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Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Donuts

Donut Day!!!!!  I was not going to make donuts, I was tired of donuts (well not really but they were making my pants too tight so I was telling myself I was tired of donuts) and we were NOT going to eat sweets for breakfast.  We were going to eat cereal and toast and other things.  But then My youngest started begging for donuts, and so did her boyfriend, and another friend, and then she (my youngest) PROMISED donuts to the guidance office SOOOOOOOOOO I had to make donuts 🙂  Thank goodness because I was REALLLLLLLLLLYYYYYYY tired of cereal.

These are my favorite- peanut butter donuts with chocolate chips and a chocolate frosting.  They are so moist and peanut buttery and chocolatey!!!!!  A perfect donut for a sweet morning!!

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Baked Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Donuts
inspired by Wilton

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2 cups flour
1 tsp salt
2 tsp baking powder
½ cup granulated sugar
¼ cup brown sugar
¾ cup mini chocolate chips
2 tbsp butter, melted
1 eggs
¾ cup low fat plain yogurt (I used Stoneyfield Farm Organic)
⅓ cup peanut butter
1 tsp vanilla extract
¼ cup milk
Chocolate glaze frosting

Preheat oven to 375.
Spray a doughnut pan with cooking spray.

Mix together all dry ingredients: flour, salt, baking powder, granulated sugar, brown sugar., and mini chocolate chips.
Combine wet ingredients: melted butter, eggs, yogurt, peanut butter, vanilla, and milk..
Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients, mix.

Spoon or pipe batter into pan.
Bake for 12-15 minutes.

Remove from pan and let cool a few minutes on wire rack.
Top with chocolate glaze frosting.

Makes 12 doughnuts

Chocolate Glaze Frosting

¾ cup chocolate chips
1 Tbsp butter
2 Tbsp water
¼ cup confectioner sugar

Melt chocolate chips and butter in microwave for about 1 minute.
Stir until smooth adding a small amount of water.
Add confectioner sugar and water until it is desired consistency.

Snickerdoodle Donuts

Donut Day!!!!  I know yesterday was all about being ‘healthier’ but today is donut day.  I enlisted more testers and really these were made for my husband who always complains he doesn’t get any donuts he likes (he’s not the biggest fan of chocolate, which works out because that means more chocolate for me).  They are cinnamon and there is no chocolate in sight so I only tasted them and didn’t inhale them. 

The donuts are really cinnamonny with cinnamon in the donuts and cinnamon in the glaze.  Reminiscent of my husband’s favorite Snickerdoodle cookies these donuts have been added to the favorite list in the family.  May they help start your sweet mornings!

Baked Snickerdoodle Donuts
inspired by Wilton


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2 cups flour
½ tsp salt
2 tsp baking powder
2 tsp cinnamon
¾ cup granulated sugar
2 tbsp butter, melted
1 egg
¾ cup low fat plain yogurt (I used Stoneyfield Farm Organic)
1 tsp vanilla extract
¼ cup milk
Cinnamon Glaze

Preheat oven to 375.
Spray a doughnut pan with cooking spray.

Mix together all dry ingredients: flour, salt, baking powder, cinnamon, granulated sugar. Combine wet ingredients: melted butter, egg, yogurt, vanilla, and milk.
Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients, mix.

Spoon or pipe batter into pan.
Bake for 12-15 minutes.

Remove from pan and let cool a few minutes on wire rack.

Top with cinnamon glaze.

Cinnamon Glaze
Combine ½ cup confectioners sugar with 2 Tbsp of water and 1 tsp cinnamon.
Top donuts with glaze.

Makes 12 doughnuts

Baked Chocolate Chocolate Chip Donuts

Donuts.  Chocolate donuts.  With mini chocolate chips melting and oozing more chocolate inside.  Need I say more?

It is donut day and today’s donut is a basic chocolate donut with some mini chocolate chips added in just to take it up a chocolate notch.  Sweet enough to satisfy your afternoon chocolate craving these donuts don’t need anything more than a cup of coffee, tea, or milk.  Enjoy and may your mornings be sweet.

 

Baked Chocolate Chocolate Chip Donuts
inspired by Wilton

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1 cup flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 tsp salt
2 tsp baking powder
¾ cup granulated sugar
¼ cup cocoa
¾ cup mini chocolate chips
2 tbsp butter, melted
2 eggs
¾ cup low fat vanilla yogurt (I used Stoneyfield Farm Organic)
1 tsp vanilla extract
¼ cup milk

Preheat oven to 375.
Spray a doughnut pan with cooking spray.

Mix together all dry ingredients: flour, wheat flour, salt, baking powder, granulated sugar, cocoa, and mini chocolate chips.
Combine wet ingredients: melted butter, eggs, yogurt, vanilla, and milk.
Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients, mix.

Spoon or pipe batter into pan.
Bake for 12-15 minutes.

Remove from pan and let cool a few minutes on wire rack.

