What better way to surprise your special someone this Valentine’s Day than with breakfast in bed? And we’re not saying with yogurt, eggs or avocado toast, but with homemade, baked donuts! Yes, that’s right. Because Valentine’s Day is a day to treat your boo (and yourself!) with something extra sweet.
We made festive red donuts to celebrate the holiday of love, and we had so much fun decorating them with Valentine’s Day sprinkles, conversation hearts, and of course, our pretzels. These donuts are light and fluffy, so you can go ahead and eat two (or three!) and won’t feel too full or guilty about it. Win, win!
Recipe from Alice and Lois
Red Icing Recipe Ingredients
-1/2 cup powdered sugar
-1/2 teaspoon vanilla
-1 tablespoon milk
-Red gel food coloring
Red Icing Recipe Directions
-Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and stir until smooth. Make sure the icing is nice and thick, and add more powdered sugar a little at a time to get that thickness, if needed. This will make it easier to dip and get a glossy, thick coat of icing on the donut.
Baked Red Donuts Recipe Ingredients
-1 cup all purpose flour
-1/2 cup whole wheat white flour
-1/2 cup sugar
-3/4 teaspoon baking powder
-1/4 teaspoon salt
-1/2 cup milk
-1/3 cup sour cream
-2 teaspoons vanilla
-3 tablespoons vegetable oil
-Fatty Sundays Cinnamon Sugar Pretzels, chopped
-Valentine's Day red and pink sprinkles
Baked Red Donuts Recipe Directions
-Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Grease donut pan.
-Combine flour, sugar, banking powder and salt in a bowl. In a separate bowl, whisk eggs, then add milk, sour cream, vanilla and oil and combine. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and stir until combined. Batter will be on the thick side. Recommended: Put the batter in a large resealable plastic bag and cut a hole in the corner, so you can pipe it into your donut pan.
-Fill donut pan 2/3 full and bake for 8-9 minutes. Let cool, then remove donuts from pan and cool on rack. Dip the tops of the donuts in your red icing and decorate with festive red and pink sprinkles, chopped pieces of Fatty Sundays Cinnamon Sugar pretzels and cute conversation hearts. Choose any pretzel flavor you love as any will work here, or make them extra festive with our Valentine's Day Sprinkles pretzels.
So that was easier to make than you thought, right? It might sound a little scary to make your own donuts, but it’s really so simple, especially since they’re baked in the oven and not fried. That makes them healthier, too! And other than a few simple baking ingredients, you’ll just need a donut pan, some decorations and your Fatty Sundays pretzels.
These donuts are so fresh and delicious that you’ll crave them for breakfast every morning. Whether you’re baking these for your Valentine, for your parents or kids, or for your Galentine’s Day brunch, your loved ones will be oh so impressed and really feel the love.
Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone!