Baked Chocolate Donuts

 
 

I’ve been especially excited to share this entry, while a lot of my recipes here are first time experiences for me, I first baked this extremely easy and very healthy donut recipe a year ago and I swear by it! I originally found it on Tasty Yummies and used the glaze from Paleo Spirit because I liked the sound of using an avocado. This glaze is unreal - rich, creamy, and mouthwatering. I’d take it over any donut glaze that I know of!

The only sweetener in my version is maple syrup which you can adjust according to your taste or how guilty you want to feel after. But there really isn’t much in here to feel guilty about.

If you love marzipan you may love this donut recipe. While it doesn’t taste as strong as marzipan, but you’ll get a hint of it with the almond flour. I suggest finding a good price on almonds (if possible) and throwing them into the food processor at home until powder consistency. I decided to buy almond flour at Bulk Barn, measuring exactly what I needed (for a double batch) though it still came to $12. Yikes.

Lastly, by baking these they’re all the more healthy and you don’t lose the tasty factor we all love about traditional donuts. It’s also so easy with donut molds, which you can pick up at Linen Chest for $17.99.

Tip: I recently ran out of baking soda and learned that you can substitute by simply tripling the amount required with baking powder and omitting the salt. Nifty! 

RECIPE

1 1/4 cup almond flour

1/4 tsp salt

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/4 cup cocoa powder

3 eggs

1/4 cup coconut oil (melted)

2 tbsp maple syrup (or to desired taste, I used 3 tbsp)

1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

DIRECTIONS

Preheat oven to 350F. Grease your donut mold with coconut oil.

Whisk all dry ingredients together then transfer to the blender.

Whisk together all wet ingredients then add to the dry in the blender.

Blend the batter until it’s very smooth. It should be a little thick but easy to spoon into the mold. Fill each mold 2/3 of the way.

Bake for 10 minutes. Do not overbake, otherwise they will dry out.

Allow to cool in the pan for 3 minutes.

GLAZE

1 very ripe avocado

1/2 cup cocoa powder

1/2 cup maple syrup (or to desired taste)

DIRECTIONS

Mix together all 3 ingredients in a food processor until smooth and creamy.