Tuesday, December 28, 2010

lil' nuts are mo'betta {Chocolate Baked Donuts}

My sister gave me a mini donut pan for Christmas...it is adorably cute
Wilton Nonstick 12-Cavity Mini Donut Pan
photo from Amazon 

So, naturally, I had to try it out.  I never buy donuts (or doughnuts...somewhere along the way the spelling changed).  However, the kids love them (and who doesn't) but they are horribly bad for you, with all their trans fat and what not.  When I saw baked donut recipes popping up on different food blogs, I knew it was something I wanted to try!  Thanks to my lil' sis - I got my chance today :)
How cute are they?

This was Mr. Two's first donut experience due to his food allergies...

 He's a fan.  I think he ate half a dozen. 

Baked Chocolate Cake Donuts
from Got No Milk

1 cup AP flour  *I used 3/4 cup AP and 1/4 cup whole wheat

2 tablespoons cocoa powder

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon baking soda

2/3 cup sugar  *I used 1/3 cup sugar and 1/3 cup Splenda

1/2 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg

1/2 teaspoon fine grain salt

2 tablespoons margarine

1/2 cup soy yogurt, thinned slightly with a tablespoon soy milk

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 large egg  *I used an egg replacement of 1 T. vinegar, 1 T. milk, 1 t. baking powder

chocolate glaze **I didn't use the chocolate glaze, which I'm sure would be amazing.  I used a simple glaze of confectioner's sugar and cocoa.

Directions -
  • Lightly grease a donut tin and preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Sift the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and baking soda, and then whisk in the sugar, nutmeg, and salt. Add the margarine, and using your fingers, rub it into the dry ingredients until it becomes coarse crumbs.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the yogurt, vanilla, and egg. Add to the flour mixture and stir until just combined. Do not overmix, or your donuts may be a bit rubbery.  My batter was very thick and a little dry, so I added another T. of milk.  Probably due to the lack of egg in my recipe.
  • Fill a ziploc bag with the batter, cut an opening in one corner, and pipe the batter into each cup 1/2 to 3/4 full. It’s important not to overfill, or as the donuts rise, you’ll lose the hole.
  • Bake for 8 – 10 minutes, until the donuts spring back when touched. Let cool slightly on a wire rack before glazing.  It only took abt 5 minutes for the mini donuts.


  1. i don't know how tasty they were (being egg free, 1/2 fake sugar, and whole wheat flour) but they sure do look good. i'll have to come over one day this week and give them a try.

    today, however, i'm going to try and clean up and organize. this will likely be an all day affair.

  2. Those look so good!! I have seen those in the store and now I have to have one :) I am a new follower. Hope you can follow back. Glad to see you had a good Christmas and I hope you have a happy new year!!


  3. Oh wow!! I'm hungry now! Love the blog...found you through FMBT. Look forward to more yummy posts. Hope you can follow me back...my blog is random...I will put some food posts on there, craft posts, spirituality posts, workout posts....shopping posts :)...as I said ..random. Have a great week.


  4. Greetings from Malaysia! Hopping in from FMBT! I'm your latest follower now! :D

    Hope that you can return the follow at my blog! Btw, those mini donuts looks yummy!! :D

    ~ Jenny ( I'm a full-time mummy )

  5. I Love the donut pan!

    I'm your new follower from TT blog hop.
    Would love a follow back, and a follow on Bloglovin' if possible =D



  6. Great site!!! I am your newest follower via Tuesday blog hop. I would love if you could follow me back at http://frugalcouponingmommy3.blogspot.com/

  7. Wow my daughter would love this .I think that
    doughnut pan was a nice gift thanks for sharing this recipe(cheryl@scrapaddict4sure)

  8. Oh yummy one. A new follower from Follow Me Back Tuesday.

    You can visit here

  9. Hi,

    I love the donut pan. Im your newest follower from Tuesday blog hop. I hope you get a chance to follow back.


  10. My mouth is watering; those look absolutely delicious! Thank you for sharing.

    I found you via FMBT and am your newest follower Rae T. I'd love if you could follow me back at http://contest-for-that.blogspot.com

    Have a great day! :)

  11. Hello, I am following you from FMBT. I would love it if you would follow me too!

  12. Ummmm, those look delicious!

    I'm following you from FMBT. Please visit me and follow me back :) Have a great day :)


  13. Ohhhh mama. Just read your "about me." I feel your pain. Baby weight...it just seems to dwell in certain areas. Ha! And I must try those 'nuts. ::giggles:: Nuts. Following from the Tuesday Follow. Visit me! de-lovelylife.blogspot.com

  14. Oh man oh man THOSE look out of this world and I really bet my family would enjoy those. Need to book mark this one for sure.

    I'm actually here from Follow you Back Tuesday - and I will definitely be back and back.

  15. New follower, through Follow Me Back Tuesday. Feel free to stop on by a beginner's blog. I love comments, questions, tips, advice, anything! http://rowellreviews.blogspot.com/

    I love the mini-donuts, they look delicious.

  16. They look so lovely and a bit healthier is always good. : )

    I'm a new follower from the Tuesday blog hops. Hope you will follow back at:


  17. what a cool pan!! I is no wonder that Mr Two enjoyed them so much, Those dounuts looks fantastic.
    Have a great Wednesday

  18. I refuse to indulge in store-bought donuts because my hips don't really need the love and also because they're usually not good enough to warrant the calories. These look amazing though! I really need to get one of those pans!



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