I was never a huge donut person. I don’t seek them out, but if they’re in front of me I will indulge. I don’t know why. I just can’t help it.
Since joining my new department it’s become more of a struggle. Every Friday we have team breakfast. Traditionally, this means coffee and donuts. Additional items are OK, but to skip out on coffee or donuts lands you in the dog house. So, I’ve found myself in the presence of donuts a lot more frequently than I’m used to.
To fix this problem I’ve set out on trying to create my own “allergy friendly” donuts. Ideally, I’d love to have a recipe I feel so good about I’m willing to bring in when it’s my turn to host Friday Morning Breakfast.
That brings me to this recipe. I wanted to try chocolate 1) because who doesn’t love chocolate 2) I had cocoa powder in the pantry and 3) baking anything chocolate makes the house smell amazing!
My favorite thing about this recipe is that it’s super easy, and really quick. Instead of making my own frosting I use a container of Dollop Frosting to make the recipe even less time consuming. The ingredients in Dollop are allergy friendly, plus I haven’t met a flavor I don’t like yet. By keeping the recipe simple that means I can make them on a Thursday night, get to the office early on a Friday morning, and have delicious chocolate donuts all without crazy bags under my eyes.
It’s a triple win, am I right?!
- 1 cup of gluten free flour - I like the Bob's Red Mill Gluten Free 1-1 Baking Flour
- ½ cup of granulated sugar
- ⅓ cup of cocoa powder
- 1 tsp of baking soda
- ¼ tsp of salt
- ½ tsp of vanilla extract
- 2 tsp of apple cider vinegar
- ¼ cup of almond milk
- ¼ cup of olive oil
- Coconut oil spray
- 1 container of Dollop Frosting (any flavor, but I used Hot Chocolate for this recipe)
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees
- Spray a donut pan with coconut oil spray
- Mix flour, sugar, cocoa powder, salt, and baking soda together in a large bowl
- Mix vanilla, apple cider vinegar, almond milk, and olive oil together in a medium bowl
- Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix together until there are no lumps
- Spoon into a donut pan
- Bake for about 15 minutes
- Let the donuts cool on a wire rack
- Once cool, frost with Dollop Frosting