Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Paleo Chocolate Doughnuts - Time to enjoy doughnuts again!

I have been craving doughnuts like crazy.  I know I can't have them and I know how I will pay for them if I do "indulge".  I had truly all but given up on ever having a doughnut again.  But never fear.  Someone else had already beat me to it and developed a super easy recipe for Grain Free, Gluten Free, Dairy Free doughnuts.

Kelly at The Spunky Coconut developed this recipe but as I was making it I wanted more chocolate and a little more sweetness so I added to her original recipe which you can find on her site.
This is my version of her original recipe:

Paleo Chocolate Doughnuts

1 egg
1/2 cup almond butter
2 tbsp honey
2 tsps vanilla extract
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp sea salt
2 tblspns coconut palm sugar
2 1/2 tblspns cocoa powder
1/3 to 1/2 cup of coconut milk

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.  Use coconut oil to heavily grease your doughnut pan (mine is a 6 well pan that is teflon by Wilton), but it still needs to be greased.

Place all the ingredients in your blender and combine but add the milk slowly, you may not need it
all.  You want the mixture to be very thick and just thin enough you can pour it out of your blender.

Fill each donut well 2/3 full with the mixture.  Place in the pre-heated oven and check at 12
minutes.  Mine took 15 minutes and they were perfect but baking times differ for each oven.  While baking, the doughnuts raise and look beautiful but they will fall after they are taken out of the oven and that is ok.  So don't get alarmed.  Let your doughnuts cool in the pan for about 15 minutes and 
then remove from the pan and cool on a wire rack.  Add your favorite icing or eat them plain.
Yields 6 doughnuts

The result is a cake like doughnut that you may remember from your childhood.  I am so glad this recipe only makes 6 doughnuts.
 #1.  We shouldn't eat this type of food on a daily basis.
 #2.  I could eat all 6 by myself easily.

My hubby loved these doughnuts and I think I will buy another pan so next time I make these for a
special occasion I can make more than 6 at a time.  But for now I am out of almond butter and cocoa
powder so I must get on Amazon and get some supplies ordered.


Original recipe adapted from the Spunk Coconut.com


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  3. Just used the flax egg and added a tsp of instant coffee! Amazing!

  4. This looks very yummy. Is there another type milk I could use besides the coconut?

  5. You can use any milk you can tolerate.