Double Chocolate Donuts

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I mean, who wouldn’t love double chocolate donuts for breakfast? Or shoot, for dinner?

I really could eat chocolate as a meal every single day.  And I just have to agree with that graphic floating around that argues chocolate = salad.

Let me explain.

Chocolate is made from the cacao plant.  Salads are made from plants.  Therefore (right?) chocolate = a salad?

Ahhh. Only if it were true.

I love salads. But I also love chocolate.  I say this every time I post about chocolate, but I don’t live in a world in which there is no chocolate.

So yeah, I drink green juice.  And yeah, I eat chocolate.  And yeah, I love both 🙂

These donuts have a muffin-like consistency, but are baked in a donut pan.  You can buy them at retail stores like Target or Michaels, or you could probably just make muffins.  But–it’s festive to have donuts.  Right?

You could make them healthier by leaving out the chocolate chips or you could sub cacao nibs (it’s the unprocessed chocolate without the sugar).  If you make a substitution, just know that it will alter the taste just a little bit.

For a topping, I put pitted dates, water, and cacao powder in the blender for a glaze and sprinkled organic, dye-free sprinkles on top. This step is optional!

Take a crack at these and let me know what you think!  Enjoy!

 

Double Chocolate Donuts
 
Ingredients
  • ¾ cup oat flour (store-bought or made out of rolled oats in a blender)
  • ¼ raw cacao powder
  • 1.5 t baking powder
  • ¼ t sea salt
  • 2 T ground flax seed mixed with 4 T warm water
  • ¼ cup maple syrup or raw honey
  • 1 banana, mashed
  • 1 t vanilla
  • ¼ cup almond milk
  • 1 T coconut oil, melted
  • ¼ cup chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 300 degrees and grease a donut pan (I use coconut oil on a paper towel).
  2. Combine the ground flax seed and water and set aside for 5 minutes.
  3. Mix dry ingredients (except chocolate chips) in a medium mixing bowl. Stir well.
  4. Mix maple syrup, mashed banana, vanilla, and almond milk in another medium mixing bow. Stir well.
  5. Add the flax "egg" mixture to the wet ingredients until combined well.
  6. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir gently. Do not overmix.
  7. Fold in the chocolate chips.
  8. Divide the batter evenly between the 6 donuts.
  9. Bake for 25-26 minutes.
  10. Take out of oven and let cool completely.
  11. Enjoy!

 

 

 

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