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Wake up and smell the coffee in these DONUTS!

If you are a coffee lover, I just came up with the world’s greatest invention. A coffee maker that brews coffee AND makes donuts. Now that’s a complete breakfast! Forget about the wheaties and orange juice, now we can have our coffee and eat it too.

coffee + donuts - the best breakfast combination!

I am 100% a morning person and don’t need a cup of joe to get me going in the morning. Ryan, on the other hand, is the complete opposite. He hits the snooze 4-6 times each morning. Luckily I get up before him, or his alarm clock would drive me crazy since I am a light sleeper. I’d rather have uninterrupted sleep and set my alarm for the time I need to get up, rather than set my alarm one hour before I need to get up and hit the snooze every 7 minutes. We are polar opposites when it comes to the morning.

But I know how to get Ryan out of bed in the morning. Coffee. And if I pair it with a donut, I’ll win the best wife award. While I don’t need a cup of coffee each morning, I am still a huge coffee lover in terms of the taste and smell. And if you’ve been around for a while you know that I love donuts, as I’ve shared insanely delicious donut recipes here, here, and here. So it’s natural to pair my love for coffee with my love for donuts, and just like that, the coffer lover’s donut was born!

coffee + donuts - the best breakfast combination!Your cup of joe has a new best friend!
coffee + donuts - the best breakfast combination!
I hope your morning just got a little bit tastier :)

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Coffee Lover’s Donuts

By: Beth
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Additional Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6 donuts
Wake up and smell the coffee in these DONUTS! The glaze adds just the right touch of sweetness.



  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 6 tbsp milk, warmed
  • 1 tsp espresso grounds
  • 1 ½ tsp LorAnn Coffee Flavor
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tbsp butter, melted and cooled
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil


  • ½ cup chocolate chips
  • ½ tbsp vegetable/canola oil
  • 1 ½ tsp LorAnn Coffee Flavor
  • Espresso grounds, to top donuts with



  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Spray a donut pan with cooking spray, use a paper towel to lightly spread/remove excess spray.
  • In a small bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt, set aside. Combine the warm milk, egg, LorAnn Coffee Flavor, butter and oil in a larger bowl. Add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients, stir until just combined.
  • Transfer the batter to a large piping bag or use a ziploc bag with one corner cut off. Pipe the batter into the donut pan, filling each donut hole about 2/3 full.
  • Bake the donuts for 8-10 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. Remove from the oven and let the donuts sit in the pan for 10 minutes before moving to a wire rack.


  • Combine the chocolate and oil in a shallow microwave safe bowl and microwave on 60% power, stirring every 30 seconds for about 2 minutes. You do not want the chocolate to be too runny. Add in the LorAnn Coffee Flavor. If needed, add in some extra vegetable oil because the coffee flavor can thicken the chocolate.
  • Dip each donut into the glaze, allowing the excess to fall off. Let the donuts sit for a few minutes, allowing the glaze to harden before dusting the donuts with espresso grounds.


Calories: 205kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 40mg | Sodium: 304mg | Potassium: 61mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 128IU | Calcium: 65mg | Iron: 1mg
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  1. These donuts look incredibley delicious! What a great recipe.. I love the coffee flavour. Wish I had one to devour right now!

    1. They’re not time consuming at all – the batter comes together in 6 minutes and they bake for 10 – plan a few extra minutes to make the glaze!

  2. I really want to try these donuts! Just checking – are espresso grounds instant espresso powder? And what is LorAnn Coffee Flavor? Have never seen or heard of it here in the Midwest. Is there anything I can sub. for it? Thank you!

  3. Could I substitute Watkins Coffee extract for the LorAnn coffee flavor? Thank you! How much would I use – he same amount?