These Oreo Donuts have crushed Oreos in both the donut batter and vanilla glaze. Black cocoa powder is used to create a bold and deep chocolate flavor that compliments the Oreo cookie flavor so well!
These baked Oreo donuts are chocolate cake donuts that can easily be made in a donut pan. The Oreo cookie crumbs adds extra chocolatey flavor too!
Even the tops of the donuts have Oreo crumbs sprinkled over them. Oreo lovers must try these donuts!
Looking for more Oreo desserts? Then check out these: Oreo cinnamon rolls, chocolate Oreo cupcakes, and mini Oreo cheesecakes.
Why You'll Love These Donuts
- They're super soft, moist, and fluffy.
- Instead of fried, they're baked.
- Oreo pieces are in every bite.
- All you need are mixing bowls; no hand mixer required.
- They're perfect as a quick breakfast sweet treat!
Because these donuts are baked, you'll need a donut mold. I recommend either these nonstick pans or these silicone ones.
The donuts are also topped with a vanilla frosting and more crushed Oreo cookies!
Expert Baking Tips
- Baking Pan: You'll need a 6-count donut pan like this one or this wilton donut pan. I have both of these and use them interchangeably. Generourly spray your pan with nonstick spray.
- Measuring Flour: To help ensure you don’t add extra flour, follow these three simple steps: 1) Fluff up the flour using a fork. 2) Spoon the flour into your measuring cup. 3) Scrape a knife across the top of the measuring cup to level out the flour.
- Black Cocoa Powder: If you don't have this, just substitute it with dutch or unsweetened cocoa powder (like Hershey's). It won't be the same, but it'll still taste good.
- Donut Batter: I find it so much easier to scrape the donut batter into a piping bag or a large ziplock bag and pipe the batter into the donut molds.
Here are some notes on the ingredients we'll be using. For the full ingredients list, look at the recipe card below.
- Flour: I used all purpose flour.
- Black Cocoa Powder: This adds a deeper chocolate flavor. Tastes like an Oreo too!
- Unsalted Butter: Used in both the donuts and glaze.
- Milk: I used 2%, but you could also use your preferred milk.
- Yogurt: You can use either plain or vanilla yogurt. If you don't have yogurt, you could even use sour cream.
- Oreos: I used normal, but you can use your favorite variety of Oreo cookies.
Here are the step by step instructions on how to make this Oreo donut recipe.
Step 1: Dry ingredients. In a medium-sized mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, black cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt.
Step 2: Wet ingredients. In a large bowl, whisk together the melted butter, egg, sugar, milk, yogurt, and vanilla extract until fully combined.
Step 3: Combine ingredients. Add the dry ingredients into the wet and gently fold together using a rubber spatula until combined. Then fold in the crushed Oreo pieces.
Step 4: Pipe the donut batter. Scoop the batter into a piping bag and pipe the donut batter into each donut cup, filling it up just barely to the top.
Step 5: Bake. Bake the donuts for 10-12 minutes. Allow them to cool in the pan for 10 minutes before carefully removing them and setting them on a wire rack to finish cooling.
Step 6: Vanilla glaze. In a small bowl, mix together the powdered sugar, milk, melted butter, and vanilla extract.
Step 7: Assemble. Dip each donut into the glaze and place them back onto the cooling rack. Sprinkle the donuts with the Oreo crumbs.
Although donuts are best consumed the same day they are made, they will last for a short amount of time.
Keep leftover donuts in an airtight container in the refrigerator or on the counter at room temperature for up to 3 days.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes! These would also be delicious white a cream cheese icing, white chocolate, or even dark chocolate ganache.
Yes you can! You will have a total of 12 donuts. Just be sure to bake each pan separately.
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More Donut Recipes
- Donut Pan
- Mixing Bowls
- Piping Bag
- ¾ cup all-purpose flour
- ⅓ cup black cocoa powder (see note below)
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
- 1 large egg, room temperature
- ½ cup sugar
- ¼ cup milk, room temperature
- ¼ cup yogurt (plain or vanilla), room temperature
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3 Oreos, crushed
- 1 ¼ cup powdered sugar
- 2 tablespoons milk
- 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted
- ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 Oreos, crumbs
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and spray a 6-count donut pan with non-stick spray. Set aside.
- In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
- In a large bowl, whisk together the melted butter, egg, sugar, milk, yogurt, and vanilla extract until combined. Add the dry ingredients into the wet and gently fold together using a rubber spatula just until combined. Then fold in the crushed Oreos.
- Scoop the batter into a piping bag or a zipped-up sandwich bag. Simply cut a corner off of the bottom of the bag and pipe the donut batter into each donut cup, filling it up just barely to the top.
- Bake the donuts for 10-12 minutes. Use a toothpick to check the center. If it comes out clean, then they're done. Allow the donuts to cool in the pan for 10 minutes before carefully removing them and setting them on a wire rack to finish cooling.
- In a small bowl, mix together the powdered sugar, milk, melted butter, and vanilla extract until combined.
- Once the donuts have cooled, dip them into the glaze and place them back onto the wire rack (double dip for extra glaze!). Then sprinkle on the Oreo crumbs. Once set, serve immediately and enjoy!
- Keep leftover donuts in an airtight container in the refrigerator or on the counter for up to 3 days.
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