To celebrate National Donut Day, I decided to find a donut recipe on Pinterest. Instead of making ordinary fried donuts or baked cake donuts, I stumbled upon this blogger's interesting rendition of donuts for breakfast: donut pancakes. Here's how to whip up a batch.
First, start by mixing together the dry ingredients. Combine 2 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour, 3 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder and 1/2 teaspoon salt in a medium bowl. In a larger mixing bowl, combine the wet ingredients. Whisk 1 1/3 cups of milk (I used whole to give the pancakes a rich flavor), two eggs, two tablespoons of vegetable oil and applesauce, and three tablespoons of sugar.
Once you have your wet and dry ingredients mixed, pour the dry into the wet. Mix together until the batter is thoroughly mixed, but still lumpy.
Heat a griddle or skillet to medium heat and pour half of the batter into a sandwich plastic bag. Cut a tip off of one of the corners of the bag to squeeze out the batter in a donut shape. Make sure not to squeeze too much batter out for each pancake because the batter spreads on the skillet; you don't want to close the hole that makes the donut shape.
Flip each pancake once bubbles come to the top. You want the pancakes to be golden on each side.
Stack each pancake on a plate and prepare the glaze by melting 1/4 cup of butter in a microwaveable dish or in a small pot. Mix in two cups of powdered sugar, 1/8 teaspoon of salt and 1/2 cup of milk. Make sure the bowl is still warm if you microwaved the butter and add 1/2 teaspoon each of baking soda and vanilla extract. Whisk the glaze together so it is runny and thoroughly mixed.
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Pour the glaze on top of the stack of donut pancakes and top with sprinkles for the perfect finish.
You'll love these sweet and delicious pancakes for breakfast, so whip up a batch and enjoy National Donut Day.