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Chocolate Chai Donuts

These Chocolate Chai Donuts are made with pantry staple ingredients, loaded with cozy spices and topped with a decadent chocolate glaze. So delicious and the perfect Fall treat!

Course Breakfast, brunch
Cuisine American
Keyword baked chocolate donuts, chocolate chai donuts, chocolate donuts
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Servings 6 people
Author Haylie


  • 2/3 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/8 tsp ground allspice
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup Whole Milk
  • 1/4 cup plain greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup (4 tbsp) melted butter
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips (or dark chocolate chips
  • extra cinnamon/chopped pecans optional for garnish


  1. Preheat the oven to 350. Take a donut pan, grease it (either with butter or cooking spray) and set aside.

  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, brown sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, allspice and salt until combined.

  3. Melt the butter in a smaller bowl. Make sure you give 3-4 minutes for it to cool completely. Once it has cooled, add in the vanilla extract, egg, greek yogurt and milk. Whisk vigorously to combine and then IMMEDIATELY add it to the dry ingredients using a wooden spoon until they are mixed together.

  4. You want to add it immediately to prevent the butter/egg/milk mixture from clumping.

  5. Next, carefully spoon the donut batter either into a ziploc bag or a piping bag if you have one. If you're using a ziploc bag, cut the tip of the bag and pipe the batter into the greased donut pan, about ⅔ of the way full for each donut. 

  6. Bake for 11-12 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Let cool in pan for 5-10 minutes and then carefully remove them to continue cooling on a wire rack.

  7. While they are cooling, melt the semi-sweet chocolate in a bowl that you're able to dip the donuts in. Melt it in 30 second increments until fully melted. Add a tsp of coconut oil for smoother melting chocolate.

  8. Gently dip one side of the donut into the melted chocolate, making sure you coat it fully on one side. Place it icing side up on the wire rack and repeat until all of the donuts are iced.

  9. Garnish with chopped pecans and a pinch of extra cinnamon. Enjoy!