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Your favorite holiday drink transformed into a delicious breakfast treat, Peppermint Mocha Donuts.

Peppermint Mocha Donuts from What The Fork Food Blog

Peppermint Mocha is a familiar holiday flavor. Peppermint mocha lattes and coffees galore. They’re practically spilling out of every coffee-house, Starbucks or Dunks (Dunkin Donuts) you pass. But I’m not complaining, it’s such a fabulous flavor! I’ve been seeing so many recipes for peppermint mocha this and peppermint mocha that that I was starting to feel like I’m not being festive enough. I’ve got some peppermint mocha coffee creamer, that’s good enough, no? No! So I gave it a little thought, like 3 seconds, before knowing what I wanted to make. Peppermint Mocha Donuts. Coffee and donuts, match made in heaven.

Peppermint Mocha Donuts from What The Fork Food Blog

Peppermint Mocha Donuts from What The Fork Food Blog

So here’s a little insight on my long, drawn out thought process. Thought process starts here –> I always put coffee in my chocolate cake, why not put it in my baked chocolate donuts? Speaking of coffee, where did I put mine… Ooo, I’ll top it with some peppermint glaze and the peppermint pieces I bought but haven’t used! <– End thought. Yep, totally labored over that one. I did find my coffee, by the way. Next to the dog treats and playdoh in the dining room, naturally.

Peppermint Mocha Donuts from What The Fork Food Blog

Peppermint Mocha Donuts from What The Fork Food Blog

The chocolate pairs so well with the peppermint glaze. I go a little heavy on the peppermint extract because I really love peppermint. If you want it a little less strong, use 1/2 a teaspoon. Enjoy!

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Peppermint Mocha Donuts from What The Fork Food Blog

Peppermint Mocha Donuts

Yield: 6 donuts
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 9 minutes
Total Time: 29 minutes

Your favorite holiday drink transformed into a delicious breakfast treat, Peppermint Mocha Donuts.

Ingredients

For the Donuts:

  • 1 C gluten-free all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp xanthan gum
  • 1/2 C granulated sugar
  • 1/4 C cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp fine sea salt
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 2 tsp white vinegar
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/2 C brewed coffee

For the Peppermint Glaze:

  • 2 C powdered sugar
  • 2-3 Tbsp milk
  • 1/2 - 1 tsp peppermint extract (depending on preference)
  • peppermint pieces (I used King Leo brand)

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees and spray donut pan with non-stick spray.
  2. Combine milk and vinegar, set aside and let sit for 5 minutes.
  3. In a large bowl, sift and mix together flour, xanthan gum, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  4. In a separate bowl, whisk egg, oil, coffee and vanilla. Whisk in milk/vinegar mixture until combined.
  5. Pour wet ingredients into the bowl of dry ingredients. Stir until just combined. Don't over mix!
  6. Bake donuts for 8-10 minutes. The top of the donut will spring back when touched when done. Mine were done after 9 minutes.
  7. Cool donuts on a wire rack.
  8. To prepare the peppermint glaze, add powdered sugar, peppermint extract and milk in a bowl. Whisk to combine.
  9. Dip cooled (can be slightly warm) donuts 1/3 of the way in the peppermint glaze. Top with peppermint pieces.

 

 

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judee @gluten free A-Z Blog

Wednesday 17th of December 2014

Wow! saw these featured at GFW and was blown away. What a perfect holiday dessert and looks so pretty too.

Sydney A

Tuesday 16th of December 2014

These look delicious! I have been loving everything peppermint this year.

Miz Helen

Monday 15th of December 2014

Your Peppermint Mocha Donuts look like they are perfect for the season. Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope you have a great week. Come Back Soon! Miz Helen

[email protected] Freshman Cook

Friday 12th of December 2014

Oh my goodness! I need one of these right away! They sound wonderful and they are gorgeous! I would love if you would share this at Celebrate it! It is all about celebrating the little and big events of our everyday lives. http://thefreshmancook.blogspot.com/2014/12/celebrate-it-blog-party-21.html

Amanda @ Cookie Named Desire

Friday 12th of December 2014

Oh my gosh, this is totally my kind of doughnut! And we definitely have the same kind of thought process ;)

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