Coffee and donuts are a classic pairing, and these donuts combine the best of both worlds! Coffee donuts have a fluffy, almost cake-like base topped with a delectable coffee glaze. This tasty treat can be enjoyed for breakfast, as a snack, or as a delectable dessert with your afternoon latte!
Why I Love Baked Donuts
Instead of being fried, these donuts are baked. Some purists might counter that these are merely cupcakes shaped like rings rather than “donuts,” as they claim. I don’t entirely disagree, but these are so much more entertaining to eat and a better choice than regular donuts! These donuts are also much lighter, so you won’t experience the same bloating that some people experience after eating traditional fried donuts.
Additionally easy to prepare, baked donuts are excellent for novice bakers. With this recipe, you can have freshly baked donuts on the table in just 30 minutes! Donuts that have been baked are also very adaptable. The base recipe for these donuts can easily be modified to substitute virtually any flavoring in place of the coffee, and the results will still be delicious.
Are Baked Donuts Healthier?
Yes, baked donuts are better for you than fried donuts. The difference isn’t in the dough itself, but in the fact that you won’t be consuming any extra fat from the oil used to fry donuts. A typical fried glazed donut has about 269 calories, whereas a baked donut has much fewer.
Ingredients For Coffee-Baked Donuts
These delicious donuts can be made with a few straightforward ingredients that are probably already in your pantry. What you’ll need is as follows:
Flour. Use all-purpose, plain flour. Using a kitchen scale or making sure you spoon the flour into a cup and level it off with a knife when measuring is very important.
Dark Sugar. Utilize brown sugar for flavor and softer texture.
BAKER’S POWDER This crucial leavening ingredient aids in the puffing of your donuts.
soured milk. To make your donuts extra moist and fluffy, use full-fat sour cream.
Butter. Since no standardized amount of salt can be added to butter by the companies, I always use unsalted butter when I bake. When baking, you should be careful not to add too much salt; otherwise, your baked goods might taste overly salty.
Eggs. The eggs must be at room temperature in order to be easily incorporated into the batter for this recipe.
Quick coffee. Granulated instant coffee will add flavor without adding any additional liquid.
Chips of chocolate. Who am I to separate the best of friends, chocolate and coffee?
Milk. It doesn’t matter whether you use water, plant-based milk, or plain milk to thin out the glaze; you just need something. It’s up to you, but I prefer dairy milk because of the flavor it adds.
granulated sugar This will give the glaze sweetness and give it a smooth texture.
Kahlua (Or Coffee Liqueur) (Or Coffee Liqueur). To elevate the donuts and make them even tastier, add your preferred coffee liqueur to the glaze.
My Special Ingredient
As previously stated, you can add Kahlua to the coffee glaze to take these donuts to the next level. Kahlua has a full-bodied, rich, and sweet flavor, as well as a strong coffee flavor, with vanilla and caramel notes on the finish. Because Kahlua contains alcohol, keep an eye on any minors (especially toddlers!) who may be running around the kitchen.
Baked Coffee Donuts
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 15 minutes
For the donuts:
- ½ cup brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 3 tbsp melted butter
- 1 pinch of salt
- ½ cup sour cream
- 3 tsp instant coffee granules
- 1 cup flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- ¼ cup mini chocolate chips or chopped chocolate
For the glaze:
- ½ cup powdered sugar
- 1 tsp instant coffee
- 2 tbsp milk
1. Set the oven to 350 degrees. Cooking spray should be used on a 6-hole donut mold.
2. To make the donuts, combine the egg, butter, brown sugar, salt, and sugar in a mixing bowl and whisk until fluffy.
3. Include instant coffee granules and sour cream. Stir thoroughly to combine.
4. Stir just until combined after folding in the flour and baking powder. Then, after evenly distributing the mini chocolate chips, fold them in.
5. Spoon the batter into the donut mold and completely fill each one. Put a baking sheet underneath your silicone donut pan if you’re using one (it is easier to get them in and out of the oven).
The donuts should bake for 15 to 17 minutes. Once baked, take the donuts out and let them cool completely before taking them out of the donut pan.
7. Prepare the glaze by mixing all the glaze ingredients in a small bowl.
8. Coat the donuts’ tops with the prepared glaze. While the glaze is setting, place the donuts on the wire rack with the glaze facing up.
9. After the glaze has dried, serve.
- For a more complex flavor, you can add a dash of Kahlua to the donuts’ coffee glaze. Please note that Kahlua does have alcohol, so this is not recommended if minors will be enjoying the donuts.