Makes 12 doughnuts

Baked Lemon Donuts

 Lemon donuts!!!!!!  Light, refreshing, just the right amount of lemon-not too much so as to give you a permanent pucker but enough to let you taste the lemon, moist and oh so yummy!!!!!!! 

 This week we left the chocolate behind, not really sure what was up with that decision since I am usually all about chocolate but sometimes change is good.  

Maybe it was the warm weather and sunshine that made me crave something light and sunny but whatever it was I decided that this was the week to say yes to a little lemon in a baked good.  Tossed with a little powdered sugar these are an excellent start to a sweet morning 

The powdered sugar absorbs quickly into the moist donuts so if you make them ahead of time (I like them best cold) you might have to toss them in the powdered sugar again.

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Baked Lemon Donuts


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2 cups flour
1 tsp salt
2 tsp baking powder
¾ cup granulated sugar
2 tbsp butter, melted
2 eggs
¾ cup low fat plain yogurt (I used Stoneyfield Farm Organic)
6Tbsp lemon juice (juice of a 2 medium lemons)
1 tsp vanilla extract
¼- ½ cup confectioner sugar

Preheat oven to 375.
Spray a doughnut pan with cooking spray.

Mix together all dry ingredients: flour, salt, baking powder, sugar.
Combine wet ingredients: melted butter, eggs, yogurt, lemon juice, and vanilla extract.
Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients, mix.

Spoon (I find it easier to spoon the dough) or pipe batter into pan.
Bake for 12-15 minutes.

Remove from pan and let cool a few minutes on wire rack.

Place confectioner sugar in a brown lunch bag. Add donuts 1 at a time and toss to coat with sugar.

Makes 12 doughnuts

Baked Chocolate Coconut Donuts

 

Its donut day!!!!!  My daughter is as obsessed with the baked donuts as I am and is helping decide what flavors to make next.  So at her request I made Chocolate Coconut donuts.

 

 

With both cocoa and baking chocolate the donuts are delectably chocolate.  The coconut adds both texture and flavor to the donuts.  Icing seemed unnecessary so the donuts are quickly ready to eat.  The batter is really thick and is easier to spoon than pipe into the pans. 
Baked Chocolate Coconut Donuts
inspired by Wilton

 

2 cups flour
1 tsp salt
2 tsp baking powder
¾ cup granulated sugar
¼ cup cocoa
1 cup shredded coconut
2 tbsp butter, melted
2 eggs
¾ cup low fat vanilla yogurt (I used Stoneyfield Farm Organic)
3 oz unsweetened baking chocolate, melted
1 tsp vanilla extract
¼ cup milk

Preheat oven to 375.
Spray a doughnut pan with cooking spray.

Mix together all dry ingredients: flour, salt, baking powder, granulated sugar, cocoa, and shredded coconut.
Combine wet ingredients: melted butter, eggs, yogurt, melted chocolate, vanilla, and milk.
Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients, mix.

Spoon or pipe batter into pan.
Bake for 12-15 minutes.

Remove from pan and let cool a few minutes on wire rack.

Makes 12 doughnuts

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Baked Peanut Butter Chocolate Frosted Donuts

It is donut day!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Seriously, I LOVE my donut pan and look for ways to use it and donuts for breakfast are perfect way to start my day.  I will let you in on a secret, I am NOT a morning person (ok, so it really isn’t a secret from anyone that I don’t function well in the morning).  So how, you ask, do I make donuts before my daughter leaves for school at 6:30?  I mix the batter the night before and often fill the pans ahead of time.  In the morning all I have to do is preheat the oven, bake 7-15 minutes (depending on the donut), mix the frosting, frost, and hand her a donut as she walks out the door.  Oh, I also make them a pan at a time so I have donuts for 2 days.

Today’s donut is a special request from my youngest, peanut butter donuts with chocolate frosting. The donuts have just enough peanut butter to be peanut buttery but not overwhelming and with the chocolate frosting it is a can’t miss combination.  Hope they help make your mornings sweet.

Baked Peanut Butter Chocolate Frosted Donuts
inspired by Wilton


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2 cups flour
1 tsp salt
2 tsp baking powder
½ cup granulated sugar
¼ cup brown sugar
2 tbsp butter, melted
2 eggs
¾ cup low fat plain yogurt (I used Stoneyfield Farm Organic)
⅓ cup peanut butter
1 tsp vanilla extract
Chocolate glaze frosting


Preheat oven to 375.
Spray a doughnut pan with cooking spray.

Mix together all dry ingredients: flour, salt, baking powder, granulated sugar, brown sugar.
Combine wet ingredients: melted butter, eggs, yogurt, peanut butter, vanilla.
Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients, mix.

Spoon or pipe batter into pan.
Bake for 12-15 minutes.

Remove from pan and let cool a few minutes on wire rack.
Top with chocolate glaze frosting.

