I made those Blueberry Buttermilk Donuts (which I am STILL hungry for right now) and I knew they wouldn’t be my last. But you know how you love cookies and try different varieties, but mostly you just dream finding the perfect chocolate chip cookies so you make every version of them? That’s my donut quest- I want to try to find that perfect glazed baked donut that tastes like a fried donut. Maybe it’s not possible, but it’s worth a shot. It means I get to try endless kinds of a donut like these ones! They lasted two days, and only because I made other treats.
I had leftover hazelnuts from my Hazelnut Coffee Ice Cream, so I threw those on top. And mini chocolate chips are always welcome on donuts! I used to love that kind when we got a variety box of donuts- I’d heat them in the microwave until the chocolate chips got melty, and then dive in. It’s possible I was born a sugar addict. I’m okay with that.
Try these soft, buttery, melt-in-your-mouth donuts and you won’t miss the ones from the store, I promise! You can top them with sprinkles, nuts, or chocolate chips. They’re even good with just the white glaze!
Chocolate Glazed Donuts
- 1 cup flour
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 3/4 tsp baking powder
- 1/8 tsp nutmeg
- 1/8 tsp cinnamon
- 1/3 cup buttermilk
- 1 egg, beaten
- 1 tbsp butter, melted
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- 1 tbsp milk
- 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 425 F. In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, nutmeg, and cinnamon and stir to combine. Add buttermilk, egg and butter. Stir just until no bits of flour remain. Fill each ring of the donut pan about 2/3 full. Bake 8-9 minutes, until the tops spring back when lightly pressed. Remove from oven and leave donuts in pan for 5 minutes, then remove them from the pan and place on wire rack until cool.
Stir together all ingredients in a bowl large enough to dip donuts into. Once donuts have cooled slightly, dip them into the glaze. It's messy work, but someone's gotta do it. Allow excess glaze to drip off, then place donuts on wax paper or return to cooling rack.
Place ingredients in a small microwave-safe bowl and heat in 30 second intervals, stirring in between each one, until smooth. Dip donuts into glaze and top with any additional toppings desired. Store in an airtight container for up to 3 days.