Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Donuts
Before we arrive in donut land, here's a taste of chocolate... I ended with a choccie pic in my last post and asked if you had any guesses on what was inside. They're raw dark chocolates filled with silky raw vanilla cream. Yum yum!
I made chocolate bars with mulberries and probiotic almonds, and some with dried cherries. They make a nice treat. I used the vanilla cream to make little choccie cups too!
Here's another childhood food memory revisited in a healthy way. Last time it was pancakes, this time - donuts! Or "doe-nees" as I've nicknamed them. I pulled out my mini donut pan and got to work Friday evening in time to enjoy these delights with a movie. This is a super easy recipe that is cakey and downright delicious. I love decorating them different. It's so much fun to experiment with topping ideas.
J and I enjoyed them best frosted while still warm from the oven. They were good the second day out of the fridge... and by today, day three, they were good but I'd suggest eating them up within 2 days. Share with friends and family - my parents loved them! I may do a little tweaking with the recipe but I'm super happy with the way the turned out.
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla
Rawtella Frosting - Warm Rawtella (raw nutella!) in a bowl of hot water. Stir to loosen. Spoon over donuts. This will firm when chilled.
White Chocolate hazelnut frosting - Warm Silk Rawtella over a bowl of hot water. Stir and spoon over donuts. Optional - sprinkle cacao nibs or dried coconut on top. Will firm when chilled.
Peanut Butter Frosting - Mix peanut butter with maple syrup and a pinch of salt. Spread over donuts. Sprinkle with maple flakes.
Coconut Frosting - Melted coconut butter with a wee bit of coconut oil and drop of vanilla stevia.
Lucuma Frosting - Melted coconut butter, lucuma, melted coconut oil. I sprinkled with sesame seeds - not sure what I was thinking, lol. It's not a bagel!
Here's a sunset that J and I enjoyed on the weekend... we love our sunsets! This gorgeous lake is just a short walk from our place.
Naturally I had to strike a yoga pose! Running shoes and all.
Happy Monday- Have a great week!
Part of this week's Slightly Indulgent Tuesdays!