Chocolate Donuts

This are super yummy and a little healthier because they are baked. You do need a donut pan for this recipe.

    1 cup all-purpose flour
    1/4 c unsweetened cocoa powder
    1/2 tsp baking soda
    1/8 tsp salt
    1/2 c buttermilk
    1/2 c sugar
    1 egg
    2 tbsp melted butter
    1 tsp vanilla
    Powdered sugar

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a donut pan well with non-stick cooking spray and set aside.

In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt.

In a separate bowl, mix together the buttermilk, sugar, egg, butter, and vanilla until well combined.

Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix until just combined.

Spoon the batter into the donut cavities making sure to only fill them about 2/3 – 3/4 of the way full.

Bake for 8-10 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the donut comes out clean.

Remove from the oven and allow to cool for about 5 minutes in the pan. Remove donuts from the pan and transfer to a wire rack to cool. Sprinkle with powdered sugar.

Pear Crisp

We have so many pears from our tree it’s nuts! This is a good way to use a LOT of pears and who doesn’t love a crisp?

Preheat oven to 375°.

Combine pears and lemon juice in a 2-quart baking dish; toss gently to coat. Combine granulated sugar, cornstarch, and 1 teaspoon cinnamon; stir with a whisk. Add cornstarch mixture to pear mixture; toss well to coat.

Place flour, 1/2 tsp cinnamon, brown sugar, and salt in a food processor; pulse 2 times or until combined. Add chilled butter; pulse 6 times or until mixture resembles coarse meal. Add oats and walnuts; pulse 2 times. Sprinkle flour mixture evenly over pear mixture.

Bake at 375° for 40 min or until pears are tender and topping is golden brown. Cool 20 min on a wire rack; serve warm or at room temperature.

Serves 8 – 10