by Nov 10th, 2010 // Recipes, Sides
How A-MAZING would it be to dunk these little cornbread donuts into your gravy on Thanksgiving? I’ll answer that for you. It would be dreamy. I’d bet they would be a bit of a show stopper too. They’ll all be talking about how you had donuts on the table on Turkey Day!
The idea to do this came from my friend, Macki. She doesn’t like to see her pans to get lonely so she encouraged me to think about using some of my pans for things other than what they are intended. (She already knows I’m the queen of the muffin pan.)
After giving it some serious thought, we came up with the idea of making cornbread donuts using our mini donut pan! Who doesn’t like a good corn bread recipe?
A little someone liked the cornbread donuts very much! Now for the recipe…
Cornbread Donut Recipe
Thanksgiving Planning: Make 1 to 2 days ahead. Best stored in a tin.
Prep Time: 10 mins Cooking Time: 5 mins
2/3 cup yellow cornmeal
1/3 cup all purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
pinch of salt
1 egg (lightly beaten)
1 6 oz container of non fat yogurt
1 tablespoon canola oil
2 teaspoons lemon juice
3 tablespoons granulated sugar
2 to 3 tablespoons butter (melted)
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. In a large bowl whisk together all the dry ingredients. In another bowl stir together oil, lemon juice, egg and yogurt. Make a hole in the center of the dry ingredients and pour the wet ingredients into the hole. Gently fold everything together until combined. Use a teaspoon to dribble a small pool of butter in each cavity of the donut pan. Place half the batter in a small zip baggie and seal it. Cut a small hole in the corner of the baggie and pipe batter into the donut cavities on top of the butter. Only fill each cavity 1/2 way and before baking be sure to clean off any stray dough around the circle so there’s a hole in the middle of the donut. If making mini donuts, bake for 4 or 5 minutes. If baking regular sized donuts cook fro 8 to 10 minutes. Let cool for a moment and then flip over onto a cooling rack while still warm.
Here’s a link to a donut pan like the one I used: Nonstick Mini Donut Pan
And here’s the standard size pan: Norpro 6-Count Nonstick Donut Pan
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that is a wonderful idea!
Great pic of Gus! He looks like a super hero shooting cornbread donuts from his fingers!
These are Amazing !
I have a 1.5 year old that loves to play with her food. These little cornbread donut rings will be great for her to play with and eat! Thanks for the great idea and recipe.
That's awesome. I should use my donut pan more often. My son loves anything made in it.
Now I will be walking around my apartment with cornbread donut rings. My roommate is going to think I'm nuts.
what a super idea and chef gus really knows the
way to make you want to reach for one!
Wow, are those adorable. They look like giant, golden-delicious cheerios that need to be strung into a necklace and earrings.
Great idea especially for kids! Very clever.
Yum! What a great way to use my mini donut pan!
I might actually buy a doughnut pan after this. I've been avoiding it thus far. Something about not believing in baked doughnuts.
But cornbread doughnuts! Way better.
That's awesome… and who doesn't like cornbread(?)!
ummm… YES PLEASE!! i think i know where i'm going for thanksgiving.
oh yummy!!! i wanty!!!!!
this is a great idea! Since I moved into a studio and don't have a lot of storage space, I've been trying to figure out how to use things other than for their intended purpose.
If you have cornbread donuts on your fingers, where will the olives go??? lol
I think this is a brilliant idea.
i love this idea!! savory donuts. can't wait to try it out.
Those are so cute! Love this.
Individual fun portions,great way to go !!
I have only used my mini donut pan once since buying it. This is a perfect idea !
Hmmm. Might be a legit way to do this after the turkey fries using the vat of boiling oil…..
I love the idea of savory mini donuts and what a great way to get little kids excited. Thanks for the really fun idea.
cornbread made with yogurt? YES!
Everything is better when it comes donut shaped.
My son's eyes just totally lit up when I showed him the doughnut pan. Apparently we will be ordering one.
Great idea! I make cornbread muffins all the time. This would certainly give them a new and more exciting life!
I didn't even know they made doughnut pans. You made cornbread look like a yummy dessert.
I've got to get a donut pan now!
What a wonderfully creative idea. We don't have a donut pan, but I could see this still working with mini muffins.
Cute idea! I love cornbread with butter and honey.
what a clever idea. I am going to make these next time I make chili!
I love the picture, so cute!
This makes me wish (…more than usual, even) that I had a donut pan! I love the recipe, though (yum, yogurt), and I think I'll make up some mini corn muffins soon. They'll go perfectly with the vat of leftover black bean soup in my fridge.
Doughnuts for dinner! Love it!
Mmmm, I might need to get a donut pan for this recipe alone.
How fun! Love the finger photo!
I need a donut pan now…I think my 1yr old would eat everything if it was shaped like a donut (not to mention my husband would probably
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