Friends, it’s Super Bowl Sunday. I’m sure you have your game snacks planned, but kick-off is still 8 hours away. What about breakfast? Let’s not forget the most important meal of the day. You’d better eat your Wheaties! And by Wheaties, I mean Breakfast Cereal Doughnuts. Sure, I recognize doughnuts may not be the most nutritional way to start your day and I wouldn’t advocate ditching your chia seed-goji berry-protein shake altogether, but these are a fun treat for a special occasion. And if your spouse happens to be bouncing off the walls in anticipation of his favorite team playing in the big game for the sixth time since 2001, what’s a little extra sugar going to hurt? Besides, these are baked and half the size of a bakery doughnut, so you can indulge and still balance things out with a shot of wheatgrass.
The beauty of this recipe is it’s versatility. The doughnut base is vanilla so it lends itself to your favorite cereal – Frosted Flakes, Trix, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Golden Grahams, whatever suits your fancy. I’ve opted for Fruit Loops (excellent source of theoretical antioxidants), Apple Jacks (packed with pretend fiber) and Lucky Charms (meets your recommended daily dose of magical deliciousness).
If you’re having friends over, these are really easy for brunch. They’re best eaten right away, which is generally not a problem. Serve along with some healthier fare like fresh fruit, quiche and yogurt – maybe set-up a juice bar.
Breakfast Cereal Doughnuts
Adapted from Mini Donuts: 100 Bite-Sized Donut Recipes to Sweeten Your “Hole” Day by Jessica Segarra
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, sifted
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp kosher salt
1 large egg
1/2 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup whole milk
3 tbsp vegetable oil
2 tsp vanilla extract
2 – 3 tbsp whole milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups confectioners sugar
1 cup breakfast cereal (your favorite)
Makes 12 doughnuts
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Grease doughnut pan with nonstick spray.
In a small bowl, sift together flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
In a medium bowl, whisk together egg an sugar. Add milk, oil and vanilla extract mixing until combined. Gently add the flour mixture, stirring only until there are no lumps. Be careful not to over stir.
Using a piping bag, fill each doughnut cavity 3/4 of the way. Bake 7 – 9 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into a doughnut comes out clean. Transfer doughnuts to a cooling rack covered and let cool completely.
While the doughnuts cool, whisk together milk and vanilla extract. Slowly add confectioner’s sugar and whisk until smooth.
Dip the top of each doughnut into the glaze and let rest on a wire rack. Decorate the top of each doughnut with cereal and let stand for 5 minutes. These are best enjoyed right away, but can be stored for a day in an airtight container.
Enjoy! Go Pats!
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