Brownie Doughnuts

Posted on October 6, 2016 by Anna

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Wouldn’t you rather stay in your PJs on Saturday morning instead of racing to the doughnut shop? Now you can! In less time than it takes to get dressed and walk the dog, you can have homemade doughnuts cooling on the counter. And these aren’t just any doughnuts—they’re rich, chocolatey brownie doughnuts! Plus, you can sweeten the deal with your favorite toppings.

YIELD 12 doughnuts
PREP 15 minutes
BAKE 12 minutes per batch
SPECIAL EQUIPMENT
6-count doughnut pan

2 cups (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
6 tablespoons salted butter
3 large eggs
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
½ cup sugar
½ cup all-purpose flour
½ teaspoon baking powder
¼ teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon 100% baking cocoa
Melted chocolate, candy sprinkles, or confectioners’ sugar, for garnish

1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease the doughnut pan with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.
2. Microwave the chocolate chips and butter in a large microwave-safe bowl for 30 seconds; remove and stir. Return to microwave if not completely melted, and microwave in 15-second intervals until smooth and creamy. (Do not overheat or the chocolate will scorch.)
3. Mix together the eggs, vanilla, and sugar in a separate bowl until well combined. Add the egg mixture to the chocolate mixture and stir until smooth. Add the flour, baking powder, salt, and cocoa and mix thoroughly.
4. Pour about ¼ cup of batter into each cavity of the prepared doughnut pan. Bake for 12 minutes, until a toothpick inserted halfway into the donut comes out clean. Allow to cool until pan is warm enough to handle, about 3 to 5 minutes, before removing the doughnuts. Repeat with the remaining batter.
5. Garnish the doughnuts with melted chocolate, sprinkles, confectioners’ sugar, or your favorite combination.