Baked Almond Donuts with Chocolate Glaze

I’ve been on a donut kick this weekend and this is the batch that got me started. I wanted a sweet treat with little or no white sugar and low-fat. Not always an easy feat. I’m not giving up white sugar altogether, but I would like to be able to use stevia instead whenever I want to.

The chocolate glaze is made with grain-sweetened chocolate chips, with almond extract, coconut milk, and a touch of agave nectar. These chips may not be gluten-free, so feel free to substitute the ones you have on hand.

The base of the donut is whole wheat pastry flour and almond meal. It’s sweetened with a combination of stevia and agave. You can make them gluten-free by subbing your favorite gluten-free flour mix.

Don’t have a fancy shmancy donut pan? Use a mini muffin pan instead. Don’t want to make a glaze? These are great all by themselves too!

Baked Almond Donuts with Chocolate Glaze

Serves: 12 mini donuts

soy-free
Ingredients
wet ingredients:
  • ⅔ cup unsweetened So Delicious coconut milk (or other non-dairy milk)
  • 1 tablespoon agave nectar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • ¼ teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • ¼ teaspoon stevia (Nu-Stevia brand)
dry ingredients:
  • ⅔ cup whole wheat pastry flour (you can use gluten-free flour mix instead)
  • ⅓ cup almond meal
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
glaze ingredients:
  • 3 tablespoons grain sweetened chocolate chips
  • 2 teaspoons unsweetened coconut milk (or other non-dairy milk)
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • ½ teaspoon agave nectar, optional
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees. Mix the wet ingredients in one bowl and the dry in another. Spray your mini donut pan with a little oil so they will be easier to get out.
  2. Then add the dry ingredients into the wet and mix just until it's mixed. Divide the batter between the 12 donut molds. Bake in pre-heated oven for 10 minutes.
  3. Let them cool for 5 to 10 minutes, then carefully remove. If you don't wait they will stick and break in half, so be warned!
  4. To make the glaze: melt the chocolate (on the stove or in the microwave). Add the other ingredients and mix thoroughly. Dip cooled donuts into the glaze.

 

Comments

  1. Nina says

    Kathy, I live on a boat and space is an issue. I only keep whole wheat flour and vital wheat gluten on board. Is there a way to “make” whole wheat pastry flour from the whole wheat flour? This recipe looks fabulous and I’d love to try it out.

    • says

      You can make them with plain whole wheat flour, they will just be less tender. Pastry flour is made with a different variety of wheat and ground fine. You could try putting the regular flour in a food processor or grinder if you have one and make it finer.

      Let me know of you try that and how it works.

  2. Angelica says

    Hi – Sounds yummy! I was wondering how I can use a mini muffin pan to make these – my imagination is escaping me at the moment. I don’t do a lot of baking but would really like to try these for Valentines Day. Thanks a lot

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