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Healthier Donuts Recipe

These are great to pop in the kids lunchbox or keep in the freezer for those days when you feel like something sweet without the guilt.

Recipe - makes 6

It's important that everything is at room temperature.



  • 1/4 cup coconut flour

  • 1/4 cup cacao powder

  • 1 tablespoon coconut sugar

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

  • 1/4 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda

  • 4 eggs free range or organic

  • 1/3 cup extra virgin coconut oil (liquid)

  • 1/3 cup pure maple syrup


  • 60 g dark chocolate

  • Desiccated coconut for decorating


Place all the dry ingredients into a mixing bowl, then add coconut oil, maple syrup and eggs one at a time, carefully combining all ingredients.

Let the mixture stand for a few minutes, this allows the mix to thicken and combine till smooth.

Lightly grease donut moulds with a little coconut oil and place mixture evenly into six donut holes.

Bake in a fan forced oven at 160 degrees or moderate oven for 15 minutes till they are firm or a skewer inserted in a donut comes out clean


Place some water in a small saucepan and heat till simmering

Place chopped chocolate into heatproof bowl that will comfortably sit over the saucepan.

Carefully stir the chocolate till it has melted, then carefully drizzle over donuts.

Sprinkle with some desiccated coconut and place in fridge o till set.

Can keep in freezer.


Tip: If you have put cold eggs into the mix and this has made the mixture lumpy, just let it stand for a few minutes till everything is at room temperature then mix till smooth.

Tip: If it is Winter and your coconut oil is hard, just place it in a container with hot water from the tap that reaches half way up the glass container of coconut oil and leave it till it starts to tur


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