Get in the Irish spirit with whiskey flavored baked donuts, the perfect sweet treat for your party guests.
(This recipe originally appeared on Healthy Aperture.)
Each year, this 0% Irish girl begrudgingly celebrates St. Patrick’s Day via her husband’s long-standing party tradition dating back to his bachelor days.
While the thought of 150+ people in our modest sized home is a tad anxiety producing, at least I get to have some fun in the kitchen each year while dreaming up an appropriate March 17th recipe for this Sweet Splurges column. (Like these Mint Chocolate Guinness Ice Cream Shooters from last year – which I promise again to whip up for those guests who help with party clean up.)
I finally caved and bought a donut pan a few years back and went on a tear making baked donuts left and right like here and here.
Since then, the pan has been gathering dust so I figured it’s high time to make the donuts once again. And in honor of my 100% Irish father-in-law, I pulled out the Irish whiskey for some St. Patty’s Day worthy treats (with some bacon thrown in for good measure.)
Now I know that bacon doesn’t exactly scream “healthy” (I guess whiskey doesn’t really either) but the good thing is a little goes a long way when it comes to baking.
And once again, I used one of my all-time favorite healthy kitchen hacks when it comes to creating desserts – Regan’s recipe for using Greek style yogurt to make frosting – which helps cut calories and up the protein any time you need to frost or ice your favorite baked good.