Chocolate Mint Donuts

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Currently I’m watching a terrible movie on Netflix called “A Christmas List” — Don’t ask me why I am watching a Christmas movie In March. The acting is lame and the story line is a joke. I don’t even know why I’m watching it, but it’s just so bad I can’t not watch it. I also can’t help my face from making that “what they hell am I watching” look. I’m obviously tired and looking for ways to numb my brain so I don’t have I think for the next 2 hours. Before I completely shut down all activity in my brain I want to share this recipe I made.

I made Donuts! Donuts, or Doughnuts? Whatever, you know what I mean. In my opinion, next to egg rolls donuts are the balm of life. Having a bad day? Have a doughnut. Having a good day? Have a doughnut. Feeling a little blah, indecisive, or meh? Have a doughnut. Basically, donuts are the answer to everything. Although I’m all about self control and a balanced diet…I give you permission to eat your feelings in the form of donuts today.

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Sometimes when people have a baked doughnut, they expect it to taste like a regular doughnut from a doughnut shop…which is fried. So I just want to set the record straight: a baked doughnut is going to taste cake like. It just will. It will not taste like a fried doughnut which goes into a vat of oil. If you are looking for a doughnut that taste like a doughnut from the doughnut shop then you will need to do to the doughnut shop and buy some. But If you want to bake donuts that taste like baked donuts, then I’m your girl.

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Ingredients:

Donut Pan

Dry Ingredients

1 cup plus 2 Tablespoons of all purpose flour (sifted)

1/2 cup granulated white sugar

1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

1 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt

**1/2 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips**

 

Wet Ingredients

2 eggs

1/2 cup buttermilk

1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

3 Tablespoons of plain yogurt

1/4 cup vegetable oil

 

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease your doughnut pan, set aside.

In a medium bowl thoroughly mix together the dry ingredients (except the chocolate chips)  and set aside. In your mixer or large bowl mix together the wet ingredients. Gradually add the dry ingredients into the wet, be careful to not over mix. Fold in the chocolate chips. To make filling the doughnut cavity easier, put the batter into a piping bag, or zip lock bag and pipe the batter into the cavities. Do not fill the cavities to the top. Bake for 8-10 minutes. Let cool for 15 minutes before turning onto a cooling rack.

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Glaze:

I did not come up with chocolate glaze recipe myself. I used one I found on allrecipes.com and instead of using the 1 cup of chocolate chips it called for, I used half a cup  and another half a cup of andies mint chocolate baking bits.

Dip the donuts (face down) into the chocolate glaze and place on a cooking rack. Top with sprinkles. Makes approx. 12 Donuts.

Also, I’m still watching this movie and if possible it seems to be getting worse, yet I still can’t seem to make myself stop watching. I fear I might secretly enjoy this terrible movie.

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