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Glazed Baked Chocolate Donuts

If you love chocolate donuts, but are looking for a slightly healthier recipe, you really need to try these!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Total Time18 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate, donuts
Servings: 18
Author: Amy- A Red Spatula


  • donut pans- I used mini.
  • small and medium sized bowls for mixing



  • ½ cup whole wheat pastry flour you really can use any type of whole wheat flour you like, but I prefer whole wheat pastry for these donuts.
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour I like to have the blend of all-purpose and the whole wheat. If you prefer, you can do 100% whole wheat. You can even do 100% white flour if that is what you are into.
  • cup cocoa powder I love to use Hershey's special dark
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • dash salt It only takes just a pinch in this recipe.
  • cup granulated sugar you can also use brown sugar if you like. I would imagine you could use coconut sugar too. Just make sure the sweetener is a granular.
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil or olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • cup buttermilk

Ganache Glaze

  • ½ cup dark or semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • ¼ cup heavy cream


  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Spray your muffin pans with pan release or butter and set aside.
  • In a small bowl, combine the all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour, baking powder, salt, cocoa powder, and granulated sugar.
  • In a medium-sized bowl, add the egg, canola oil, buttermilk, and vanilla. Mix well.
  • Then combine the wet and dry. Make sure you only mix to combine. You do not want to overmix these!
  • Spoon into your donut pans and move to the oven.
  • These will bake quickly. I have found 8 minutes is just about perfect. Do not overbake these. They will dry out quickly with the whole wheat flour.
  • Remove from the oven and allow them to cool for a few minutes in the pan.
  • Gently tip onto your wire rack and the donuts should fall out. You might have to bang it gently to get all of them to fall out.
  • While they are cooling, it is time for the ganache. Heat the heavy cream in the microwave for about 15-20 seconds, until it is very hot.
  • Pour over the chocolate chips and let this sit for about a minute. Then mix gently. If you need to, return the bowl to the microwave and heat for about 20-30 seconds. Mix and repeat if needed.
  • Dip each of your donuts one by one into the glaze, then return to the cooling rack.
  • That is it! They are done.
  • Now, sit back and enjoy. You deserve it!