Yeasted doughnuts are always delicious, but they’re also a lot of work—not so these easy chocolate doughnut holes, which are baked instead of being fried, then dipped in a crackly, not-too-sweet glaze that goes perfectly with their deep cocoa flavor.
They’re also a great example of pantry-friendly baking: They use oil instead of butter, and just a handful of other common baking staples. If you don’t have any buttermilk in the fridge, not to worry; you can easily make your own buttermilk, even from non-dairy milk, in an instant. So go ahead and turn on the oven, because you’re going to want to bake these immediately—and you can!
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To make the glaze: