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  • Oct 01, 2018

    A chocolate donut can rarely ever disappoint anyone. These rich chocolate frosted donuts are kid-friendly, nut-free, gluten-free and dairy free, which makes them a perfect option for the table when throwing a house party.

    Why are they healthier? The main ingredients of this chocolate donut are coconut flour and cacao powder. Coconut flour is a great alternative for whole wheat flour, it is rich in protein and fiber, while low in carbohydrates. It’s surely a suitable option for gluten-free and paleo-minded bakers. Furthermore, these donuts are oven baked as opposed to fried in oil.

    Cacao Powder does not contain the additives that are often in cocoa such as sugars, milk fat, hydrogenated oils and artificial flavorings. Surely it’s a great call for chocolate-lovers and healthy-eaters!

    Ingredients


    The Donut:

    • 1 cup      Healthworks Coconut Flour
    • ¼ cup     Healthworks Cacao Powder
    • ¼ cup     Coconut Oil
    • ½  tsp     Baking Soda
    • 4 whole   Eggs
    • ¼ cup      Unsweetened applesauce
    • 1 tbsp      Apple Cider Vinegar
    • 2 tsp        Vanilla Extract
    • 2 tsp        Honey
    • Pinch of Salt

    The Icing(Optional):

    • 2 tbsp     Honey
    • 3 tbsp     Healthworks Cacao Powder
    • ½  tsp     Vanilla Extract
    • 3 tbsp     Almond Milk

     

     

    Instructions

    1. Preheat oven to 350 °F.
    2. In a large bowl, combine coconut flour, cacao powder, baking soda and salt
    3. In a separate bowl, whisk eggs and coconut oil together
    4. Add the applesauce, honey, vanilla, vinegar to the same bowl and stir well
    5. Mix the dry and wet ingredients together, stir until fully mixed
    6. Grease donut pan with coconut oil and add dough to donut pan
    7. Place the pan in oven and bake for 15 minutes or until cooked
    8. Allow donuts to cool fully before icing them
    9. For the icing: In a large bowl mix all the Icing ingredients with electric mixer
    10. Dip the top of each donut in the icing; or spread icing on the donuts
    11. Serve now or put it in the refrigerator for icing to harden. Enjoy!

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