Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Our Guilty (Donut) Pleasure

We try to be pretty healthy around here. We have a vegetable garden. We love fruit. We eat lean meats for the most part. We have a guilty pleasure though.... donuts. They're so good. They're so sugary. They are like an explosion of carbalicious goodness. They're seriously delicious, and if you don't like donuts there is something very, very wrong with you. Kidding of course. Or... not. 

Maybe it's in part due to the fact that when I was a kid we used to pick up donuts on our way home from church. I would laboriously ponder the different donut options available until finally deciding upon either a long john or a sprinkled donut. I always came away with the one or the other even though I had considered trying something new.

I also very fondly remember a place called Jan's Donuts where my grandpa used to take us as an entire family when we were visiting. It was a small town donut shop. I always picked a cinnamon roll topped with maple icing and little chopped up nuts. It was decadent.

Very good feelings surrounding donuts.

And then one day my husband discovered a recipe for old fashioned sour cream donut holes. Oh.My. The first time he made them they were gone within 5 minutes and the kids were licking their lips. Little did he know what he had started.

Since then we have made these several more times. Needless to say, the kids love it. I'm partial as well.

A couple weeks ago we were in North Dakota and towards the end of the trip there were some items from my grandpa's kitchen that weren't being used anymore. My aunt gathered the family together to see if anyone wanted anything. So, when she held up this item....

Instead of saying, "Oh yes we'd love that!" I said, "Oh that would be great! Greg makes donuts alllllll the time!" Of course, that's not true. We do however, make them about once a month - which is often enough to feel that we need a donut dropper. Oh, yes.

This past Saturday we decided to use our donut maker for the first time.

And after cooking and glazing them we had a finished product that while very different from the old fashioned sour cream donut holes was equally delish.

They sell the donut droppers here in case you're interested.

Yay for donuts!


  1. They, both varieties, look really good! You may have started something here now too!

  2. At first I hesitated to read your post after seeing the title because I know I would want to go out and buy some donuts afterwards.
    Thanks for sharing the recipe! I'll have to give it a try. Your pics are good enough to eat!

    1. I laughed when I read your comment! Thank you for the compliment! Donuts really are good (I mean evil) aren't they!? :)


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