Nigel's 31st birthday seemed like a perfect excuse to attempt to make donuts at home. I had previously heard that the only way to achieve DIY donuts was with a deep fryer. I do not own a deep fryer, nor do I have any intention of ever buying one. Perusing one of my go-to kitchen stores, I stumbled onto this, and knew that donut making was in the cards. 

The finished product was a smashing success and a fabulous birthday treat!

BIRTHDAY DONUTS // makes 12 full size donuts

Make sure to stock up on sprinkles before hand, and do your best to control having them all over your kitchen by the end of it. I followed this recipe almost to the T, and was beyond pleased with the results!

Preheat the oven to 350.

Ingredients / What to do:

Whisk together

2 cups flour
3/4 cups sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp nutmeg

Mix together wet ingredients

1 cup buttermilk
2 tbsp butter, melted
2 large eggs, beated
1 tsp vanilla

Mix all together and add

1/3 cup sprinkles, plus more for decorating

What to do next:

Fill the pan holes about 3/4 of the way full. Bake for about 12-14 minutes until the donuts are dry on top and spring back when lightly touched. Let cool for a few minutes before transferring from pan to drying rack.

Let donuts cool completely before dipping top down into glaze and then sprinkles.

For the glaze

1 1/4 cups icing sugar
2 tbsp milk
1/2 tsp vanilla