Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Chocolate Mini Donuts

Like all children (people?) the monkey has a small liking for donuts. We used to use them as bribes. Sue me. They worked. Have a good week at school? Yay! We are going to the donut shop. :) So when we went allergen free one of our first goals was to find a donut he could have. We found a great one in Kinnikinnick Foods. The monkey has tried both the chocolate and the vanilla and loves them.

Being who I am, though, my brain was already churning on thoughts of making my own donuts. Couldn't be anymore difficult than making anything else, right?! Save some money, provide myself with a creative outlet, and give the monkey some homemade love. So for Christmas I asked for donut pans, and this great cookbook, Doughnuts by Lara Ferroni (recommended by Gluten-Free Girl). I did end up using some of my father's monetary gift to purchase a couple of cookbooks and a mini donut pan from Norpro. This past Saturday I finally got a chance to use it. The monkey and I were supposed to be having quality time, but he wanted nothing to do with me. So, I baked.

Chocolate Mini Donuts

Note: These are modified from the chocolate cake donut recipe that came on the packaging.

60 grams teff flour
60 grams sorghum flour
60 grams tapioca starch
40 grams cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon xanthan gum
150 grams sugar

2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup almond milk (or non-dairy/dairy milk of your choice)
2 tablespoons butter, melted

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Combine flours, starch, cocoa, baking powder, sugar and xanthan gum in medium mixing bowl. In small bowl, whisk eggs, vanilla, milk and butter (make sure it has cooled). Add to flour mixture and mix until smooth. Spray pan with cooking spray. Fill the pan about 2/3 full using a small cookie scoop. Bake about 15 minutes. Donuts should be soft and spring back when touched. Cool and remove to cooling rack place on top of a sheet of wax paper. Repeat with the rest of the batter. Makes about 2 dozen.


1 cup confectioner's sugar
3 tablespoons hot water

Combine in a small bowl and pour over each donut by teaspoonful. Alternately you could brush the glaze onto the donuts with a small pastry brush.

Did he like them? Oh yeah! He ate 8 donuts on Sunday and has had them for snack every day this week.

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  1. I think my donut pans are in storage as the recipes that came with were awful. But, the cookbook looks interesting. Now, I'm wondering how difficult it would be to get them out of storage if that's where they are.

    Yours look wonderful! Glad the monkey liked them.

  2. I just stared making homemade baked donuts and I'm hooked. So much better than store bought! Great recipe.

    I'd love for you to share this recipe on my linky for Sweet Tooth Friday.

  3. Lex~The cookbook remains on my list, and I will get it one day. :) I highly recommend seeing if those pans are easy to get to.

    Allisn~Thanks for the invite!! :)

  4. Oh my gosh! These look amazing! I've never seen a donut pan before. Now I have to go searching for one!!!

  5. Erin~I bought mine off of amazon. They had full size donut pans as well. Never found them at Walmart or Target. Best guess is a specialty kitchen store. :)