These delicious baked chocolate glazed donuts are a lightened up version of the fried variety but your sweet tooth will never know it.
Happy New Year, dear Kenarry friends! It’s Robin from A Home To Grow Old In. Can you believe that it’s time for another new year to start? Each year the hustle and bustle between Thanksgiving and Christmas causes this time of year to creep up on me. You know what else creeps up on me? My waistline! A month of overindulging at family get-togethers and parties always has me looking for some healthier options. Even though I’m trying to eat healthier, I still need to occasionally appease my sweet tooth, and today I’m sharing just the right chocolate glazed donuts recipe to do it.
One of the great things about these chocolate glazed donuts is that they are baked and not fried. I wouldn’t go as far as to call them healthy, but they definitely are a lightened up version of the fried variety. They are perfect for days when you need a chocolate fix but still want to watch your calories. They are a bit like eating cake in a donut form, and who would pass that up for a special breakfast treat?
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Baked Chocolate Glazed Donuts
Another thing that I love about these donuts is that you can have them ready in no time at all. They are very simple to make. You basically just combine all your dry ingredients in one mixing bowl and your wet ingredients in another, then combine the two bowls. To make it even easier on myself, I pour the batter into a gallon sized Ziploc bag, cut off the corner, and squeeze the batter into a donut pan.
For the glaze, just whisk all the ingredients together in a medium bowl. Dip both sides of the donut in the glaze and allow to dry on a wire rack. Once the glaze hardens they are ready to serve. Or, just serve them right away with the glaze still dripping off…that’s how my kids like them.
Don’t these chocolate glazed donuts look delicious? Now you can satisfy that chocolate craving without going overboard on your New Year’s resolution to eat better. Looking for more healthy breakfast ideas? You’ll love these amazing Baked Apple Pie Oatmeal Muffins.
- 1 1/2 cups Flour All-Purpose
- 1/2 cup Cocoa
- 3/4 cup Granulated Sugar
- 1 1/4 teaspoon Baking Powder
- 1/4 teaspoon Salt
- 2 Eggs
- 1/3 cup Vegetable Oil
- 2/3 cup Buttermilk
- 1/3 cup Greek yogurt Fat-Free
- 1 teaspoon Vanilla
- 1 1/2 cups Powdered Sugar
- 3 tablespoons Water
- 1 teaspoon Vanilla
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F/175 degrees C.
- In a medium mixing bowl, combine flour, cocoa, sugar, baking powder, and salt and set aside.
- In an additional mixing bowl, whisk together the egg, oil, buttermilk, yogurt, and vanilla.
- Add the wet ingredients to the flour mixture and stir until combined.
- Place the batter into a gallon size zipper bag and cut off a corner. Generously butter the donut pan cavities. Squeeze the batter into the donut pans until about 2/3 full.
- Bake for about 10-12 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.
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- Sift powdered sugar into a medium mixing bowl. Add water and vanilla and whisk until smooth to create the glaze.
- Dip the cooled donuts into the glaze and return to the wire rack to dry.
- Serve once the glaze has dried.
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Robin is a home decor and DIY blogger at A Home To Grow Old In that lives in Western Massachusetts with her husband and 2 young boys. She moved into a 90 year old Tudor-style home in 2015 after spending the last several years in Bangkok, Thailand. While there, she had an opportunity to attend culinary school and enjoys sharing many of her favorite recipes on her blog. Robin’s days are spent enjoying time with her boys that are growing up too fast or making over rooms in her home by refinishing furniture she already owns or repurposing things that she finds.