So we are a couple of doods. We like dood things. Once in a while however, it’s good to hear from the other side of the chromosomal wagon. And while I won’t publicly admit that I have actually attempted to make these donuts whilst listening to this choice selection of songs, this here donut is damn fine. Without further ado, let me introduce you to Megan Ranegar.
Hello! I’m Megan from The Dinner Party Association. I’m a writer and breakfast food enthusiast based in Iowa City, Iowa. I spent this past week in my hometown in Indiana for my last ever college spring break. I didn’t get a tan, but I did get a cold. I drank whiskey hot toddies in bed and rarely changed out of my pajamas. I made (and ate) a lot of donuts.
Being home really took me back to 1998, the days of Spice Girls and peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. Nostalgia and boredom can make you do crazy things, like fuse your childhood and current favorites to craft a PB&J donut. This is a jelly-filled situation slathered in peanut butter, and the things my eight-year-old dreams were made of.
The playlist is a mix of my 1998 favorites and my current jams, made especially to get you ready for this jelly.
Baked Peanut Butter & Jam Donuts
For the donuts:
makes 6 donuts
Adapted from Forbidden Rice blog
1 cup all purpose flour
¼ cup sugar
¾ teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon
¼ teaspoon kosher salt
½ cup buttermilk
1 ½ teaspoon honey
1 Tablespoon olive oil
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
jam, any flavor
For the glaze:
1 Tablespoon butter
¼ cup peanut butter
¼ cup powdered sugar
Before we get going here, we need to talk about donut making methods. Donuts, while normally fried, occasionally like to get baked. That’s where a donut pan comes in. I rant in this post about how donut pans are a game changer. I’m no donut expert…but I’m close. Just purchase the pan. Your life will feel more complete.
Preheat your oven to 425 and lightly grease your donut pan. Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt. In a separate bowl, whisk together buttermilk, egg, honey, olive oil, and vanilla. Stir together wet and dry ingredients, until combined. Fill your donut pan and bake for 7-8 minutes.
While your donuts are in the oven, get your glaze on. Heat one tablespoon of butter on the stove until brown, about 4 minutes. Pop a quarter cup of peanut butter into the microwave for 30 seconds to soften. Take a step back and breathe. You should like the smells you’re smelling.
Now mix your butter, peanut butter, and powdered sugar. Butter on butter. Own it.
Your oven is probably beeping at you now. Tend to those donuts! Let rest in the pan for about 5-10 minutes. Once cool enough to handle, cut three small slices into each donut. Are you ready for this jelly? Using a piping bag and your favorite jam, fill each donut. Don’t worry if this looks a little messy—peanut butter fixes everything. Dip your donuts into your peanut butter glaze. Serve warm with your signature dance move and a glass of milk.