Chocolate Glazed Baked Chocolate Donuts (& a donut pan GIVEAWAY!) + Weekly Menu


Oh, hi. Yes, I’ve been sleeping in…and attending to very important matters like feeding my donut obsessed self these nearly guilt-free Chocolate Glazed Baked Chocolate Donuts. At 93 calories a piece, there’s no denying they will be the best spent calories of the day.

Week one on the job was great. I really, really love my new position thus far. Everyone is so nice and I feel like I am going to develop my skills as a dietitian. Not only will I be making the recommendations for IV vitamin D (a drug called Zemplar) in an effort to keep my patient’s bones healthy, but I will get to learn about IDPN (IV nutrition for dialysis patients so they are getting nutrition while they run treatment three days a week). This is all very exciting stuff in my little nutrition world. :-D


And I’m excited, too, about all things going on with this here, the blog (P.S. will be getting a “face-lift” come February!). January has been a booming month, and I think I can attribute that to the healthy goals people set come the new year. Despite the cold, snowy, I-just-wanna-snuggle-on-the-couch-and-read-a-good-book weather, this time of year is filled with good intentions to eat well and be a healthier, happier you.

chocolateglazeddonuts1I think that’s a great goal any time of year…but there’s something very motivating about having so many people working towards the very same goals, at the very same time.

People, we are so in this together.


I have “seen” new faces on Facebook (I’m lovin’ it). I’ve had the chance to check out new healthy cooking and living blogs from the comments and emails you’ve sent my way, or tweeted my direction. And more than ever, I feel that those coming to my little corner of the web are actually trying and loving the food that I prepare, photograph, and post about. For me, it doesn’t get any better than that — so, thank you.


Chocolate Glazed Baked Chocolate Donuts adapted from Milk & Honey and Stephanie Cooks

1 cup whole wheat pastry flour 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 1/4 cup sugar 1 Tbsp baking powder 1/4 tsp salt 1 egg 1/2 cup almond milk 1 tsp vanilla 1 Tbsp canola oil 3 Tbsp unsweetened applesauce

1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips 1 tsp canola oil 1 Tbsp corn syrup 1/4 tsp vanilla extract


Preheat the oven to 450 degrees and coat a donut pan liberally with cooking spray.

Stir together flour, cocoa powder, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl. Add the egg, milk, vanilla, oil, and applesauce; stir together for 1 minute.

Fill each cavity in the pan 1/2 of the way full with batter. Bake for 7 to 8 minutes or until the donuts spring back when lightly touched. Cool completely.

Meanwhile, melt the chocolate in a microwave safe bowl. Add the corn syrup and oil and microwave in 20 second increments, stirring in between. Stir in the vanilla. Dunk each donut into the glaze and allow to set. Yield: 14 donuts.

Nutrition Information (per donut): 93 calories; 3.4 g. fat; 15 mg. cholesterol; 157 mg. sodium; 15.2 g. carbohydrate; 1.9 g. fiber; 1.1 g. protein

Result: Oh my yum! I slimmed down this recipes bunches and it was still delicious! The glaze makes it. These come together quickly and are good for several days afterwards. Is there anything better than a chocolate glazed chocolate donut…for under 100 calories a piece? Nah.


Before I get to the good stuff, here’s a weekly menu…

Weekly Menu: January 21st – 26th

Since I’m in a great mood today and feel far too selfish to post yet another donut recipe while so few of you own a donut pan (seriously, you NEED one)…let’s have a little GIVEAWAY!

Leave a comment on this post letting me know which of the following donut recipes you’d be most likely to try if you won a donut pan! I will draw ONE winner at random tomorrow evening, 10pm EST.

Orange-Glazed Blueberry Doughnuts
“Healthy” Baked Chocolate Chip Donuts
Baked Eggnog Donuts
Pumpkin Spice Donuts with a Chocolate Glaze
Baked Apple Cinnamon Doughnuts

Be well,


  1. christie says

    The baked apple cinnamon doughnuts look phenomenal! If I ever get a donut pan I will totally make them! In the meantime I’ve been making awkward-looking donuts on a baking sheet.

  2. Sara says

    Ooh – I’d definitely try the pumpkin or eggnog! Yum! I love anything pumpkin but the idea of an eggnog doughnut is very appealing too!

  3. Em says

    Mmmmm, all of those donuts sound amazing, but I think if I had to pick one it’d be the chocolate chip donut, mmmmmmmmmm! :)

  4. says

    I love orange anything, so I think I would make the orange ones first, closely followed by apple cinnamon. I love donuts…they are my highest ranked “I shouldn’t be eating this food.” But your pictures look so amazing!

  5. Jennifer says

    Oh, my. If I had a donut pan I would try all of your recipes! They all look so good. But I think the first one I would make is the “Healthy” Baked Chocolate Chip Donuts. YUM!

    Oh, and these look heavenly!

  6. Liz says

    I would probably make these chocolate glazed chocolate donuts. The orange glazed blueberry ones look delicious too!!!

