Chocolate Donuts

Yup, donuts! Tantalizing donuts! Guilt-free, gluten-free, agave-sweetened Chocolate Donuts! I’ve been seeing too many recipes on the website and this one was worth trying (from I even went out the same day to buy a donut pan! And the taste? PERFECTION! It’s like eating a candy bar. (Then I decided to buy a second donut pan. I’m in trouble.)


  • 1/4 cup coconut oil (or butter or grapeseed oil)
  • 1/3 cup agave nectar
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3 eggs
  • 3/4 cup almond meal (or flour), packed
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • dash of sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  1. Preheat your oven to 350.
  2. Melt together coconut oil and agave.
  3. Whisk in cocoa powder.
  4. Whisk in eggs, one at a time.
  5. Add dry ingredients, combine well.
  6. Stir in vinegar.
  7. Pour into greased donut pan (or cupcake pan).  Bake for 12-15 minutes.
  8. Invert onto cooling rack.
  9. Dip in chocolate glaze (recipe below).

(*yields 8 large donuts or 10 cupcakes)

Chocolate Glaze

  • 1 oz unsweetened baking chocolate (for thicker glaze) or 2 tablespoons of unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil or butter
  • 2-3 tablespoons agave nectar
  1. Gently melt together the chocolate, oil and agave.
  2. Whisk until smooth.
  3. For a thin glaze use immediately, or if you used baking chocolate, allow mixture to cool down and thicken for a ganache texture.
  4. Sprinkle glazed donuts with coconut flakes, gluten-free sprinkles, or chopped nuts.

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