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Baked Vanilla Bean Doughnuts with Chocolate Glaze

Baked Vanilla Bean Doughnuts | Big Green House

Baked Vanilla Bean Doughnuts with Chocolate Glaze – Soft baked doughnuts made with a fragrant fresh vanilla bean. Top these delights off with a smooth chocolate glaze for an even better doughnut experience.

Baked Vanilla Bean Doughnuts | Big Green House

When I first started blogging making two things homemade wasn’t really something I gave much thought. First, was ice cream (crazy easy and yum). Second, was doughnuts.

After buying a doughnut pan on a whim, I got started. I was hooked. Baking them doesn’t always give you lower fat/calories. But, it sure is healthy than frying and wwaayyy easier. Especially, when it comes to clean up!

Today, I’ve baked some very easy vanilla bean doughnuts and drenched them in a chocolate glaze. Serious deliciousness. シ

Baked Vanilla Bean Doughnuts | Big Green House

Ingredients You Will Need:

  • Flour + baking powder + salt
  • Eggs + milk
  • Sugar
  • Butter + plain Greek yogurt
  • Vanilla bean
  • Chocolate chips + butter + honey

A note about vanilla beans: Yes, fresh vanilla beans can be costly, but, are worth it. I buy smaller amounts off Amazon and find those to be a better price than my grocery store. Shop around a bit to find a good price for a good product. If you don’t want to use a fresh vanilla bean for this recipe, you can simply replace it with 2-3 teaspoons of pure vanilla extract.

To cut your vanilla bean: With a sharp knife, slice the vanilla bean pod open, then, scrape out the seeds. The black seeds will look similar to a paste.

A few more recipe notes:

  • Yes, you can also make these in a mini doughnut pan. Cut your baking time about a minute. Check out the recipe cards for the pans that I use for making baked doughnuts.
  • Don’t overfill your doughnut pan! When filling with batter, you want the wells to be about 3/4 of the way full.
  • Using a piping bag works best for filling the pan with batter. If you don’t have a piping bag, you can use a large “ziploc” storage bag. Make a small cut in the bottom corner of the bag and squeeze the batter out carefully. If you aren’t comfortable with piping, I’ve used a small spoon to fill the pan and it’s worked well.
  • Spray your pan generously with non stick cooking spray. This makes removal easier. Also, leave the doughnuts cool in the pan for 5-8 minutes before trying to remove them.
Baked Vanilla Bean Doughnuts | Big Green House

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Yield: 18

Baked Vanilla Bean Doughnuts with Chocolate Glaze

Baked Vanilla Bean Doughnuts | Big Green House

Baked Vanilla Bean Doughnuts with Chocolate Glaze - Soft baked doughnuts made with a fragrant fresh vanilla bean. Top these delights off with a smooth chocolate glaze for an even better doughnut experience.

Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Cooling Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 17 minutes

Ingredients

FOR DOUGHNUTS:

  • 2 cups flour
  • dash of salt
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 fresh vanilla bean, cut and beans scraped and removed
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 TBSP butter, melted 

FOR CHOCOLATE GLAZE:

  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 2 TBSP butter
  • 2 TBSP honey
  • 2 tsp water

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Grease a 6 count doughnut pant.
  2. In a bowl, whisk together flour, salt and baking powder. Set aside.
  3. In a mixing bowl, beat together butter and sugar. Then, add in yogurt, eggs, milk and vanilla bean seeds. Beat until combined.
  4. Add flour mixture in and beat until just combined.
  5. Divide batter evenly into doughnut pan cavities. Be careful not to overflow pan.
  6. Bake for 7-10 minutes or until doughnuts spring back when touched.
  7. Cool completely before adding glaze.

FOR GLAZE:

  1. In a medium saucepan, mix ingredients together until melted completely. Drizzle over doughnuts or dip tops in glaze completely.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

18

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 155Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 28mgSodium: 147mgCarbohydrates: 25gFiber: 1gSugar: 11gProtein: 4g

All information and tools presented and written within this site are intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information on abiggreenhouse.com should only be used as a general guideline. This information is provided as a courtesy and there is no guarantee that the information will be completely accurate

Jasmine | Midsummer Life Dream

Thursday 18th of July 2019

Vanilla bean is so under-utilized! I've got to try these and I love that they're baked instead of fried (I don't like grease). Thanks - pinning this for later!

Erin

Monday 22nd of July 2019

Thank you for the pin Jasmine!

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