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Chocolate Doughnuts

  • 30 m
  • 1 h 30 m
Patsy Jamieson
“Satisfy your craving for chocolate doughnuts with this healthier version. ”

Ingredients

    • Doughnut Batter
    • 2 tablespoons plus ½ cup granulated sugar, divided
    • 1½ cups all-purpose flour
    • ⅓ cup unsweetened cocoa powder, preferably Dutch-process
    • 1½ teaspoons baking powder
    • ½ teaspoon baking soda
    • ½ teaspoon salt
    • 1 large egg
    • 1 large egg white
    • ½ cup packed light brown sugar
    • ¾ cup nonfat plain yogurt, or buttermilk
    • ¼ cup canola oil
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • Glaze
    • 1¼ cups confectioners’ sugar
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 2-3 teaspoons low-fat milk

Directions

  • 1 To make batter & bake doughnuts: Preheat oven to 400°F. Thoroughly coat the molds of 2 mini-Bundt pans with cooking spray. Sprinkle molds evenly with 2 tablespoons granulated sugar, shaking out excess. (If you only have one pan, bake the recipe in 2 batches.)
  • 2 Whisk together flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a mixing bowl. Whisk egg and egg white in another bowl until frothy. Add brown sugar and the remaining ½ cup granulated sugar; whisk until smooth. Add yogurt (or buttermilk), oil and vanilla and whisk until blended. Add the dry ingredients and stir with a rubber spatula just until moistened.
  • 3 Spoon about 2 tablespoons of batter into each prepared mold, smoothing the surfaces with a small spoon. Bake until the tops spring back when touched lightly, 8 to 10 minutes. Loosen edges and turn the doughnuts out onto a wire rack to cool. (If baking in 2 batches, cool the pan, clean it, then recoat it with cooking spray or oil and sugar.)
  • 4 To make glaze: Whisk confectioners' sugar, vanilla and enough of the milk to make a smooth, thick glaze. When the doughnuts are completely cool, set them, fluted-side up, on a wire rack over wax paper. Spoon some glaze over each doughnut, letting it drip down the sides. (Alternatively, dip the doughnuts in glaze.) Let stand until glaze has set.
  • Equipment: 2 mini-Bundt pans
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