One of the ways you can surprise and delight your family this St. Patrick’s Day is by baking a super special green breakfast to start their day! These homemade Mint Chocolate Chip Donuts are the perfect way to fill your little leprechauns’ bellies on March 17th! And lucky for you, this recipe is easy, quick and promises to please! Take a look…
My mom was so good about celebrating holidays when we were little. No matter how big or small, she’d always do something special for my brother and I to mark the day. I have a lot of fond memories of unique holiday-themed breakfasts (like red heart pancakes on Valentine’s Day) and it’s a tradition I like carrying on with my little ones!
And you know your kids are going to love any breakfast food you turn green, so why not make a family favorite – donuts! This Mint Chocolate Chip Donut recipe is fabulous anytime of year, but it’s totally perfect for St. Patrick’s Day! I can’t wait for you to give these a try!
St. Patrick’s Day Donut Ingredients
You can make these the night before in case you want to save time in the morning, but there’s nothing quite like donuts fresh from the oven! Either way, they’ll taste delicious! Just make sure you put on something green before you serve them… like maybe this darling apron?!
Before you start baking, make sure you have everything you need on hand. The full recipe is below, but here’s a quick look at the ingredients:
- Mini Chocolate Chips
- Baking Powder
- Unsalted Butter
- Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips
- Heavy Whipping Cream
- Mint Extract
- Mint Green Food Coloring
- Donut Baking Tray (I really like the silicone ones too)
- Large Piping Bag
Mint Chocolate Chip Donut Instructions
Now that you have your supplies, let’s bake! Similar to a cake, you’ll combine all of your dry ingredients in one bowl and your wet ingredients in another bowl, then slowly add the dry to the wet, stirring until completely combined. Next, you’ll fold in your mini chocolate chips and your batter is done!
If you have a really steady hand, you can spoon the batter carefully into your donut baking tray. Or if you prefer to cut down on the mess, transfer your batter into a piping bag and use the piping bag to fill the donut tray. Either option works – it’s just your personal preference.
You’ll bake them until they’re golden brown, remove them from the oven and let them cool for about 5 minutes before placing them on a wire rack.
Meanwhile, make your chocolate ganache by heating your whipping cream in a small pot on the stove until it’s steaming. Place your chocolate chips in a heat-proof bowl and then pour your hot whipping cream over the chocolate chips. Let them sit for about a minute and then whisk until smooth.
While the chocolate ganache is still warm, pour it over the top of the donuts to create a gorgeous silky chocolate glaze. Let is set for about 3 minutes and then sprinkle your mini chocolate chips on top. Let the ganache set just a little bit longer (if you can resist) before serving. And then, enjoy!
When you take a bite, you’ll fall in love with the soft and silky chocolate ganache and the minty chocolate chip fluffiness of these donuts! I can’t wait for you to surprise your family with these on St. Patrick’s Day morning! Be sure to Pin this post for later holiday baking and share the recipe with a friend!