Thursday, November 10, 2016

What Kind of Donut?!

It's November people...NOVEMBER! This means there are weeks before us that will include meals, get togethers, more meals and (oh yeah) stress from all of that. There are easy ways to cope with meal planning without stressing out and you can even have a bit of fun in the process. Are you thinking it's not possible? Or are you assuming that whatever I am sharing may be fun but a lot of work? Nope, neither. I (just like all of you) love taking the easy and simple way to a recipe of food fest so that I can enjoy the time that I have outside of the kitchen.

I also like to come up with recipes that I can make ahead of time, freeze and then defrost and go as needed. This can be challenging sometimes since my children eat non-stop. But occasionally, I manage to hide some of the extras and stow them away for those last minute invites. The result? My allergic son arrives with a very special, fun and safe platter of food for him that he often shares with the other kids who desperately want to know what all of his cool foods are. That's how it should be- food allergies should never limit what you do or where you go as long as you think ahead and go prepared.

NutriSon tends to like pick foods. Admittedly, who doesn't? Especially at parties. So when we got an invitation and I only had a few items on hand, I just winged it and wound up coming up with an easy recipe that can be used as a snack, appetizer, side item or alone. Best of all, I was able to use up some leftover chili hanging out in the fridge. Curious? It's round, it's dipable and ripable and it's anything except an actual donut.

Corn Taco Donuts 
Get the recipe here
Winona Pure Popcorn Butter Spray
1 package cornbread mix (such as Glutino)
Leftover prepared taco meat
Cheese of your choice (add as little or as much as you’d like)
*Optional- 2-3 tablespoons pureed veggies for those picky eaters

Prep Time:   7 Minutes
Bake Time:   23 Minutes

1.       Preheat the oven to 375°
2.       Drizzle a doughnut pan with oil
3.       Using your finger, rub the oil to ensure thorough coverage of the pan indents
4.       Prepare the cornbread mix as directed
5.       Mix in your taco meat
6.       Add cheese
7.       Bake for 23 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean
8.       Cool on a wire rack
9.       Leftovers can be kept in an airtight container in the refrigerator or frozen

Serving sizes will vary

Need an easy taco seasoning recipe? Click here J

What secret ingredient will you put into your Corn Taco Donut? 


  1. Can you say crowd pleaser? I think these would be the first to go at a party!

    1. Totally dunkworthy too for those hearty soups & meals!

  2. How fun! I haven't seen taco muffins before, let alone donuts! So easy to eat this way.

    1. A flavor combination that was originated from some of NutriSon's favorite things :)

  3. Taco donuts? Mind blown! My boys are gonna love this!