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Homemade baked Peanut Butter Doughnuts have a delicious, cake-like texture. Dipped in a peanut butter glaze, they are irresistible!

peanut butter doughnuts on a marble serving tray

If you’re a fan of doughnuts (who isn’t, right?) and love the creamy, nutty flavor of peanut butter, then you’re in for a real treat with this recipe for peanut butter doughnuts.

These doughnuts are perfect for a fun weekend baking project or a special treat for any day of the week.

And we’re baking them in the oven! So you don’t need to worry about hot oil and all the hassle that goes with it.

I love donut recipes that I can make in the oven. Personally, I’m a fan of the texture it gives. This recipe will also make amazing doughnut holes, if that’s what you’re up for!

The glaze is what really sets these donuts apart, though. It’s tasty peanut buttery goodness, I tell you!

So, in the end, you’re going to have golden brown peanut butter delights that you can share with friends and family. Or just eat them yourself. I won’t judge, haha!

Let’s get started and whip up some of these irresistible goodies! Peanut Butter Doughnuts are coming at ya!

Some of our other favorite peanut butter recipes we have on our site include: Easy Peanut Butter Cake Mix Cookies Recipe, Best Brownie Cake (Bundt Cake with Peanut Butter Filling), and Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies.

three peanut butter doughnuts stacked

WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS:

  1. No Deep Frying: Baked doughnut, not fried, they’re a healthier option without compromising on taste.
  2. Peanut Butter Goodness: Who can resist the rich and creamy flavor of peanut butter cake doughnuts?
  3. Family-Friendly Fun: A great baking activity for the whole family to enjoy!

INGREDIENTS NEEDED (SCROLL TO THE BOTTOM OF THIS POST FOR THE FULL RECIPE CARD):

  • All-purpose flour
  • Baking powder
  • Salt
  • Light brown sugar
  • Eggs
  • Creamy peanut butter
  • Sour cream
  • Milk
  • Vanilla extract
  • For the glaze: Powdered sugar, creamy peanut butter, milk, and vanilla extract.
ingredients needed to make peanut butter doughnuts

HOW TO MAKE PEANUT BUTTER DOUGHNUTS:

  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F. Spray a 12-count donut pan with cooking spray and set aside.
  2. Whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl.
  3. In another large bowl, whisk together the brown sugar, eggs, peanut butter, sour cream, milk, and vanilla until smooth.
  4. Stir the dry ingredients into the wet until there are no dry patches left.
  5. Evenly divide the batter between the 12-count donut tin and smooth out the tops. 
  6. Bake for 9-10 minutes until puffed up and lightly browned. Let the donuts cool in the pan for 5 minutes, then take them out and cool them completely on a wire rack.
  7. Once the donuts are cool, make the glaze by whisking together the powdered sugar, peanut butter, 3 tablespoons of the milk, and vanilla until smooth. The glaze should be thick but still slightly pourable, if you need to add more milk, add a little at a time until you get the desired thickness.
  8. Dip the tops of the donuts into the glaze and let any excess drip off. Place the donuts glaze side up onto a wire rack over a sheet tray.
  9. Let the donuts sit for about 30 minutes so the glaze can set and enjoy them.
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT THIS RECIPE:

CAN I USE CHUNKY PEANUT BUTTER?

Absolutely, chunky peanut butter is a great choice!

It adds a unique texture to your doughnut batter, creating a delightful crunch with every bite. Perfect for those who enjoy a little extra in their treats.

CAN I ADD A DIFFERENT GLAZE?

Certainly! You can experiment with various glaze options.

A rich chocolate ganache glaze is a fantastic idea, adding a deep chocolate flavor that pairs wonderfully with peanut butter.

Or, for a classic taste, a vanilla extract-based glaze can add a simple yet delicious touch. Feel free to get creative based on your preferences or what you have in your kitchen.

peanut butter doughnuts on a wood table top

CAN I ADD ANYTHING TO THE BATTER?

Yes, there are all kinds of possibilities for mixing in additional ingredients.

For chocolate lovers, adding chocolate chips will create a delectable chocolate-peanut butter combination.

Peanut butter chips are another great option to enhance the peanut butter flavor.

If you’re looking for a hint of spice, a little cinnamon can add a warm and comforting note.

And if you’re making these for someone with a nut allergy, you can explore nut-free options like using a nut-free flour blend or seed butters. Just remember to check the bottom of the bowl to ensure all ingredients are well incorporated.

ANY ADDITIONS?

​I’ve got you covered here. Make sure you save the recipe card and take notes! That way, you’ll know better next time.

