Tuesday, June 24, 2014

4th of July Recipe Link Up - Strawberry Sprinkle Donuts!

With summer in full swing, we are all excited that July 4th is right around the corner! I'm linking up with some great bloggers to do a festive recipe swap to celebrate! Today we are introducing the Fourth of July Linkup!!

Here's how it works: 

Each of us hosting bloggers are sharing a Fourth of July themed recipe and we are including a link up below for anybody who would like to join! Post your recipe on your blog and link up by next Tuesday, July 1. Entries will close and everybody will be matched up to another blogger's recipe on Wednesday, July 2. Then, recreate the recipe making it your own and share your results of the swap byWednesday, July 9

We know everybody is busy soaking up the summer sun so we wanted to make sure you had plenty of time to get involved!  

Check out hostesses recipes!

I decided to make some strawberry donuts.  One, because we have a donut obsessed fool in this house, who's favorite are "pink" donuts.  And I figured it's so common to see strawberry and blueberry breakfast dishes or treats for 4th of July themed foods, that this would fall into that category, but be something a bit different.

These donuts are fairly guilt free, at least compared to Dunkin and Krispie Kreme, with greek yogurt and whole wheat flour.  However, I would probably make them next time with regular flour as they turned out pretty bread like as opposed to baked donut (muffin) like. The flour also seemed keep the batter pretty thick in a dough consistency as opposed to a muffin batter.  Although I guess that makes sense for "dough"nuts.  I adapted my recipe from one found here. I would recommend my match stick with regular flour, unless you can find something better up or sleeve - or in your pantry!

And of course, if you really going for the 4th of July theme, I'd throw in some blue sprinkles or serve with a side of fresh blueberries.  

1C Whole Wheat Flour
6 Tbsp sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 C Strawberry Greek Yogurt (any yogurt will do!)
3 Tbsp milk
1 egg
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 Tbsp butter (melted)

Strawberry Frosting
4 strawberries
1 Tbsp milk
2 Cups powdered sugar
sprinkles, optional

For donuts: Pre-heat oven to 325 degrees. Spray donut pan (or muffin pan) with non-stick spray. Set aside. In a large bowl, mix together flour, sugar, and baking powder. Set aside. In a small bowl, whisk together the yogurt, milk, egg, vanilla, and melted butter. Slowly mix wet ingredients into dry- just until fully combined. Do NOT overmix.
Spoon in batter into a 6-donut pan. Fill the donut cavities about 3/4 full.  Bake 15 minutes until donuts are set and golden brown. They will spring back when touched. 
Allow to cool slightly before removing from pan, about 5 minutes. Dip donuts into strawberry frosting 1-3 times, depending on how thick you'd like them frosted. Top with sprinkles.
For frosting: Slice strawberries and puree with 1 Tbsp strawberry jam.  Pour into a medium bowl and mix in milk (or half-and-half).  Slowly stir in 1 cup sifted confectioners' sugar, adding more until you reached the desired consistency and coloring.  I wanted thick frosting, so I added 2 cups.



  1. Yum-O!!! Looks SO good! Might have to make these, like asap!

  2. Those look so good! We always make donuts on the weekend and I have yet to try a recipe using greek yogurt. The mini will definitely love these, especially with the sprinkles on top!

  3. You can never go wrong with donuts :)

  4. These are getting made ASAP! I've been wanting a reason to bust out the donut maker!

  5. These are baked?! Genius! Healthy donuts that actually look delish! Who knew?!

  6. Yep, I got my donut pan at Target for about $10. I would definitely stick with regular flour as these really have a wheat/bread like taste. When I make pumpkin donuts, they are always more muffin like then true donut like, but I think that's just because of the baking factor.

  7. Yum! I love baking donuts at home!

  8. Oh these look good!! These might have to happen over 4th of July weekend.. Thanks for the recipe!!

  9. These look SO good, though I will be trying them with an egg replacer for my little egg-allergic boy. I guess I should head out and pick up a doughnut pan. Good thing my Bed, Bath and Beyond coupon just showed up yesterday. :)

  10. These look SOOOO good! Like addicting good! :)

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