Dairy Free Donuts!

My little sister had just gotten out of her 6th ear surgery. I wanted to bring her something she could really use, something to lift her spirits, some sort of food, something healthy. So I chose donuts, of course! Definitely lifted her spirits. Definitely absolutely magnificently moist and delicious! But as far as healthy? Well, I did what I could and now I pass it on to you.


Yields: 6 regular size donuts


For the donuts:
  • 3/4 cups all purpose flour (Next time I want to try coconut flour!)
  • 1/2 cup pure cane sugar (or white sugar)
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder (I used Hershey’s dark cocoa powder)
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 5 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup water
For the frosting:
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter or dairy free butter – melted
  • 2 tablespoons milk or unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla


For the donuts:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Spray your donut pan with nonstick spray.
  3. Stir together flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt.
  4. Add oil, vanilla, and water and continue to stir until smooth.
  5. Pour into donut pan and bake 10-12 minutes.
For the frosting:
  1. In a bowl using a hand mixer, mix together powdered sugar and butter until creamed well.
  2. Add milk, cocoa powder, and vanilla and continue to mix until creamy and well combined.
  3. Once donuts are cool, dip them into the frosting to cover the tops.
  4. Enjoy!



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