Monday, September 9, 2013

Baked Peanut Butter and Jelly Doughnuts

Baked Peanut Butter and Jelly Doughnuts

So, do you need to be convinced that a peanut butter and jelly doughnut is a good thing?  I'm pretty much a sucker for any peanut butter treat but the idea of these flavors baked into a doughnut was too much to resist.  And yes, I said baked.  No need for frying with these moist beauties.

Baked Peanut Butter and Jelly Doughnuts
Imagine the grape jelly dripping out of the center and a salted peanut butter glaze that's good enough to eat with a spoon.  Hell, who am I kidding, I did eat it with a spoon...and with my fingers.  As a child I ate my share of PB&J lunch sandwiches, as did most American kids.  As an adult I usually opt for fruit and salads instead but peanut butter is still at the top of my list for dessert flavors and this is one completely irresistible dessert.  Enjoy!



Ingredients

Doughnuts:
1 Cup all purpose flour
1/4 Cup sugar
1 Teaspoon baking powder
1/2 Teaspoon salt
1 Teaspoon vanilla
1 Egg
1 Tablespoon unsalted butter, melted
1/2 Cup buttermilk

Filling:
1/2 Cup grape jelly (or any flavor you prefer)
1 Tablespoon water

Glaze:
1/4 Cup peanut butter
2 Tablespoons milk
1/2 Cup powdered sugar
Pinch of sea salt

Baked Peanut Butter and Jelly Doughnuts
In a bowl, mix together the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.  In a separate bowl, whisk together the vanilla, egg, melted butter and buttermilk.  Add the dry ingredients into the wet and mix until thoroughly combined.

Spray a doughnut pan with non-stick cooking spray and fill each cavity about 3/4 full.  Bake in a pre-heated 350 degree oven for 10 - 11 minutes.  The doughnuts will not be very brown but they should be springy to the touch.  Allow them to cool in the pan for about 5 minutes before turning them out.

Baked Peanut Butter and Jelly Doughnuts
In a small bowl, mix together the jelly and water and pour into either a pastry bag or a plastic squeeze bottle (what I used).  When the doughnuts are cool enough to handle, fill them with the jelly in 3 or 4 different places.

Make the glaze by combining the peanut butter, powdered sugar and milk in a small bowl and whisking until completely smooth.  Add a pinch of sea salt, taste and see if you'd like it saltier.  Spoon a generous amount of glaze over each doughnut and place them on a rack to set.  Makes approximately 6 - 7 doughnuts.

9 comments:

  1. mmmm. . . donuts. . .mmmm. . peanut butter donuts. Yet another good reason of why I need that donut pan. :-)

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  2. Darn you. Now I'm dreaming about peanut butter glaze. There I was being productive and *bam* there goes a big distraction.

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  3. You know how it is when a woman of child-bearing age sees a beautiful baby and she feels her uterus flutter? Well, my internal carboholic just went *thump thump thump*

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  4. Ya killing me girl, these are too darn cute!

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  5. Yummy, love donuts just haven't had any for awhile like a year.

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  6. Oh my word!! These are just not right! I love peanut butter and put jelly in it?? Perfection!

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  7. How wonderfully decadent, Anita! These look marvelous.

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  8. What fun donuts! I am still a sucker for peanut butter and jelly and sneak it into my lunches as part of the regular rotation.

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  9. It's always great as a sandwich - but sounds decadent as a doughnuts!

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