It seems like we’ve been waiting forever to debut our video post here on the blog.
To be honest, we weren’t always sure if we wanted to do a video post. Lisa & I would always discuss doing one, but we always put it on the back burner and never got around to it. I’m not sure what exactly held us back in the beginning, but we are so glad we ending up doing one. We think….
When our brother Paolo was visiting for our brother, Carmine’s wedding, he asked Lisa & I to record a “baking show” with him for his online talk show, A Spoonful of Paolo.
We pretty much squealed with excitement and told him “YES!” on the spot. Then, soon after, we ate our words and got really nervous! A million thoughts raced through our minds.
You know the usual….
What in the world shall we make?!
What will we wear? I know, a little vein, but it’s the truth.
Will our readers think it’s cheesy?
Will we look stupid?
After much thought and deliberation, we narrowed down our ideas based on certain criteria. We wanted the recipe we would share to be:
- Seasonal (fall)
- Reasonably healthy
- Taste delicious (obviously)
- Simple to make
We worked hard and were able to come up with a recipe that hit all those marks.
Baked Cinnamon-Sugar Donuts
(The recipe is posted at the bottom of the page.)
There couldn’t be a better person to do our video debut with than our brother, Paolo. His outgoing and quirky personality really helped break the ice, resulting in Lisa & I not being as nervous. We hope you enjoy it because we are ready to keep these vlogs coming!
To see us make a fool of ourselves baking with Paolo, watch the video below.
We would love your feedback on what you thought of our video debut.
Should we do more video posts/vlogs?!
Baked Cinnamon- Sugar Donuts
1 cup white whole wheat flour (or any other 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 plain greek yogurt
1 tablespoon coconut oil, melted (or canola oil)
4 tablespoons real maple syrup
1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/2 cup sugar
2 tablespoons butter, melted (we used Smart Balance Light)
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
Mix the cinnamon and sugar together in a shallow dish and set aside.
In a medium bowl whisk together all the dry ingredients. In another small bowl mix together oil, maple syrup, egg and yogurt.
Pour the wet ingredients over the dry ingredients and gently fold everything together until combined. The batter will be thick.
Scoop batter into a ziploc bag, cut a bottom corner with scissors, and squeeze out the batter evenly into a donut pan.
Bake for 10 minutes or until golden brown. Let cool for a few moments and then flip over onto a cooling rack while still warm.
Using a pastry brush, brush the melted butter over your donuts and then dip each donut in the cinnamon sugar mixture, coating well.
* These are best when served immediately, but will last for 2-3 days in an airtight container.