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Vanilla Bean Doughnuts and Scoop Two-Way Brewer

Coffee and doughnuts have always been a favorite breakfast of mine. While I don’t indulge in this meal often, it’s nice to splurge every once in a while. The best way to enjoy it is early in the morning before the kids wake up while reading emails. Because if you’re a mom and a blogger than you know how valuable this time frame is. ;)

While in New York I met a Hamilton Beach representative who demonstrated the Scoop Two-Way Brewer and it was love at first sight. Have you heard of this new coffee brewer? I recently tried it out and let me just say, it’s everything you could ever want in a coffee machine! The single cup ability is perfect for me since my husband isn’t a big coffee drinker and I often only drink a cup. With my new Scoop Two-Way I can now enjoy a single serving without brewing a whole pot of coffee. But on occasions when I have friends over I still have the option to brew a whole pot. It’s a win-win with this coffee machine!

The Scoop Two-Way is easy to use and doesn’t require any extra cups or pods that some single serving brewers do. You simply use the scoop to measure out exactly how much you need, it even has a minimum and maximum line to help you determine the right amount. If you prefer pods then you’ll be happy to know that it works with senseo pods as well as coffee grounds. Once you have your coffee and water added, select your brewing option. One of the things I noticed is that the machine brews very HOT coffee, unlike any other coffee machine I’ve used. Another great feature is the capability to pause brewing to serve yourself a cup then resume the brewing. It’s also programmable and has an automatic shut-off.

The Scoop comes with a 14 ounce travel mug, perfect for those mornings when you’re rushing out the door. It’s also adjustable, allowing you to use a regular coffee cup as well. That is my favorite part about this machine! I normally enjoy my cup of coffee at home but if I’m on the run I can simply brew my cup into the thermal and take it on the road.
You can find the new Scoop Two-Way Brewer on the Hamilton Beach website.
Now if you’re a coffee and doughnut fan too then here’s a recipe for baked vanilla bean doughnuts to try with your next cup of coffee.
Baked Vanilla Bean Doughnuts 
adapted from Wilton
2 cups cake flour, sifted
3/4 granulated sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 buttermilk
2 eggs, lightly beaten
2 tablespoons butter, melted
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 vanilla bean
Vanilla Glaze
1 cup confectioner’s sugar, sifted
1 tablespoon milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
gel food coloring (optional)
Preheat oven to 425 and spray doughnut pan with non-stick cooking spray.
In a large bowl sift together flour, sugar, baking power, and salt.
In a small bowl lightly beat eggs, then add buttermilk, butter, vanilla extract, and seeds from one vanilla bean. Combine with flour mixture. Fill each doughnut pan 2/3 of the way full. Bake for 7-9 minutes then allow doughnuts to cool 5 minutes before removing them. Once cooled, dip doughnuts into the vanilla glaze and add sprinkles if desired.
Linking up to these parties, TCB,

Disclosure: Hamilton Beach provided me with the Scoop Two-Way Brewer to review. All opinions are my own. Trust me, you’ll love this coffee machine as much as I do!


  1. You had me at “donut” mmmmm and then coffee sealed the deal!

  2. Wow…I am so jealous! I want that coffee maker. You can tell that I am a coffee addict by the fact that I am drooling over the coffee maker and not those gorgeous doughnuts! They are beautiful tho :)

  3. Super cute and I’m sure they are delicious too! I would love for you to share this (and any other creations) at Pin It and Win It Wednesday @ http://www.cheapcraftymama.com!

  4. I usually fry my doughnuts in a pot of oil. It’s dangerous and unhealthy, so I like this idea much better. Thanks for sharing!

  5. These look divine and I love the coffee pot too!

  6. Terri Betz says:

    I love that you baked them in a doughnut pan! :) For me the bad thing about doughnuts is frying them in oil! What a hassle and so unhealthy! And they are beautiful! Now I could eat those doughnuts and still feel good about it! And I love Hamilton Beach! They make real quality products! My fav kitchen appliances are from them. Enjoy your busy day! Love your blog…been following and reading and enjoying for a while! :D

  7. Yummy! I am going to have to try this recipe soon!

  8. Wow anything with vanilla bean has to be delicious! Please come share on my linky party.
    While your there enter to win the $25 Olive Garden gift card. Hope to see you!
    Marcie @ http://www.IGottaTryThat.com

  9. Hmmmm looks soo jummmy :)

  10. i LOVE that i got a sneak peek of these on instagram first(i’m @anightowlblog)! FINALLY made the crossover to follow you HERE! thanks for sharing – going to have to give these a try!


    • Thank you so much, Kimberly! I’ve been on your site several times and am finally following you via GFC as well!
      p.s. I love following you on instagram and those boys of yours are total cuties!


  11. These are the prettiest (and most patriotic) doughnuts I have ever seen! I adore them. Pinning to my 4th of July board right now! Found you through HoH link party. xoxo

  12. Those are awesome looking donuts!!! I love that you did them in red, white, and blue. And that coffee maker…so cool! Coffee and donuts in the morning before the kids wake up is a good time of day:-)

  13. Oh my gosh those doughnuts look amazing! Yum!!

  14. Looks so yummy! I’m pinning for my hubby to make these for us. I’m also following you now via GFC since I seem to find you at link parties and enjoy your posts.
    Have a great day!

