Sometimes you need a little extra help recharging. When I need a quick boost, I often turn to coffee. Maybe I should get more sleep. Maybe I should plan more, eat better, or practice more self control when it comes to making time for rest. But sometimes I just don’t, and on those days, I crave a steady stream of caffeine. I know you know the feeling.
Stayed up too late on Sunday night?
Is your Monday morning brain having a hard time waking up?
Feel like the Super Dome during a power outage, in desperate need of a big jolt of energy?
For times when a coffee and a doughnut aren’t quite enough, get a double dose of coffee with these supercharged doughnuts that I recently dreamt up in my kitchen. . . Leave it to me to put doughnuts in coffee, and coffee in doughnuts.
Yes, you read that right. Coffee. In. Doughnuts. Chocolate and coffee are perfectly complementary and they team up to pack a punch in these delightful baked doughnuts. Some people achieve balance through protein shakes, juices, and probiotics. Sometimes I am one of those people. Sometimes I am one of those other people whose idea of balance is tempering bitter with sweet, coffee with chocolate.
When it feels like the lights are flickering, power up with these.
Supercharged Coffee Doughnuts
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 2 teaspoons instant espresso powder
- pinch of salt
- 1 egg, beaten
- 6 oz. low-fat vanilla yogurt
- 1 Tablespoon vegetable oil
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- 3 Tablespoons real maple syrup
- 1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
- Grease a doughnut pan.
- Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, nutmeg, espresso powder, and salt in a medium bowl.
- In another bowl, combine egg, yogurt, oil, lemon juice, and maple syrup.
- Mix wet ingredients into dry ingredients until incorporated. Gently fold in chocolate chips.
- Scoop batter into the wells of the doughnut pan. Wipe off any excess batter that gets on the pan surface in the center of the doughnut to preserve the ring shape.
- Bake at 400 degrees F for about 10 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from oven and cool on wire rack. Makes 6 doughnuts.
- Optional: dip in your favorite frosting or glaze.