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If you’re excited for all the spring desserts but you still need your chocolate fix, these strawberry frosted chocolate donuts are perfect for you! They are gluten-free, vegan, refined sugar free, and sugar free friendly. Full recipe and recipe details are below.
How do I make these strawberry frosted chocolate donuts sugar free?
I use pure maple syrup in the donut batter, but you can substitute it with a sugar-free maple syrup if you want. For the frosting you can either use sugar-free white chocolate chips or make your own frosting using coconut butter and sugar-free maple syrup. Let’s Bake Believe and Lily Sweets both offers sugar-free white chocolate chips, but unfortunately they are not dairy free.
What ingredients do I need to make these donuts?
If you want to make these strawberry frosted chocolate donuts, here’s what you’ll need:
- oat flour
- cocoa powder
- baking powder
- flax eggs or regular eggs
- pure maple syrup
- water or dairy free milk
- pure vanilla extract
- olive oil or coconut oil
- white chocolate chips or coconut butter
- freeze dried strawberry powder, strawberry jam, or homemade strawberry puree
How do I make this recipe nut free?
If you want to make this recipe nut free, be sure to use olive oil (or another neutral oil) instead of coconut oil and white chocolate chips instead of coconut butter.
Where can I find dairy free white chocolate chips?
Can I use a different flour?
If you don’t want to use oat flour, rice flour will most likely work! If you use rice flour, bake the donuts for about 12 minutes. I haven’t tried this recipe with rice flour, but it will most likely work!
How do I make the frosting with coconut butter?
To make the frosting with coconut butter (instead of white chocolate), simply add the coconut butter to a glass bowl and heat it in the microwave until warm and smooth (don’t overheat). Stir in the strawberry jam and mix until a frosting consistency forms. Feel free to add more or less coconut butter/jam to get the right consistency. If you want to use homemade strawberry puree instead of strawberry jam, see below!
How do I make my own strawberry puree?
If you don’t want to use strawberry jam (or you don’t have it), you can make your own strawberry puree to use in place of the jam. Simply add a handful of fresh or frozen strawberries to a glass dish and heat them in the microwave until warm and juicy. Mash heated strawberries with a fork until a puree forms. Add 3 TBS strawberry puree to a small dish and stir in 3 TBS pure maple syrup. Use this sweetened strawberry puree in place of the strawberry jam.
How do I make this recipe with white chocolate?
If you want to use white chocolate for the frosting (instead of coconut butter), simply melt together the white chocolate and a neutral oil of choice (either in the microwave or on the stovetop). Stir frequently to avoid burning the chocolate. Once melted, stir in the freeze dried strawberry powder and mix until a smooth frosting forms.
Where do I find freeze dried strawberry powder?
I get my freeze dried strawberry powder from Nature Restore and I absolutely love it!
For the Donuts
- 1 1/2 cups oat flour
- 1/2 cup cocoa powder
- 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 2 flax eggs or regular eggs
- 1/2 cup pure maple syrup
- 2/3 cup water or dairy free milk
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 2 TBS olive oil or coconut oil, melted
White Chocolate Frosting
- 4oz white chocolate
- 1 TBS + 1 tsp coconut oil, melted (or other neutral oil)
- 1/4 cup freeze dried strawberry powder
Coconut Butter Frosting
- 3 TBS coconut butter, melted
- 1/4 cup + 2 TBS strawberry jam or homemade strawberry puree
- Preheat the oven to 350°F and grease 2 donut pans with cooking spray.
- While the oven is preheating, add all of the donut ingredients to a large bowl and whisk everything together until you have a smooth chocolate batter.
- Evenly distribute the batter between the greased donut molds. This recipe makes 12 donuts.
- Place the donuts in the oven and bake for 18 minutes.
- Once the donuts are baked, allow them to cool in the donut pans.
- While the donuts cool, prepare the strawberry frosting using either white chocolate or coconut butter (see notes below).
- Once the donuts have cooled, remove them from the donut pans and frost with strawberry frosting. If using white chocolate, dunk the tops of the donuts in the strawberry frosting. If using coconut butter, spread the frosting over the donuts using a butter knife.
- Place the frosted donuts on a cooling rack and allow the frosting to harden. Feel free to drizzle the donuts with melted dark or white chocolate or sprinkle them freeze-dried strawberry powder.
- Enjoy the donuts immediately or once the frosting has hardened.
- Store the donuts in a sealed container at room temperature for 3-4 days or in the fridge for 5-6 days. You can also freeze them in a sealed container for 2-3 months.
- If using white chocolate for the frosting, simply melt together the white chocolate and a neutral oil of choice (either in the microwave or on the stovetop). Stir frequently to avoid burning the chocolate. Once melted, stir in the freeze dried strawberry powder and mix until a smooth frosting forms.
- If using coconut butter for the frosting, simply add the coconut butter to a glass bowl and heat it in the microwave until warm and smooth (don't overheat). Stir in the strawberry jam/puree and mix until a frosting consistency forms.