I have yet to share recipes on here but I’m really excited about this one. I recently bought a donut pan and this past weekend, I finally got around to using it. The pan didn’t come with instructions, or a recipe, but I remembered seeing quite a few floating around my news feed on social media these past few month. So, on a whim, I took to google to check some out, and attempt to come up something that my husband would enjoy and I would be comfortable giving to my toddler.
The great thing about using a donut pan is that the donuts are baked not fried, making them instantly much healthier than your typical doughnut shop donut. Also, these use pure maple syrup (or honey) to sweeten instead of white sugar, making them healthier than a donut you would pick up at a bakery or cafe.
These baked donuts were surprisingly easy to make and I am super pleased with how they turned out. I am definitely going to make them again and try out a bunch of different variations. I am already planning a fall inspired flavour for Thanksgiving and I have an idea for some Christmas inspired donuts too!
Easy Baked Donuts
Makes ~ 12 donuts
*husband & toddler approved*
2 cups white whole wheat or unbleached flour (or spelt flour or oat flour)
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup of unsweetened, medium flake, shredded coconut (optional)
In a glass (or microwave safe) bowl, combine chocolate chips and oil. Microwave on high in 20 seconds increments, stirring in between, until completely melted (it took me about 45 seconds in my microwave).
Place donuts, one at a time, face down in chocolate glaze, dipping up and down, swirling around to cover one side completely. Let excess drop back into bowl and place donut on lined baking sheet. Repeat until all donuts are glazed (or leave some bare for a variety).
Sprinkle glazed donuts with topping of your choice such as shredded chopped nuts, sprinkles, etc.