Chocolate Baked Donuts

I’m not exactly sure, but I feel like Stately Type T’s designed this t-shirt just for my mini donut obsession?!? It just feels right!

These try little nuggets disappeared in minutes, like most food in our house. This were especially appealing to the boys (hubs included). I took a recipe I’ve used before and made some healthier modifications. I don’t consider these super healthy, but healthier. Plus, they are fun, so it evens out all out. I’ve said it before, but what I love about small desserts is they are easy to enjoy without going overboard. Anyway, the adjustments I made were- partial wheat, less sugar, less oil. I could tell they weren’t as sweet, but it wasn’t noticeable. And clearly the boys didn’t object. Here’s the recipe-
1/2 cup whole wheat pastry flour
1/4 cup all purpose unbleached flour
1/3 cup cocoa
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
Dash of salt
2 tablespoons canola oil, or fat of choice
1/4 cup dark brown sugar
1/2 cup buttermilk , I always use saco pantry powdered buttermilk It’s my favorite, and so conveninet! You can find it at most grocery stores in the baking aisle, right by the powdered milk.
Preheat oven to 350°. Mix flours, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt. Mix well and set aside. Combine remaining ingredients.

Mix wet and dry, careful not to overmix. You don’t want tough donuts. Fill cavities in mini donut pans with spoon or piping bag. O used a bag, it’s so much easier. Bake until slightly underbaked. About 6 to 7 minutes.
For the icing I used-
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
3/4 cup powdered sugar
2 teaspoons Karo syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla
Milk of choice. 
Mix and add milk until you have the consistency you are looking for. I used about 3 tablespoons in mine. I topped there iced donuts with Valentine’s sprinkled. Love is always in the air and our place ????.

These beauties were so moist ( gross word, sorry) and tasty! I made 19, and they all disappeared within about 3 minutes. I didn’t even know my boys could eat so fast.

Here’s a link for the donut pans I use.

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