Whole Wheat Baked Chocolate Donut Holes with Chocolate Glaze

Chocolate. Donut. Holes. 'Nuff said. I saw these baked chocolate glazed donuts on My San Francisco Kitchen (cutest blog ever, BTW) and immediately had an unbelievably ridiculous desire to eat one. Unfortunately I do not have a donut pan - but I do have a mini muffin pan, and you know what THAT means! DONUT HOLES! My chocoholic hubby was quite excited to come home and see these cooling on the counter - and I'll admit to eating a few before he could even get his hands on them. They're so good - little bite-sized chocolate goodies, not too sweet, not too guilt-inducing (only 100 calories per donut hole!), the perfect little sweet treat or snack. Baked! Not fried! Made with whole wheat flour! Why aren't you eating one yet? 


Baked Chocolate Glazed Donut Holes

adapted from My San Francisco Kitchen

yields 16 donut holes


donut holes

  • 3/4 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 Tbsp nonfat plain Greek yogurt (I used 0% Fage)
  • 1/4 cup 1% milk
  • 1 large egg
  • 3 Tbsp coconut oil
  • 1/4 tsp pure vanilla extract
chocolate glaze
  • 2 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 3/4 tsp light corn syrup
  • 1 Tbsp 1% milk
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 Tbsp semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup confectioners sugar, sifted
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray a mini muffin tin with cooking spray. 
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, sugar, baking powder, and salt. 
  3. Add the yogurt, milk, egg, oil, and vanilla extract to the bowl and mix until smooth and just combined. 
  4. Fill the mini muffin tin holes 3/4 of the way with batter - I got 16 mini muffins out of this recipe, you may get a few more depending on the size of your muffin tin holes. 
  5. Bake for 9 minutes, until the donut holes spring back when lightly pressed with your finger. Cool the donut holes in the pan on a cooling rack.
  6. While the donuts are cooling, make the chocolate glaze. In a small saucepan over low heat, melt the butter, corn syrup, milk, and vanilla. Once butter is melted, add the chocolate chips and stir until melted. Add the confectioners sugar and stir until smooth. Keep the saucepan on the stove on the lowest heat possible, and quickly glaze the donut holes (the glaze sets pretty quickly). If you want to add sprinkles, add them immediately after glazing before glaze sets. 
  7. Eat!

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These look so delicious, and surprisingly (shockingly!) easy! I'm going to make these for the hubby's birthday!! Mmm... sprinkles.

These are adorable with sprinkles - especially if you have those soft chocolate "jimmies" - those would be insane on these.

These looks so good! I have a donut pan, so I may just try these out as donuts :)

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