Welcome back from the weekend! I hope it was a good one. I suspect by now all school districts have started back to school as well as most colleges so we are kicking into high gear for the last part of the year. That being said, many districts in and around the coast of Texas were closed due to Hurricane Harvey's destruction so some may be starting back or not even allowed back into the schools yet. =/
These Paleo donuts that I'm sharing today actually are made with pumpkin, but if you're a seasoned baker then you know that puree'd pumpkin doesn't have a strong flavor on it's own so it is easily masked within recipes. Therefore, the real incoming shift will be to to use pumpkin spice and pie spices like cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, and ginger.
That's it. I am going to buy my fall scented candle this weekend. It's time.
Today's menu (Paleo): chocolate donuts with chocolate glaze. Makes 6 donuts.
- 1/4 c coconut flour
- 1/4 c cacao powder
- 1/4 tsp sea salt
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 2 large, organic eggs
- 1/8 c pure maple syrup
- 1/4 c coconut sugar
- 1/4 c pumpkin puree
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1/4 c water
- 1/3 c Enjoy Life chocolate chips (optional, can serve without a glaze)
Preheat oven to 350* F. Grease a donut baking pan by spraying with oil (I like coconut oil). Place all the dry ingredients in a bowl and whisk to remove any lumps and to combine. Add the wet ingredients to the dry mixture, and stir well to form a batter. Add the batter to your donut pan to make 6 donuts and spread to smooth.
Bake for approximately 30 minutes until donuts are set and then pull them away from the pan. Let cool completely if you're adding the glaze.
For the glaze: melt 1/3 cup of Enjoy Life chocolate chips over a double broiler. Carefully dunk one side of each donut into the chocolate and allow to rest, glaze side up, until serving. You can also use a spoon to spread the glaze over the donuts.
I dusted the donuts with powdered sugar before serving only for the visual effect, clearly powdered sugar is not Paleo.
Have you ever tried baking donuts at home? There'a ton of recipes to try whether Paleo, gluten free, or just regular recipes. I've made some in the past, but they were pre-blog days so while I may have a picture here and there of them, I couldn't attempt to recall the recipes I used anymore. My recipe was adapted from this one here with only a few minor tweaks. =}
Wishing everyone a wonderful week ahead as we power into our week.