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I Heart Hearts

January 29, 2011

It is probably safe to say that I am a little infatuated with all things Valentine’s Day.

There is just something about cute little hearts and Valentine’s decorations that I simply cannot resist.

And I also cannot resist these little guys all decked out in Valentine’s sprinkles.

Basic Mini Doughnuts

(Adapted from here)

Dry Ingredients
1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
½ cup sugar
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
Wet Ingredients
½ cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
½ teaspoon apple cider vinegar
½ teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract
1 Egg
4 tablespoons Earth Balance

Basic Icing
1/2 cup confectioners powdered sugar (mix 1 tablespoon cocoa powder for chocolate icing)
1 tablespoon almond milk
Sprinkles

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl.  Make a well in the center.  Whisk in the wet ingredients until mixture forms a smooth batter.  Transfer to a pitcher or fabric piping bag.  Spray doughnut pan with cooking oil.  Fill pan with batter.  Bake for approximately 10-12 minutes (until doughnuts appear lightly browned).  Let cool on wire rack before decorating.

These are so fun and festive, aren’t they?

We’re off to the circus tonight…where I must confront my lifelong fear of clowns.

Have a Happy Saturday!

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11 Comments
  1. January 29, 2011 1:30 PM

    ahh i LOVE all your hearts!! way too cute and totally my style!

  2. January 29, 2011 3:34 PM

    Ooh such pretty donuts! I really want that TJ’s cookbook too. Haha have fun at the circus tonight!! 🙂

  3. January 29, 2011 7:26 PM

    I usually don’t get too excited about Valentine’s Day– but you totally just made me want to break out some heart-shaped plates! (and eat some doughnuts off of them) LOL 😉

  4. January 29, 2011 8:33 PM

    I love all holiday decorations! My apartment changes with the holidays seasons too! The donuts look delish and I love that they are baked not fried!

    • January 29, 2011 9:36 PM

      The best Valentine’s decorations are from Target. I have to hold myself back in there!

  5. January 29, 2011 11:37 PM

    So many cute v-day decorations and accessories! =) I need to look into decorating! I’ve been avoiding target like the plague b/c I spend sooooo muuuuuch moneyyyyy there! haha

    • January 30, 2011 7:47 AM

      Their cute things will suck you right in, won’t they? It is a dangerous place!

  6. April 21, 2011 11:46 PM

    Hearts are what the world needs most.Well,does the book that shows on your photo is great?

    • April 22, 2011 8:30 AM

      The book is one of my favorite cookbooks. Lot of great recipes, especially if you live near a Trader Joe’s. A lot of the ingredients come from there.

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