Sour Cream Vanilla Glazed Donuts are baked to perfection in only 10 minutes! Share these with your favourite valentine or save them all for yourself!
These donuts are baked and not fried, which makes them super healthy, right? Oh, if only that were true! In fact, baked is better than fried in terms of health-conscious eating, so these baked Sour Cream Vanilla Glazed Donuts are indeed healthier, so at least we have that going for us!
It really doesn’t matter if they are healthier or not when it comes to Valentine’s Day. There are only a few occasions that fall within a calendar year which not only allow you to have extra sugar, but actually encourage it! Valentine’s Day is certainly one of those days!
And, we need it too; whether we like to admit it or not! Yes, there are those of us who argue that Valentine’s Day is a waste of time, energy, and most certainly, a waste of money. But, that’s if you fall prey to the commercialism that is Valentine’s Day.
Hallmark is printing out pink and red cards in abundance, with a message on the inside that states just how you feel; a message that you can’t find the words to say on your own. Flower shops are stocking up on red and pink roses, and assembling massive floral bouquets with increased price tags. Chocolates are being mass-produced and packaged in boxes the shape of hearts. All of this, just to get us to spend money so that we can say ‘I love you’ without saying ‘I love you.’
John.e and I do not celebrate Valentine’s Day in the usual manner. We did the first year we were together and then immediately realized that it was such a waste of money. Sure, the flowers and the chocolates were nice, but who needs a special day for those things?
We say ‘I love you’ to each other several times each day. And, we always buy each other something just because; there doesn’t need to be a reason. We would much rather celebrate by having a nice home-cooked dinner and binge-watching our favourite Netflix show – whatever show that might be at the time.
Do we frown on those of you who buy the cards, the flowers, and the chocolates? Absolutely not! Personally, I think it’s cute and some relationships rely on holidays like Valentine’s Day. Besides, it’s a business, just like any other holiday, and even though we don’t give into consumerism on Valentine’s, we most certainly do for Halloween and Christmas!
I know many people who place so much effort into loving or hating Valentine’s Day. Usually, it’s the couples who love it and the single people who hate it. Rightfully so, I guess. If you love it, go for it! Go all the way; show your partner how much they mean to you and how much you love them with larger than life floral bouquets and heart-shaped boxes of chocolates.
And, if you’re one of those people who really doesn’t care for Valentine’s Day, then whip up a batch of these Sour Cream Vanilla Glazed Donuts and eat to your heart’s content. Better yet, why not join John.e and me for dinner and Netflix? Our door is always open. 🙂
Oh, and don’t forget – hate it or love it – February 15th means half-priced chocolate for everyone. And, who, I ask you, doesn’t love that? Happy Valentine’s Day, Dear Reader!
- 2 2/3 cups all purpose flour
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 2 large eggs
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 3 cup confectioner's sugar
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon milk
- Food colouring (see note)
- Valentine's Day themed sprinkles
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Lightly spray a 6-hole donut pan with cooking spray and set aside.
- In a large bowl, use a hand-held mixer to blend together the milk, sour cream and eggs.
- Next, beat in the butter, vegetable oil, and vanilla extract.
- Add the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and sugar. Beat into the wet ingredients.
- Dump the entire batter into a large Ziploc bag. Cut one of the lower corners off the bag, and in a circular pattern, fill the donut pan about 3/4 way full. Tap the pan firmly on the kitchen counter to get the batter to settle into the pan.
- Bake for 10 minutes. Remove from oven and transfer to a wire cooling rack to cool.
- Repeat until all batter is used.
- When the donuts have fully cooled, whisk together the confectioner's sugar, vanilla extract, milk, and food colouring until the icing is smooth and consistent. For a thicker icing, add more confectioner's sugar. For a thinner icing, add about 1/2 teaspoon of milk at a time.
- Dip the donut, top side down, into the icing. Lightly shake the excess icing off the donut, or gently drag the iced part of the donut over the rim of the icing bowl.
- Push the iced donut gently into a bowl of candy sprinkles to coat, or sprinkle the candy over the glazed donut.
- Place the donut, iced side up, back onto the wire cooling rack and allow the icing to harden.
- Serve and enjoy!
- I used Wilton Rose icing colour gel.
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