The Relative | Peanut Butter Baked Donut

Bob and I are quite excited that CTV Morning Live Saskatoon has invited us back to do another cooking segment. This time the challenge shifted to a holiday inspired dish, so with Bob’s rangoon and pumpkin pie dumpling, I knew I’d have to counteract the savoury with a sweeter dish. Now lots of people were asking for cupcakes, but I knew I had to branch out because I didn’t want to be known as the “cupcake girl”… so what’s the next dessert trend? Donuts! I opted for baked donuts for a few reasons: a tad bit healthier, no chances of oil fires and a bit easier too. I’ll be decorating just one donut on air, but I’ll chat about these three donut flavours: Santa’s Milk & Cookies, The Mistletoe and The Relative. But let’s get to the recipe.

Watch us prepare this holiday treat on CTV Morning Live – Saskatoon here:

Before we get into the recipe, I should explain the name of The Relative… well it’s rather simple… aren’t all of our relatives just a bit nuts? ;)

The Relative | Peanut Butter Baked Donut

  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons milk
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
Preheat your oven to 325°F. Start by creaming together your peanut butter and sugar until it becomes light and fluffy. Then add in the rest of your wet ingredients (milk, oil, vanilla and eggs) and mix until combined. Follow with your dry ingredients. Mix until everything is well combined. The best way to describe the dough consistency is a thicker, stickier cake mix.


Pour the dough into a large ziploc bag, cut the corner of the bag, and pipe into a greased donut pan (until the tin is 1/3-2/3 full). Bake for 11-12 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Once baked, let sit for 2 minutes then transfer donuts to a cooling rack. Thanks to The Fake Ginger for this donut dough recipe!

Peanut Butter Frosting

  • 3 tbsp peanut butter
  • 2 tbsp room temperature butter
  • 1 cup icing sugar (add more if you don’t think it’s thick enough for your liking)
  • 6 tbsp heavy cream
  • 1 tbsp white corn syrup (the corn syrup helps to better set the icing)

Blend all above ingredients until you get a nice soft frosting. Top each donut with the frosting, sprinkle some roasted peanuts on top and a pinch or two of sea salt.

These little donuts are heavier than your regular friend donut and because of that, would be great with your favourite holiday drink from egg nog, to milk to coffee. So go ahead, relax and sit back with ‘The Relative’ – after all, the holiday season is all about spending time with the family, the nutty ones and all. :)

Carlene

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