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Chocolate donuts are delicious. But chocolate donuts covered in chocolate frosting? Even more delicious. These double chocolate donuts are truly the perfect sweet treat. They’re gluten free, dairy free, and refined sugar free, and heathy enough to eat for breakfast!
How many servings does this recipe make?
This recipe makes 12 donuts. I use Wilton non-stick donut pans and I absolutely love them! They’re non-stick and just the perfect size.
What ingredients will I need to make these double chocolate donuts?
To make these donuts, you’ll need:
- oat flour or rice flour
- cocoa powder
- baking powder
- pure maple syrup
- water or milk of choice (I use dairy free)
- olive oil or coconut oil
- flax eggs or regular eggs
- pure vanilla extract
- dairy free chocolate chips (or unsweetened chocolate, see below)
- non-toxic sprinkles (optional)
Should I use oat flour or rice flour in this recipe?
You can use either rice or oat flour in this recipe. Rice flour donuts will be a bit more soft and spongy, whereas oat flour donuts will be a bit more dense and chewy. The rice flour donuts also bake a lot faster than the oat flour donuts, so only bake the donuts for 12 minutes if you’re using rice flour! Oat flour donuts will take about 18 minutes in the oven.
Can I make this recipe nut free?
Yes, absolutely! To make this recipe nut free, simply be sure to use olive oil in the batter instead of coconut oil.
What kind of dairy free chocolate chips do you recommend?
- Dairy Free: If you’re looking for dairy free chocolate chips, I would recommend Enjoy Life Foods dairy free chocolate chips. They have dark, semi-sweet, and white dairy free chocolate chips!
- Dairy Free and Refined Sugar Free: If you’re looking for chocolate chips that are dairy free and refined sugar free, I would recommend Hu Kitchen dairy free chocolate chips (they’re sweetened only with dates!). If you want to try these chocolate chips, use my code bigleybasics for 15% off.
- Dairy Free & Sugar Free: If you’re looking for dairy free chocolate chips that are also sugar free, I would recommend Lily’s stevia sweetened dark chocolate chips. They’re sweetened with stevia!
Can I make my own chocolate icing?
Yes! You can certainly make your own chocolate icing using unsweetened chocolate. To do so, simply follow these instructions: add 2oz unsweetened chocolate and 1 1/2 tsp coconut oil to a small saucepan and heat over low heat until the chocolate is completely melted, stirring frequently. You can also heat the mixture in the microwave if preferred. Once the chocolate is melted with the coconut oil, stir in 3 TBS maple syrup, 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract, and 1/8 tsp salt.
Where can I find healthier sprinkles?
You can find lots of options for healthier sprinkles on Amazon (no artificial dyes, flavors, etc.). One of my favorite non-toxic sprinkle brands is Supernatural!
How do I store these double chocolate donuts?
I recommend storing these double chocolate donuts in a sealed container on the counter for 2-3 days or in the fridge for about 4-5 days. For long term storage, store them in the freezer! You’ll want to wait until the chocolate hardens before storing these donuts.
Looking for more donut recipes?
If you’re in the mood for more homemade donuts, try some of my other delicious donut recipes!
Ready to make these double chocolate donuts? The full recipe is below!
Double Chocolate Donuts
For the Chocolate Donuts
- 1 1/2 cups oat flour or rice flour
- 1/2 cup cocoa powder
- 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 2 eggs (flax eggs or regular eggs)
- 2/3 cup water or milk of choice (I use dairy free)
- 1/2 cup pure maple syrup
- 2 tbsp olive oil or coconut oil, melted
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
For the Chocolate Frosting
- 4 oz dark chocolate (I use dairy free)
- 2 tsp coconut oil, melted (or other neutral oil)
- Preheat the oven to 350°F and grease 12 donut molds with cooking spray (I use 2 donut pans with 6 molds each).
- While the oven is heating up, add all of the dry ingredients to a large bowl and mix until well combined. Once combined, add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and whisk again until the batter is smooth.
- Evenly distribute the donut batter between the 12 donut molds and bake the donuts in the oven for 12-18 minutes (see notes below).
- Once the donuts are baked, allow them to cool for 10-15 minutes in the donut pans. Once slightly cooled, remove the donuts from the donut pans and place on a cooling rack.
- Prepare the chocolate frosting: add the chocolate chips and oil to a microwave safe dish and heat in the microwave until melted, stirring frequently so the chocolate doesn't burn. The oil is optional, but I find that adding it to the chocolate chips helps the chocolate to melt more easily.
- Dip the tops of the donuts in the melted chocolate and return to the cooling rack. Sprinkle the donuts with sprinkles or shaved chocolate (optional). Enjoy immediately!
- If you make the donuts with oat flour, bake them for 18 minutes. If you make the donuts with rice flour, bake them for 12 minutes.
- To make your own chocolate frosting using unsweetened chocolate, follow the instructions in the body of the blog post above.
- Store the donuts in a sealed container on the counter for 2-3 days, in the fridge for 4-5 days, or in the freezer for 2-3 months.