Donuts!! Now the title says it all! Have you ever heard of such a donut made like this?! These are a must-try and even a deception for those that are unaware of how these are made. I know a typical donut can be simple to buy and eat when you want something for breakfast that is sweet, but we can get carried away with food that is convenient instead of healthy. Luckily, these are both convenient and healthy, as they are the simplest donuts I’ve ever made.
Vegan Baked Chocolate Zucchini Glazed Donuts
Did I mention that these vegan baked chocolate zucchini glazed donuts are also gluten-free and nut-free which makes them allergy-friendly? Plus they are super healthy, a feel-good kind of donut made with simply the best ingredients on earth. A grab-and-go food never tasted this good!
This vegan baked chocolate donut recipe is made with fresh zucchini, gluten-free flour, homemade apple sauce and sweetened with coconut sugar. If you’re still wondering how zucchini ended up in this donut it’s for good reason, I promise!
Benefits of Zucchini’s
- full of Vitamin C
- hydrating for your Body
- low in Calories
- good for Weight Loss, the Nervous System, and Eyesight
- high in Protein
- a great Anti-Oxidant
- high in Fibre Content
Did I just put all that in our donuts?? Yes, I did! That’s one great way to get your daily intake of both fruits and veggies! And no one will ever know :)
The chocolate glaze on these donuts is made with a similar chocolate sauce used in my Chocolate Dipped Strawberry Hearts recipe. And top these vegan baked chocolate zucchini donuts with your favorite ingredients, here are some of mine!
TOP IT WITH THESE:
- hemp seeds
- Homemade Granola
- cacao nibs
- shredded coconut
- fresh sliced strawberries, bananas, or berries
- goji berries
- sliced almonds
- chopped walnuts
- roasted pistachios
Find the pans I used for this recipe here: Wilton Donut Baking Pans.Print
Gluten-Free Vegan Baked Chocolate Zucchini Glazed Donuts
A simple and healthy gluten-free, dairy-free, and nut-free dessert. Topped with your favorite ingredients for an on the go breakfast/ dessert!
- Prep Time: 10 mins
- Cook Time: 15 mins
- Total Time: 25 mins
- Yield: 6-12 1x
- Category: Dessert
- Cuisine: Vegan, Gluten-Free, Nut-Free
- CHOCOLATE DONUTS
- 3/4 cup all purpose gluten-free flour
- 1/3 cup coconut sugar
- 1/4 cup cocoa powder
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup apple sauce
- 1/2 cup zucchini (shredded)
- 1/4 cup + 2 tbsp coconut milk
- 3 tbsp olive oil
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- CHOCOLATE GLAZE
- 3 tbsp coconut oil
- 2 tbsp maple syrup
- 2 tbsp cacao powder
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- TOPPINGS (optional)
- Shredded coconut
- Shredded zucchini
- Hemp seeds
- Chia seeds
- Chopped nuts (if not nut-free)
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Shred the zucchini and transfer to a nut milk bag or paper towel. Squeeze all the excess liquid than measure to one half cup packed full. Transfer to a large mixing bowl.
- Add the coconut sugar, olive oil, apple sauce, vanilla and coconut milk to the zucchini bowl and mix to combine.
- Then add the dry mix into the zucchini mix and fold to combine. Spoon or pipe batter into donut pan and bake for 12-15 minutes until donuts spring back when pressed. Remove from oven and cool slightly before transferring onto a cooling rack to cool completely.
- To make the chocolate glaze, place coconut oil, maple syrup, cacao powder and vanilla extract in a small bowl and whisk together until smooth.
- Dip the top of each donut into the chocolate glaze. Let then set slightly (about 5 minutes) before dipping donuts into your toppings. Let glaze set completely in the fridge before serving. Enjoy!
This recipe makes 12 mini size donuts or 6 regular size donuts.
Nutrition Facts are calculated for 12 mini size donuts
- Serving Size: 1 mini size donut
- Calories: 170
- Sugar: 18.3g
- Fat: 8.6g
- Carbohydrates: 24.2g
- Fiber: 2.1g
- Protein: 1.9g
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