My five-year-old woke up this morning asking if there was such a thing as a "healthy donut." Having baked cakes and cupcakes successfully sans sugar, gluten, dairy, or grain, I figured we could use a similar base recipe for a donut mix, and pull out our nifty donut maker gadget and get to work.
This is what we came up with: still a work-in-progress, but my daughter announced "yum" upon ingesting four of them, and my husband declared a status of AMAZING. I think that's sufficient testimony.
Our next go-round will be with these fun organic sprinkles. Follow up post forthcoming! And let us know how these turn out for you. Happy Saturday donut-ing!
For Donut Mix:
- ¼ cup coconut flour
- ¼ cup cacao powder
- ¼ teaspoon sea salt
- ¼ teaspoon baking soda
- 4 large eggs
- ½ cup coconut oil
- 3 tablespoons (or to your sweetness preference) maple syrup
In a food processor, pulse together coconut flour, cacao powder, salt, and baking soda
- Pulse in eggs, coconut oil, and maple syrup until thoroughly mixed.
- Fill each donut mold half way full of the mix.
- Cook for 6 minutes in a donut maker. If you are using silicon molds, then bake at 350° for 15-18 minutes.
- Remove doughnuts from baker/pan and let cool.
- In a pan, melt chocolate chips and shortening.
- Glaze doughnut with chocolate glaze frosting.
- Cool and serve.
- Sprinkle with your favorite toppings.