Chocolate donuts with coconut vanilla bean icing
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Serves: 8 donuts
 
Grain and gluten free chocolate donuts with a coconut butter vanilla bean icing.
Ingredients
Donuts
  • ¾ cup almond flour
  • ¼ cup unsweetened dark cocoa powder
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • pinch of salt
  • 3 eggs (separated)
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
Icing
  • ¼ cup coconut butter, melted to a pourable state
  • ¼ of a vanilla bean, scraped
  • 1½ tablespoons water
  • ½ tablespoon honey
  • unsweetened coconut flakes for garnish (optional)
Instructions
Donuts
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl combine almond flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt.
  3. Separate eggs and combine yolks with remaining wet ingredients.
  4. Add wet ingredients to dry and stir until combined.
  5. Beat egg whites with a hand held mixer until light and fluffy.
  6. Fold egg whites into batter until just combined.
  7. Pour batter into donut pan.
  8. Bake for 12-13 minutes. Remove from pan and transfer to cooling rack.
Icing
  1. Combine melted coconut butter with water and honey and stir until fully incorporated.
  2. Add vanilla bean and stir again.
  3. Spoon icing onto fully cooled donuts and top with shredded coconut flakes if desired.
  4. Transfer to refrigerator for 10 minutes to set.
Recipe by Running to the Kitchen at http://www.runningtothekitchen.com/2012/12/chocolate-donuts-with-coconut-vanilla-bean-icing/