It’s been a while since I made a donut recipe, one of my favorite things to bake up so that needed to change 😉 Say hello to these delicious and easy to make chocolate glazed donuts. Just 4 smart points each on WW freestyle and easily worked into your day, so yes you can have your donut and eat it too! Hope you enjoy them as much as I did.

Ingredients used

  • Egg
  • Sugar
  • Milk
  • Vanilla extract
  • Flour
  • Cocoa powder
  • Baking powder
  • Icing sugar *confectionary sugar
  • Water


Chocolate glazed donuts

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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 16 mins
Total Time 26 mins
Course Baking
Servings 6


  • 1 egg
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 cup milk I used 1%
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/3 cup confectionary sugar icing sugar
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla
  • 2 Tbsp warm water


  • Preheat oven to 350F, spray a 6 hole donut tin with some nonstick spray.
  • In a bowl whisk your egg with the sugar, add in milk and vanilla and stir.
  • Mix in your flour, cocoa powder and baking powder, mix well then pour batter into donut tin.
  • Bake in the oven for 16 minutes, let cool for 5 minutes.
  • To make your glaze use something that will be good to dip the donuts in, I used a small flat plate with raised sides. Mix your confectionary sugar, vanilla and water till sugar is all dissolved. Dip both sides off donuts into glaze and then transfer to a wire rack with something underneath to catch the glaze that will drop off *Note when calculating points and nutritional info I only accounted for 1/4 cup of icing sugar as a lot of the glaze will drop off.
  • Let glaze dry, store donuts in a sealed container, best in the fridge and they will freeze well.


Personal points- 4 using the WW recipe builder 
Freestyle SP- (blue, green & purple) 4 using WW recipe builder
Points Plus- 3 using PP calculator
Nutritional info Calories.. 100..Fat 1.7g...Sat fat 0.7g...Carbs 18.5g.. Fiber 1.7g...Sugar 8.9g...Protein 3.4g
Keyword baked chocolate donuts, baking, chocolate glazed donuts, donuts
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  1. Diane Taylor Reply

    Ok I need to get a donut pan! These look amazing as usual. Thanks for posting the recipe 🙂

    • Drizzle Reply

      Yes to a donut pan 🙂 thanks I hope you enjoy them

  2. I am so glad I found your blog! I really hate the taste of artificial sweeteners (and some make me sick!) so it’s nice to see that all the recipes I’ve read so far use real sugar…but are still low points! These look delicious – I’m going to have to borrow my sister’s donut pans I think!

    • Drizzle Reply

      Hi Meghan, I’m glad you found me too 🙂 yeah I am the same way, most artificial sweeteners upset my tummy 🙁 I have a few on here that I tried for a sponsored post but the majority of them use real sugar, just less 🙂 I hope you enjoy the recipes!

  3. Made these this morning. They came out lovely! Not overly sweet, like a mini bundt donut. These and your bubble ups are our faves! Thanks for always sharing your amazing recipes.

  4. Can’t wait to try these! I’ve missed my chocolate donuts. Do you think they’d bake up as mini muffins?

    • Drizzle Reply

      Yes you can probably make mini muffins as well 🙂 Hope you enjoy

  5. I don’t have a donut pan, but I do have a mini bundt cake pan…do you think I could use it in place of the donut pan?!

  6. What type of flour would be best? All purpose or self rising? Also, would cashew milk work or would it taste strange?

    • Drizzle Reply

      I use all purpose but if you only have self rasing it’s fine too.. I think cashew milk will work ok and as long as you are use to it I don’t see if really changing he flavor

  7. Would i have to change any of the other ingredients if I left out the cocoa powder to make them plain glazed? Ty!

    • Drizzle Reply

      I only have them set up the way I made them, if you want to leave something out I can’t guarantee they will turn out the same, you’d need to replace the dry your omitting

    • These are really tasty and just enough! The sweetness isn’t overwhelming which I really appreciate. Thanks for including the WW personal points.

  8. You have so many adds, commercials etc on you site I can’t ever get a recipe to print. This is very frustrating. ARG!

    • Drizzle Reply

      Hi Donna, sorry you feel that way, I should not have any pop ups which a lot of other sites do (Cause I too hate those) but please know those ads are what pay my bills and allow me to spend the time that I do creating and sharing all these recipes with you

    • Drizzle Reply

      Hi Lisa, I don’t think the points would change, but to be sure you can build it in your WW app, sorry I only figure the points out as recipe states otherwise I’d spend all day figuring out different ways haha

      • Diana L Lowe Reply

        Unsweetened almond milk is only 1 point for 1 cup I use it for my oat meal all the time

        • Drizzle Reply

          I’m not sure what this comment is in regards to, I don’t think I ever said it wasn’t??

  9. I’ve been making these for a while but mine come out way smaller 🙁

    • Drizzle Reply

      Hmm, not too sure why, I use a standard 6 hole donut pan

  10. Tammy Sisson Reply

    Loved these chocolate donuts! I made them with all purpose gluten free flour and they came out great!

    • Drizzle Reply

      That is so great to hear and thanks for sharing re: the GF flour 🙂

    • Drizzle Reply

      All I can suggest is to try it, I am not experienced baking with GF flour

  11. Made these today as written and the recipe was really easy to follow. The only thing was the glaze was a bit wet and soaked into the donuts rather than sitting on top as I expected, not sure what went wrong or if that is how they are. Still very tasty and will try again!

    • Drizzle Reply

      Hi Jen, yes the glaze is not thick like an icing, just a nice little finish to them

  12. I made these today with my two children. They are very good, the donuts, I mean. The children are alright too!
    Anyway, mine turned out not much higher than the way they went in. I am not sure why. Would you have any thoughts
    as to how to get them to raise better?

    • Drizzle Reply

      haha your comment made me LOL .. Hmm I’m not sure why they didn’t rise, donuts don’t rise too much but they should some.. was your batter too tick maybe? It is more of a “liquid” batter you can see in my pictures .. sorry it is so hard to know what happens sometimes without being there

  13. Leanne Brown Reply

    It was liquid. I am not sure. My flour came from an online grocery store order, they substituted noname. My mother said the flour may be low quality or old stock. Perhaps that is what happened.
    Glad I gave you a chuckle, we all need one right now.

    Love your site!

    • Drizzle Reply

      Oh no!! Yeah not too sure about the flour, could have been the issue, did you just add extra flour to thicken it up?
      So glad you are enjoying the recipes on the site 🙂

  14. These are so yummy!!! I love that I can make food for all of us and we can enjoy a donut together while still watching my points. Thanks

    • Drizzle Reply

      Yay!! I’m so glad you are all enjoying the recipes 🙂

  15. Katrena O White Reply

    My office has had a long standing tradition of donuts for the Wednesday morning staff meeting. I can’t seem to resist partaking, but searched the web for an alternative and found these. I just made them last night and will enjoy one while everyone else eats 230 calorie donuts from Walmart! I can’t wait to experiment with your other recipes, and maybe even get my team to try them and ditch the high calorie tradition.

    • Drizzle Reply

      Hi Katrena, I hope you enjoyed the donuts, good for you for finding an alternative 🙂 I hope you enjoy some of the other recipes, good luck on your journey!

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