This Is the Easiest Way to Make Fresh, Fluffy Doughnuts Without the Mess
Growing up, Saturday mornings meant doughnuts. My dad would head out to the local bakery before the sun rose (and the line snaked around the block) so that a box of fresh glazed and chocolate treats waited for my sister and me by the time we got out of bed. Yes, it was a magical time.
I could carry on the tradition, myself, but I haven’t inherited by dad’s ability to leave the house before noon. And the thought of bubbling oil splattering all over my stovetop has prohibited me from frying up a batch of doughnuts at home. But I recently stumbled across another option: Amazon shoppers swear this $14 baking pan is the easiest way to make the sweet treats at home.
To buy: $14; amazon.com
While doughnuts are traditionally fried one by one to get that golden exterior and airy inside, the Wilton Non-Stick Donut pans evenly bake six to puffy perfection. They’re nonstick, meaning the doughnuts slide out easily and cleanup is a breeze. Plus, baking uses far less oil, making them a healthier option (well, as healthy as doughnuts can be).
The pans are Amazon’s best-selling donut pans, and have an incredible 4.8-star rating with more than 1,000 reviews. Customers praise the bakeware for how easy they are to use and clean.
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“Nothing sticks to these pans and they are so easy to clean,” wrote one reviewer. “My kids enjoyed having donuts again since we've made the switch to a healthier diet and treats need to be home made. I'm so happy I can treat my kids again.”
Others described how helpful the pans are for special diets, especially when it comes to making gluten-free and keto recipes.
“Some of my family are gluten sensitive so I used gluten-free yellow cake mix and a recipe for baked donuts made with cake mix,” a user said. “They were delicious! My 8-year-old granddaughter helped make them and had a blast dipping them in glaze and decorating with sprinkles. The whole family loved them. The donuts released easily from the pan and we are eager to try variations using chocolate cake mix, other glazes and toppings. These pans were such a success that I have sent for the donut hole pan and can't wait to try that.”
Another added, “I started making my own vegan gluten-free bagels. These pans are perfect! I fill them partway for a smaller bagel or completely for a large bagel. Now I can stock up in the freezer. But I am considering buying two more to make the batch cooking [easier]. Love these pans.”
Priced at just under $14, the Wilton Non-Stick Donut pans are the easiest way to have doughnuts every Saturday morning. You donut want to miss out!