For the Doughnuts
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
- 1/2 cup buttermilk
- 1 large egg
- 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted until just browned
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
For the Peanut Butter Glaze
- 1 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
- big pinch salt
- 4–6 tablespoons whole milk
- 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
- color and/or chocolate jimmies
- Place a rack in the upper third of the oven and preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Spray a mini doughnut baking pan with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, salt, and brown sugar.
- In a small bowl, whisk together buttermilk, egg, melted butter, and vanilla extract until thoroughly combined.
- Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and fold together until all of the ingredients are well combined. Scrape the bottom of the bowl to ensure that you’re not leaving any flour behind. Stir well to ensure that there are no lumps. Use a small spoon to portion batter into the prepared doughnut baking pan. Each doughnut mold should be about two-thirds full. Bake doughnuts for 8 to 10 minutes or until a skewer inserted into one of the doughnuts comes out clean. Remove from the oven. Allow to rest for five minutes before inverting doughnuts onto a wire rack to cool completely. Allow doughnuts to cool completely before glazing.
- Repeat the baking process until all of the batter is turned into doughnuts.
- To make the glaze, in a medium bowl whisk together powdered sugar, peanut butter, and salt. Add 2 tablespoons of milk and all of the vanilla extract. Whisk to combine. Mixture may be thick. Add milk, a tablespoon at a time, until the glaze is thick and just pourable.
- Dip each doughnut (I dipped the bottom side) into the peanut butter glaze. Shake off some of the excess glaze. Return to the wire rack and sprinkle with jimmies. Allow to rest a few moments for the frosting to harden slightly. These doughnuts are best served within two days of baking.