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It's morning and the kids are clamoring for doughnuts. Or maybe
you're the one needing the burst of sweetness to get you through the morning?
Either way, a trip to the store is out of the question and
frying things at 7 a.m. seems a little too ambitious. If you have 10 minutes of
hands on time to spare, you can enjoy a couple of these baked doughnut holes with
that coffee. Better yet, put the kids to work while you sit back and watch the
These chocolate doughnut holes are quick to whip up, kids and
adults love them, and they're a bit healthier than their fried counterparts.
I dunked the tops in an easy powder sugar glaze and then coated
them in sprinkles. You can cover the entire doughnut hole in glaze and sprinkles
if you prefer, roll them in powdered sugar or eat them plain! No matter how
you top them, these little bites of chocolatey goodness are perfect for
breakfast or snack time.
RECIPE: Baked Chocolate
Yields 16 doughnut holes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 18 minutes
1 cup flour
½ cup powdered sugar
1 tablespoon milk
1. Preheat oven
to 375 degrees. Spray a mini muffin tin with non-stick cooking spray.
2. In a medium
mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, cocoa powder and baking soda.
3. In a small
bowl, beat together the vanilla, egg, sour cream, buttermilk and oil until
4. Stir the wet
ingredients into the dry until just combined. Don't overmix or you'll have
tough doughnut holes.
5. Use a medium
cookie scoop to drop the batter into a greased mini muffin tin. Alternately,
use a tablespoon and fill the muffin tin is ⅔ of the way full.
6. Bake for 8
minutes or until the tops spring back when you touch them or a toothpick
inserted in the center comes out clean.
7. Let cool
completely before removing from the muffin tin.
8. Whisk together the powdered sugar and milk until smooth
while the doughnuts are cooling.
9. Once cool, dunk the tops of each doughnut into the glaze and
then spoon sprinkles over the top to stick in the glaze. Alternately, roll the
entire doughnut hole in the glaze and coat with sprinkles, toss in powdered sugar or eat plain.