These will make your mouth water, and keep you coming back for more. The cream cheese creates a creamy texture and the butter on the top along with the sugar makes the donut melt in your mouth. They are so delish, and super easy!!! I do not fry these either, so much lower in fat. My son is allergic to eggs, so finding things I can feed him can be a challenge, but at the same time I don’t want him to miss out on a delicious donut, so that is when I get creative. He loves Bisquick (I buy the lowfat version) for pancakes, I usually just add water. But for these donuts I added 1 % milk and lowfat Philly cream cheese. The taste is out of this world! Here are the directions.
Start by heating your oven to 450 degrees. The donuts will cook about 12 minutes, but I lowered the temp to 425 after about 6-7 minutes. And the last three minutes I added butter so they brown on the top (really it ended up being the bottom of the donut). Keep in mind, the cooking time will vary based on your pan. I used a heart shaped dark pan and the donuts slid right out, no spray or oil was necessary.
I used roughly 1 cup of Bisquick and about 1/2 cup of 1/% milk. I added to that a few tablespoons of cream cheese and mixed with the mixer until the consistency was creamy and smooth but not too runny. If it’s too runny add more Bisquick, if it’s too thick add more milk. Really you can’t make a mistake they will be delish either way.
Then fill the donuts up. Put them in the oven for about 7 minutes and lower the temp to 425. The last three minutes add melted butter to the top. Before you add the butter, check the donut, it should be springy, not mushy or gooey. If it’s gooey let it cook a few minutes longer and the last few minutes add the butter. If will make it golden.
Loosen them with a knife and add the melted butter to the top of the donut, then dip into the white sugar. You can do so many variations on a theme here. But my little guy likes the butter and sugar and there is something so good about it. You can dip them in melted milk chocolate (just put a bar of chocolate in the microwave for 45 seconds or more) as well and add sprinkles.
Also, if you want to be adventurous you can add a goat garlic & herb cheese and some thyme to the batter (in lieu of the cream cheese) and then dip in butter and sugar for a savory and sweet combination. Go ahead be daring! You may have to adjust your time, so when they are springy they are done.