After being gifted a mini donut maker for Christmas, how could I not develop this recipe for my fellow donut maker fans? I recommend the Sunbeam version, however you could also use a waffle iron or even on a griddle for pancakes if you are new to the donut game. I made these delightfully chocolatey donuts a bit healthy, with whole wheat and almond flours. They’re delicious and cute, perfect with coffee, stuffed in a kid’s lunchbox, or as an after dinner snack.Print
I made these delightfully chocolatey donuts a bit healthy, with whole wheat and almond flours. They’re delicious and cute, perfect with coffee, stuffed in a kid’s lunchbox, or as an after dinner snack. They can even be made without a donut maker!
1 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup almond flour
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 cup maple syrup
1/2 cup almond milk (you can use regular milk or soy milk as well)
1 egg, beaten
In a food processor or large bowl combine the whole wheat and almond flours, the cocoa powder, unsweetened coconut, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt and baking powder. Mix to combine. If you’re not using a food processor, just fire up a sturdy whisk and mix it up in a regular bowl!
In a smaller bowl, combine the beaten egg, milk and maple syrup. Whip it up with a fork to combine.
Add the wet ingredients into the dry and mix until it is all incorporated.
Heat up the donut maker (or waffle iron) according to the manufacturer instructions. I recommend spraying to greasing it with a non-stick spray if possible.
Pipe in your donut batter carefully. I loaded a Ziploc baggie with batter, then trimmed out a small whole in one of the corners of the bag so I could squeeze the batter through with some control. But keep the plastic away from the heated donut maker because it will melt. And how!
Fill all the little donut circles, shut the lid and let the maker go to town! It will. In minutes you will have the cutest, chocolatey donuts you have seen this side of 4:30 am. Dust them with powdered sugar for a little sweetness (and, let’s face it, looks) and pop them in your pockets, your kid’s lunch box, give them out to strangers…make it happen.