When it comes to Mardi Gras in Louisiana, King Cake is definitely accepted as breakfast food — at least in my book! If you follow me on Instagram, then you’ve probably seen my “healthy” breakfast posts when it comes to Carnival Season.
I know January is a time for sticking to New Year’s Resolutions, hitting the gym, and working on your fitness… but that’s nearly impossible with King Cake everywhere you turn. And we have King Cake-flavored everything — lattes, milkshakes, cheesecake, you name it! So no New Years Resolutions here until after Mardi Gras.
And today I’m putting my own on spin on things to create King Cake-inspired donuts. Sure you can pick these up from any local donut shop, but that would require putting on pants. And real shoes.
Easy Mardi Gras King Cake- Inspired Donuts:
What you need:
- Pre-made donuts (or you can make your own using canned biscuit dough)
- 1-2 cups confectioners’ sugar (sifted)
- 3-4 tablespoons milk or water
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- Sanding Sugar (I used lavender, green and yellow)
To create the glaze, pour milk (or water) into the confectioners’ sugar. Stir until mixed.
Dip donut into the glaze mixture.
Sprinkle sanding sugar over the donut using a spoon.
Repeat and enjoy!
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