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Lightened-Up Chocolate Peanut Butter Donuts

Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 8 -10 donuts
Author Molly (Spices in My DNA)

Ingredients

  • For the DONUTS:
  • 1 c. whole wheat pastry flour (not regular whole wheat flour)
  • 1/3 c. cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 c. brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 c. unsweetened vanilla almond milk (or milk of your choice)
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/4 c. plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 T. coconut oil, melted and slightly cooled
  • 1/4 c. mini chocolate chips
  • For the GLAZE + TOPPING:
  • 3 T. peanut butter, the natural drippy kind
  • 1/4 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2/3 c. powdered sugar
  • 1/4 c. almond milk
  • extra natural peanut butter for drizzling
  • mini dark chocolate peanut butter cups, chopped (can use any kind you'd like, but I love Justin's!)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375℉. Spray a standard donut pan with coconut oil cooking spray or regular cooking spray. Combine flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl. Whisk to combine. Set aside.

  2. In another medium bowl, whisk together the egg and brown sugar until combined. Add the rest of the wet ingredients (almond milk, vanilla, Greek yogurt, and coconut oil). Whisk until incorporated.
  3. Gradually add the dry ingredients into the wet, folding to combine. Gently fold in the chocolate chips. Either using a pastry bag or a spoon, gently pipe or spoon the batter into the prepared donut pan. Fill each about 3/4 the way full. Bake for 12-15 minutes until donuts are cooked through and spring back when touched. Let cool on a baking rack.

  4. While the donuts are baking, make the glaze. Add peanut butter and vanilla to a medium bowl. Whisk in the powdered sugar gradually, then add the almond milk and whisk until no lumps remain and a glaze forms. If it seems too thick, add an extra tablespoon of almond milk. Dip the donuts in the glaze, then sprinkle with chopped peanut butter cups. Devour.