Oreo Donuts



Oreo Donuts
Oreo Donuts

They’re soft, yet dense enough from the crushed Oreos to create an almost cakey brownie texture. The glaze has a small amount of cream cheese, which gives it a great tang and offsets the chocolate beautifully. And there are Oreos both in and on top of the donut.

Though donuts are typically a breakfast food, these are too good not to be eaten at all times of day. In fact, I had one for dessert last night.

And because we don’t want to be too gluttonous, these Oreo donuts are baked, not fried! So they weigh in at a remarkable 130 calories each, before being topped with the vanilla glaze. OK, now it can’t get any better.


PREP TIME: 20 mins
For the donuts
  • ¾ cup flour
  • ⅓ cup cocoa powder
  • ⅓ cup light brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • ⅓ cup milk
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons vinegar, white or cider
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
For the frosting
  • 1 ounce cream cheese, softened
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 1½ cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 donut, crushed finely, for sprinkling, eat the rest of this one to be sure it tastes good
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a standard sized donut pan and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together flour, cocoa powder, brown sugar, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk egg, milk, vegetable oil, vinegar, and vanilla extract. Add the wet ingredients to the dry, whisking to combine. Gently fold in the crushed Oreos.
  4. Transfer mixture into a pastry bag or large ziplock with a hole cut into the corner. Pipe batter into donut molds, filling ⅔ of the way up the molds. Bake for 10 minutes, or until a knife inserted into the donut comes out clean. Allow to cool 10 minutes before frosting.
  5. While the donuts are cooling, make the frosting. Combine all ingredients in a small bowl, whisking until smooth. The consistency should be thick but still thin enough to form ribbons when you scoop it from the bowl and back down. Dip each donut into the frosting and top with more crushed Oreos. Devour.

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