People, let’s talk about baked donuts. Baked donuts are healthier and easier to make than fried donuts. You don’t have to mess with the hassle of heating up oil in a pot and making sure the oil is the right temperature, not to mention, dropping your donuts in a pot of oil is extremely unhealthy.
Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE fried donuts! But when I’m in the mood for a quick donut fix at home, baked is the way to go.
I had a running club request one dozen of these cookies n’ cream donuts, and they turned out great! Funny, I could definitely get into running if donuts are involved…
You will need to have a donut pan on hand for this recipe. I got mine from Target.
Cookies n’ cream donuts
Makes approximately 15 donuts // Total time: 40 minutes
1 and 1/2 cup all purpose flour
3/4 cup cocoa powder
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
3/4 cup milk
1/2 cup vegetable oil (this can be substituted with melted butter or other oils)
1 Tbsp vinegar
1 Tbsp vanilla extract
10 oreos (crushed finely)
16 oz (1 package) vanilla candiquick (found in baking section of your grocery store)
or 16 oz white chocolate
4 additional oreos (crushed finely for topping)
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and lightly grease your donut pan. In a large bowl, mix together flour, cocoa powder, brown sugar, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. In a small bowl, whisk eggs, milk, oil, vinegar, and vanilla extract. Add the wet ingredients to the dry, whisking to combine. Gently fold in the crushed Oreos.
Pour the mixture into a pastry bag or large ziplock with a dime-sized hole cut into the corner. Pipe batter into donut molds, filling about 3/4 of the way up. Bake for 10 minutes, or until a knife inserted into the donut comes out clean. Allow to cool 10 minutes before frosting.
While the donuts are cooling, melt break your chocolate or candiquick into a medium sized, microwaveable bowl. Heat until melted, removing from microwave and stirring every 20 seconds. Once donuts have cooled, dip halfway into melted chocolate and sprinkle with extra crushed oreos. Enjoy!