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These donuts are the sweet secret weapon you are going to want to add to your recipe arsenal. Using only 5 ingredients you probably already have on hand, it’s the perfect treat to whip up any time of the day. And if you're as obsessed with Pantone's Color of the Year: Living Coral as I am, you'll love my trick to getting the perfect shade of glaze. I mean, even if you just want to make these for the insta-likes, you might as well, but the flavor of these donuts are bursting with bright citrus from the Sunkist Cara Cara Navel oranges. And because they’re baked instead of fried like traditional donuts, they are super light and fluffy but every bit delicious so let’s get started!
Here’s what you need: pancake mix, sugar, freshly squeezed Sunkist Cara Cara Navel orange juice, yogurt, and eggs.
(Your eggs don’t need to be blue or brown but I couldn’t help it because they’re so pretty!)
Preheat your oven to 355°F and then into a bowl, mix all of the ingredients until the batter is nice and smooth.
That’s it. Really. You toss 5 ingredients into one dish, give it a mix, and now we’re ready to pour the batter into our donut pan.
A quick tip to getting the filling in the donut pan easily is to create a homemade piping bag. Just place a gallon size plastic bag in a jar and pour the batter into the bag, snip one of the corners and fill each well evenly.
Tap the bottom of the pan to release any air bubbles and then bake for 15-18 minutes or until golden brown and baked through.
Once the donuts are baked, place them on a wire rack to cool and then make your glaze. It’s just powdered sugar and some freshly squeezed Sunkist blood orange juice. Depending on how bold the color is of your blood orange will determine the color of your glaze. I love how mine ended up having this muted maroon shade! So pretty!
To frost the donuts, you can drizzle the glaze on top or spread some glaze around the top of the donut and let the excess fall. I love this “Homer Simpson” style look! If you’d like to add a garnish, do so while the glaze is still wet. I added a few sprinkles and a small segment of citrus on top of each!
I mean, if you haven’t already paused scrolling to check your pantry to make sure you have everything to make these….
Oh and by the way I should mention that Sunkist Cara Cara Navel oranges are available December through May so you can make these all season long! I’d love to see your photos of these donuts and how you gave them your own special touch so post your photos on Instagram and tag me @BrandiMilloy! Also, to watch the full video of me making these just go to my IGTV Channel! Then scroll down for the full recipe, I donut mind at all! :) And for more delicious recipes visit Sunkist.com/recipes
Sunkist Cara Cara Navel Orange Yogurt Donuts
PREPARATION: 10 minutes
COOKING: 15 minutes
1 1/4 cups pancake mix
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1/8 cup Sunkist Cara Cara Navel orange juice, freshly squeezed
1/2 cup plain yogurt
2 eggs, large
2 cups powdered sugar
Zest from 2 Sunkist blood oranges
1/4 cup freshly squeezed Sunkist Blood orange juice
Sprinkles, optional (these are the vintage rose gold sprinkles I used)
Preheat oven to 355°F.
In a large bowl, combine the pancake mix and sugar. Add in the orange juice, yogurt and eggs.
Stir well to combine. Batter should be smooth, but do not over-mix. Divide the batter evenly among the donut ring molds (a few tablespoons, depending on the size of the ring mold).
Bake in preheated oven for 15-18 minutes. (Cooking times will vary depending on your oven. Start checking at the 12 minute mark.) Donuts should be golden brown and dry to the touch.
Remove from the oven, and allow donuts to cool completely in the ring molds.
Meanwhile, make glaze by mixing powdered sugar, zest and juice. If glaze is too thick, add 1/2 tablespoon of juice at a time until desired consistency. Frost donuts and garnish with sprinkles if desired.
• A donut pan is required for this recipe.
• Before removing from the oven, test donuts with toothpick to ensure they are cooked through.