Monday, September 9, 2013

Baked Peanut Butter and Jelly Doughnuts

Baked Peanut Butter and Jelly Doughnuts

So, do you need to be convinced that a peanut butter and jelly doughnut is a good thing?  I'm pretty much a sucker for any peanut butter treat but the idea of these flavors baked into a doughnut was too much to resist.  And yes, I said baked.  No need for frying with these moist beauties.

Baked Peanut Butter and Jelly Doughnuts
Imagine the grape jelly dripping out of the center and a salted peanut butter glaze that's good enough to eat with a spoon.  Hell, who am I kidding, I did eat it with a spoon...and with my fingers.  As a child I ate my share of PB&J lunch sandwiches, as did most American kids.  As an adult I usually opt for fruit and salads instead but peanut butter is still at the top of my list for dessert flavors and this is one completely irresistible dessert.  Enjoy!


1 Cup all purpose flour
1/4 Cup sugar
1 Teaspoon baking powder
1/2 Teaspoon salt
1 Teaspoon vanilla
1 Egg
1 Tablespoon unsalted butter, melted
1/2 Cup buttermilk

1/2 Cup grape jelly (or any flavor you prefer)
1 Tablespoon water

1/4 Cup peanut butter
2 Tablespoons milk
1/2 Cup powdered sugar
Pinch of sea salt

Baked Peanut Butter and Jelly Doughnuts
In a bowl, mix together the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.  In a separate bowl, whisk together the vanilla, egg, melted butter and buttermilk.  Add the dry ingredients into the wet and mix until thoroughly combined.

Spray a doughnut pan with non-stick cooking spray and fill each cavity about 3/4 full.  Bake in a pre-heated 350 degree oven for 10 - 11 minutes.  The doughnuts will not be very brown but they should be springy to the touch.  Allow them to cool in the pan for about 5 minutes before turning them out.

Baked Peanut Butter and Jelly Doughnuts
In a small bowl, mix together the jelly and water and pour into either a pastry bag or a plastic squeeze bottle (what I used).  When the doughnuts are cool enough to handle, fill them with the jelly in 3 or 4 different places.

Make the glaze by combining the peanut butter, powdered sugar and milk in a small bowl and whisking until completely smooth.  Add a pinch of sea salt, taste and see if you'd like it saltier.  Spoon a generous amount of glaze over each doughnut and place them on a rack to set.  Makes approximately 6 - 7 doughnuts.


  1. mmmm. . . donuts. . .mmmm. . peanut butter donuts. Yet another good reason of why I need that donut pan. :-)

  2. Darn you. Now I'm dreaming about peanut butter glaze. There I was being productive and *bam* there goes a big distraction.

  3. You know how it is when a woman of child-bearing age sees a beautiful baby and she feels her uterus flutter? Well, my internal carboholic just went *thump thump thump*

  4. Ya killing me girl, these are too darn cute!

  5. Yummy, love donuts just haven't had any for awhile like a year.

  6. Oh my word!! These are just not right! I love peanut butter and put jelly in it?? Perfection!

  7. How wonderfully decadent, Anita! These look marvelous.

  8. What fun donuts! I am still a sucker for peanut butter and jelly and sneak it into my lunches as part of the regular rotation.

  9. It's always great as a sandwich - but sounds decadent as a doughnuts!


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