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Monday, November 25, 2013

Chocolate Donuts with a Chocolate-Peppermint Glaze

It’s Monday…ugh.   The weekend went by way too fast!  On Saturday, we watched the 50th Anniversary special of Dr. Who.  That show is amazing!!  I was totally blown away at how good it was.  I need to watch it again, and soon!  I think it was the highlight of my weekend.  Mind. Was. Blown. 

I digress.  I should be talking about these donuts.  They are something seriously delicious.  I’m not into deep frying things, so baking these are perfect.  And they turned out so moist, chocolate-ly & even better with a chocolate-peppermint drizzle!!  So start your Monday off right and make a bath of these!
Chocolate Donuts with Chocolate Peppermint Glaze
Makes 12 donuts

For the donuts:
1 1/4 C. all purpose flour
1/2 C. sugar
1/3 C. dark cocoa powder
3/4 t. baking soda
1/8 t. salt
2 eggs
1/2 C. milk
1/3 C. fat free sour cream
1 t. vanilla extract
3 T. canola oil (or melted coconut oil)

For the glaze:
1 tablespoon melted butter
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/4 cup cocoa
2 tablespoons milk
¼ teaspoon pure peppermint extract
Powdered sugar, for dusting (or crushed peppermint candies)
Red & green sprinkles

For the donuts:
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Prepare the donut pan by lightly spraying it with baking spray.

In a medium sized bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda & salt. Set aside.

Beat the eggs then add the milk, sour cream, vanilla & canola oil. Beat until combined, then add to the dry ingredients, mixing until well combined.

Place the batter in a zipper bag, cut just about 1/8 of a corner of the bag. Pie the batter in a donut pan, filling each to 2/3 full.

Bake the donuts for 7-8 minutes.

Remove from the oven and cool for about 3 minutes, then cool completely on a wire rack.

For the glaze:
Combine the butter, powdered sugar, cocoa, milk & peppermint extract.  Dip the donuts into the glaze and place on a wire rack. Sprinkle with powdered sugar & sprinkles, if using.

Source:  minimally adapted from Taste, Love & Nourish


  1. These look AWESOME for Christmas morning breakfast!

    1. I totally agree-GREAT idea!! I think I will do just that!! (I have to work, so the girls there will love it!)

  2. I don't have a donut pan... do you think I could hand form these or possibly make them into donut muffins?

    1. Hi Katie! I don't think that it would work out too well to hand form these as the batter is quite soft & more cake-like. You could try donut muffins-let me know how they turn out! Good luck!

  3. What a great way to make donuts festive! Love that they are baked, too.

  4. Great. I like mint so added creme de menthe flavor to the batter and topped with chopped mint chocolate chips. Very good.



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