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Kid’s Party Food Ideas: Baked Sour Cream Donuts

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Disclosure: I am part of the Gay Lea Blogger Campaign with Mom Central Canada and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with this group.  The opinions on this blog are my own.

Spaceships and Laser Beams was born out of my desire to share my love of celebrating boyish charm. Over the past four years, this blog has grown so much more than I ever could have imagined. Thanks to my wonderful readers, I’ve had the joy of talking to so many great moms and sharing the beautiful parties they’ve created to share their little {and big!} boys. There are so many hours of hard work, imagination, creativity and pride represented in each post created on Spaceships and Laser Beams.

Kid's Party Food Easy Baked Sour Cream Donuts

Knowing all the hard work I put into my own projects, I’ve developed a new appreciation for those who work hard to create something special. I recently had the pleasure of learning more about the Gay Lea Foods history. Knowing their history made me love their vision even more — and made me even more excited to use their fantastic products. Since 1958, when a group of Ontario farmers came together with a common vision of a dairy co-operative, Gay Lea Foods has flourished. They have built their brand on the same values I hold dear: collaboration, honesty, and hard work. 

Baked Sour Cream Donut Recipe

Gay Lea has grown into innovative new products, as well as perfecting standards that you love around your table. They are still owned by farmers, who are the very root of their company and have a hand in each facet of their success. Gay Lea customers can count on truly delicious, high quality products whenever they use a Gay Lea Foods product.

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To celebrate their great history and upcoming future, I’m using one of my favorite Gay Lea products — sour cream — to make some delicious baked donuts. 

Sour Cream Baked Donuts Ingredients

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup low fat Gay Lea sour cream
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup grapeseed oil (or your favorite vegetable oil)
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 egg

Makes 36 mini donuts

1. Preheat the oven to 350.

Recipe for Baked Donuts

2. Sift flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon.

Sour Cream Baked Donuts Recipe

3. In a separate bowl, blend sour cream, granulated sugar, oil, vanilla, and egg.

4. Combine wet and try ingredients with a wooden spoon until well blended.

5. Use a ladle or large spoon to fill a ziplock (or pastry bag) with mixture. Snip a small opening in the corner of the bag.

How to Make Baked Donuts

6. Twist the top of the bag so nothing comes out and pipe the mixture into the a greased donut pan. Fill only 1/2 to 2/3 full.

7. Bake the donuts for 12 minutes or until cooked through.

8. Sit in pan for about 5 minutes then remove and put on cooking rack.

Baked Donut Recipe with Sprinkles

We love these donuts without any topping! You can also top them with this yummy glaze:

  • Glaze is 2:1 ratio of powdered sugar to milk. I used about 1/4 cup of sugar to 1/8 cup of milk. Mix together and let sit while donuts are baking.
  • Once donuts are cooled on rack put a baking sheet under to collect any run-off.
  • Spoon glaze over donuts and add sprinkles or desired topping.

Enjoy your baked sour cream donuts! 

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Stephanie Keeping

Stephanie is in love with a boy named Sam. He has taught her that it's okay to jump first and look later, to wear a dirty shirt to the park and to decide that today is a good day to take a nap in your rubber boots. She hangs out here blogging at Spaceships and Laser Beams and at our printable party shop on Etsy.