Ahhhh, donuts. I’ve loved them all my life. When I was pregnant, I dreamt of donuts every day. That’s so bad, isn’t it? And now the craving hasn’t gone away entirely. I want chocolate donuts and these sugar cookies! But I’ve really been trying to be eat healthier snacks during the day. You can check out the list of healthy snacks we posted last month.
But sometimes you want something sweet and special in the morning. I’ve been experimenting with different baked chocolate donut recipes and found the right one to share with you guys. They’re not overly sweet, but they’re still a total treat. I tried really hard to make a donut that’s not as sinful. I think you’ll love this – The Best Baked Chocolate Donut Recipe.
Read more to get the recipe.You’ll see that I used both all purpose and whole wheat flour, used almond milk rather than whole milk, and tried coconut oil instead of vegetable oil in the donut batter to make a healthier version of this classic. This donut is lighter than the classic sour cream donuts, but still has a denseness that I like. I adapted the recipe from Taste Love and Nourish.
Calla, my four year old, had a blast making these with me. She loved piping the batter into the Donut Pan from the big ziploc bag. This really is a super simple recipe to do with the kids. And the bake time is so quick, it’s instant gratification.
Calla was my baking assistant and my project assistant. When we were putting the cocoa powder on the parchment paper to take pictures, she said, “Mom, I have a great idea…” Here’s her donut picture… what a girl! Have fun making these sweet treats. –Melissa
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