Doughnuts or do you prefer donuts?Why are there words that have multiple
spellings?I am never sure which one to
use and will write one and then go back and switch and spend time trying to
decide which one to use….I am not going to do waste time on that today, not
when I have these fabulous donuts to share.
I have a thing for ‘specialty’ pans, you know the ones, fancy loaf pans,
heart shaped muffin tins, fancy bundt pans, the ones that you are so excited
about and have to have and then you use once and put them in a ‘safe place’ and
forget about.I have lots and lots of
When I saw donut pans I tried to contain myself and had a stern talk with myself (“Chris you DO NOT need donut pans!You have too much stuff and they will only add to the clutter.You DO NOT need to make donuts, you are trying to eat healthy.Chris, are you listening?Chris, you DO NOT NEED THEM”).I didn’t listen.Instead I put them on my Christmas list.My daughter (and her boyfriend) thought it was a great idea, they NEED donuts for breakfast!So I got the pans and people begging for donuts.
So I have made donuts.But I couldn’t just make the recipe that came on the pan; it didn’t
include chocolate chips, so I changed it.Plus I am trying to be healthy so I changed it again and added
yogurt.Oh and the daughters didn’t like
the glaze/frosting, so I changed it, twice.What I ended up with is a chocolate chip donut with a topping that is
somewhere between a frosting and a glaze.They are just what I was going for, just the right amount of chocolate
so as not to overpower you at breakfast but enough to satisfy your chocolate
The batter can be mixed up the night before and refrigerated
until morning (you really didn’t think I am awake enough to mix up batter in
the morning on a week day did you?).Pull the batter out when you are preheating the oven and you can have
hot donuts before you leave the house.The only thing you need to do is mix the frosting/glaze and that’s quick
and easy.Enjoy and have a sweet
2 cups flour 1 tsp salt 2 tsp baking powder ½ cup granulated sugar ¼ cup brown sugar 2 tbsp butter, melted 2 eggs ¾ cup low fat plain yogurt (I used Stoneyfield Farm Organic) ¼ cup lowfat milk (I used 1%) 1 tsp vanilla extract ¾ cup mini chocolate chips Chocolate glaze frosting
Preheat oven to 375. Spray a doughnut pan with cooking spray.
Mix together all dry ingredients: flour, salt, baking powder, granulated sugar, brown sugar. Combine wet ingredients: melted butter, eggs, yogurt, milk, vanilla. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients, mix. Stir in chocolate chips.
Spoon or pipe batter into pan. Bake for 7-9 minutes.
Remove from pan and let cool a few minutes on wire rack. Top with chocolate glaze frosting. Makes 12 doughnuts
Chocolate Glaze Frosting ¾ cup chocolate chips 1 Tbsp butter 2 Tbsp water ¼ cup confectioner sugar
Melt chocolate chips and butter in microwave for about 1 minute. Stir until smooth adding a small amount of water. Add confectioner sugar and more water until it is desired consistency.