Thursday, February 14, 2013

Double Chocolate Donuts - Gluten Free

   It's Valentine's Day and we need our heart and chocolate fix! In honor of such a sweet day, we are happy to share with your our recipe for Double Chocolate Donuts, which you know we had to make healthy as in... gluten free, dairy free and low in refine sugar.

Are you familiar with the clean eating blog, Tasty Yummies?
While searching for a new "clean" donut recipe we came upon this blog and love Beth's recipes. Our Double Chocolate Donuts recipe one of Beth's, Chocolate Donut recipe.

Gluten-Free + Dairy-Free Chocolate Donuts {from Tasty Yummies}makes approximately 8-10 donuts – this is the pan I use
1/2 cup almond flour
1/2 cup buckwheat flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
3 tablespoons cocoa powder
1/4 teaspoon of salt
3 large farm fresh brown eggs
1/4 cup coconut oil, melted (you could also use grapeseed oil or melted butter)
1 tablespoon of vanilla
1/2 cup of honey (or other liquid sweetener)
For dipping:
Approximately 1/3 cup of melted dairy-free gluten-free chocolate chips (I like Enjoy Life or Sunspire brands)
Preheat the oven to 350º F. Lightly grease your donut pan with just a bit of coconut oil, vegetable shortening, etc.
In a large mixing bowl, combine the flours, baking soda, cocoa powder and salt, stir until well blended. In a medium sized bowl, whisk together the eggs, coconut oil, vanilla and honey.
Add the wet ingredients to the dry mixture and mix very well by hand or with a mixer. Make sure it is well combined. I find that piping the batter into the pan is easiest. I just fill a gallon-sized freezer bag with the batter and seal it off, then I cut a very small hole at one of the corners and use it like a piping bag, it makes it so easy to fill the donut pan. You could also carefully spoon the mixture into the pan. Fill your donut pan about 3/4 of the way full.
Bake for about 15-18 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. Once cooled, dip into melted chocolate, peanut butter, sprinkle with toppings or just eat plain!
Note: If you are using a donut maker rather than a donut pan, follow the directions that come with your machine for cook times. 

We gave our donuts a double dose of chocolate by dipping them in chocolate! We used our favorite chocolate chunks melted down and than carefully we dipped them.

      Keep them chocolate if you prefer.

       Or have a little fun and sprinkle them with some sprinkles!

               A little or a lot, the same or different.

  Since we doubled our recipe, we made some mini round donuts too.

                                     We even made cupcake donuts!

                Donuts.... donuts.... donuts.... for Valentine's Day!!!

    Would it be right to make so many donuts and not share?

We love to spread the love, and so we boxed up some donuts to give to some very special Valentines.

We lined our little red boxes from the craft store first with a piece of parchment paper, added the donuts and flattened out a cupcake liner and placed it on top of the donuts for a pretty little touch.

We tied up the box with bakers twine and added a couple heart straws to use with the milk they would be drinking with these donuts.

                               There, all boxed up and pretty to give.

Wishing you an very Happy Valentine's Day filled with chocolate, donuts and love!!!

A wise king sifts out the wicked,
And brings the threshing wheel over them.

proverbs 20:26

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  1. Love the variety. The hearts, the circles and the muffins. Pinned!
    I'd love to see them linked up tonight at Two Cup Tuesday on Pint Sized Baker.