chocolate donuts with blood orange glaze

This morning at 11 Am I am on New Day Northwest showing you all how to put together a beautiful Valentines Day Breakfast.

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Sometimes it is easy to forget that the ones that get the most excited about this “holiday” are the kids.

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Mine are totally obsessed.

chocolate donuts with blood orange glaze

I thought that for them to come down in the morning and have the whole family sit down for a special breakfast would delight the little girls, and maybe secretly delight my husband.

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I mean, come on- it’s pretty cute, right?

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Plus, we still have all of the normal after school activities and craziness here in the evening, so my husband and I will be lucky to have some quiet time after 8pm when the kids have (hopefully) crashed. So this Valentines Day breakfast is kind of a guaranteed time for us all to be together that day.

Chocolate Donuts with Blood Orange Glaze

You can learn more about the crafts I created here in this NDNW segment, which I will post here later today.

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But one of the stars of this breakfast is the baked donuts. Donuts, traditionally something that are a really special treat are made easy and much healthier by baking them! These seriously take about 15 minutes start to finish and are totally moist and delicious!

chocolate donuts with blood orange glaze

These dark chocolate donuts are finished with a gorgeous blood orange glaze that takes advantage of the beautiful citrus fruit that is in season right now. These little gems are what inspired this whole Breakfast idea and most of the colors.

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More of the recipes featured in this segment will be featured later this week, but include banana donuts with chocolate glaze, heart shaped bacon and egg cups, pink smoothies, and homemade hot chocolate!

Chocolate Donuts with Blood Orange Glaze, makes 12 donuts
1 1/2 cups flour
½ cup dark cocoa powder
1 cup sugar
2 tsp baking powder
½ tsp nutmeg
1 tsp salt
1 cup buttermilk
2 eggs
2 tsp vanilla
3 Tbs butter. Melted

Blood Orange Glaze
2 Tbs Butter, Melted
2 Tbs corn syrup
3 cups powdered sugar
¼ cup blood orange juice
2 Tbs heavy Cream

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Spray a donut pan with cooking spray.

Chocolate donuts with blood orange glaze

In a medium sized bowl combine all of the dry ingredients.

Chocolate donuts with blood orange glaze

In a separate bowl, add the buttermilk, eggs and vanilla. Beat them together and add them to the dry ingredients.

Chocolate donuts with blood orange glaze

Add the melted butter to the batter and mix until a batter has formed.

Spoon or pipe the batter into the donut pan and bake at 325 for 10 minutes.

Chocolate donuts with blood orange glaze

Turn the donuts out onto a cooling rack and let the donuts cool.

Chocolate donuts with blood orange glaze

While the donuts are baking, make the glaze by whisking everything together.

Chocolate donuts with blood orange glaze

When the donuts have cooled, dip them into the glaze. (I triple dunked them!)

(first dip)
Chocolate donuts with blood orange glaze

(third dip)
chocolate donuts with blood orange glaze

Eat immediately or let them rest while the blood orange glaze sets up.

chocolate donuts with blood orange glaze

Enjoy!

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