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Can we talk about vacations?

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Just for a second.

I promise cause I am sure one of my brothers will need a sandwich, some buffalo sauce for their chicken dogs, a glass of milk, chocolate milk or more likely a cold beer within the half hour.

Ah huh, that is what my vacation looks like.

MIni Brown Sugar Glazed Graham Cracker Doughnuts | halfbakedharvest.comI know to some of you that probably sounds awful, but I honestly live to please. It makes me happy.

Although, sometimes it does get old and I just get plain tired. Normally when this happens though they still sweet talk me into making them something.

MIni Brown Sugar Glazed Graham Cracker Doughnuts | halfbakedharvest.comCreighton (the oldest) is the best at though.

For example, I was sitting down working on this post and Creigh walks outside from just waking up. When he gets up, he needs to eat. “Oh Tiegy, want to heat me up some jambalaya (his word for gumbo)?”. My response, “Creigh, come on, all you do is put it in the microwave, I am working.”  Then I get the disappointed look. The look that says, “But, Tieg I see you like twice a year, come on”. Then I get the sweet talking, “Oh, but Tieghan see you do it with so much love. It just tastes better when you make things”.

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Then?

I am sold and I get my butt up and get to the kitchen ASAP to get him a bowl of jambalaya, some toasted, buttered bread, a glass of milk and even a napkin. All well I listen to him complain that he never even got to try one of these doughnuts. I can’t blame him though cause they are so good. MIni Brown Sugar Glazed Graham Cracker Doughnuts | halfbakedharvest.com

I am telling you, if I ever get married one of these days, my husband is either going to love me cause I take care of him so well or totally hate me because I am a complete freak about pretty much everything else.

Pretty sure most of my brothers (three older and two younger) would like to keep me all to themselves most of their lives. Creighton for one, loves to be taken care of, but he is also mad protective.

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Anyway, vacation has been more, vacation for them, waitressing/chefing for me.

But I am okay with that. Like I said, I love to please.

Which yes, I know is so completely odd.

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So these doughnuts?

Graham crackers are inside them and on the outside. They are the most delicious things ever. Asher and my younger brother Red went head over heals crazy for them. Actually Red and his friend probably ate a dozen of them the second I was done taking photos. It took everything in me to keep their hands out of the photos. Who knew that kids like the idea of a graham cracker doughnuts so much?

Can’t blame them. These are sweet, with a hint of cinnamon and honestly taste like a light, fluffy graham in doughnut form. These are, in my opinion, better than graham crackers because I mean, your are still getting a graham cracker plus a doughnut but all in one. Darn awesome.

MIni Brown Sugar Glazed Graham Cracker Doughnuts | halfbakedharvest.com

Mini Brown Sugar Glazed Graham Cracker Doughnuts

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
resting time 11 hours 40 minutes
Total Time 12 hours
Servings: 24 mini doughnuts
Calories Per Serving: 145 kcal

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Ingredients

  • 1 1/8 cups milk warm (if needed you can use regular milk)
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons instant or active dry yeast one package
  • 2 whole large eggs beaten
  • 1 1/4 sticks unsalted butter melted
  • 1 cup graham cracker crumbs (about 1 sleeve)
  • 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • oil for frying (I like using canola oil)

Brown Sugar Glaze

Instructions

  • In the bowl of your electric mixer (with the dough hook attached) add the sugar to the milk, stir to dissolve and add the yeast. Stir gently, then let sit for 10 minutes. Melt the butter in a separate bowl, add the beaten eggs, stirring constantly to make sure the butter is not too hot for the eggs. Add the egg/butter mixture to the yeast mixture. With the mixer on medium-low speed, allow the dough hook to stir this mixture for a couple of minutes, making sure it's thoroughly combined. With the mixer still going, add the salt, 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon, graham cracker crumbs, and flour in 1/2 cup increments until all the flour is gone. Stop the mixer, scrape the bowl down, then turn the mixer on the same speed again for five more minutes. After five minutes, stop the mixer and scrape the bottom of the bowl. Transfer the dough to a lightly oiled bowl and toss the dough to coat, then cover the bowl with plastic wrap and place straight in the fridge. Refrigerate dough for at least 8 hours, or overnight.
  • Remove bowl from fridge and turn out dough onto a lightly floured surface. Roll out to 1/4 to 1/3-inch thickness. Using a 1 1/2 to 3 inch cutter, cut as many rounds as you can, then roll out remaining dough and cut as much as you can. Place the doughnuts on a floured baking sheet and use a 1 inch cutter to cut out the the middle of the doughnuts. Cover with large towel and place in a warm place in your kitchen. Allow doughnuts to rise for one hour (mine were good to go after 50 minutes). Doughuts should be puffy and airy.
  • Make the glaze. In a small sauce pan, combine the water and brown sugar and bring to a boil over high heat. Simmer 1 minute and then remove from heat. Stir in the vanilla.
  • Heat about 2-inches of oil in a large, heavy bottomed pot over medium heat until a deep-fry thermometer reads 375 degrees F. Line a large plate with paper towels.
  • Working in batches, fry the doughnuts, turning once, until they are golden brown, about 2 minutes. Transfer the doughnuts from the oil with a slotted spoon or skimmer to the prepared pan. Cool. Repeat with remaining dough, taking care the oil comes back to the correct temperature between each batch.
  • When all the doughnuts have been fried dip each in the brown sugar glaze and then sprinkle with the graham cracker crumbs. Eat!
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MIni Brown Sugar Glazed Graham Cracker Doughnuts | halfbakedharvest.com

Okay, my time is up. Better get back to the waitressing.

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  1. OH MY GOSH. I feel like I begin all of my comments on Half Baked Harvest with that sentence. But seriously – oh my gosh. I am in love. Also in love with all of your other recipes too. I live to please too – Kevin and my dog Jude – are spoiled!!

  2. You’re such a good sister 🙂 And I’m pretty sure your husband will adore you and brag about your cooking endlessly.
    And I might show up at your house if I knew you were making these 🙂

  3. First of all, thank you for this post!! I’m having some coffee while reading this and trying my best to not reach into my monitor to grab one of these doughnuts. Second of all – lucky brothers. Hope you find a little R&R in your vacation as well!

  4. I should probably never make these because they’d be beyond dangerous for my waistline. But I’m going to anyhow. These are awesome.

  5. Whoa. I need you to go on vacay more often. That way you can feel inspired to turn out ridic crazy amazing looking donuts like this more often! Pinned!

  6. I am the same way…I love to please. And I’m always the one in the kitchen when we go on (big) family vacays. (i.e. the whole fam in one beach house in Hawaii!) But I enjoy it and love it, too!
    Loving these sweet little donuts! (=

  7. I LOVE graham crackers, but you just made me LOVE them even more! These are too cute :).

  8. Pretty sure I’ll be joining you on your next vacay 😉 These doughnuts look incredible, girl! xo

  9. I have donut plans this weekend and I might need to switch it up to make these guys. I’m graham crazy!

  10. Can’t wait to try these!! Try to enjoy that vacation and get in a little R&R for yourself … you deserve it!!