Gluten-Free Baked Chocolate Donuts

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There is so much to be said about these Gluten-Free Baked Chocolate Donuts → chocolaty, moist, old fashioned, easy to make and incredibly delicious! The old fashioned-baked donuts are a bit nostalgic, great memories, comfort and a lot of goodness.

Most of us love donuts because they will satisfy that sweet craving, especially when chocolate is involved. These gluten-free baked donuts are all about chocolate. Yes, they are indulgent; this is why I consider donuts a special treat.

As with all my recipes, I always try to find a healthier way of creating my recipes. However, when it comes to donuts, it is challenging. But I did give it a try, and they are a bit healthier than most.

For the Gluten-Free Baked Chocolate Donuts Recipe!

So as I said, I wanted to make these chocolate donuts healthier. To do this, first, they are baked and not deep-fried. Most donuts are deep-fried in refined oils, which has been refined by using chemicals that are harmful to us.

To sweeten the donuts, I used coconut sugar, a low-glycemic sugar that is slightly better than refined sugar. However, you can skip the coconut sugar and use pure maple syrup or honey.

Both will work in this baked donut recipe. For fats, I used extra virgin olive oil, a healthier option in baking. To add extra protein and fiber, I added almond flour and flaxseed. All in all, this donut is on the healthier side.


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A donut must have a glaze!

A donut is not a donut unless it has a glaze or some type of coating, don’t you agree? There are many options when it comes to glazing donuts. I used a classic chocolate glaze because it is my family’s favourite. The three other popular glazes for these gluten-free baked chocolate donuts are:

Coffee Mocha Glaze (makes 1/3 cup)

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup espresso
  • 2 Tbsp. cream
  • Whisk together until smooth

White Chocolate Glaze (makes 1/3 cup)

  • 1/2 cup GF white chocolate chips or chocolate chunks
  • 1/4 cup cream
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • Place everything in a heavy bottom saucepan and while stirring cook over low heat until melted and combined.

Maple Glaze (makes 3/4 cup)

  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp maple extract
  • Place everything in a heavy bottom saucepan and while stirring cook over low heat until the butter has melted and everything is combined

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  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar or sweetener of choice
  • 2/3 cup milk or dairy-free milk of choice
  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp. Pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1 cup gluten-free flour blend
  • 1/3 cup pure cocoa powder
  • 1/4 tsp. Sea salt
  • 1/2 cup cream
  • 4 oz. GF chocolate or good quality chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar or sweetener of choice
  • Note: when measuring flour, fill your measuring cup lightly using a spoon and level it using a knife. DO NOT DIP the measuring cup into the flour.
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  • Preheat oven to 350 F and lightly spray 12-cavity donut pan with cooking oil
  • Using a large bowl, whisk the eggs with coconut sugar. Add milk, olive oil and vanilla and whisk until well combined
  • Add flours, cocoa powder, flaxseed, baking powder and salt and mix to combine. The batter will be thick
  • Transfer batter into a disposable piping bag or ziptop bag and cut a corner off. Pipe the batter into donut pans filling each cavity 3/4 full
  • Bake for 20 - 22 minutes until the donuts pass the toothpick test
  • For the glaze, place everything in a heavy bottom saucepan and cook over low heat until the chocolate has melted and the glaze has thickened. About 5 minutes
  • Dip the donuts into the glaze and set them on a wire rack until glaze has set
  • To store, keep them in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days.
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