Double Chocolate Baked Donuts


Breakfast & Brunch High Altitude No Seed Oils | Published April 29, 2022 by Mimi Council

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This recipe for Double Chocolate Baked Donuts are a healthier take on your favorite Sunday morning treat. I use buttermilk 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

Making homemade baked donuts is incredibly easy and it's so fun! These are not traditional yeast or fried donuts, which makes them a much healthier and easier option to whip up anytime. 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

Why You'll Love This Recipe

Indulgent Chocolate Flavor: This recipe for Double Chocolate Baked Donuts offer a rich and intense chocolate experience, combining cocoa-infused dough with a decadent chocolate glaze, satisfying even the most serious chocolate cravings.

Healthier Option: Unlike traditional fried donuts, these baked donuts are a healthier option, making them a guilt-free indulgence that doesn't sacrifice flavor or texture.

Quick and Easy: These Double Chocolate Baked Donuts are simple to make and you can have fresh baked donuts in under an hour!

double chocolate baked donuts

Ingredients

All Purpose Flour: My favorite is Cairnspring Mills!

Cane Sugar: I used Wholesome in this recipe.

Dutch Cocoa Powder: I use organic Dutch cocoa powder, but you can use natural if you prefer.

Baking Powder and Sea Salt: I use aluminum free baking powder and fine sea salt.

Eggs: My favorite are Organic Valley. Make sure you are using large eggs, not medium or extra large as that can affect the recipe.

Buttermilk: I like to use Organic Valley when I have it, but you can easily make your own with my Organic Buttermilk Recipe.

Butter: I love Organic Valley Salted Butter, if you're using unsalted, just add a pinch more of salt.

Vanilla Extract: My favorite is Simply Organic, I think it has the most true vanilla flavor.

Olive Oil Cooking Spray: Organic cooking spray is super helpful with donuts as it coats the pans just enough. If you don't have it be sure to grease the pans with butter or coconut oil and wipe it out a bit with paper towel so you don't get too much grease.

Powdered Sugar: I used Wholesome for this recipe.

Milk: Use whole organic milk. I love Organic Valley Grassmilk or Alexandre Family Farms A2 Grassfed Milk. You can also use organic coconut milk if you want.

double chocolate baked donuts

Tools Needed

Digital Food Scale

Stand Mixer

USA Pan Donut Pan

Mixing Bowl

Whisk

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double chocolate baked donuts

Step by Step Instructions

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 400°F.

Step 2

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, buttermilk, 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 olive 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!

double chocolate baked donuts
double chocolate baked donuts
double chocolate baked donuts
double chocolate baked donuts
double chocolate baked donuts
double chocolate baked donuts

Step 3

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.

Step 4

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.

double chocolate baked donuts

Baker's Tips

  • 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 olive 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 so they are not greasy.
  • 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

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double chocolate baked donuts

Double Chocolate Baked Donuts

Mimi Council
Rich, decadent, and healthier than traditional donuts. These Double Chocolate Baked Donuts will satisfy any chocolate craving and you can have fresh baked donuts in under an hour!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 14 minutes
Total Time 24 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Makes 12 donuts
Calories 302 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

Batter

Glaze

Topping

Instructions
 

  • 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, buttermilk, 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 olive 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 7 days.

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Notes

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

Nutrition

Calories: 302kcalCarbohydrates: 57gProtein: 4gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.4gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0.2gCholesterol: 32mgSodium: 200mgPotassium: 140mgFiber: 2gSugar: 39gVitamin A: 246IUCalcium: 87mgIron: 2mg
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