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Chocolate Gluten-free Donuts with Peanut Butter Frosting

Serves 12 45 minute prep time

By Kim McDevitt, MPH RD on March 30, 2015, categorized in Dessert, Snacks

Chocolate Gluten-free Donuts with Peanut Butter Frosting

Looking for a Saturday morning breakfast treat? Or, a fun dessert to bring to the neighbors? Try these soft, chocolate gluten-free donuts!

Makes: 36 mini donuts or 12-15 full-sized donuts, depending on pan size.

 

Ingredients

  • Donuts: 1 serving Chocolate Vega One™ Nutritional Shake
  • 1 cup gluten-free flour
  • ¼ cup cocoa powder
  • 1½ Tbsp ground flax meal
  • ¼ cup coconut sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1¼ cup unsweetened non-dairy beverage, warmed
  • 6 Tbsp unsweetened applesauce
  • ¼ cup coconut oil, melted
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 chopped bar of Vega® Maca Chocolate
  • or 1/2 cup mini non-dairy chocolate chips
  • Glaze: 1 Tbsp coconut oil
  • 3 Tbsp natural peanut butter, melted
  • ⅓ cup (or more) powdered sugar
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ cup non-dairy beverage

Preparation

  • Donuts:

    Preheat oven to 350F and grease your donut pan.

  • Combine dry ingredients (Vega One, flour, flax meal, cocoa powder, coconut palm sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt) in a medium size mixing bowl. Whisk to incorporate.

  • Combine wet ingredients (non-dairy beverages, coconut oil, vanilla, applesauce) in small mixing bowl. Whisk to incorporate.

  • Fold wet ingredients into dry ingredients being careful not to over mix.

  • Add chopped Vega Maca Chocolate Bar or mini chocolate chips to batter. Mix again gently and let batter sit for 5 minutes.

  • Spoon batter into greased donut pan.

  • Bake for 15 to 25 minutes depending on size of donut pan.

  • Glaze:

    In a small bowl combine coconut oil and peanut butter. Warm in microwave (or melt on stove) until softened. Stir to combine evenly.

  • Add vanilla and powdered sugar to the peanut butter mixture and stir to combine.

  • Slowly add non-dairy beverage 1 teaspoon at a time until desired consistency is achieved.

  • Spoon glaze onto donuts or place in shallow bowl and dip tops of donuts. Feel free to get creative and add sprinkles, chopped Vega Maca Chocolate Bars or chocolate chips for decoration!

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