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