  7. Susan says

    It would be difficutl to decide between making the pumpkin spice or the chocolate. If I won a pan, I am sure I would make both!

  8. says

    That’s a really tough decision! I’d probably start with the pumpkin spice and then make my way through the rest -one delicious donut at a time!!

  9. says

    I would absolutely be making these Chocolate Glazed Chocolate Doughnuts first because… YUM! But I think I’d quickly move on to the Orange-Glaze Blueberry doughnuts because they sound unique and yummy!

  10. Alice says

    The Baked Apple Cinnamon Doughnuts sound great and I would want to try them, but I would quickly find a recipe for maple doughnuts – my favorite!

  11. Ana says

    These look delicious. I have a big chocolate addiction so I’d love to try these! I don’t’ have a doughnut pan and I don’t want to fry donuts though so I”ll wait until I win a giveaway or Santa brings me one. :)

  12. JenniferLuvsCandy says

    Definitely the Orange Blueberry! 3 Points! How can you go wrong? I really hope I win or I will have to get myself to BBB to buy a pan!

  13. says

    Hey! I read your blog pretty much daily! I love you recipes (especially the tikka masala. I’m a big Indian fan). I finally felt the need to comment when you mentioned donut pan because I’ve seen all your donuts recipes and would love to try them, but alas, no donuts pan! I would most likely try the pumpkin spice or apple cinnamon. In fact, I’d definitely try both! Thanks for offering the giveaway :)

  14. says

    Ohh, Orange Glazed Blueberry Doughnuts! They all sound delicious. I have never made a doughnut, although I bake weekly… May have to try this. Thank you again for sharing all this deliciosity!

  15. says

    Ahh, why do I not own a doughnut pan?! Your doughnuts look fantastic and I’ve been seeing recipes all over. I really need to get one. I would totally try these ones… or maybe the apple cinnamon, those sound delicious too :)

  16. Breyanna says

    My husband would love the apple cinnamon donuts (me as well) but I’m sure we would make every single one you have posted. I have been lusting after them since I started reading your blog

  17. Christine says

    It would be a toss up between either the baked chocolate chip or apple cinnamon donuts…they both sound delicious!

  18. says

    oooo, it’s a toss-up between the pumpkin spice and the apple cinnamon. I would love to try both! Hubby has been bugging me to make donuts too, but I don’t want to fry them!

  19. michele says

    Oh, it’s for SURE the apple cinnamon donuts! Anything rolled in cinnamon sugar makes my heart go pitter-patter!! YUM!

  20. Mary Hyde says

    Wow those chocolate donuts are bootiful!! I’d try those first then the pumpkin ones. Thanks for the recipes! And now the need for another gadget!

  21. says

    Glad the new job is going well. The healthy baked chocolate chip donuts look the best to me although it’s very hard to choose. They all sound good.

  22. Azure says

    I couldn’t really decide on just one, but I’d definitely like to try orange-glazed blueberry doughnuts, chocolate chip donuts, pumpkin spice donuts, and the apple cinnamon doughnuts. I just found your site and I am loving it so far! Thanks!!

  23. Julie Rodriguez says

    Chocolate Chip! I’d have to save one and send the rest to work with my husband so I didn’t eat them all. YUM DONUTS!

  24. Jessica says

    I really cannot decide! All of them look so extremely delicious, but if I had to pick one, it would definitely be either these chocolate glazed chocolate donut or the chocolate chip ones! guilt-free way to enjoy chocolate desserts for breakfast? I’m in!

  25. Lindsay says

    I’d actually love to try this one! Although, I certainly want to make the Healthy Baked Chocolate Chip Donuts at some point too! (Who doesn’t love chocolate?!?)

  26. says

    Mmm definitely the orange blueberry. Those sound great. Or the apple cinnamon or chocolate. Oh I can’t decide on ONE donut! —veniceforever (aka)

  27. Julie Dyer says

    “Healthy” Baked Chocolate Chip Donuts (the “healthy” sold it for me; means I can have 2 without guilt, right?)


  28. says

    First off, your donuts look awesome! Super pretty and tasty looking! I would love to give the pumpkin donuts with chocolate glaze a try. Sounds amazing. Glad to hear you are enjoying your new job. Sounds interesting.

  29. Stephanie says

    If I had a donut pan, I would definitely make your pumpkin spice donuts! Pumpkin season is never over in our house.

  30. says

    WOW! The chocolate donuts look beautiful! I love the multicolor sprinkle on it! I don’t even want to think about how good they must taste. I’m trying to loose the babyweight :( so no sweets for a little while.

  31. Chantal C. says

    I would most definitely try the Baked Apple Cinnamon Doughnuts first, with this pan. I absolutely LOVE the smell of apples and cinnamon baking in the oven, which is just amazing any time of the year. I can practically smell them already! :) These all look great!

  32. Robynne says

    I’m all about the pumpkin spice donuts! I love me some pumpkin!!! I have 2 little ones at home that love donuts too, and how convenient (and healthy) would it be to make them at home from scratch!

