Thanks for everyone’s tips on getting up for a morning workout!! Today Lori and I did manage to get our workout done in the morning and feel great that we did! Thanks again for the support.
okay if you follow us twitter or instagram, you would have seen me show a picture of a donut, but did not reveal what it was…hehe, until now!
and what is better than a gluten free baked chocolate donut recipe?
a chocolate cardamom donut recipe with a tahini lucuma frosting!
well we got you covered!
pure2raw recipe: Mini Chocolate Cardamom Donuts with Tahini Lucuma Frosting (gluten free, grain free, soy free)
prep time: 5 minutes
baking time: 2-3 minutes per round in donut maker
servings: about 9-12 mini donuts
- 1/4 cup cocoa
- 1/4 cup hazelnut flour/meal (ground up hazelnuts)
- 3/4 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 cup sugar (we used xyitol)
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp cardamom
place all dry ingredients into bowl and whisk together. set aside.
next grab your sugar (sugar of choice) and egg and whisk together in mixing bowl. Once that is all mixed together add in your dry ingredients. begin to stir the donut batter.
pre-heat your mini donut maker. once your green light turns off it is ready. begin to scoop your donut batter into each mini donut ring. we used a cookie scooper to help with the scooping (about 1 – 1 1/2 tbsp)
once all rings are filled close the donut maker and let bake for 2-3 minutes. check and see if they feel done. if so remove carefully with a knife. repeat process till all donut batter has been baked.
remove donuts from pan with a knife. let donuts cool as you make your frosting.
Tahini lucuma frosting
- 1 1/2 tbsp tahini
- 2 tsp lucuma
- splash of vanilla
- 2 tsp water
place frosting ingredients into a bowl and whisk together. will be a thick frosting. adjust amounts to you liking, if you want a thinner frosting add in more water.
now spread your frosting onto your chocolate donuts!
*if you do not have a mini donut maker you can still make these donuts in a regular donut pan. and bake for about 10-13 minutes at 350. also if you do not have any donut pans then you can make these as mini or regular cupcakes.
substitutions for these chocolate donuts:
- carob instead of cocoa
- almond flour instead of hazelnut
- and sugar replacement would work, just not a liquid one
- for a vegan version, follow our mini vegan donut recipe and 2 tbsp cocoa 2 tbsp coconut flour
substitutions for tahini lucuma frosting:
- any nut butter for the tahini
- coconut butter for the tahini
- maple syrup instead of lucuma
- almond or coconut milk for water
why did we make these chocolate donuts? well after enjoying our hazelnut cakes and seeing how they came our great. we noticed that recipe had no oil, so we thought lets try a donut without oil. why no oil? we mentioned in our foods that can cause acne post about how we are noticing our bodies do not digest cooked oils that well. so we are trying recipes without oil.
now go make yourself some healthy baked mini chocolate donuts with no oil!
please let us know your thoughts. we thought these chocolate donuts were perfect that once we made one batch, we went and made more the next day! they are light, airy and just plain old scrumptious.
have a wonderful Friday!
till next time,