Makes 12 doughnuts

Chocolate Glaze Frosting

¾ cup chocolate chips
1 Tbsp butter
2 Tbsp water
¼ cup confectioner sugar

Melt chocolate chips and butter in microwave for about 1 minute.
Stir until smooth adding a small amount of water.
Add confectioner sugar and water until it is desired consistency.

Baked Maple Donuts

The good news is I am actually using my donut pan.  The bad news is I am using my donut pan and I need to up the frequency of my exercise L  I never even really liked donuts, they were an occasional treat and not even something I craved.  Since I started baking donuts I crave donuts, lots and lots of donuts.  I want to make donuts and keep thinking of different types to experiment with.  This week one of the donuts (yes I said 1, I told you I am using the pans too much) I experimented with was Baked Maple Donuts. 

The donuts are a pleasing combination of maple and brown sugar.  They have just the right amount of sweetness and really don’t need a frosting, just a light vanilla glaze to enhance the flavor.  Hope they add to your Sweet Mornings.

NOTE: I think these donuts are better after they have cooled and really enjoy them the next day.

Baked Maple Donuts


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1 cups flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 tsp salt
2 tsp baking powder
¾ cup brown sugar
2 tbsp butter, melted
2 eggs
¾ cup low fat plain yogurt (I used Stoneyfield Farm Organic)
½ cup maple syrup
1 tsp vanilla extract
Vanilla glaze

Preheat oven to 375.
Spray a doughnut pan with cooking spray.

Mix together all dry ingredients: flour, salt, baking powder, brown sugar.
Combine wet ingredients: melted butter, eggs, yogurt, vanilla, and maple syrup.
Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients, mix.

Spoon or pipe batter into pan.
Bake for 12-15 minutes.

Remove from pan and let cool a few minutes on wire rack.
Top with vanilla glaze frosting.

Makes 12 doughnuts

Vanilla Glaze

1-2 Tbsp water
¼ cup confectioner sugar

Add water to confectioners sugar a little at a time until glaze reaches desired

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Baked Chocolate Chip Donuts

Doughnuts or do you prefer donuts?  Why are there words that have multiple spellings?  I am never sure which one to use and will write one and then go back and switch and spend time trying to decide which one to use….I am not going to do waste time on that today, not when I have these fabulous donuts to share. 
I have a thing for ‘specialty’ pans, you know the ones, fancy loaf pans, heart shaped muffin tins, fancy bundt pans, the ones that you are so excited about and have to have and then you use once and put them in a ‘safe place’ and forget about.  I have lots and lots of those pans.  

When I saw donut pans I tried to contain myself and had a stern talk with myself (“Chris you DO NOT need donut pans! You have too much stuff and they will only add to the clutter. You DO NOT need to make donuts, you are trying to eat healthy. Chris, are you listening? Chris, you DO NOT NEED THEM”). I didn’t listen. Instead I put them on my Christmas list. My daughter (and her boyfriend) thought it was a great idea, they NEED donuts for breakfast! So I got the pans and people begging for donuts.



So I have made donuts.  But I couldn’t just make the recipe that came on the pan; it didn’t include chocolate chips, so I changed it.  Plus I am trying to be healthy so I changed it again and added yogurt.  Oh and the daughters didn’t like the glaze/frosting, so I changed it, twice.  What I ended up with is a chocolate chip donut with a topping that is somewhere between a frosting and a glaze.  They are just what I was going for, just the right amount of chocolate so as not to overpower you at breakfast but enough to satisfy your chocolate craving.

The batter can be mixed up the night before and refrigerated until morning (you really didn’t think I am awake enough to mix up batter in the morning on a week day did you?).  Pull the batter out when you are preheating the oven and you can have hot donuts before you leave the house.  The only thing you need to do is mix the frosting/glaze and that’s quick and easy.  Enjoy and have a sweet morning!

Baked Chocolate Chip Donuts
adapted from Wilton


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2 cups flour
1 tsp salt
2 tsp baking powder
½ cup granulated sugar
¼ cup brown sugar
2 tbsp butter, melted
2 eggs

¾ cup low fat plain yogurt (I used Stoneyfield Farm Organic)
¼ cup lowfat milk (I used 1%)
1 tsp vanilla extract
¾ cup mini chocolate chips
Chocolate glaze frosting


Preheat oven to 375.
Spray a doughnut pan with cooking spray.

Mix together all dry ingredients: flour, salt, baking powder, granulated sugar, brown sugar.
Combine wet ingredients: melted butter, eggs, yogurt, milk, vanilla.
Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients, mix.
Stir in chocolate chips.

Spoon or pipe batter into pan.
Bake for 7-9 minutes.

Remove from pan and let cool a few minutes on wire rack.
Top with chocolate glaze frosting.

Makes 12 doughnuts

Chocolate Glaze Frosting
¾ cup chocolate chips

1 Tbsp butter
2 Tbsp water
¼ cup confectioner sugar

Melt chocolate chips and butter in microwave for about 1 minute.
Stir until smooth adding a small amount of water.
Add confectioner sugar and more water until it is desired consistency.






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