The ultimate baked chocolate donut, these Brooklyn Blackout Donuts are based off a popular breakfast treat from NYC’s Donut Plant.
I’ve mentioned this before, but one of the most concerning things to happen to me in the first trimester was not the constant nausea or fatigue…it was the loss of my sweet tooth! Honestly, desserts are one of my favorite things ever, so to just have no interest in eating anything sweet was the most bizarre thing ever. I wondered if it would be like that forever. And then one day, TheBetterHalf and I were in our local market, and something sweet actually sounded appealing to me…a Brooklyn Blackout Donut from the Donut Plant!!! It was like a light at the end of the first trimester tunnel.
Then for about 5 days in a row, I had to have that donut. Which was problematic when the store was out of it and I then had to go to every local coffee shop that serves Donut Plant donuts to find one…making me late for work…but it was totally necessary. After about the fifth day I decided that I probably shouldn’t be eating fried donuts every morning, so I thought it would be really fun to create a baked version! These are just as moist and chocolatey as the real thing, but are much lighter.
The true Brooklyn Blackout donut has chocolate pudding injected into the donut – I decided to skip that step because these donuts are super moist even without the added pudding. I stirred some mini chocolate chips into the batter instead to get the extra chocolate kick.
And in case you were wondering, the Brooklyn Blackout Donuts craving passed long ago. My pregnancy cravings have been very fleeting. For the most part I’ll NEED to have something – then I will eat it once or twice, and then I won’t want to eat it ever again. Ah the joys of pregnancy ☺ But I’m happy to have this recipe in my arsenal so that if the craving strikes, I am ready, and don’t need to trek all over the city to find one!
PS – No bump yet in this picture (taken AGES ago it feels like!) but I love that I know my sweet little baby is in there.
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