Almond Flour Chocolate Donuts
These donuts are delicious and gluten-free for all you gluten-free dieters out there. I’ve had almond flour in my pantry for quite some time and decided to use it to make some dark chocolate donuts with dark chocolate icing (Jerry loves dark chocolate over dark chocolate!). I guess almond flour can be substituted for wheat flour in cakes and donuts, who knew? This recipe yields 2 dozen small donuts or a dozen large donuts.
1/2 Cup Butter
3/4 Cup Honey
1 Cup Cocoa Powder (whichever you prefer, milk or dark)
1 1/2 Cup Almond Flour
1 Teaspoon Baking Soda
A Couple Pinches of Salt
1 1/2 Teaspoon Apple Cider Vinegar
-dark chocolate icing-
4 Tablespoons Butter
4 Tablespoons Honey
1/3 Cup Dark Chocolate Chips
1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.
2. In a bowl melt the butter and combine it with the honey using a mixer. Add in the cocoa powder and mix thoroughly.
3. Whisk in the eggs, one at a time.
4. Combine the almond flour, baking soda, and salt. Add the dry ingredients spoon by spoon while mixing the other ingredients.
5. Add in the vinegar and stir thoroughly.
6. Pour the batter into your donut pan. Bake the donuts for about 12-15 minutes. Remove the donuts from the pan and place them on a cooling rack.
7. Make your icing while the donuts are cooling. I put a bowl into a small pot of water over the range to make my glaze. I filled the pot with water and then placed the bowl into the pot over the sink allowing excess water to escape. Then I placed the bowl and pot combo on the range over medium heat.
8. Put your butter into the bowl and when it begins melting turn the range down to low. Add in your honey and mix to combine it well with the butter.
9. Once the honey and butter are well mixed, add in the chocolate chips.
10. Mix continuously as the chips melt to get an even glaze. Taste to make the glaze thinner and/or sweeter you can always add more honey to the mixture.
11. Once my glaze was done I proceeded to pour it using a spoon…this was a very wasteful technique and I ended up having to make more glaze. A smarter way to go about this is to dip each donut into the icing and then place in back on the cooling rack .