These chocolate donuts are healthier treat thanks to baking! The cardamom, cinnamon, and black pepper add a subtle dark spice that is cozy and pairs perfectly with the chocolate ganache. They are also free of refined sugar, and instead uses maple syrup!

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Baked Chocolate Donuts With Ganache Frosting [Vegan, Gluten-Free, Nut-Free]

Calories

157

Serves

8

Cooking Time

30

Ingredients

For the Donuts:

  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup gluten free oat flour
  • 1/4 cup sprouted buckwheat flour
  • 2 tablespoons sweet rice flour
  • 1 tablespoon coconut flour
  • 2 tablespoons coconut sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon psyllium husk powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon finely ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened vegan yogurt
  • 1/2 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup water

For the Ganache Frosting:

  • 3 tablespoons dark chocolate (70-80% cocoa), finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons full-fat coconut milk
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Preparation

 

For the Donuts:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease the donut pan with coconut oil and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the cocoa, flours, coconut sugar, psyllium, baking soda, salt and spices.
  3. In a separate bowl or measuring cup, whisk together the liquid ingredients: yogurt, apple cider vinegar, maple syrup, olive oil and water.
  4. Use a spatula to fold the wet ingredients into the dry, and stir until completely smooth. Spoon the batter into each donut ring, about 3/4 full. Smooth the batter using a spatula or your finger.
  5. Place in the oven and bake for 5 minutes, rotate the pan, and then bake for another 5 minutes. A toothpick inserted in the centre should come out dry and the donuts should be springy to touch. Allow to cool in the pan for a few minutes, and then flip out onto a flat surface to cool.
  6. Use a knife or off-set spatula to frost each donut, then serve. Donuts taste the best when they are fresh, so plan to serve them the day you make them.

For the Ganache:

  1. Place a bowl over a small pot filled with a few inches of water. Put the chopped chocolate and the coconut milk in the bowl. Set the heat to medium-low and allow the chocolate to melt as the milk heats up.
  2. Gently whisk until completely smooth and glossy, then set aside for a couple minutes.

Notes

These donuts also freeze well for a couple weeks. Allow to defrost at room temperature and serve.

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Nutritional Information

Per Serving: Calories: 157 | Carbs: 26g | Fat: 6g | Protein: 3g | Sodium: 129mg | Sugar: 8g Note: The information shown is based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.