Peanut Butter Donuts with Chocolate Glaze

I’m a dedicated Jif peanut butter buyer. As you all know, peanut butter isn’t cheap. It’s cheap if you only buy it a couple times a year, but when your boyfriends favorite desserts include peanut butter and chocolate you’re buying a jar or more a month. After making these peanut butter donuts I just knew I had to find a cheaper peanut butter. My boyfriends going to be asking for these donuts regularly, so it’s going to get expensive.

Peanut Butter Donuts with Chocolate Glaze | Easy to make. Even easier to eat.

I was scared to leave my Jif. I’ve tried Peter Pan and Skippy before but the taste just didn’t compare to Jif. I decided to try the store brand, since that’s always the cheapest. I am happy to say the peanut butter is amazing and it has a total of 8 grams of protein vs. 7 grams in Jif. If you have a Wegmans grocery store try their peanut butter brand. You won’t be disappointed.

Peanut Butter Donuts with Chocolate Glaze | Easy to make. Even easier to eat.

Since we’re on the peanut butter topic… does anyone actually eat the crunchy peanut butter? The crunchies creep me out. I remember one time in elementary school they decided to make their peanut butter sandwiches with crunchy peanut butter. At that point in my life I had never had such a thing. The only crunchy thing that was ever in my peanut butter sandwich were M&Ms (amazing treat btw, try it). So when I took a bite of that peanut butter sandwich full of crunchy peanut butter, I lost all my trust in peanut butter.

Peanut Butter Donuts with Chocolate Glaze | Easy to make. Even easier to eat.

I am a food hater. It’s crazy to think someone with a food blog hates so much food, but I do. I have the hardest time grocery shopping because nothing ever looks or sounds good. I don’t understand how anyone could like Miracle Whip. Everything about it makes me want to gag. I have a huge issue with food textures. I don’t like anything creamy or thick. I can somehow eat pudding though, I just try not to think of the creaminess. Mushrooms, they’re scary and I feel like they would eat me from the inside out… I’m actually allergic to them so it probably wouldn’t be a good idea to try them… ever. Meatloaf, it’s a loaf of meat covered in ketchup. First off I don’t eat beef. Secondly I don’t like ketchup. The thought of them together just makes the hairs on my arm stand tall. Black licorice, seriously just smell it, look at it and touch it… uck!  Blue cheese. It’s blue people!! RUN AWAY!

Peanut Butter Donuts with Chocolate Glaze | Easy to make. Even easier to eat.

Since I now cleared your head and got you thinking about disgusting foods lets discuss donuts (which are delicious, btw). These peanut butter donuts are baked! They’re packed with a punch of peanut butter and melt in your mouth. My boyfriends only complaint was that there wasn’t enough glaze per donut. So if you’re a chocolate lover I suggest double dipping into the chocolatey glaze (I only dipped once). There’s plenty of glaze to dip twice.

Peanut Butter Donuts with Chocolate Glaze
Yields 12
The donuts can also be baked in a mini muffin tin if you do not have a donut pan.
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Donut
  1. 1 3/4 cup flour
  2. 1/4 cup cornstarch
  3. 3/4 cup brown sugar
  4. 2 tsp. baking powder
  5. 1 tsp. salt
  6. 3/4 cup buttermilk
  7. 2 eggs
  8. 2 tbs. butter, melted
  9. 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
Glaze
  1. 1 and 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  2. 4 tbs. cocoa powder
  3. 3 tbs. milk (I used 2%)
  4. 2 tsp. vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 425° F.
  2. Prepare a donut pan with cooking spray.
  3. In a large bowl combine all dry ingredients: flour, cornstarch, brown sugar, baking powder, and salt.
  4. Once dry ingredients are combined mix in the buttermilk, eggs, and melted butter.
  5. After the batter is well mixed stir in peanut butter.
  6. Batter will be thin enough to spoon into prepared donut pan.
  7. Fill each donut slot 3/4 full with the batter.
  8. Bake in the oven for approximately 9 minutes or until it passes the toothpick test.
  9. While donuts are in the oven whisk powdered sugar, cocoa powder, milk and vanilla in a small bowl.
  10. Remove donuts from oven and allow to cool slightly.
  11. Dip each donut in the chocolate glaze and place donut on wax paper.
  12. Allow glaze to dry and enjoy!
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