White Chocolate Baked Doughnuts with White Chocolate Peanut Butter Crumbles

White Chocolate Baked Doughnuts with White Chocolate Peanut Butter Crumbles are a delightful treat to serve for breakfast or dessert!

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Doughnuts are essential.

Particularly when it comes to certain days starting with the letter M.

Why must Mondays be so difficult? WHY?! The funny thing, the pitter-patter of Monday’s never change. The same drag your ass out of bed, spill coffee all over your crisp, white oxford, hit every red light on the way to work, answer a zillion emails from people you’ve never met, and repeat.

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Sighhhhh. This is why doughnuts were invented. Because doughnuts = distraction from the continuous bang-your-head-on-the-desk-case-of-the-monday’s scenarios. Actually, these White Chocolate Baked Doughnuts with White Chocolate Peanut Butter Crumbles are the best distraction yours truly might have created.

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I recently stumbled upon white chocolate peanut butter cups while attending Eat Sea Retreat II. Sometimes I wonder if I live under a rock because these, dare I say, are life changing. Now, I am huge lover of dark chocolate for the record. Like 70% dark chocolate and me are like two peas in a pod. BUT! Holy peanut butter heaven. I think white chocolate peanut butter cups are the magical food unicorn that your brain can’t even register it’s epicness.

Crumble a few peanut butter cups and sprinkle them on top of some fluffy, white chocolate doughnuts. You’ll never realize that you’re on repeat this Monday.

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White Chocolate Baked Doughnuts with White Chocolate Peanut Butter Crumbles

Ingredients:

for the doughnuts:

2 cups cake flour, sifted
3/4 cup granulated sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup buttermilk
2 eggs
2 tablespoons butter, melted
1/2 cup mini white chocolate chips
2 cups white chocolate peanut butter cups, chopped, garnish

for the white ganache:

1 cup mini white chocolate chips
2 tablespoons whipping cream

Directions:

for the doughnuts:

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Spray doughnut pan with nonstick cooking spray. In large mixing bowl, sift together cake flour, sugar, baking powder, nutmeg and salt. Add buttermilk, eggs, vanilla extract, and butter. Beat until just combined. Fold in the white chocolate chips. Fill each doughnut cup approximately 2/3 full. Bake for about 7 to 9 minutes or until golden brown. Remove and place doughnuts on a wire rack. Repeat process with remaining batter.

Once the doughnuts have a cooled, spread the white chocolate ganache over the tops and garnish with white chocolate peanut butter cup chunks.

for the white chocolate ganache:

In a medium saucepan, melt the chocolate chips over medium-low heat. Stir in the whipping cream until combined and smooth.
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White Chocolate Baked Doughnuts with White Chocolate Peanut Butter Crumbles