Chocolate Peanut Butter Donuts

Guess what today is!?

The first Thursday of the month!

Guess what that means!?

It’s time for the monthly Peanut Butter Bash” hosted by Miranda of Cookie Dough and Oven Mitt.


I decided to make mini peanut butter donuts with yogurt, our challenge ingredient for June, because I love donuts and haven’t made them for a while. Plus, mini donuts? SO fun! And you get to eat more of them… 😉



Coincidentally, Miranda decided to make peanut butter-filled (chocolate glazed) donuts about a week before me, AND one of the other lovely peanut butter bash ladies ALSO made peanut butter donuts! I guess donuts, peanut butter, and yogurt just go reaaaaaallllly well together. 😉

Now I’m going to leave you with some mouthwatering pictures and the recipe because you have donuts to make and I have a state tennis tournament to go play doubles in! Wish my team and I luck as we try to win a high school state championship for girls tennis!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Donuts

makes about 24 mini donuts/ doughnuts

Regular dairy yogurt and milk should work in this recipe, but I can’t guarantee it as I haven’t tried it. I prefer to bake vegan food since I’m vegan! 

For the Donuts:

  • 1/3 cup peanut butter
  • 1/3 cup vegan yogurt (I used one container of vegan Almond Dream yogurt that I found at my local grocery store, D&W)
  • 1/3 cup white sugar
  • 1/3 cup nondairy milk (I used almond milk but regular milk should also work here)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt

For the Chocolatey Glaze:

  • peanut (or cashew) pieces to top the donuts with

To make the donuts: Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Add the peanut butter, yogurt, sugar, milk, and vanilla into a stand mixer. Start out at a slow speed (2 or 4) to mix everything together, then when it comes together beat the mixture on high for about a minute, or until it’s light in color and creamy. Add in the other ingredients (flour, baking powder, salt), and mix everything at a low speed until just combined.**

** You can do all this by hand, but a stand mixer makes the mixing process 100 times easier! 


Grease your mini donut pan (I used cooking spray). Spoon the mixture into the donut molds. You’ll need about a VERY large and full spoonful for each donut.

Bake the donuts for 6-7 minutes, or until they’re golden and fluffy.

To make the glaze: combine the chocolate chips and milk into a small bowl and microwave on high for 30 seconds or until the chocolate is mostly melted. Stir the mixture with a knife or spoon to smooth it out. You might need to add a teaspoon or so more of milk if the mixture is clumpy and thick. You want it to be like a glaze- sort of like a ganache.

To assemble: dip the tops of the donuts into the chocolate filled bowl and twirl them around so the whole top of the donut is coated with chocolate. Sprinkle the top with crushed peanut or cashew pieces if desired for a pretty donut with a crunch.

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Check out the two other peanut butter yogurt recipes! Click the links below. 

Peanut Butter Brownie Dip from Gina of Kleinworth & Co.

Vegan Yogurt Peanut Butter Donuts from Emma of BakeThenEat

Have a lovely weekend! Eat lots of peanut butter!

xx Ellie

14 thoughts on “Chocolate Peanut Butter Donuts

  1. superfitbabe says:

    I am so happy I stumbled upon this recipe because I wasn’t sure what the mystery ingredient was! I can totally do yogurt 😉 anyways, these donuts look to DIE FOR. I love how easy they are! Could I substitute the flour for something like oat flour or almond meal? I know it might bake differently and the texture wouldn’t be the same too!

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  2. Be Sol-Ful Living says:

    Ok, chocolate donuts are amazing, but throw in some PB and you’ve got pretty much the perfect donut!!! These look sooooooo good!!! Why must we live so far apart?!?!

    How did the tournament go?!!

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    • peanutbutterandellie says:

      Aww thanks Mandy! Why MUST we live so far apart!? We’d have so much fun in the kitchen together with Willow, baking and dancing to Taylor Swift. 😉
      Maybe someday we can meet. ❤
      The tourney went super well! My team got second place in the state. 🙂 xx

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  3. Natalie says:

    A peanut butter bash, now that sounds like a good time! As long as someone brings some chocolate too obvs 😀 These little donuts are the cutest! And so soft and fluffy too now that I can see the donut part under that delicious glaze. Yogurt is one of my favorite baking ingredients, it does such wonders for texture. And the mini factor just makes me want to gobble these cuties up even faster ❤ Good luck at the the tennis state championship!!

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    • peanutbutterandellie says:

      You know that a peanut butter bash is my kind of party. Or a chocolate bash. The BEST is a pb chocolate bash, though. 😉
      Thanks so much, Natalie! I’m so glad you like the baby donuts.
      I really like working with yogurt too! It makes baked goods super fluffy. What’s your favorite yogurt recipe on your blog?
      Thanks again!! ❤


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