Mixed Berry Jelly Filled Doughnuts (National Doughnut Day)

Mixed Berry Jelly Filled Doughnuts (National Doughnut Day)

Suddenly, it is June, and it is National Doughnut Day!

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Is it any surprise that National Doughnut Day makes me think of camp?  My first summer working at Pine Cove’s Camp in the City, there was a boy on our team nicknamed “Dunks.”  National Doughnut Day fell during our first week of camp in Marietta, GA.  A camper decided to bring Dunkin’ Donuts for Dunks in honor of his personal holiday.

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Today, I am sharing with you an easy recipe for baked doughnuts.  If you have a doughnut pan, this batter is perfect for beautiful circular doughnuts.

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If you don’t have a doughnut pan, I recommend baking the batter in a muffin tin.  Once the doughnuts have cooled, scoop a shallow hole into the top of the muffin, and fill it with jelly.

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Yield: 12 donuts

Ingredients

  • 2 cups oat flour (rolled oats ground into flour)
  • 1/2 cup sugar or other granulated sweetener
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 cup milk of choice
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 6 tablespoons smooth nutbutter (Suggestion:  I used a maple flavored peanut butter, and it was incredible!)
  • 1 cup frozen mixed berries, chopped
  • 1 cup thawed mixed berries, pureed

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and coat a doughnut pan or muffin tin with nonstick spray.
  • Mix together dry ingredients (oat flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt).
  • Whisk wet ingredients in a separate bowl (milk, egg, and vanilla).
  • Combine the two mixtures.  Melt the nutbutter in the microwave for about thirty seconds.  Stir into the batter.
  • Fold in frozen chopped berries.
  • Pour into pan.  Bake for 20-30 minutes, until a toothpick can be inserted and come out clean.  Let cool.
  • Top or fill with pureed berries.
  • Eat and enjoy!

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Which spelling do you prefer: donut or doughnut?

P.S.  I am linking up with Angie and  Jhuls @ The Not So Creative Cook for Fiesta Friday.

Top Ten Tuesday: E is for Envious

Top Ten Tuesday: E is for Envious

Top Ten Tuesday

I’ve mentioned before how much I love classic Veggie Tales.  One of my favorite episodes is King George and the Rubber Ducky.  In this episode, which is innocently based off the story of David and Bathsheba, Larry plays the role of King George, a greedy ruler who loves rubber ducks.  He has hundreds of perfect bath toys, but he decides that he must have the duck that belongs to one of his loyal subjects.

As I began to write this post, my mind flitted to King George aggressively discarding his ducks and singing about his newfound desire for Thomas’s toy (skip to 3:30 for the scene that I referenced).

Most of us probably do not throw the outrageous tantrum that George did.  However, I do think that envy plagues our society.  In a world of social media portfolios, we desire to have a life as adventurous, as beautiful, as happy, as exciting, or as perfect as the photos that we see on Instagram.

Ten Verses For When You Feel Envious

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Peanut Butter and Jelly Baked Oatmeal Bars

Peanut Butter and Jelly Baked Oatmeal Bars

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Is there a more classic combination in the USA than peanut butter and jelly?  Our children are raised on the sweet sandwich from an early age, and we have translated those flavors to many other treats.

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Top Ten Tuesday: D is for Doubtful

Top Ten Tuesday: D is for Doubtful

Top Ten Tuesday

In Nicole Nordemon’s song “Fool for You,” she sings these words:

I admit that in my darkest hours I’ve asked what if,
What if we created some kind of man made faith like this,
Out of good intention or emotional invention,
and after life is through there will be no You?

Doubt has plagued Christians ever since Christ walked the earth.  Since we cannot visibly see or audibly hear God, many people wonder if He is even real.  Even born-again Christians doubt the security of their salvation.  We doubt that God will fulfill His promises.  We wonder if Christ will ever return to earth.

God anticipated our doubt, and He speaks to it in His Word.

10 Verses For When You Feel Doubtful

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Simple Joy Saturday #34

Simple Joy Saturday #34

Every Saturday I share three simple things that brought me happiness during the week.  These posts may grow or change as time passes.  Please feel free to share your own simple joys in the comments section!

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May 12-18

1. I bought a popsicle mold…

…and I look forward to making homemade popsicles.  Let me know if you have a good popsicle recipe!

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2. Having a gym membership for rainy days.

(because it rained every day this week)

3. The Purloined Letter by Edgar Allan Poe. 

It was by far the best story I read for class this week.  Poe tends to be dark, but this story was fun!

Strawberry S’mores Snack Mix

Strawberry S’mores Snack Mix

How do you eat your cereal?  (and don’t pretend that there is only one way to eat cereal because I can name at least three)

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Growing up, I always ate cereal dry, picking up one piece at a time with my fingers.  It wasn’t until college, when Honey Nut Cheerios became my go-to cafeteria dinner, that I learned to put milk in the cereal bowl and eat it with a spoon.

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Top Ten Tuesday: C is for Conflicted

Top Ten Tuesday: C is for Conflicted

Top Ten Tuesday

10 Verses for When You Feel Conflicted

When it comes to making decisions, I am like a squirrel on a four-lane highway.   I sprint back and forth, considering all the options until WHAM! it’s too late.  A decision is made for me.

Decision-making always leaves me feeling conflicted.  I see the pros and cons of each side, and I am anxious concerned that I will be bummed by the decision I make unwise.  I struggle to distinguish between what my deceitful heart wants and what God’s perfect will wants.

1.Jeremiah 17:9

The heart is deceitful above all things
    and beyond cure.
    Who can understand it?

The problem is that I am trying to rely on my own wisdom to make the decision.  The Bible shows us that we do not have to make decisions alone.

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