Face it – every once in a while we all get the urge to eat a donut. Some of us more than others – right? I do love donuts myself, and I could probably inhale more than my fair share if given the right conditions.
We live not too far from Krispy Kreme, in fact we drive by it every day with the kids. The donuts roll through on the big belt and allow you to watch from the large window inside. It’s so hard to resist eating them .. especially when people bring them into the office for breakfast.
Then there is Dunkin Donuts – which is just up the street, and inspires my children to shut “Dun-Kin! Dun-Kin! Dun-Kin!” from their car seat if we drive by…
This past week, my smallest of kids have asked countless times to go to Dunkin – and while it is just up the street, they are always SO busy. Drive through is around the building several times, they are fashionably always out of the donut your child wants, and the service isn’t always super amazing.
Being able to replicate the donut shop style donuts without grains and without the high sugar content is incredible – kids don’t feel deprived, and they realize that although you are looking out for their best, that you still want them to have tasty stuff too.
That’s important – and while you may not want to eat these every day, eating a few won’t make you feel as guilty as you would by inhaling a half sheet of donut shop donuts.
I love these donuts. They are nothing short of incredible – rich, decadent, light, chocolatey… and definitely guilt-less. You may not believe this but these might even just be better than your local donut shop. They are just that incredible.
We took it a step further — and while we could have just eaten them as a cake donut, we combined a little coconut oil with a handful of chocolate chips on low heat to make a nice glaze for each.
Then sprinkled a tiny bit of coconut on each before we poured a tall glass of [raw] milk and devoured. You’ll want to have a donut pan to make these – don’t worry, because if you love these as much as we do, you’ll get plenty of use from it.
While you can find non-stick varieties, we have this 2 pk of silicone molds. Grease the mold generously with coconut oil and removing the donuts is a breeze (as is clean up!)
Grain Free Chocolate Donuts
Grain-Free Chocolate Donuts
- 3/4 C. almond flour
- 3 Tbsp maple syrup
- 3 Tbsp coconut oil melted
- 1/4 C. cocoa or cacao powder
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
- 3 eggs room temperature and separated (yolks from whites)
- Optional: 3 drops of Orange Vitality Essential Oil we use Young Living
- Donut pan (we used this silicone pan set here
- 2 Tbsp coconut oil
- handful of chocolate chips make your own or opt for a soy-free variety like Enjoy Life
- shredded coconut for sprinkling
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.
- Grease your donut pan - whether it's non-stick or silicone, it needs to be liberally greased, then set aside.
- Mix the egg yolks, vanilla, cocoa powder, coconut oil, maple syrup, almond flour (and optional Orange Vitality Essential Oil) and set aside.
- In your mixer, whip the egg whites until they are light and fluffy.
- Once light and fluffy, carefully fold the egg whites into your chocolate batter until they are well incorporated. The batter should be smooth without any lumps. It should resemble cake batter.
- Carefully spoon the batter into the donut pan - whether the non-stick or silicone type, making sure to keep the tops level and smooth.
- If using a silicone donut pan, place it on a cookie sheet. Then place the donuts in the preheated oven for 12-13 minutes.
- Remove and allow to cool before removing from the pan. If using silicone, they should come out easily provided you were liberal at greasing your mold.
- In a small skillet, combine the coconut oil and chocolate chips on low heat and stir just until melted. Dip the tops of your donuts in the melted chocolate, sprinkle with coconut and allow to cool before serving.
Recipe adapted from Mommypotamous