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Peppermint Mocha Donuts Recipe

Peppermint Mocha Donuts Recipe

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These peppermint mocha donuts are super easy to make. They’re baked and have a cake like texture with a chocolate ganache and peppermint glaze.

peppermint mocha donuts

Who doesn’t love donuts? Pretty much no one, right? How about holiday donuts? One of my favorite flavors of the holiday season is Peppermint Mocha. So voila, Peppermint Mocha Donuts.

Making your own donuts is super easy and these are baked for even more ease. Peppermint Mocha Donuts are the perfect treat to enjoy with a cup of hot cocoa or coffee while you are relaxing on a cold winter’s day.

peppermint mocha donuts
Peppermint Mocha Donuts

How to Make Peppermint Mocha Donuts:

peppermint mocha donuts

What you will need:

All-purpose flour
cocoa powder
instant espresso powder
baking powder
baking soda
salt
granulated sugar
brown sugar
Greek yogurt or sour cream
milk
egg
vanilla extract
unsalted butter (melted and slightly cooled)

To make these Peppermint Mocha Donuts you’ll need some donut pans. These are my favorite.

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

In a large bowl, whisk together flour, espresso powder, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, both sugars and salt. 

peppermint mocha donuts
Peppermint Mocha Donuts

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

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

peppermint mocha donuts

Scoop the batter a piping bag. Pipe the batter into the wells of the prepared donut pan.

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. 

Peppermint Mocha Donuts
peppermint mocha donuts

Now it’s time to glaze your donuts!

To make your glaze you will need chocolate chips, peppermint extract and crushed peppermint candies.

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.  

Peppermint Mocha Donuts

Dip each donut in the glaze and place on the baking sheet. Top with peppermint candies before moving on to the next one.  

peppermint mocha donuts
peppermint mocha donuts

This recipe makes 6 Peppermint Mocha Donuts.

peppermint mocha donuts
chocolate peppermint donuts

Peppermint Mocha Donuts Recipe

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Additional Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

These peppermint mocha donuts are super easy to make. They're baked and have a cake like texture with a chocolate ganache and peppermint glaze.

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.  

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