I never used to be a donut person, AT ALL. People used to bring trays of Krispy Kremes into my old office to celebrate their birthdays and even though at that time I was a sugar fiend through and through they just didn’t float my boat. They were too sickly, too sugary and frankly, not chocolatey enough. Although actually even the chocolatey ones tasted kinda weird to me, so maybe that wasn’t the problem.
Anyway, this year, with baby H being almost 18 months I thought I might make us some donuts to celebrate Hanukkah. Let’s just say that with her and mr H around, these bad boys did not last the full eight days, far from it. If they had I think that would have been the real miracle of Hanukkah.
I’m not surprised they love them, these donuts are soft and fluffy with a little bit of gooeyness, studded with chocolate chips and covered in the most heavenly chocolate glaze.
So now ‘donut’ is a key word in baby H’s vocabulary, as well as blueberries (bwees), pancakes (bam bams) and pasta (papa). It’s safe to say she’s a fan of the carbs!
These donuts are just eight ingredients (including the glaze) and they’re really easy to make. I wonder how long they’ll last in your house?
Makes 8 small donuts
- 1/2 cup ground almonds
- 1/2 cup buckwheat flour
- 1/2 cup cacao powder
- 1/2 cup maple syrup
- 4 tbsp coconut oil, melted
- 4 tbsp applesauce
- pinch of salt
- ¾ cup almond milk
- Optional: chocolate chips for stuffing
For the glaze
- 2 tbsp coconut oil, melted
- 6 tbsp cacao powder
- 6 tbsp maple syrup
To make the donuts just pop the ingredients in a food processor and whizz until you have a lovely sticky mixture. If you don’t have a food processor you can always mix by hand, just pop the dry ingredients in a bowl first and mix then add the wet ones. Either way, stir in the chocolate chips if you’re using them and then pop the mixture into a donut pan or mould.
Preheat your oven to 180C and bake the donuts for about 15-20 minutes or until a skewer or toothpick inserted comes out clean. Leave to cool while you make the glaze.
For the glaze, just pop the ingredients in a bowl and give them a good old stir until you have the most decadent and rich chocolate. Dunk the donuts in one by one and get ready for a taste sensation!
Love, Mrs H xx