  15. Lindy@ItsyBitsyPaper says:

    Oh my goodness those donuts look amazing! I hope you’ll add them to my Patriotic Project Parade.


  16. Now I need to run out and get a donut pan and this coffee maker. These look so yummy! I’ll take any excuse to have donuts and coffee

  17. These look SOOO good! And so colorful!

  18. How amazing!. It must have been fun attending it.. I use Hamilton beach’s food processor and I love it. I love the donuts :) Enjoy your new coffee maker. Have a great weekend!

  19. Those look wonderful.

  20. Yummy! Now I need a donut pan.

  21. I just got a donut pan recently and I’m loving all the recipes I’ve been seeing. I’m pinning this to try soon. You did a great job with the decorations; so festive. I’d love if you shared this over at Whatcha Whipped Up Wednesday Hope to see you there.

  22. These donuts are AMAZING
    I don’t know anyone who can resist eating one to two (or three)

  23. oh my…these look yum!

    I would love for you to share this at my Flaunt It Friday Link Party. Make sure you enter for the great giveaway too! :) http://www.blissfulbucketlist.com/2012/06/flaunt-it-friday-2.html


  24. I officially have a blog crush on you! I just featured this project on my fb page: http://www.facebook.com/seevanessacraft

  25. Love your doughnuts!! They look fantastic. And I am a huge fan of coffee so that brewer looks great!

  26. LOVE doughnuts!

  27. These look amazing Crystal! Thanks for sharing such a yummy recipe!

  28. I am inviting you to come and be part of my blog hop:

  29. these are totally cute and delicious looking. I would love if you linked them up to Show Off Monday @ Kampenlane.com on Monday.


  30. These look so delicious! I hope you don’t mind, I shared them on my fb wall. I need to try them out! Have a great weekend!

  31. The donuts look super yummy… but THAT COFFEE MAKER!!! I immediately opened another tab to find it on Amazon & add it to my wish list. Christmas may be too long of a wait, though, so I may end up getting it sooner. It’s PERFECT. I just love your posts. On my way to the “Follow” button.

  32. Those look heavenly!! I’m pinning this for later.

  33. nothing better than coffee and donuts!! I need to try this recipe! I love that they are baked!

    Thanks for linking up! I featured your post in my wrap up http://tidymom.net/2012/patriotic-crafts/

    Have a great rest of the weekend!

  34. How ADORABLE!!! Love the colors and they look YUM!! Hope you can link these up when my Tuesday party comes along. ;)

  35. I was all for starting a diet this week and then I saw these donuts! YUM! I have to try these…the diet will have to be started next week…hahahaha!

  36. You said baked and you said donuts…in the SAME sentence! I love you. The end.

  37. Those are stunning! I want to eat one of each color, you know, for testing purposes. ;)

  38. Oh my word these look AMAZING!!! i must try :)
    would love for you to share at the HEARTS&HOMES link up at http://www.mercyINKblog.com
    have a wonderful day :)

  39. I’m not so keen on coffee- but doughnuts I can do! I got a mini donut maker for Christmas, and haven’t really found a use for it yet. I’m going to try this recipe!! Hey, if you have a second I’d love for you to link up to Sweet Sharing Monday! http://saynotsweetanne.com/2012/sweet-sharing-monday-11/

  40. Thanks for linking to Take-A-Look Tuesday – - you were featured today!!
    Mandy, http://www.SugarBeeCrafts.com

  41. Those donuts look SOO good! and perfectly patriotic! :) Thanks for linking up to “Strut Your Stuff Saturday!” We hope to see you again! -The Sisters

  42. I can’t wait to try these! They look delicious!

  43. I have always wanted to try baked doughnuts and these look delish! I’m a new follower and would love for you to visit my blog! riversrecipereview.blogspot.com. :)

  44. Donuts and coffee…love! I love my scoop from Hamilton Beach…this one is next on my list…I do need a bigger pot for when guests come over! Love the red white and blue donuts (they’d be gone in a second!)

  45. Hi there! I just wanted to let you know I featured you in my Fourth of July Round up. Stop by and check it out and snag a featured button.

    Danielle @ Blissful and Domestic

  46. These look delicious!

  47. You are incredible! Does your family just hug you non-stop? :) Please link up to Foodie Friday

  48. Along with every other blog…I’m featuring you today! XO, Aimee

  49. These doughnuts looks amazingly delicious!! :)
    You will be featured at tomorrow’s {nifty thrifty sunday}!
    Have a wonderful weekend!
    xo! Vanessa

  50. Those doughnuts looks amazing!! I’m hoping I have time to make these for breakfast on the 4th :)

  51. These look so amazing! Thank you so much for sharing!

  52. Pinned these! Seriously not helping me diet here. lol

  53. I’m normally not a doughnut person but these look yummy and the recipe sounds great. My Mom on the other hand would love these to bits and pieces…maybe I’ll be nice and make them for her, lol! We’d love it if you’d share this at our Home is Where the Heart is! http://www.homesteadsimple.com/home-is-where-the-heart-is-link-it-up-wednesdays-1/
    and any other posts you’d like to share that have to do with homesteading and homemaking!


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