Peanut Butter Donuts (Baked, Not Fried)

February 21, 2017

I love peanut butter. It’s my favorite food in the whole world (next to chocolate, of course) and I try to put it in everything – cookies, brownies, and I even tried putting it in pasta sauce! The next obvious thing to do was add them into baked donuts, which are one of my favorite foods ever.

To be completely honest, I’m probably the only person in the entire world who hates fried donuts and traditional donut glaze. That’s why I love making these peanut butter baked donuts for my friends and family to prove that yes, baked donuts CAN be really tasty! Even without the tons of added sugar, oil, and butter, these treats are fluffy and decadent, and I think baked donuts taste way better than any generic fried donut.

I don’t own a donut pan, and because of this amazing technique I learned from Bigger Bolder Baking, I’m in no hurry to get one! It’s basically a way to make your own DIY donut tin using foil, and I’ve used it so many times.

As you can see, the only downside to this recipe is that it makes 13 donuts. Where did that extra one sneak in, you might ask? I honestly don’t know. You could either divide the extra batter among the 12 donuts or go the extra mile and bake a 13th one separately, like I did. But hey, you get an extra donut and it’s worth the effort.

See? Look how fluffy they are!

appliances: Farberware muffin tins | kitchen towel (in-stores only), similar linked here and here | cooling rack | offset spatula (part of a set)

ingredients: whole wheat flour | powdered peanut butter | rainbow sprinkles | coconut oil

Peanut Butter Donuts (Baked, Not Fried)
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These peanut butter donuts are creamy, chocolatey, and a healthier alternative to your average fried donut. They're dangerously addictive too... give them a try!
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • ½ cup powdered peanut butter *
  • 1½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 2 eggs **
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil, melted
  • 3 tbsp peanut butter **
  • ¾ cup almond milk **
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • melted chocolate
  • peanut butter
  • chocolate chips
  • peanuts
  • sprinkles
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, stir together flour, powdered peanut butter, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  3. In another bowl or jug, whisk eggs, coconut oil, peanut butter, almond milk, and vanilla.
  4. Add the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix until just incorporated (don't overmix!). Using a piping bag or spoon, fill each donut tin and bake for 10-12 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean
  5. Decorate with your favorite toppings (chocolate chips, sprinkles, peanut butter, etc.) and enjoy!
* If you don't have any powdered peanut butter lying around you can easily substitute it with more flour. I provided a link in the post to the powdered pb that I used.
** Make sure they are at room temperature, or else the coconut oil will solidify while you're mixing!

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  • Reply Brooke February 22, 2017 at 6:45 pm

    Yay! I’m SO excited to try these and will definitely be making them soon!

    xo, Brooke

    • Reply Ashley February 24, 2017 at 8:00 pm

      I’m so glad you like them! <3

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