Ok guys. I am one tired, sleep deprived mama, so I am gonna keep this short and sweet. And donut oriented.
If you are anything like me and have an herb garden in which you have planted mint, then chances are that it is suffocating the rest of your garden and you may or may not be desperate for ways to use it up vs. just hacking it out and throwing it in yard waste because you are so desperate for it to not strangle your roses.
That’s how these delicious little treats were born. These will be the easiest weekend breakfast ever and you will get all kinds of high credit from your family. Try them!!
To make these donuts:
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees and prepare a donut pan with baking spray.
Combine all of the dry ingredients in a medium sized bowl.
Melt the butter in a small saucepan over low heat.
While the butter is melting, whisk together the buttermilk and eggs in a small bowl.
Add the buttermilk/egg combination to the dry ingredients and mix well.
Add the melted butter and stir in.
Finely chop the fresh mint leaves.
Add the mint to the donut batter and mix well.
Spoon the batter into the donut pan.
Bake the donuts for 10 minutes at 325 degrees. Let cool for a minute before turning out onto a cooling rack.
Repeat with the remaining donut batter.
Prepare the chocolate glaze:
Heat the cream to a simmer.
Combine all of the other ingredients in a medium bowl and pour the hot cream over them. Whisk until shiny and smooth.
Dunk each donut half way in the glaze and twist as you remove them from the glaze.
Set back on the cooling rack to set up.
Recipe: Chocolate and Fresh Mint Donuts
Summary: makes 2 dozen donuts
- -2 cups cake flour
- -2 tsp baking powder
- -½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- -1 cup sugar
- -4 tablespoons butter
- -1 cup buttermilk
- -2 eggs
- -¼ cup fresh mint leaves, minced
- Chocolate Glaze
- -1/3 cup cream
- -¼ cup semi-sweet chocolate, finely chopped
- -2 tablespoons corn syrup
- -1 cup powdered sugar
- 1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees and prepare a donut pan with baking spray.
- 2. Combine all of the dry ingredients in a medium sized bowl.
- 3. Melt the butter in a small saucepan over low heat.
- 4. While the butter is melting, whisk together the buttermilk and eggs in a small bowl.
- 5. Add the buttermilk/egg combination to the dry ingredients and mix well.
- 6. Add the melted butter and stir in.
- 7. Finely chop the fresh mint leaves.
- 8. Add the mint to the donut batter and mix well.
- 9. Spoon the batter into the donut pan.
- 10. Bake the donuts for 10 minutes at 325 degrees. Let cool for a minute before turning out onto a cooling rack.
- 11. Repeat with the remaining donut batter.
- 12. Prepare the chocolate glaze:
- 13. Heat the cream to a simmer.
- 14. Combine all of the other ingredients in a medium bowl and pour the hot cream over them. Whisk until shiny and smooth.
- 15. Dunk each donut half way in the glaze and twist as you remove them from the glaze.
- 16. Set back on the cooling rack to set up.
Preparation time: 10 minute(s)
Cooking time: 10 minute(s)
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I looove the fresh mint in these! YUM!
Thanks Katrina! They definitely make all the difference!
These just look amazing! Can the same thing be done with chocolate cookies and cakes? Do you have a good Tabbouleh recipe?
YES!! THis is one of my favorite cookie recipes Vicki! http://www.heatherchristo.com/cooks/2011/06/24/chocolate-and-fresh-mint-cookies/
this is close! But I am going to make that this week! http://www.heatherchristo.com/cooks/2007/07/19/mediterranean-quinoa-salad/
oooh, I bought an orange mint plant the other day, I bet this would be amazing with the chocolate!! Thanks for sharing Heather!
that’s a good idea Cheryl!
How fun and unique to use all of that fresh mint in these. At first I thought it was spinach ~ go figure 😉
LOL! that is the healthy girl in you Marla!
Chocolate + fresh mint. It’s like a Thin Mint doughnut. Love it!
If you bite into some fresh mint, does it taste too “herby?”
nope, it is actually a really mild, natural mint flavor. The mincing and the baking must really break down the fibers in the mint, because in texture you cannot even detect that it is there.
One of my all-time favorite flavor combos so I can imagine is delicious in a donut!
Wow! Love these! Chocolate and mint in a donut, you’re amazing! hope you get some rest asap! 😀
gawwwwwd this is not the night to be stalking your blog. STARVING.
Fair enough, because that is how I feel each and every day at the old sweet eats smorgasboard!
If I don’t have fresh mint, could you use mint or peppermint extract? How much would you use? Thanks!!
Sure- I would use abut 1/2-1 teaspoon depending how minty you want it. THis is a good option in the winter too.
I´m so into chocolate and fresh mint, and since I´ve never made donuts.. this might be the recipe!
I need to save this for when I start baking again.
These looked so delicious that i had to make them for brunch this morning! The only problem I had was that the first pan didn’t rise like the pictures showed and then I noticed that there wasn’t any leavening in the recipe. For the rest of the batter I added 1 1/2 tsp of baking powder to make the donuts rise and give them a nice fluffy texture. They turned out great! I would add 2 tsp baking powder for the whole batch so they rise well. Thanks for the recipe! They are delicious!
Emily- I am so sorry- that was a typo, and I really appreciate your help with that.
These look perfectly delicious. Love your take on the fresh mint. Yum!
what do you mean by cream for chocolate glaze ? heavy cream or Condensed Cream…
Gosh these look good. I shared them on my blog >> http://blog.shopdirtylaundry.com/posts/2013/2/26/123-too-cute-tuesday.html >> ENJOY!
I must say that chocolate donuts are looking yummy. Chocolate donuts are my favorite. Now, i do not need to go to a restaurant to have my favorite dish. I will definitely try this recipe at home.
I love that you use fresh mint in these donuts. I have quite a bit to use as well. Finally learned to plant it in a patio container to keep it from spreading and taking over.
Mint and chocolate are a match made in heaven!