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Baked Christmas Donuts Recipe

When it comes to holiday baking, there is nothing more festive than baked Christmas donuts! This easy recipe makes delicious chocolate peppermint flavored donuts, perfect for Christmas morning!

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‘Tis the season for indulgence, and what better way to treat yourself and your loved ones during your favorite time of the year than with a mouthwatering Christmas donuts recipe? The delightful combination of rich chocolate and cool, refreshing mint comes together to create the perfect holiday treat. 

Whether you’re savoring these with a cup of hot cocoa or sharing them at a festive gathering, these homemade donuts embody the essence of the season in each delectable bite.

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Why You Will Love Chocolate Peppermint Christmas Donuts

  • The festive flavor captures the essence of the holiday season with the perfect balance of rich chocolate and cool peppermint. 
  • The recipe is straightforward and easy to follow, making it accessible to bakers of all skill levels. Whether you’re an experienced baker or a beginner, you’ll find joy in preparing these baked Christmas donuts.
  • Christmas is a time for sharing, and these holiday donuts are an ideal treat to gift to neighbors, bring to a holiday potluck, or serve at a festive brunch. 
  • Easy christmas donuts can be enjoyed at various times throughout the day – as a sweet Christmas breakfast, a delightful snack, or a delectable Christmas dessert
  • This Christmas donut recipe embodies the warmth and joy of the holiday season. With each bite, readers can immerse themselves in the festive atmosphere and enjoy the flavors that make this time of year special.
Peppermint Mocha Donuts

How To Make Christmas Donuts

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup All-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 4 teaspoons instant espresso powder
  • 1-teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • ¼ cup Greek yogurt or sour cream
  • ¼ cup plus 2 tbsp. milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter (melted and slightly cooled)

Chocolate Glaze Ingredients

To make these Peppermint Mocha Donuts you’ll need a non stick donut pan. This recipe makes 6 Peppermint Mocha Donuts.

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Give your donut pan a spray with non stick spray and preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

The recipe calls for you to mix together the dry ingredients in a large bowl. Combine flour, espresso powder, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, both sugars and salt. 

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In a small bowl, whisk together yogurt, egg, milk and vanilla until smooth. Add in the melted butter once slightly cooled.

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Combine the wet ingredients into the dry and stir until fully combined.

Scoop the batter a piping bag. Pipe the donut batter into the donut molds.

Fill each cavity about two-thirds full to allow room for the donuts to rise.

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Bake for 9-10 minutes, until they are set and bounce back when gently pressed. Allow it to cool in the pan for 5 minutes and then transfer to a wire rack 

to cool completely to room temperature.

While the donuts are baking, prepare the glaze. 

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To prepare your glaze, melt your chocolate for 45 seconds in a small bowl in the microwave. Cover the bowl and allow the chocolate to sit for 3 minutes. Uncover and stir, if not fully melted warm in increments of 20 seconds.  

Once the donuts have cooled on a cooling rack for a few minutes but are still warm, dip the top of each donut into the glaze, allowing any excess glaze to drip off.

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Place on the baking sheet.

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While the glaze is still wet, sprinkle crushed candy cane pieces on top of each donut for a festive and flavorful garnish.

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Store your donuts in an airtight container.

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Baked Christmas Donuts Recipe

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Additional Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
When it comes to holiday baking, there is nothing more festive than baked Christmas donuts! This easy recipe makes delicious peppermint mocha-flavored donuts, perfect for Christmas morning!

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup All-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 4 teaspoons instant espresso powder
  • 1-teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • ¼ cup Greek yogurt or sour cream
  • ¼ cup plus 2 tbsp. milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter (melted and slightly cooled)
  • For the Peppermint Glaze:
  • ¾ cup chocolate chips
  • ¼ tsp. peppermint extract
  • 2 tbsp. crushed peppermint candies

Instructions

    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Prepare a donut pan with nonstick cooking spray.
    2. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, espresso powder, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, both sugars and salt.
    3. In a small bowl, whisk together yogurt, egg, milk and vanilla until smooth. Add in the melted butter once slightly cooled.
    4. Combine the wet ingredients into the dry and stir until fully combined.
    5. Scoop the batter a piping bag or a decorating tool. Pipe the batter into the wells of the prepared donut pan.
    6. Bake for 9-10 minutes, until they are set and bounce back when gently pressed.
    7. Allow it to cool in the pan for 5 minutes. 

Prepare the Glaze

In a small bowl add in chocolate chips and microwave for 45 seconds. 

Cover the bowl and allow the chocolate to sit for 3 minutes. Uncover and stir, if not fully melted warm in increments of 20 seconds.  

Dip each donut in the glaze and place on the baking sheet.

Top with peppermint candies before moving on to the next one.  

Notes

Optional Flavors to try for your cake donuts recipe

Use a simple powdered sugar glaze or chocolate frosting

Instead of crushed candy cane, use holiday sprinkles as a festive way to change your donuts.

Make Create Christmas Wreath Donuts with green icing

Swap out the milk chocolate for white chocolate

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