Beautifully soft baked donut topped with a maple and pecan glaze! The perfect Canadian inspired treat! 

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Maple pecan baked donuts! Oh Canada! How can we possibly begin to thank you for giving the world maple syrup? These baked not fried donuts are my attempt at recreating a the classic Tim Hortons maple glazed donut. Okay, back story, Sam loves ice hockey (Go Bruins!) and apparently wherever you find a hockey team in the UK you also find a Tim Hortons, which is mazing for anyone who loves Canada! Our local one in Mancheseter is about a 25 minute drive away so not miles but its pretty far just for coffee, so its more of an occasional treat for us. But we love their donuts and we love their coffee, I use a V60 coffee dripper to make my morning coffee and whenever we visit Tim Hortons we pick up a pack of their coffee but its just not the same without a maple donut!


So here it is, my omage to Tim Hortons maple donuts, beautifully soft, lightly spiced baked donuts topped with a maple glaze and chopped pecans! Absolute donut heaven, my maple pecan baked donuts!

maple pecan baked donutsIngredients-for the donuts

    1. 150g butter, room temperature
    1. 220g dark brown sugar
    1. 2 large eggs
    1. 380g plain flour
    1. 4 1/2 tsp baking powder
    1. 2 tsp cinnamon
    1. 1/2 tsp mixed spice
    1. 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
    2. 2 tbsp maple syrup
  1. 250ml milk

Ingredients-for the glaze

    1. 250g icing sugar, sifted
    1. 2 1/2 tbsp milk
    1. 3 1/2 tbsp maple syrup
    1. 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  1. 80g chopped pecans

Method-for the donuts

    1. Preheat the oven to 180C. Spray a donut pan with non-stick cooking spray.
    2. In a medium mixing bowl add the flour, baking powder and spices, stir to combine. Set aside for later.
    3. Using an electric whisk or a stand alone mixer, beat the butter and brown sugar together until pale and creamy. This should take around 2 minutes.
    4. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well in between each.  If the mixture looks like it will split add 1 tbsp of flour.
    5. Add the flour mixture to the bowl, using a low setting on your mixture to gently combine the ingredients.
    6. Add the milk and vanilla slowly until the batter is smooth
    7. Split your batter evenly between the donut pans, if you only have one you will need to bake in batches. I find it easier to place the batter into a piping bag and fill the pan this way.
    8. Bake the donuts in the oven for 12-15 minutes. Once baked, let cool on a wire rack.

Method-for the glaze 

    1. In a large mixing bowl, add the icing sugar, milk, syrup and vanilla.
    2. Using your electric mixer whisk the mixture until it is thick. Then pop the bowl in the microwave and heat for 10 seconds.
    3. Beat again to remove any last lumps, it is ready when it is pourable but not too runny. Pop the bowl back into the microwave if it is still too thick.
    4. Dip each donut into the frosting and sprinkle with some chopped pecans and leave on a wire cooling rack for the frosting to harden.
maple pecan baked donuts

And there you have it, my maple pecan baked donuts recipe. I think the only way this recipe could be improved was if you sprinkles some chopped fried bacon over them!! If you give this recipe a go let me know how they turn out by tagging @whatseatingmanchester in your social media post!

For more recipe inspiration check out my blog!

Sarah x

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