Griddle-Fried Cinnamon Sugar Donuts Introduction:
Fried donuts provide the perfect balance between crunchy and sweet. Step up your game with these Griddle-Fried Cinnamon Sugar Donuts, where the outside is deliciously crisp and the inside is light and fluffy. Imagine the perfect crunchy exterior, the warm and sticky cinnamon sugar… and don’t forget the chocolatey and decadent syrup, the zesty powdered sugar, and the bright and fresh berries to complement the dish!
Alternative Flavor Profile Option:
No need to stick with the classic! You can also switch it up with other flavor profiles. For a tropical twist, try griddle-fried coconut sugar and guava donuts. Or for a spicier option, combine griddle-fried cinnamon sugar with a hint of cayenne pepper.
– 2 cups all-purpose flour
– 1/4 cup granulated sugar
– 1 tablespoon baking powder
– 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
– 1/8 teaspoon of nutmeg
– 1/4 teaspoon of salt
-1/4 cup butter melted
– 3/4 cup of buttermilk
– 2 large eggs
– 3/4 cup of granulated sugar
– 2 tablespoons of ground cinnamon
– Vegetable oil to cover at least 1 inch of the griddle
– Chocolate syrup, powdered sugar, and fresh berries, as desired
1. In a medium bowl, mix together the flour, 1/4 cup of granulated sugar, baking powder, ground cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt.
2. In a large bowl, combine the melted butter and buttermilk, then add the eggs and whisk until well combined.
3. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix until smooth.
4. Place the entire dough onto a floured surface and roll out with a rolling pin until the dough is about 1/4-inch thick.
5. Cut the dough into 1-inch circles and place onto a greased baking sheet.
6. In a shallow bowl, mix together the remaining 3/4 cup of sugar and 2 tablespoons of ground cinnamon and set aside.
7. Heat a griddle to medium-high heat and pour enough vegetable oil to cover the surface of the griddle.
8. Add the donuts to the hot oil and fry on each side until golden brown.
9. Remove the donuts from the hot oil and immediately dip them in the cinnamon sugar mixture.
10. Serve with chocolate syrup, powdered sugar, and fresh berries, as desired.
To ensure that the donuts are cooked evenly, use a pair of tongs to flip them periodically during frying.
– To keep the donuts warm and fresh, put them in a single layer on a cooling rack lined with paper towels.
– Use a thermometer to detect the temperature of the oil, as too hot of oil can cook the batter too quickly, resulting in an overcooked exterior and an undercooked interior.
– For an even sweeter treat, you can top the donuts with your favorite glaze or icing.
– Serve the donuts on their own as an indulgent snack, or pair with other sweet or savory sides, like a dollop of ice cream or jam.