100% Whole Wheat Baked Chocolate Donuts

A couple weeks ago on National Donut Day, I not only took myself out for a little breakfast at Dunkin Donuts.  I also came home and baked up some whole wheat donuts so that Navah could celebrate National Donut Day as well.

These aren't fried like what you'd get at a bakery, but I'm just going to go out there and say they're among the most delicious donuts I've ever had.  I had to hold myself back from eating them all right away.

I can't claim that they're wildly healthy, but I'm guessing they're significantly better for me than what I got in the drive-thru at Dunkin Donuts.

Of course, the greatest part of all is that they take about 20 minutes to throw together.  And with only a bowl and a donut pan to clean up, this is my type of sweet snack baking.

To fancy things up a bit, I followed this post and made powdered "sugar" from xylitol and arrowroot powder in my Ninja blender.  With a little of that sweetness sprinkled on the top, these were the donutiest baked donuts around.

100% Whole Wheat Baked Chocolate Donuts
Adapted from whole wheat cinnamon sugar baked donuts

2/3 cup whole wheat flour
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 cup xylitol (or sugar)
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 large egg
1/3 cup yogurt
3 tablespoons almond milk (or regular milk)
2 tablespoons canola or vegetable oil
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a  6-donut pan with cooking spray.
2.  In a large bowl, combine the dry ingredients (flour through salt) and set aside.
3.  In a medium bowl, whisk together the remaining ingredients (egg through vanilla extract).  Add the dry ingredients to his bowl and stir, just until combined.
4.  Spoon the batter into the prepared pan, filling between 3/4 and full.
5.  Bake for 12 - 14 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle of a donut comes out clean. Let the donuts sit for a minute and then turn out onto a wire rack to cool.
6.  Serve immediately or store in an airtight container for up to three days.
7.  Top with powdered sugar if you wish!