Monday, October 20, 2014

Chocolate Donut Holes with Coconut Flour

Rolled donut holes

These simple bite size little chocolate donut holes are a healthy treat and a cinch to make.
You won't need any special equipment and can be enjoying one in no time. 

Who doesn't love a chocolate donut hole?
These are especially good because they are grain free, healthy and quite tasty.
They are made of coconut flour ( buy in the health store or online) and very quick and easy.

If you do not want to use coconut flour, any kind of gluten free flour or regular flour will work.
However, if you decide not to use the coconut flour, reduce the almond milk to 1 Tablespoon instead of 3 Tablespoons. However, there are health benefits to baking with coconut flour.

chocolate donut holes

I like baking with coconut flour for many reasons.
  • Coconut flour is packed with fiber and therefore more filling and satisfying( The fiber also helps better elimination) 
  • Coconut flour is tasty- has a unique appealing taste
  • Coconut flour requires a lot more liquid in the recipe which makes for a moist, silky product. 
  • Coconut flour is rich in nutrients 
  • Coconut flour is grain and gluten free
  • Coconut flour is lower in carbs which doesn't raise insulin levels as high as reg flour
In addition, coconut flour is very easy to use to bake cookies, cake, and these donut holes.

I like baking with coconut sugar because: 
  • It is lower in carbohydrates than brown sugar or regular sugar
  • It creates less of an insulin spike
  • It contains nutrients

Author: Judee Algazi
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Serves : 12

1/2 cup coconut flour 
1/4 tsp baking powder 
4 Tablespoons of coconut sugar ( health food store) 
1 Tablespoon of cocoa
1 tsp cinnamon
3 Tablespoons of almond or coconut milk
2 large eggs, beaten
1/4 cup liquid coconut oil  or olive oil 
pinch of salt

Optional Toppings: chopped nuts, additional coconut sugar and cinnamon mixture, shredded coconut 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 
In a medium bowl combine the eggs, almond milk and oil and set aside.
In a small bowl, combine dry ingredients and then add the dry to the wet ingredients and stir until smooth. 

Roll into balls, and then roll in unsweetened coconut, additional coconut sugar, chopped nuts or  just leave them plain. Bake on a parchment lined cookie sheet for about 10 minutes, or place rolled balls in greased mini muffin pan. 

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  1. Your Donut Holes sound delicious! I haven't tried baking with coconut flour yet but I keep hearing really good things about it. Thank you for sharing with us at the Hearth and Soul Hop, Judee.

  2. This recipe looks so delicious! I would love to bake with coconut flour & sugar but their high prices don't agree with my budget at the moment :( will have to give these a try with regular flour!

  3. I also love using coconut flour - thanks for sharing all the health benefits. These sound delicious and I will be saving this recipe. Thanks for sharing on Real Food Fridays. Pinned & twitted

  4. G'day! I could go for one of these right now! Thanks for sharing at our #SayGdayParty!
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    Cheers! Joanne @ What's On The List Pinned!

  5. What a special treat, these looks so good Judee. Hope you are having a great fall day and thanks so much for sharing this awesome post with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  6. Sounds really tasty and any one would likes GF or not. Thanks for bringing this to Weekend Bites.

  7. Hi Judee,
    Yum! Healthy GF chocolate desserts always make me happy! Thank you so much for sharing this healthy and delicious Chocolate Donut Holes recipe at the Plant-Based Potluck Party Blog Hop! I can't wait to make this.

  8. I will have to try coconut flour. I have a gluten free mix in my pantry that I use, but haven't tried coconut flour. These look yummy! Thanks for sharing it with us at Foodie Fridays...can't wait to see what you have for us this week!! :)


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