Baked Double Chocolate Mini Donuts

Today, I asked my son Ethan what he wanted to bake and he happily said “chocolate donuts mommy”.  Hmmm…I too love a good donut and since I had my trusty mini donut baking tin on hand, I knew we would whip up a much healthier version of the typical sugar laden fried chocolate donut.  Here it is!  These donuts will satisfy your sweet tooth and are the perfect portion size.  My kids really loved them even without the addition of sprinkles!  If you don’t have a donut tin, you need one! Once you start making homemade baked donuts….you’ll love experimenting with new flavors and combinations!

Makes 12 servings


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour (or use gluten-free ap flour)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg (optional)
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar (not packed)
  • 1/2 cup milk 
  • 2 Tablespoons coconut oil (melted unsalted butter also works fine)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Chocolate Glaze

1/3 cup semi-sweet chocolate chip

1 tablespoon half and half (or milk)

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F . Spray a mini donut pan with non-stick spray. Set aside.
  2. Whisk the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cocoa powder and nutmeg in a medium bowl. Set aside.
  3. Whisk the egg, brown sugar and milk until smooth.
  4. Add the melted butter and vanilla, whisking until fully combined. 
  5. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir until just combined. Do not overmix. 
  6. Take a ziplock bag and spoon the batter into it, then seal closed.  Cut a corner off the bottom of the bag and pipe the batter into each donut cup, filling 3 ∕ 4 of the way full.
  7. Bake for 10 minutes.
  8. Allow the donuts to slightly cool before glazing.
  9. For the glaze, place chocolate chips in a bowl and heat in the microwave for 30 seconds.  Add half and half and whisk until combined.  Heat for an additional 30 seconds.  Allow to cool and using a butterknife, spread glaze on each donut.  Enjoy!

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