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Double Chocolate Baked Donuts

This recipe for Double Chocolate Baked Donuts is a healthier take on your favorite Sunday morning treat. I use raw kefir in these Double Chocolate Baked Donuts for a sour tang that is so complimentary to the rich dark chocolate.

If you love making homemade donuts, be sure to check out some of my other favorites like my Snickerdoodle Donut Holes, Maple Pecan Baked Donuts, or my Baked Vanilla Donuts.

double chocolate baked donuts

Why You'll Love This Recipe

Making homemade baked donuts is incredibly easy and it's so fun! These are not traditional yeast or fried donuts, which makes them a healthier and much easier option to whip up any weekend your craving hits! I used Raw Farm Raw Whole Keifer in these donuts, which also adds more flavor I've found, similar to buttermilk. So, if you've ever wondered if you can bake with raw dairy, you totally can! I actually do it often whenever I have raw dairy that we just haven't finished in time.

These healthy Double Chocolate Baked Donuts are perfect for a lazy weekend morning. Homemade baked donuts don't take as long to make as yeasted donuts, as there is no rise time. So, you can easily make them and enjoy them during a leisurely morning, which is something I love about them. So, next time you're craving donuts, give these healthy Double Chocolate Baked Donuts a try and I'm sure they'll become a new favorite recipe of yours!

double chocolate baked donuts
double chocolate baked donuts

Ingredients for Double Chocolate Baked Donuts

Cairnspring Mills Organic All Purpose Flour (use code MIMIORGANIC15 for 15% off your order!)

Wholesome Organic Cane Sugar

NuNaturals Organic Dutch Cocoa Powder

Frontier Co-Op Baking Powder

Frontier Co-Op Fine Sea Salt

Organic Valley Large Eggs

Raw Farm Vanilla Whole Kefir

Organic Valley Salted Butter

Simply Organic Vanilla Extract

Organic Canola Oil Cooking Spray

Florida Crystals Organic Powdered Sugar

Organic Valley Grassmilk

Natural Chocolate Sprinkles

double chocolate baked donuts

Why use organic ingredients in this recipe? You all know I’m a huge organic advocate, and I bet you may be thinking sometimes, Why would I even bother to use organic ingredients in something that is so sweet and indulgent? But, that is the exact reason why you should use organic ingredients! Sweet things need to have flavor in order to be good, otherwise they are just sweet and they don’t taste like much else. Organic ingredients are more pure than conventional ones, therefore they actually have more flavor than the non organic options. Say it with me, organic means more flavor! And not just more flavor but a more true and pure flavor. And organic ingredients are much healthier for you to eat in general as they do not contain GMOs or anything artificial. Plus, you are being environmentally friendly when you choose organic ingredients!

So, I highly recommend that you buy the best organic ingredients for this recipe! You can also shop my Amazon Storefront for all my favorite organic ingredients here. Tip – hover over each ingredient to see the name. And if you want to learn more about organic foods and the difference, read my post here on Food Labels and What They Mean.

double chocolate baked donuts

Tips for Making Double Chocolate Baked Donuts

• This is an easy batter, because the butter is melted. So, you can do this in your stand mixer, with a hand mixer, or even in a bowl with a whisk! Any option works!

• The donut pan I have is USA Pan, and it's my favorite! The donuts come out really easily and they bake up great!

• If you don't have canola oil cooking spray, you can use canola oil or butter, but be sure to grease really well and wipe out with a paper towel. I like the spray best as it adds a really good thin layer!

• If you don't have a piping bag, you can spoon the donut batter into your donut pans.

• You can add different toppings such as rainbow sprinkles, mini chocolate chips, chocolate shavings, or leave them plain!

• These donuts are a cake batter, so just like cake, they will dry out. Be sure to store them in an airtight container so they stay fresh!

double chocolate baked donuts

Double Chocolate Baked Donuts

Recipe by MimiDifficulty: Easy
Makes

12

donuts

These Double Chocolate Baked Donuts have a cake-like texture, a rich chocolate glaze on top, and are topped with natural chocolate sprinkles.

Ingredients

  • Batter
  • 226 grams (1 2/3 cups plus 2 tablespoons) organic all purpose flour

  • 170 grams (3/4 cup) organic cane sugar

  • 28 grams (1/3 cup) organic Dutch cocoa powder, sifted

  • 2 teaspoons baking powder

  • 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt

  • 1 organic large egg

  • 1 1/4 cups Raw Farm Whole Kefir

  • 6 tablespoons organic salted butter, melted

  • 1 teaspoon organic vanilla extract

  • organic canola oil cooking spray

  • Glaze
  • 284 grams (2 cups) organic powdered sugar, sifted

  • 28 grams (1/3 cup) organic Dutch cocoa powder, sifted

  • 4 to 5 tablespoons organic milk

  • Topping
  • all natural chocolate sprinkles

Directions

  • Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  • To make the batter: In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, add the flour, cane sugar, cocoa, baking powder, and sea salt and whisk together to combine.
  • Add the egg, keifer, melted butter, and vanilla extract. Mix on low until combined into a thick batter. Transfer the batter to a piping bag.
  • Spray the donut pans with canola oil cooking spray. Pipe the batter into into the pans, or if you don’t want to pipe, you can also just spoon it into the pans too!
  • Bake for 10 to 14 minutes, or until a wooden pick inserted in the center comes out clean. Allow to cool completely in the pans.
  • To make the glaze: In a medium bowl, add the powdered sugar, cocoa, and milk and whisk together until you have a smooth glaze.
  • Using a butter knife of spatula spread glaze on top of each donut and top with chocolate sprinkles.
  • Store in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

Notes

  • High Altitude — Bake at 400°F for 8 to 12 minutes, or until a wooden pick comes out clean.

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