Does anyone ever eat breakfast on Thanksgiving? No, right? Grandma and mom are in the kitchen by 9am and getting to work on dinner.
In my grandma's house, I hear her up at 7am. The last few years she's actually been incredible and prepared breakfast before the holiday meals. Insane right? And it wouldn't be just eggs and bacon. My most memorable holiday breakfast are the crepes with mushroom cream sauce she made before Christmas dinner last year. She made the crepes from scratch, which can be quick but not always easy.
This year, I really thought about something outside of Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner recipes. Those aren't exactly my speciality and I definitely become a grumpy pants if I don't eat breakfast before a long day.
Coffee and pastries are sometimes all you need to consider a meal "breakfast". Using a french press can be a quick way to get coffee done for a large group and then this donut recipe should prepare close to 14 donuts!
You can flavor them how you wish or take the extra step to create a glaze 0r add sprinkles.
I was going for an Old Fashioned donut taste so I kept it very simple with brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and powdered ginger.
Here are the ingredients you'll need:
1 box of cake mix (Betty Crocker, Duncan Hines, Gluten-Free Cake Mix)
1 cup of water
2 tsp vanilla bean paste (I've been using this insanely delicious Vanilla Bean Paste by Nielsen Massey. It's slightly pricier than your McCormick vanilla extract, but the taste is amazing and a little really goes a long way. It blends so well into whatever you're baking. They also make other pastes like Bourbon Vanilla Paste and Pure Lemon Paste)
Additional spices; cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, pumpkin spice, etc.
Step 1: Start by whisking your 1 cup of water with 3 eggs.
Step 2: Add in your sugars, spices, and vanilla extract/paste and whisk.
Step 3: Next, pour in your cake mix. I like to add any flour to egg mixtures slowly, making sure to fold in the flour evenly so there are no lumps and no flour is visible.
Step 4: Grease your donut pans and pour in donut mix, filling just halfway.
Step 5: Bake at 350 degrees for just 10 minutes!
Step 6: Prepare a glaze, powdered sugar, or rainbow sprinkles!
Step 7: EAT!!