Want to learn how to make EASY Baked Christmas Donuts? Looking for a quick and make ahead Christmas day breakfast recipe? Need a fun, Christmas donut to wow your friends and family on Christmas morning?
What about a last minute Christmas Christmas morning breakfast idea that is quick and easy to make with just a few ingredients? Our EASY Baked Christmas Donuts recipe does all of these things! Best of all… you don’t need a deep fryer! These are healthy, baked donuts!
This last minute Christmas morning breakfast idea is so quick and easy to whip up. We’ll give you the complete step by step tutorial on how to make these delicious, healthy donuts.
This donut recipe is make ahead too. We’ll give you detailed instructions on how to keep them fresh for Christmas morning. All you need is a non-stick donut pan to make this Christmas magic in your kitchen.
You can also make this donut in the evening before a Christmas work party, holiday potluck, neighborhood holiday party, kids classroom party or girlfriends get together.
My favorite touch are those crushed peppermint pieces sprinkled over the chocolate frosting! Let’s see how these baked, chocolate covered doughnuts turned out!
This EASY Christmas donut recipe uses a few common items from the local grocery store. You can mix the batter in a few minutes and let the oven do the rest of the work.
The chocolate coating is made with chocolate chips for real, homemade, moist flavor….making this a truly homemade, from scratch Christmas donut recipe.
EASY Baked Christmas Donuts Recipe
This healthy, chocolate covered peppermint Christmas donut recipe is SO easy and makes professional looking donuts without deep frying. It only requires a non-stick donut pan. Once you make these moist Christmas donuts you’ll want to try all sorts of healthy baked donut recipes with your pans.
Prep Time: 10 min | Bake Time: 10 Min | Total Time: 20 Minutes | Oven 350 F
Peppermint Donut Recipe Ingredients:
1 cup all-purpose flour
½ cup granulated sugar
¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
½ teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon sea salt
¾ cup milk
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
½ teaspoon peppermint extract
1 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted
For Topping: ½ cup crushed peppermints or candy canes
Chocolate Frosting Recipe Ingredients:
1.5 tablespoons unsalted butter
¾ cup powdered sugar, sifted
1-2 tablespoons milk of choice
1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
¼ teaspoon peppermint extract
This Christmas donut recipe is fun to make with kids, teens or even a girls night. Everyone can have fun topping their peppermint donut with frosting and crushed candy canes. If you’re in a time crunch you can substitute our homemade Chocolate frosting recipe for store bought chocolate dip.
How to Make Baked Christmas Donuts Step by Step
Step 1: Combine Dry Ingredients
In a large mixing bowl, add all purpose flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt. Whisk to thoroughly combine dry ingredients.
Step 2: Add Wet Ingredients to Dry Ingredients
Add milk, vanilla extract, peppermint extract and melted unsalted butter to the dry ingredients. Mix well to incorporate and create the chocolate peppermint donut batter.
Step 3: Transfer Donut Batter to Bag
Transfer the donut batter into a sandwich bag and snip off a large corner of the bag (if you have piping bags available you can use those instead). Pipe the peppermint donut batter into the donut pan cavities. Each cavity should be about ¾ full.
Step 4: Bake Donuts
Bake at 350 degrees F for 10-12 minutes or until a toothpick inserted at the center comes out clean. Use a butter knife to loosen up the donuts from the Non-stick Donut Pan and transfer to a cooling rack. Place cooling rack over a baking sheet prior to the next step.
Step 5: Glaze the Donuts in Chocolate Frosting
To make the chocolate frosting melt the butter in a small bowl. Add powdered sugar, 1 tablespoon milk, cocoa powder, vanilla extract and peppermint extract.
Mix all ingredients until chocolate frosting is smooth. Slowly add milk 1 tablespoon at a time until desired frosting consistency is reached.
Dip each donut directly into the chocolate frosting. For a thicker layer of frosting dip the donut into the frosting twice.
Step 6: Sprinkle With Crushed Candy Canes
Place glazed donuts onto a cookie cooling rack that is standing over the cookie sheet.
Grab a few Christmas peppermint candy canes and place them into a ziploc bag. Crush with a wooden mallet until you have small pieces. Sprinkle over the donuts to decorate and enjoy this memorable Christmas breakfast.
Store your donuts in a covered or airtight container so they won’t dry out. You can make these ahead of any event (like Christmas morning) and the instructions are below!
Make Ahead Instructions:
These peppermint donuts can be made ahead of Christmas morning breakfast and turn out fantastic! You can refrigerate these delicious treats up to 2 days before frosting and consuming.
To freeze, wrap EACH unfrosted donut with plastic wrap and place in Ziploc freezer bag. The donuts can be in the freezer for up to 2 months.
To freeze frosted donuts, place them in the freezer in a single layer first for 1 hour to allow the glaze to harden and freeze. Wrap each donut individually or stack them in Ziploc freezer bags separated by a layer of parchment paper.
Transfer any frozen donuts to the fridge the night before you want to enjoy them. You can also set them on the counter to allow them to defrost naturally before consuming. Keep them covered or in an airtime container so they won’t dry out.
I hope you enjoyed learning how to make this EASY Christmas morning breakfast recipe! You can easily double or triple this recipe if you have a huge crowd at your home for Christmas. Don’t forget to check out the make ahead instructions earlier in this recipe to save some time on Christmas morning.
If you love Christmas food crafting check out some of our other EASY Christmas recipes that you can make at home! We love sharing holiday treats and tasty drinks with you!