The winner is “Brynne Ruble” !
Every time we go to Kohl’s my boys ask me to buy the Babycakes Donut Maker.
(They used to ask for the cake pop maker but after looking at them with an “are you serious, what do I do all day?” look, they stopped.)
Today we bought it!
After our SWEET (and epic) purchase we continued to shop a bit. We grabbed dinner at Macaroni Grill (they totally revamped! …for another post), then raced (well not really) home to rip open the donut maker box! I quickly thumbed through the enclosed recipe book to find a recipe I could make with ingredients I had on hand (hint: grab some buttermilk!).
We went with the Applesauce Donuts recipe (sans maple glaze).
OK, let’s go!
12 year old son plugged in the “donut maker” and then went back to his iPod (that’s help right?). 4 year old son helped with the ingredients and poured in waaaay too much cinnamon (thank goodness we all love cinnamon).
TIP: Instructions state; pour two tablespoons of batter into each donut well. I found that it was so much easier to use a piping bag to get the batter into the donut wells.
Simply fill the wells, close the lid, and wait about 3 or 4 minutes for the donuts to bake. There’s actually a light on the top of the unit to tell you when the donuts are “ready”.
The unit is similar to a George Foreman Grill or Waffle Maker–yet a BREEZE to clean (simply wipe with a damp rag/cloth).
Once the donuts are baked, open the lid (careful–the unit is very hot!) and remove the mini donuts with the handy fork that comes in the box. Place each donut on the (supplied) wire rack to cool.
I think my favorite part, aside from family time, was the darling silver shaker that came in the box. You can fill it with anything–we chose cinnamon sugar. We also had a bowl of powdered sugar to drop and coat the hot mini donuts.
SIMPLE. FUN. HEALTHY-ier than fried pastries. GREAT FOR KIDS.
It’s a keeper!