Chocolate Almond Doughnuts
Baked, vegan, and healthier than your average doughnut. They are also easy to make and delicious.
1 ¼ cup white whole wheat flour
1/3 coconut palm sugar
(or more if you have a sweet tooth)
1 teaspoon baking powder
¼ teaspoon nutmeg
½ teaspoon vanilla
¾ cup almond milk
1/3 cup almond butter
½ cup dark chocolate chips
2 teaspoons coconut oil
¼ cup chopped almonds
This recipe for homemade doughnuts are not only very good, but they are much better for you than Krispy Kreme or Dunkin’ Donuts will ever be. No saturated fats, no processed flour and no sugar. My homemade doughnuts were baked and not fried so there is no greasy taste or texture to them.
Yield: 18 doughnuts
The ingredients are:
2 cups whole wheat pastry flour (I use Bob’s Red Mill Stone Organic)
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
4 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons oil (you can use any oil you’d like)
3/4 cup honey or maple syrup or a combination of the two
2 tablespoons almond milk (you can use soy or rice milk instead)
Toppings of your choice
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray doughnut pan with oil using an oil mister/sprayer.
Follow the directions in the video above.
Just remember not to fill the pan more than 3/4 full. These doughnuts rise. Bake for 10-12 minutes and don’t walk away from them. They go from golden brown to burnt very quickly. You know they are done when you press on them lightly and they bounce back like a doughnut should.
After they cool completely, add toppings. I dipped the top of each doughnut into melted chocolate and used mini-chocolate chips, sprinkles/jimmies, and graham crackers, peanuts, etc.
NOTE: These toppings were not clean eating recipes. For clean eating toppings you could use nuts, raisins, grain sweetened chocolate chips, etc.