Baked Peanut Butter Doughnuts with Chocolate Glaze


For the doughnuts:

  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup plus 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

For the glaze:

  • 2 tablespoons butter melted
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon corn syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 325F. Lightly grease a doughnut pan.
  2. Using a mixer, combine peanut butter and sugar until fluffy. Add in milk, oil, vanilla, and egg; mix. Sift flour, baking powder, and salt over top of peanut butter mixture. Use mixer to blend until just combined. Transfer to a pastry bag with a large, round tip (or a zip top bag) and pipe into doughnut pan. Bake 8 – 10 minutes, until doughnuts are golden brown and spring back when touched. Flip onto a wire rack and allow to cool for a few minutes before glazing.
  3. To make the glaze, whisk together melted butter and cocoa powder. Once the cocoa powder has melted into the butter, add milk, corn syrup, vanilla, and powdered sugar; whisk. If the glaze is too thin, add more powdered sugar. If too thick, add more milk.
  4. Dip the doughnuts into the glaze and allow the glaze to set about 30 minutes before serving.