When I was a kid, my dad would always take me to get donuts on the weekends. Something about a donut just brings me back to simpler times when your only weekend responsibility was to play outside and maybe do a little homework. Oh, and not worrying about counting all those calories.
Now, weekends are full of chores and errands, and of course a little fun here and there. And just like when I was a kid, I think weekends are a time for a little treat. A little reminder of being a kid again.
What I love about making (and baking) donuts at home, is that they are just about the same recipe as a muffin just shaped in a circle. You can make them as healthy or unhealthy as you like. This weekend combines a little bit of both. The batter is made with whole wheat flour and Greek yogurt, but they also have 2 layers of icing.
Other than the excessive icing, these donuts are a far cry from the ones I had from a child. They are baked, not fried, and use much more healthy ingredients. It almost makes this childhood favorite guilt-free again. Almost.