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Normally I pay little attention to St. Patrick’s Day. This year is different. This year I keep coming up with all sorts of green desserts!!

I made mint chocolate chip doughnuts, and of course the doughnuts are green! Then I added a chocolate glaze and shamrock sprinkles. You’re welcome!

The doughnuts are baked so they are more dense than fried doughnuts. Mint extract and mini chocolate chips are added to the batter, then each baked doughnut gets dunked into a rich chocolate glaze. Serve these with a glass of milk (tinted green maybe!) and I’d say that would be a wonderful dessert (or breakfast)!

Mint Chocolate Chip Doughnuts

One Year Ago: Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

Mint Chocolate Chip Doughnuts
Makes 12 doughnuts

1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup cake flour
2/3 cup sugar
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 eggs
2 tablespoons butter, melted
3/4 cup milk
2 teaspoons mint extract
Green food coloring
1/3 cup mini chocolate chips

Chocolate Glaze:
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
1/4 cup heavy cream
3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
2 cups powdered sugar
Sprinkles (optional)

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Spray the doughnut pan with baking spray. Set aside.

In a medium-sized mixing bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients. Add in the wet ingredients and stir until well combined. Stir in the mini chocolate chips. Fill each doughnut cavity about 3/4 full. Note: for easier filling, put your doughnut batter in a pastry bag or a zip-lock bag and snip off a corner. Bake for 10- 12 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool for 3 minutes. After 3 minutes, remove the doughnuts from the pan and place on a cooling rack for 10 minutes. Repeat with the remaining batter.

To make the glaze:
In a medium-sized saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Add in the heavy cream and chocolate chips and stir until the chocolate has melted. Remove the pan from the heat and slowly whisk in the powdered sugar. Dip the tops of the doughnuts into the prepared glaze and sprinkle with sprinkles (if using)! Note: If the glaze starts to set up too quickly, return the pan to low heat.  Place the doughnuts back onto the cooling rack to let the glaze set, or eat immediately! Enjoy!

Mint Chocolate Chip Doughnuts

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November 5th was National Doughnut Day! Sorry, I got my days mixed up :(

Not even a month ago, I finally bought a doughnut pan, and made my first batch of baked doughnuts. And now, I am already making another batch. This really isn’t a good thing, when you love doughnuts as much as I do! So I planned ahead, and made these on a day that Nick and I were meeting friends to watch football. I knew they would help me eat them!

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Cinnamon Sugar Baked Doughnuts
Recipe lightly adapted from King Arthur Flour

1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup vegetable oil
3/4 cup sugar, divided
1/3 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
1/4 teaspoon vanilla bean paste
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon, divided
3/4 teaspoon salt
2 2/3 cups flour
1 cup milk
3/4 cup cinnamon chips

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Spray doughnut pan with cooking spray. Set aside.

In a bowl, combine 1/4 cup sugar and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon. Mix well then set aside.

In a large mixing bowl, combine the butter, oil, remaining 1/2 cup sugar, and brown sugar. Mix well. Add in the eggs and vanilla bean paste. Stir in the baking powder, baking soda, remaining 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, and salt. Alternate adding in the flour with the milk, starting and ending with the flour. Mix until well combined. Fold in the cinnamon chips.

Spoon, or pipe (using a pastry bag or heavy zip-lock bag with a corner snipped off) the batter into the prepared doughnut pan, filling each cavity 3/4 of the way full. Bake in a preheated oven for 9-10 minutes. Remove the doughnuts from the oven and let cool for 3 minutes. After 3 minutes, turn the doughnuts out onto cooling racks. Dip both sides of the warm doughnuts into the cinnamon sugar mixture that you prepared earlier. Return the doughnuts to the cooling rack and cool completely. Enjoy!

Note: If you only have 1 doughnut pan like I do, let the pan cool for 10 minutes after removing the baked doughnuts. Spray the pan again and proceed until all the batter has been used.

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Chocolate Doughnuts

I finally bought one!

Yup, I bought a doughnut pan!

I love doughnuts. Like, can’t keep them in the house, because that’s all I’ll eat until they are gone- love. So, for that reason alone, I have held out in buying a doughnut pan. However, I finally gave in. To the voices in my head (they were getting really demanding!).

Now, I am in trouble! The doughnuts are delicious. And I want to keep eating them!

Please, kind readers, come and take these doughnuts away from me.

Chocolate Doughnuts
Recipe adapted from Shugary Sweets
Makes 12 doughnuts

1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup cake flour
1/2 cup cocoa powder
2/3 cup sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 tablespoons butter, melted
3/4 cup milk

Glaze:
1 tablespoon butter, melted
1 cup powdered sugar
3 tablespoons milk

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Spray the doughnut pan with baking spray. Set aside.

In a medium-sized mixing bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients. Add in the wet ingredients and stir until well combined. Fill each doughnut cavity about 3/4 full. Note: for easier filling, you can use a pastry bag or a zip-lock bag and snip off a corner. Bake for 10 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool for 3 minutes. After 3 minutes, remove the doughnuts from the pan and place on a cooling rack for 10 minutes.

To make the glaze: Whisk together the butter, powdered sugar, and milk, until it is well combined and smooth. After the doughnuts  have cooled for 10 minutes, dip the tops into the glaze. Return to the cooling rack to let the glaze set, or eat immediately! Enjoy!

Note: I used a simple powdered sugar glaze for the doughnuts, but I think they would taste even better with a chocolate glaze. Or by adding mini chocolate chips to the batter. I really like the texture of the doughnuts, but the chocolate flavor seemed a little mild to me (not that it stopped me from eating more than I should have!).

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