Birthday Funfetti Donuts.

Gooooood morning!

Since today is my birthday, I wanted to have something fun for breakfast. Plus, we all know donuts are my favorite, so I made these funfetti donuts as a special treat. They’ve definitely started my day off on a fantastic foot 🙂

Dancing for Donuts | Birthday Funfetti Donuts.

They’re surprisingly easy to make, and honestly not terrible for you. They even have some protein in them…but that’s beside the point because on your birthday, or any old morning for that matter, it’s important to treat yoself! And I totally suggest double dipping these in the glaze because it’s quite possibly the best part.

Dancing for Donuts | Birthday Funfetti Donuts.

Birthday Funfetti Donuts

(adapted from this recipe)

for the donuts:

1 cup all-purpose flour

1 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp baking soda

1/4 tsp ground nutmeg

1/4 tsp ground cinnamon

1/3 cup granulated sugar

1/4 cup milk (any kind will do, i used reduced fat)

1/4 cup greek yogurt (your favorite! i used non-fat greek)

2 tbsp melted unsalted butter

1 egg

1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

1/2 cup rainbow sprinkles

for the glaze:

1 cup confectioner’s sugar

just under 1/4 cup milk (any will work here, too)

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

extra sprinkles for topping (optional)

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees fahrenheit. Spray a donut pan with non-stick spray (I like coconut oil!) and set aside.

2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, and sugar.

3. In a small bowl, whisk together the milk, greek yogurt, and egg. Add the melted butter and vanilla. Mix until smooth.

4. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and mix with a spatula until combined. Do not over-mix! The batter will be thick. Gently fold in the sprinkles to avoid color bleeding.

5. Spoon batter into the donut pan, making sure to keep the holes clean. *These donuts rise a lot so don’t feel the need to fill the molds all the way to the top! Bake for 10 minutes or until slightly golden.

6. When the donuts have completely cooled, mix the confectioner’s sugar, milk and vanilla in a saucepan over low heat to make the glaze. Once the ingredients are completely combined, turn off the heat. Drop the donuts into the glaze and completely coat one side. Lay on parchment to catch the excess glaze. Once the glaze has set (after about 5 minutes), dip the donuts into the glaze again, stirring the glaze to liquify if necessary. To finish, top the donuts with sprinkles!

*These donuts taste best when eaten the same day they’re made, but you can also store them in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 2 days! Unglazed donuts can be frozen for up to 2 months and microwaved for a quick thaw!

Dancing for Donuts | Birthday Funfetti Donuts.

Alright y’all, I’m off to do some celebrating before I head to work. Have a great day!

xo Jordan

Quinoa Falafel Burgers with Mediterranean Salsa.

Yay! It’s Friday! Friday is here! We made it!

To celebrate, I’m spending the afternoon in the kitchen whipping up some veggie burgers for dinner. These patties are absolutely packed with protein, flavor and fresh ingredients. They also take all of 15 minutes to make (not including baking time) because you literally stick everything in food processor and press go.

Dancing for Donuts | Quinoa Falafel Burgers with Mediterranean Salsa.

I know I recently did another mediterranean-inspired recipe, but something about basil and tomato scream summer to me so I’ve been all about them lately! I’m also super into veggie burgers these days since I don’t have a grill…so as much as I want to sink my teeth into a juicy burger, that’s not exactly an option until I head home to New York at the end of the summer! Then it’s BBQ’s all day everyday.

Dancing for Donuts | Quinoa Falafel Burgers with Mediterranean Salsa.

Quinoa Falafel Burgers

2/3 cup cooked quinoa

1 can chickpeas, rinsed and drained

1/2 cup whole wheat flour or rolled oats

2-3 cloves of garlic

1/4 cup chopped basil

1 egg

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 tsp pepper (I used red since I don’t like black!)

1/2 tsp dried oregano

1/4 cup roasted red pepper

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees fahrenheit and cover a baking sheet with parchment paper.

2. In a food processor, combine the quinoa, chickpeas, flour (or oats), and garlic. Pulse until crumbly. Add the egg, basil and spices just until it resembles a chunkier version of hummus.

3. Transfer the mixture to a large bowl, add the red pepper and stir to evenly combine.

4. Shape the mixture into medium-sized patties of about 1/2 inch thickness (should make about 5 burgers depending on how large or small you make them).

5. Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until set. Serve immediately with Mediterranean Salsa or store in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

Mediterranean Salsa

1 cup chopped roma tomatoes

1/4 cup chopped kalamata olives

1/4 cup finely chopped red onion

1/4 cup chopped basil

1 tbsp red wine vinegar or lemon juice

1/4 cup feta

1/4 tsp sea salt

  1. In a bowl, combine all ingredients and stir. Serve immediately on top of Falafel Burgers or store in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

Dancing for Donuts | Quinoa Falafel Burgers with Mediterranean Salsa.

Enjoy, y’all and have a great weekend!!!

xo Jordan