Whole Wheat Chocolate Baked Donuts

My obsession with baked donuts keeps growing.

The first experiment was with these. Holy yum!!! They were out of this world. And, yes, I did it again!

These are just plain incredible.

I was too impatient and took the photos of these right after dipping them in the chocolate. But, I let the chocolate covered donuts sit out on a plate for a few hours to harden. That madeΒ allΒ the difference in the world.

The soft donuts covered in hard chocolate. Oh my gosh. I can’t even begin to describe to you how good these are. I need another, A.S.A.P.

To top it all off, they’re 100% whole wheat too! Total genius. Thank you, thank you very much. πŸ˜‰

I know it only makes about a dozen donuts. This is not enough. You’ll need to make another batch.

Side Note: My husband’s coworkers were not very happy with me that I only sent in 11 donuts (I had to try one). Next time, a double batch is the minimum requirement. πŸ˜‰

Whole Wheat Chocolate Baked Donuts

adapted from Eat Good 4 Life


  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup milk (I used 1%)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1/4 cup Hershey’s Special Dark cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup Ghirardelli 60% cacao chocolate chips (for glaze)


  1. Preheat the oven to 325Β°F.
  2. Spray your donut pan with cooking spray and set aside.
  3. Meanwhile, beat the eggs, milk, and olive oil together.
  4. Add in the remaining ingredients (except chocolate chips for glaze) and stir until combined.
  5. Spoon the batter into the donut pan holes, filling to about 2/3 full (basically in line with the hole part).
  6. Bake for 15 minutes.
  7. Allow them to cool for 3 minutes in the pan, then transfer to a cooling rack to cool completely.
  8. In the meantime, prepare melt the chocolate chips over a double boiler.
  9. Dip the donuts into the melted chocolate and cool on a wire rack.

Servings: 1 dozen donuts


  1. Looks so delicious! There is a donut shop here in Anaheim that makes blueberry donuts. There’s always a LONG line/wait for them… everyday!! You should come up with a recipe for them!! I bet there would be a huge request for them!

  2. On behalf of Logan’s co-workers, we volunteer to babysit Liam while you continue to bake and spoil us with your delicious, nutritious and beautiful treats!

  3. these look delicious! do you think they’d work with white whole wheat flour instead of whole wheat pastry flour?

  4. Oh my word, I NEED to make these asap! I’m on a baked donut kick right now, but I’ve never made chocolate ones. I love the shiny glaze!!

  5. Are both the semisweet and 60% cacao chips for the glaze or is the first for the donuts themselves and the second for the glaze?

    1. The semisweet chocolate chips are for inside of the donuts (in the batter) and the 60% cacao chips are for melting and glazing. Happy Baking!

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