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Baked Christmas Donuts Recipe

Baked Christmas Donuts Recipe

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!

Who doesn’t love donuts? These baked Christmas donuts are the perfect sweet treat for Christmas breakfast, brunch, or Christmas dessert.

Homemade donuts are a fun way to make your holiday breakfast festive! They’re easy to make, so you can enjoy them with the kids! 

These delicious donuts are made with a chocolatey mint glaze and topped off with crushed peppermint pieces for that extra something special, tasting just like your favorite peppermint mocha! 

peppermint mocha donuts

Baked Christmas Donuts are perfect for any family looking to spend some quality time in the kitchen baking up something festive! They always get rave reviews!

This recipe can be completed by kids as young as 8 years old, but it’s quick enough that adults will have no problem taking over if needed. 

The best part about these donuts? They’re baked, not fried – meaning less mess and more deliciousness, the perfect treat!

This easy donut recipe is made even more delicious with a cup of hot cocoa or coffee while enjoying a cold day with friends by the fire during this holiday season!

peppermint mocha donuts
Peppermint Mocha Donuts

Christmas Donuts Recipe

To make the donuts, this recipe calls for:

  • 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

  • ¾ cup chocolate chips
  • ¼ tsp. peppermint extract
  • 2 tbsp. crushed peppermint candies or candy canes

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

peppermint mocha donuts

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

In a large bowl, mix together your dry ingredients. Combine 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.

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

peppermint mocha donuts

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.

Peppermint Mocha Donuts
peppermint mocha donuts

Now it’s time to make the sweet glaze for your special treat!

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.  

Dip each donut in the glaze and place on the baking sheet. Top with crushed candy canes before moving on to the next one.  

Store your donuts in an airtight container.

Peppermint Mocha Donuts
peppermint mocha donuts
peppermint mocha donuts

Optional Flavors to try for your cake donuts recipe

peppermint mocha donuts

I hope that these baked Christmas donuts will help bring cheer into your home this season during my favorite time of the year!   

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chocolate peppermint donuts

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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