I don’t miss a lot of things being gluten free, but I can unashamedly say that I drool over the thought of donuts. My husband and I traveled quite a bit over the holidays, and while in the South we passed more Krispy Kremes than you could imagine. I have never been so sad to not have something… while also being thankful that I couldn’t. Because we all know I would have gone NUTS and experienced the fullness of regret. Luckily for me, my husband surprised me with a brand new donut pan for Christmas. That was the missing piece that prevented me from coming up with a recipe. So now that I am free of excuses, I am going to be bringing y’all all the donut recipes you could ever ask for! These grain free chocolate donuts are first on the list.
While these are rather simple, it’s important that you follow the instructions. Because there’s nothing worse than a ruined donut. Except for not being able eat a Krispy Kreme donut, but I am working through my emotions on that one.
These are a great cake-y donut, and can be altered to make a large number of flavors.
This particular grain free chocolate donut is a great base, but you can swap out the vanilla for peppermint, cherry, almond, or raspberry. The icing I chose is also one of many options. You can really alter these to meet whatever flavor palette you are searching for… or in the mood for!
One of the most important tips I can offer for these grain free chocolate donuts is to pipe the batter into the pan. I know many people might think to just spoon the batter in, but you’ll get a more perfect donut if you pipe it. You will also have donuts that bake more evenly and are less likely to stick./
The other tip I would offer is to really wait until they are cool to remove from the pan. I know we are all anxious to get them out and ice them, but they might fall apart if you remove them too soon!
Finally… eat more than one. Because everyone deserves a treat here and there, and these are about as guilt free as it comes with a donut.
Grain Free Chocolate Donuts
Here's What You Need
- 1 1/2 c almond flour
- 1/2 c coconut flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 2/3 c coconut sugar
- 1/2 c cocoa powder + 1tbsp
- 3/4 c melted coconut oil
- 4 eggs
- 1/2 c almond milk
- 1 tsp vanilla
For Chocolate Icing
- 1/2 c dairy free chocolate chips or baking chocolate
- 2 tbsp peanut butter
Here's What You Do
Preheat oven to 350F.
In a large bowl, combine all dry ingredients. Make sure to mix well to fully incorporate baking powder.
Slowly stir in coconut oil and eggs, followed by almond milk and vanilla. Do not overmix, but make sure it is well combined.
Pipe batter into nonstick donut pan.
Bake for 20 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.
Allow to cool completely before removing from pan.
After donuts have cooled and have been transferred out of pan, making icing by melting chocolate and peanut butter over medium-low heat. Drizzle over donuts and allow to dry.
Serve and enjoy!