  33. says

    HA! I will leave this one to your other readers. Nick and I have the WORST sweet tooth and I can’t even imagine life with a donut pan in our house!! Scary (it’ already bad enough with the ice cream maker). I’m impressed with the stats of these donuts though, only 15 grams of carb and less than 100 calories?! Damn. Not bad.

    Glad your job is going well, so far. You get to do TPN for dialysis patients?? Seriously, I’m impressed. I’d love to follow you for a day.

    Can’t wait for the facelift! Who are you hiring to do it? I need a change on my blog.

  34. says

    If I won the donut pan (which I was seriously thinking about yesterday how badly I want one), I would most likely make these donuts because they look fantastic and they’re right above me…well, I wish they were right above me in real life and not a computer screen hahah!

  35. Jenny says

    I would definitely make the apple cinnamon doughnuts! I’ll have to try to make them gluten and egg free for my son but the recipe looks like it could be adapted pretty easily. And it’s much healthier than a GF/EF donut recipe I found on pinterest recently!

  36. Megan Huchison says

    I am the biggest chocoholic, so both the chocolate donuts and the chocolate chip donuts sound great! And as a nutrition major in college, having these low-calorie options appeal to me greatly!

  37. says

    I’m so glad you like your new job! :)

    And it’s been amazing to see your blog grow and flourish. You have done a fabulous job! BTW, does your new job mean that you may be attending a conference in my area again at some point? Would love to hang out again!

    Have a great week!

  38. says

    I’m so glad you liked these! I will definitely try your spin on them when I make them again. As far as which donut I’d like to try, you know I loved the blueberry orange ones so next I’d like to try the chocolate chip!

  39. Tessa says

    I have already tried the orange glazed blueberry. The only problem with them was that they were too good! I ate 4! I think I will try these as soon as I get some almond milk. Thanks for the great recipes!

  40. Emily says

    I found your website on foodgawker and I LOVE it! Tomorrow is my husband’s birthday and I am going to surprise him with your apple cinnamon doughnuts, the chocolate doughnuts, and your pumpkin doughnuts tomorrow to take in to work! Can’t wait to get to know your blog better!

  41. Nicole says

    Yum, I would try maple cinnamon sugar donuts and my son would love just cake glazed. My 13 year old has been bugging me to buy the donut maker that is advertised on TV but I keep giving in because of the calories. Now that I have your recipes I need this pan so I can make your special ones. :)

  42. Beth says

    Chocolate chip donuts, hands down. Were there other options? I think my mind only saw the words “chocolate chip” and didn’t process anything else. : )

  43. says

    As you’ve heard me say a million times, I really need a donut pan. Because of YOU. Since I’m a chocolate lover, I’d most likely make these ones you just posted or the chocolate chip ones! Crossing my fingers :)

  44. Katie says

    Such a great giveaway – I’ve been wanting one of those pans! No question about it, I’d have to try the chocolate recipe first!!

  45. says

    I’d be most likely to try the pumpkin spice with chocolate glaze or these chocolate with chocolate glaze. I adore cake donuts and since loosing 62 pounds in 2011 I haven’t had one in over a year. But the numbers you are getting would pretty easily slip into my nutrition guidelines. Thank you!

  46. says

    I am desperate for a donut pan. I can’t find one anywhere, and should I ever get my hands on one, I’d be making the apple cinnamon donuts first. Apple and cinnamon is one of my favorite combinations.

    And btw, I’m so glad your first week went well. Starting a new job is so nerve racking.

  47. chatelaine says

    orange glazed blueberry are so different from what i would normally make that I think that’s the best way to start!

  48. Jennifer says

    Are these made in a regular size donut pan (i.e. 6 donuts per pan) or the mini donut size? I’m hoping for regular, but just want to be sure. Thanks!

  49. rpratt says

    I tried the chocolate glazed donuts today and really had a hard time with the glaze, it seemed a bit chunky and I was scared to keep microwaving it because I didnt want to burn it :) Not sure what I did wrong. I think next time I will just buy a chocolate glaze frosting!! Thanks for the recipe!

    • Melanie says

      This happened to me too! I LOVE the look of your glaze so I tried making it twice, and both times it got really chunky and thick when I added the oil and corn syrup. Tastes delicious, but any thoughts on the texture? Your glaze looks so perfect and I’d loved to replicate it!

      • Nicole, RD says

        Hi Melanie! Heat the chocolate and then add the oil versus heating them together – I think that might work better :)

        • Nicole, RD says

          One more note: if it still seems to be clumping up, add just a bit more oil. Wax is an option, too :) Paraffin wax can be found near the canning goods in grocery stores.

  50. Julia says

    Oh my… these look like the best things EVER! Gorgeous pics!!! For some reason, most grocery stores don’t have pastry flour though! I really want to try these, so do you think cake flour would work, and how would the nutritional info be changed? Would it be higher or lower? Thanks!!!

  51. Cara Roxanne says

    What can I use in place of corn syrup? Can I use agave? I am using the glaze to put on your pumpkin buttermilk donuts!


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