Thursday, December 26, 2013

Mimosa Baked Donuts Recipe {Guest Post}

Good morning, friends! Today we are very excited to introduce you to Scarlett from Scarlett's Excellent Adventures. She is sharing a fabulous Mimosa Donut recipe that you will absolutely want to pin for your New Year's brunch! Take it away, Scarlett! :)

I have been wanting to make a baked donut recipe, and to try out the new donut pan that I was given, but I honestly wasn't sure what kind of donuts to make. As I was waiting for inspiration to strike, I remembered that I had “inherited” our childhood donut maker when my mom downsized her home. I remember this donut maker fondly. We only made donuts a few times with it, but I still remember the creamy donuts that were slightly crispy along the edges. Since then, this donut maker has been floating around, and now it is in my basement. Don't worry, I won't be using the actual donut maker for this recipe, it has probably been around since the 70's (or earlier) and the electrics alone scare me. What I was interested in was the fabulous donut recipe I remembered.

I ran down to the basement to see if there was a recipe on the box. There wasn't, but there was a recipe book inside. I brought it up and leafed through it. Most of the recipes were basic donut recipes, plain, chocolate and variations on these bases. I kept reading the small recipe book, and found a recipe for Harvey Wallbanger donuts. Yikes! A Harvey Wallbanger is a cocktail that primarily consists of orange juice, vodka and a liqueur called Galliano. That is quite the mix for a donut! Laughing I read this recipe to my husband, it honestly called for the Galliano liqueur in the mix! Wow! After a few laughs and jokes, I decided to modify dear Harvey's donuts and make family-friendly New Year's Day Mimosa Donuts.

New Year's Day Mimosa Baked Donuts

1 ¼ cup flour
½ cup sugar
1 tbsp. plus 1 tsp. baking powder
1 egg
1/8 cup orange juice
1/8 cup plus 2 tbsp. water
¼ cup plain seltzer
¼ cup oil

Follow instructions for Vanilla Glaze from

Preheat oven to 350°. Put donut pan in cold oven and preheat with oven. In a mixing bowl, combine dry ingredients. In a separate bowl, beat egg. Add to the egg orange juice, water and seltzer, then add the oil. Slowly add wet ingredients to dry ingredients, mixing thoroughly with an electric mixer. Carefully remove donut pan from oven. Pour batter into donut wells until they are about ½ full. Bake for 12-17 minutes* or until firm. Makes 12 donuts.

*Baking for 17 minutes makes crispier donuts. Please note that ovens may vary, so times may vary for desired donut consistency.

Once donuts have cooled, remove donuts from the pan, spoon glaze over donuts and enjoy.

These donuts were very quick and easy to make. From collecting all of my ingredients to pulling the donuts out of the oven, it took me about 20 minutes. I loved these donuts, they were more of a cake donut, but were light and airy, and incredibly delicious. My husband liked them as well, and ended up eating half of them! These donuts make the perfect holiday breakfast that is impressive yet quick to make. I hope you enjoy these family-friendly New Year's Day Mimosa Baked Donuts!

I would like to thank Huckleberry Love for having me as a guest today. I am Scarlett from Scarlett's Excellent Adventures. What are my Excellent Adventures? The biggest one is being a wife and a stay-at-home mom to my little one. The next adventure on the list, is weight loss. I have gained a lot of weight over the years, between infertility treatments, having a baby and nursing, and now is the time for me to lose it. In the weight-loss process I am learning to eat healthy and live a healthier lifestyle. My biggest challenge is how to eat well while having a toddler running around. My blog is centered around healthy foods and healthy cooking, all done in an easy way. That being said, I love to bake, but in trying to live a healthier lifestyle, I do not have the chance to do it that often. I am excited to be able to bake something today for the Huckleberry Love readers!

You may also enjoy these other recipes from Scarlett's Excellent Adventures:
Spinach Quiche

 Thank you so much for sharing this delicious recipe, Scarlett! We will definitely be trying this recipe out very soon. Seriously, what is better than Mimosa Donuts?


  1. What a great recipe Scarlett! I also like to eat healthy and we do a pretty darn good job of it most of the year, but come the's nice to relax and have some treats! This sounds like it would be just the right amount of sweetness to be quite a treat with a ham,egg, cheese, and hash brown casserole. What a feast that would be!

    1. Thank you! I love pairing a sweet treat with a nice protein, like eggs, too. A casserole sounds yummy!