  • Sprinkle mini chocolate chips on top for extra chocolatey goodness.
  • Drizzle with maple syrup for a sweet twist.
  • Add a dash of cinnamon to the batter for a warm spice kick.
  • Top with a peanut butter drizzle for double the peanut butter flavor.
  • Sprinkle finely chopped nuts for added crunch.
  • Mix in cocoa powder for a chocolate peanut butter version.
  • Top with sweetened coconut flakes for a tropical touch.
  • Mix in small pieces of banana for a fruity flavor.
  • Top with colorful sprinkles for a fun look.

ANY SUBSTITUTIONS?

Here you go! Just a short list to get you started.

  • Substitute almond flour or coconut flour for a gluten-free option.
  • Use almond milk instead of regular milk for a dairy-free version.
  • Swap out sour cream with Greek yogurt for a tangier taste.
  • Replace brown sugar with maple syrup or honey for a different sweetener.
  • Use natural peanut butter for a less sweet, more peanutty flavor.
  • Switch to egg yolks only for a richer doughnut texture.
peanut butter doughnuts on a white serving platter

HOW TO STORE:

Room Temp: Keep in an airtight container for up to 4 days.

Freezer: Freeze in a Ziploc bag for up to 3 months. Thaw and enjoy!

DANA’S TIPS AND TRICKS:

  • Use room temperature ingredients for a smoother batter.
  • Don’t overmix the batter to keep the doughnuts light and fluffy.
  • Use a piping bag or a plastic bag with a corner cut off for easy filling of the doughnut pan.
  • Let the doughnuts cool completely before glazing to prevent the glaze from melting.
  • If using a donut maker, adjust cooking time as needed.
  • Experiment with different toppings and glazes for variety.
peanut butter doughnuts with a bite taken out

These Peanut Butter Doughnuts are not just a treat, they’re an experience!

Whether enjoying them with a cup of coffee in the morning or as a sweet snack in the afternoon, these doughnuts are sure to satisfy your cravings.

The best part is the joy and satisfaction of making them yourself, and of course, sharing them with loved ones. So go ahead, give this recipe a try, and indulge in the delicious world of homemade doughnuts!

If you’ve tried these PEANUT BUTTER DOUGHNUTS, let me know how they turned out in the comments! You can follow me over on PINTEREST, INSTAGRAM OR FACEBOOK to find some more of our mouthwatering recipes! 

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5 from 3 votes

Baked Peanut Butter Doughnuts with Glaze

Author Dana at ThisSillyGirlsKitchen.com
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Homemade baked Peanut Butter Doughnuts have a delicious, cake-like texture. Dipped in a peanut butter glaze, they are irresistible!
Servings 12 servings

Ingredients
  

For the donuts:

For the glaze:

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400°F. Spray a 12-count donut pan with cooking spray and set aside.
  • Whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl.
    2 cups all-purpose flour, 2 teaspoons baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • In another large bowl, whisk together the brown sugar, eggs, peanut butter, sour cream, milk, and vanilla until smooth.
    1/2 cup light brown sugar, 2 large eggs, 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter, 1/2 cup sour cream, 6 tablespoons milk, 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • Stir the dry ingredients into the wet until there are no dry patches left.
  • Evenly divide the batter between the 12-count donut tin and smooth out the tops.
  • Bake for 9-10 minutes until puffed up and lightly browned. Let the donuts cool in the pan for 5 minutes, then take them out and cool them completely on a wire rack.
  • Once the donuts are cool, make the glaze by whisking together the powdered sugar, peanut butter, 3 tablespoons of the milk, and vanilla until smooth. The glaze should be thick but still slightly pourable, if you need to add more milk, add a little at a time until you get the desired thickness.
    2 cups powdered sugar, 2 tablespoons creamy peanut butter, 3-4 tablespoons milk, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Dip the tops of the donuts into the glaze and let any excess drip off. Place the donuts glaze side up onto a wire rack over a sheet tray.
  • Let the donuts sit for about 30 minutes so the glaze can set and enjoy them.

Notes

  • Use room temperature ingredients for a smoother batter.
  • Don’t overmix the batter to keep the doughnuts light and fluffy.
  • Use a piping bag or a plastic bag with a corner cut off for easy filling of the doughnut pan.
  • Let the doughnuts cool completely before glazing to prevent the glaze from melting.
  • If using a donut maker, adjust cooking time as needed.
  • Experiment with different toppings and glazes for variety.

Nutrition

Calories: 308kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 0.003g | Cholesterol: 34mg | Sodium: 176mg | Potassium: 218mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 31g | Vitamin A: 118IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 74mg | Iron: 1mg
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Course Breakfast
Cuisine American

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