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This Baked Chocolate Donut Recipe gets ya right in that sweet spot without the guilt!
I don’t know about you, but my goodness have I been craving sweets! This is definitely account of being home and basically, I have been a chocolate hound. There is no stopping me. Given the current baking situation, we have lots of time for chocolate sweets! And that’s where this grain-free baked chocolate donut recipe came about. And yes, this is a paleo donut recipe.
The secret to making grain-free anything, whether it be pancakes, muffins, breads or even this baked chocolate donut recipe- in my humble opinion, is mixing up those grain free flours. You see if you use just one flour, it tends to be too dense. Which is why a nice blend makes the texture amazing. In this recipe, I used a mixture of almond flour, coconut flour, and tapioca powder. Those grain-free flours and using maple syrup as the sweetener, makes this the perfect paleo dount recipe
The Result? Little Cakey Bites of Glorious Donut-ness
Dounut-ness? Yes, it’s a thing. It’s a delicious thing. Now let’s talk toppings, shall we? You could simply melt some chocolate and top it with a nice chocolate ganache. I toasted some coconut flakes and had extra gold leaf lying around and well, see for yourself!
Paleo Donut Recipe? So Freaken’ Cute!
Other options could be sprinkles , carmel, candies, jams…. I could go on forever. I will include what I did for the toasted coconut below!
Now to talk equipment. In order to make these into the cutest, most perfect donut shape I actually ordered 2 silicone donut baking mats and using them was a breeze. And then to get the batter in the molds without making a huuuuuge mess, I used a piping bag. Check them out below, super easy to order from Amazon:
Well friends there you have it, you need this paleo donut recipe in your life! Stat! Make it and let me know how it gooooees!
Grain-Free Baked Chocolate Donut Recipe
This Baked Chocolate Donut Recipe is the perfect paleo donut recipe. Every bite will be a fluffy chocolate indulgence. You need them now!
- 3/4 cup Blanched Almond Flour
- 1/4 cup Coconut Flour
- 1/4 cup Coco Powder
- 1/4 cup Tapioca Powder
- 1/4 cup Cassava Flour
- 2 tsp Baking Powder
- 1 tsp Salt
- 3 tbsp Coconut Oil, melted
- 2 Eggs, beaten
- 1/2 cup Maple Syrup
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 3/4 cup Almond Milk/Coconut Milk
- Chocolate: Ganache:
- 1 cup Paleo Chocolate Chips
- Toasted Coconut:
- 1/2 cup Coconut Flakes
- 2 tsp Coconut Oil
- Optional: Edible Gold Flake
See Above Post for a Link to my Silicon Donut Baking Mat
Heat oven to 350
Grease silicon donut mats
In a medium mixing bowl add all dry ingredients (almond flour, coconut flour, coco powder, tapioca powder, cassava flour, baking powder, and salt) using a whisk stir to incorporate ingredients
In a small mixing bowl add beaten eggs, coconut oil, maple syrup, vanilla, and milk. Whisk to combine
Add wet ingredients to the dry ingredients using a spatula until combined and uniform
Add mix to piping bag and pipe donut mix into mats, make sure to only fill 3/4 of the way full otherwise it will expand too much when it is being baked
Bake for 10-13 minutes
Once donuts are done baking allow them to cool
While donuts are baking add 2 tsp of coconut oil and coconut flakes to skillet
Turn on heat to medium/low and stir with wood spoon continuously until it starts to turn golden, be careful not to burn
Turn off heat and remove toasted coconut in a bowl on the side
Complete after donuts are done baking
Add chocolate chips to microwaveable bowl
Microwave for 30 second at a time removing and stirring
Repeat until all chocolate is melted
Once donuts are removed from the donut pan dip rounded side in melted chocolate
Sprinkle Toasted Coconut over the top and allow to dry