Baked chocolate Bisquick donuts

I feel like we hae finally turned a corner as far as the craziness goes… I hope!  Getting back into routines and not shuttling back and forth between houses is nice.  

Work is just about complete on the dining room – we even got a picture up!:


We will be getting our living room couch and chaise this week, finally!  We have had a trundle bed set up as a couch in the living room for now. Shades of dorm rooms LOL!  It’s beginning to feel more like our house now, little by little. 

Anyway, back to donuts – or getting to the donuts… I had bought a box of Bisquick for a recipe that I can’t recall now, but we needed to use of the rest before we moved and I found recipes for Bisquick donuts to use it up. We liked them so much and they were so easy that we bought another box after we moved LOL!


Here is one of the recipes from the Betty Crocker website

This is a half recipe and it makes 6 or 7 small donuts.

Baked Chocolate Donuts

Makes 6 mini donuts.

Preheat oven to 425 F.


  • 1 cup (120 grams) of Bisquick Heart Smart
  • 1.5 tablespoons of sugar
  • 1.5 tablespoons of unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup of milk
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla

In a medium bowl, mix the Bisquick, sugar and cocoa powder to blend. In another small dish, beat the egg, add the milk and vanilla.  


Then add this to the dry mix.  Mix until just moistened. Overmixing can make tough donuts, and you don’t want tough donuts 😀


Spray the donut pan with cooking spray and spoon into the pan.


This is a little full, actually – so keep that in mind. I just didn’t feel like doing another pan for 1 donut (lazy).

Bake for 6-7 minutes.  Check with a toothpick if you want, but they will spring back to the touch.


See how I got this pan just a little full? Turn over to the pretty side on a cooling rack 🙂


Here are the stats for just the donuts:

Calories (per donut): 106, 2.7 grams of fat, 18.2 grams of carbs, 3.3 grams of protein, 0.4 grams of fiber.

Top with any glaze that you want.  This glaze is 1/3 cup of powdered sugar with a tablespoon of milk and 1/2 tablespoon of crunchy peanut butter.


The donuts are not too sweet, which is nice and so easy and fast to make. You can have donuts in about 20 minutes from start to finish.

It’s funny how I bought a donut pan kind of on a whim and we actually use it fairly often.  John loves the baked donuts, as do I.

New boiler for our furnace tomorrow and the new furniture!  I also have a product review and giveaway for this week, so stay tuned!

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14 thoughts on “Baked chocolate Bisquick donuts

  1. Jeannie/Qlts2Slo

    Bisquick donuts, who’d a thunk? Am I the only one who thought how cool it was that the donuts overflowed to become holeless on one side so then the icing could fill the “hole” and not fall out?

    The dining room looks wonderful and I’m loving the light that comes in from the back door. So glad you’re feeling things are getting back to normal.

  2. Shelley B

    YUMMERS. I love cake donuts and your look amazing!!!

    The dining room looks good! Sweet what a lack of dated wallpaper, along with fresh pretty paint, can do for a room. 🙂

  3. debby

    Dining room looks pretty!

    When I saw you post those donuts on FB, I was hoping you’d write about them. Excellent stats, and a really easy recipe too. Nice treat for the weekend!

  4. Ali @ Peaches and Football

    I’ll have to file this recipe away for a bit. Too dangerous for me! I purposely have not yet bought a donut pan because I think I’d be experimenting a little too much. 🙂

    The house is looking fabulous – way to go! You two are amazing and I love how your personality shows through in the different choices for lights, flooring, paint, etc… It’s awesome.

  5. Linda E.

    The dining room color is amazing. I have been wanting to do a room partially in that color, but need to get rid of some pine green carpet first, Lol. Also, wonder if I could make that recipe and put them in our mini donut maker ?!? yummy Sunday treat. Fall is dangerous eatign weather, just want to curl up with a comfort food and a huge blanket, reading a book.

  6. Helen

    I’ve been pinning cake donut recipes like crazy – keep thinking I’ll make them but with my new part time job I haven’t had the time. Maybe just as well?

    Your dining room color is pretty – and I love the way you split the colors with the chair rail. Have fun settling in a bit more this week!

  7. Biz

    I love the color of your dining room – very classy! And I love that you added PB to your glaze – delish! I have a donut pan too, but as with most of my kitchen gadgets, stuff not in regular rotation gets put to the basement – out of sight, out of mind – need to make more baked donuts!

  8. Debbie

    Wow, i’m going to try this. I bought a donut pan before I started on Weight Watchers. Since then I have not baked a single donut. Now I have a reason to pull it back out of the cupboard.

  9. Sarah

    What? Bisquick donuts? No way! They look fantastic! The peanut butter in the glaze is a stellar idea. Not many things are as good as chocolate with peanut butter, yum!

  10. E. Jane

    Love your house! And those donuts…what can I say but “they look delicious!” My grandkids would love to make those someday when visiting Grandma!

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