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Baked Chocolate Chip Donuts

Happy Paczki Day! AKA Shrove Tuesday, Fat Tuesday, Pancake Tuesday, the day before Lent, and Mardi Gras. The Baked Double Chocolate Chip Donuts are a great substitute for Paczki and not as fattening.

Baked Double Chocolate Chip Donuts

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Baked Double Chocolate Chip Donuts

Happy Paczki Day! AKA Shrove Tuesday, Fat Tuesday, Pancake Tuesday, the day before Lent, and Mardi Gras. No matter what you call it, this year it falls on February 16th!

These yummy baked double Chocolate Chip Donuts are moist on the inside and can be dipped in chocolate for a triple chocolate treat. And because they are baked instead of deep fried, they have less calories than a normal donut.

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Baked Double Chocolate Chip Donuts

What is Paczki

If you aren’t familiar with Paczki then you most likely aren’t Polish. The Polish normally celebrate it on Fat Thursday, but other cultures also celebrate it on Fat Tuesday.

paczki polish donuts

However, growing up in Buffalo, NY all my life, the Polish community in Buffalo has the largest Fat Thursday event outside of Poland, which is run in cooperation with the monthly Polish Happy Hour Buffalo event.

Paczki is a Polish Donut sometimes filled with jelly or cream. Some stores, like Dillons, Publix, Wegmans, and Sam’s Club sell Paczki the weekend before Fat Tuesday.

paczki polish donuts

They are a very rich, sweet yeast dough consisting of eggs, butter and milk. They can be covered with glaze, sugar, or powdered sugar.

While the Baked Double Chocolate Chip Donuts does not contain yeast or butter, they do contain milk and eggs and are just as good and not as fattening.

Why Fat Tuesday

Fat Tuesday is the day before Lent (Ash Wednesday) when you empty the pantry and fill up on all the foods that you want to give up for Lent. Normally, people will give up things like meat, candy, chocolate, sweets, etc.

And while normally New Orleans has Mardi Gras on Shrove Tuesday, this year it is postponed thanks to COVID. But you can celebrate at home with our Baked Chocolate Chip Donuts and enjoy with family.

Baked Double Chocolate Chip Donuts

Chocolate Chip Donuts Ingredients

  • White Whole Wheat Flour (or All Purpose Flour)
  • Cocoa Powder, sifted
  • Sugar
  • Egg at room temperature
  • Milk
  • Oil
  • Vanilla extract
  • Baking powder
  • Baking soda
  • Salt
  • Semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • *For exact amounts, please see recipe card below.

How to Make Paczki (Polish Donuts)

Preheat oven to 325F. Grease the donut pan and set aside.

In a bowl, whisk the egg, milk, vanilla extract and oil together.

Baked Double Chocolate Chip Donuts

Add in the dry ingredients (except chocolate chips) and stir until combined.

Fold in the chocolate chips.

Baked Double Chocolate Chip Donuts

Spoon the batter into the donut holes.

Baked Double Chocolate Chip Donuts

Bake for 14-16 minutes till done.

Baked Double Chocolate Chip Donuts

Let them cool in the pan for few minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

Baked Double Chocolate Chip Donuts

Note: Once the donut have cooled down, you can dunk the donuts into the melted chocolate. You can decorate with sprinkles or mini chocolate chips. (Optional)

Baked Double Chocolate Chip Donuts

 
Yield: 6

Baked Double Chocolate Chip Donuts

baked double chocolate chip donuts recipe

Happy Paczki Day! AKA Shrove Tuesday, Fat Tuesday, the day before Lent, and Mardi Gras. The Baked Double Chocolate Chip Donuts are a great substitute for Paczki.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 16 minutes
Additional Time 5 minutes
Total Time 31 minutes

Ingredients

  • Cup White Whole Wheat Flour (or All Purpose Flour)
  • 2 tbsp. of Cocoa Powder, sifted
  • 1/3 Cup sugar
  • 1 egg at room temperature
  • 1/2 Cup of milk
  • 3 tbsp. oil
  • 1 tsp of vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp of salt
  • 1/3 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325F. Grease the donut pan  and set aside.
  2. In a bowl, whisk the egg, milk, vanilla extract and oil together.
  3. Add in the dry ingredients (except chocolate chips) and stir until combined.
  4. Fold in the chocolate chips.
  5. Spoon the batter into the donut holes.
  6. Bake for 14-16 minutes till done.
  7. Let them cool in the pan for few minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

Notes

Note: Once the donut have cooled down, you can dunk the donuts into the melted chocolate. You can decorate with sprinkles or mini chocolate chips. (Optional)

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 250Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 33mgSodium: 214mgCarbohydrates: 34gFiber: 3gSugar: 16gProtein: 5g

Nutrition may vary depending on the products used.

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