holes

The Donut Hole Dilemma

Oh, you’re in for a treat—forget counting calories for a sec and feast your eyes on my Baked Cinnamon Sugar Doughnut Holes. Imagine biting into these golden nuggets of joy; they’re crispy on the outside, fluffy on the inside, and coated with a sinfully delicious layer of cinnamon sugar. Seriously, it’s like getting a warm hug from the inside out.

Listen, I’ve tested and tasted these bad boys so you don’t have to go through life without experiencing this level of mouth-watering greatness. Whether it’s for Sunday brunch, a mid-week pick-me-up, or a late-night snack—let’s be honest, any time is donut hole time—these are going to make you the superstar of your kitchen. Are you really going to deny yourself that? Didn’t think so!

The Easiest Baked Doughnut Holes Ever

Hey, you won’t believe how easy it is to whip up these cinnamon sugar donut holes. Seriously, it’s like a “treat yo’self” moment but without the hassle. Let’s get started!

First things first, grab a big ol’ bowl and whisk together your flour, sugar, baking powder, and a pinch of salt. That’s your dry mix done. Yep, easy peasy. Now, in another bowl, mix your milk, melted butter, vanilla, and egg together. We’re talking wet ingredients here, and you’re just a stir away from magic.

Alright, it’s time for the big marriage! Pour your wet mix into your dry mix and give it a good stir. Don’t overdo it; we want them just combined. Get a pot or a Dutch oven and pour in enough vegetable oil for frying. Heat it up until it hits about 350°F. You’re basically setting up a mini donut hole hot tub.

Frying vs. Baking: The Donut Hole Debate

Scoop out some dough with a small cookie scoop or even just your hands. Drop those babies into the hot oil, but don’t crowd the pot! Fry them until they’re golden brown all over. It’s like they’re getting a tan! Once they’re done frying, use a slotted spoon to lift them out of their oily bath and let them chill on a paper towel-lined plate. They need to shed some of that excess oil, you know?

Last but not least, roll those warm, fried dough balls in a mix of sugar and cinnamon. Get them nice and coated. It’s like they’re putting on their party clothes.

Now, I know what you’re thinking: “But Jo, can’t I just bake these instead of frying?” And to that, I say, sure, you can bake them at 375°F for about 12-15 minutes, or until they’re golden. But let’s be honest, frying gives you that authentic, indulgent donut hole experience. Baking is good, but frying is like the VIP experience of donut hole life.

Storing and Enjoying Your Doughnut Holes

Well, if you don’t devour them all right away (and kudos if you have that kind of self-control), you can store them in an airtight container for up to 2 days. They won’t be as crisp as freshly fried, but they’ll still be pretty tasty.

But wait, there’s more! These baked cinnamon sugar doughnut holes are also freezer-friendly. Just place them in a single layer on a baking sheet to freeze individually first, and then transfer them into a zip-top bag. They’ll keep their flavor and texture for up to 2 months. To reheat, a quick zap in the microwave or a few minutes in a warm oven will do the trick.

So, are you ready to join me on this delicious journey? Head on over to Home Cooking Rocks and let’s make some Baked Cinnamon Sugar Doughnut Holes that will have your taste buds doing the happy dance.

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