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Chocolate Glazed Donut Bites


These chocolate glazed donut bites are a healthy, baked donut recipe. No donut pan required.

I’m pretty sure I’m the only person left in this world without a donut pan. Admittedly, I don’t get out much. Or, at least “out” to places that would have donut pans, but the only place I’ve seen one in the last year was Sur la Table in the Ferry Building in San Francisco, 2,500+ miles from home. Shoving it in my carry-on did cross my mind for about 5 seconds but so did buying a Le Creuset dutch oven that was 35% off so that’s not saying much.

Needless to say, I am still donut pan-less.

However, I finally got sick of not having donuts.

So, I made it work.

Chocolate glazed donut bites

Donut bites…AKA: mini muffins with chocolate glaze and sprinkles on top.

Glazed chocolate donut bites

Clearly, this is exactly what I needed to make after 4 days away from home last week, not working out for 5 days and a drawer full of fresh CSA produce.

It’s fine though, I found out a Crossfit opened 2 miles down the road this weekend and these are {healthy} muffins donuts. Chocolate protein glaze and all.

Chocolate glazed mini donuts

Not quite Dunkin’, but they’ll do. The hole in the middle is overrated anyway.

Chocolate glazed donut bites

Chocolate Glazed Donut Bites

Yield: 12 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 18 minutes

These chocolate glazed donut bites are a healthy, baked donut recipe. No donut pan required.


For the Donuts

  • 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup spelt flour
  • 1/4 cup almond meal
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 3-4 tablespoons milk
  • 1/4 cup plain greek yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon melted coconut oil
  • sprinkles

For the Chocolate Glaze

  • 1/2 scoop (2 tablespoons) chocolate whey protein powder
  • 1 tablespoon dark unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons plain greek yogurt
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tablespoon milk
  • 5 drops liquid stevia


For the Donut Bites

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease a mini muffin pan.
  2. Combine all the dry ingredients in a medium bowl.
  3. Whisk together wet ingredients using 3 tablespoons milk in a separate small bowl.
  4. Pour wet into dry and combine with a spatula. If too dry, add additional tablespoon of milk. Batter will be thick, like a muffin consistency.
  5. Spoon batter into mini muffin pan, filled 3/4 of the way in each.
  6. Bake for 7-8 minutes.
  7. Remove donut bites from pan and cool on a wire rack.

For the Chocolate Glaze

  1. Combine all ingredients in a small bowl and mix together with a spoon until smooth.
  2. Once donut bites are completely cooled, dip tops into icing and top with sprinkles.


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