The goodness of cakey chocolate donuts without the guilt of traditional fried donuts! Topped with an amazing peanut butter glaze. And, they’re vegan to boot!
Donuts hold a special place in my heart. In fact, its a possibility that my heart is actually a donut itself. I have no proof of otherwise so I’m not discounting it.
Muffins and cupcakes are awesome. And yeah, cookies are basically life. But donuts, donuts are on a whole other level of f- yeah. I hear the word “donut” and my ears perk up. I get a little excited. Then, I remember that big box chain donuts are no bueno. Le sigh.
Naturally, I had to find a way to enjoy donuts without dealing with the aftermath that comes from eating regular donuts. This includes:
a. Feeling like a pile of ass from all the sugar
b. Feeling like a pile of ass from all the dairy products (hello, lactose intolerance)
c. Then on top of it all, feeling like a guilty pile of ass from eating approximately 4,000,000 calories from 2 or 3 donuts – cause who ever eats just ONE donut, puh-lease
But friends, there is hope! Baked donut recipes have been circulating the interwebs for quite some time now, and just want to do my part to spread donut fever to as many people as I can. It’s my donut duty. If you don’t have a donut pan, do yourself a huge favour and get one.
This particular recipe is adapted from Gretchen’s Bakery. I have tried so so so many donut recipes, (just ask my mom, she’s been forced to eat them. All of them – thanks mom <3), but in my opinion, this is one of the best.
These donuts are super cakey and chocolatey, exactly like what you’d expect of a cake donut. The unglazed donuts themselves are less than 200 calories each. Say what!? So depending on how much glaze you use and any extras that you may top your donuts with, they can actually remain in the realm of donut deliciousness, sans guilt. I’m sold. Muy bien!
I chose to go with a peanut butter glaze for these ones, to kill* two birds (vegan birds of course) with one stone to handle both my chocolate and nut butter craving simultaneously.
If you’re also a member of the peanut butter fiend club like I am, I recommend sprinkling some chopped peanuts on top. A chocolate drizzle is totally acceptable, too. Enjoy!
As always, the hashtag #sweetlikecocoa on social media so I can peep all the yumminess!