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Chocolate Chip Doughnuts with Chocolate Glaze (Grain Free)

You won’t believe these baked Chocolate Chip Doughnuts with Chocolate Glaze (Grain Free) are gluten-free and Paleo. And the chocolate glaze… it’s finger-licking good!

The minute you sink your teeth into one of these blissful Chocolate Chip Doughnuts with Chocolate Glaze you’ll be in absolute heaven. 🙂

Or at least I’m hoping!

As a special morning treat when I was little, my dad would sometimes surprise us with a fresh box of doughnuts. I never met a doughnut I didn’t like, but the ones with the chocolate frosting were my absolute favorite.

doughnut dipped in chocolate

The girls were invited to a birthday party, so instead of baking a whole cake, I wanted to make something with individual servings – that wasn’t a cupcake. So what’s better than a chocolate covered doughnut?!

And a baked one at that!

These decadent chocolate dipped beauties got an overwhelming response at the party. Everyone loved them and the girls were delighted. The smiles on their little chocolate covered faces were priceless. Doughnuts just have a way of  making people happy, don’t they?

doughtnuts with toppings

I use these Wilton pans to bake my doughnuts. As long as you grease them well, then dust the doughnut wells with more blanched almond flour, you won’t have a problem with the doughnuts sticking to the pan.

Did you have a favorite type of doughnut prior to becoming gluten free? Were you able to find a recipe or a bakery that makes your favorite doughnut after going gluten free?

What’s your favorite doughnut topping? Sprinkles or chocolate chips? Nuts or shredded coconut?

doughnuts decorated on parchment

Other gluten-free doughnut recipes to check out:

Gluten-Free Cinnamon Sugar Donuts from My Gluten-Free Palate
Gluten-Free Maple Donuts from My Gluten-Free Kitchen
Gluten-Free Baked Vanilla Doughnuts from Faithfully Gluten Free
Gluten-Free Mini Donuts from Pancake Mix from This Vivacious Life

doughnuts ready to be eaten

Chocolate Chip Doughnuts with Chocolate Glaze (Grain Free)

Yield: about 8 doughnuts

You won’t believe these baked Chocolate Chip Doughnuts with Chocolate Glaze (Grain Free) are gluten-free and Paleo. And the chocolate glaze… it’s finger-licking good!

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups blanched almond flour, gently packed + more for dusting the doughnut pans
  • 2 tablespoons arrowroot starch or tapioca starch
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup solidified coconut oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 tablespoons runny honey
  • 2 tablespoons almond milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3-4 tablespoons Enjoy Life Chocolate Chips

For the Chocolate Glaze

  • 1/2 cup Enjoy Life Chocolate Chips
  • 1 tablespoon palm shortening

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees (F) and generously grease 2 doughnut pans (I use these pans) with palm shortening. Dust with almond flour, and knock off the excess into the sink or a trash can.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the blanched almond flour, arrowroot starch, baking powder, sea salt, and nutmeg. Cut in the coconut oil until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  3. Whisk in the eggs, almond milk, honey, and vanilla extract. Stir in the chocolate chips.
  4. Transfer the batter to a piping bag or a plastic storage bag (snip off one corner for piping) and pipe into the prepared pan, filing each well about 2/3 full.
  5. Bake for 13 - 16 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean when poked into one of the doughnuts. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from the pan and placing on a wire rack to completely cool (I use a butter knife if necessary to loosen the edges of the doughnuts from the pan).
  6. For the Chocolate glaze, place the chocolate chips and the palm shortening in a small microwavable bowl, and microwave on high in 30 second increments, stirring each time, until the chocolate chips and palm shortening are melted and mixed until smooth.
  7. Place doughnuts, one by one, upside down half way into the chocolate glaze. Remove and place right side up on a piece of parchment or waxed paper to set. If toppings are desired, sprinkle the doughnuts with desired toppings and place immediately in the freezer to set for 5 minutes (otherwise the toppings will slide off). Remove from the freezer and store in an airtight container at room temperature.

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Sunday 11th of April 2021

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Cora Whitmoyer

Thursday 28th of January 2021

I haven’t tried these yet, but are you able to use a different flour instead of the almond flour? Could I make a chia egg or flax egg instead of the actual eggs?

Mēgan

Wednesday 3rd of February 2021

Hi Cora, this recipe is written specifically with almond flour in mind, so I wouldn't sub it out or omit the eggs. Almond flour is its own beast so to speak. Almonds have a lot of natural fats in them, so the flour does in turn. If you remove that flour and replace it with something else, you're completely changing the fat content.

Susan

Saturday 12th of January 2019

Sorry to say, I'm thinking it's been awhile since you had gluten donuts as these really don't come close. they are dense cakes. I'm willing to use dairy and grains so I'm wondering if I can get a bit closer to the real thing by including those ingredients. They are good for what they are. :) I feel awkward saying that since there is a love fest in the comments. No disrespect intended. I love your pie crust and especially your bread!!! I make it every week for a year and I feel healthier for it.

Megan

Friday 8th of February 2019

Hi Susan, I'm sorry to hear you were disappointed in the recipe. Most grain free recipes made with almond flour are heavier than grain-filled recipes. These are definitely not the fried donuts one may be used to, as they are also baked. A healthier alternative, but yes, not a true replacement for the airy fried donuts we all know and love (and miss!). Regardless, thank you for your comment and feedback. I might consider updating this post with that information for future readers/recipe makers. I'm glad to hear you're a big fan of my other recipes!

Cassidy @ Cassidy's Craveable Creations

Friday 27th of July 2018

WOW these look amazing!!! My kids have been begging for donuts, I'll have to make these for them!!! Thanks so much :)

Megan

Tuesday 18th of September 2018

You're such a great mom, Cassidy!! :)

Moriah

Tuesday 12th of June 2018

These look amazing! I’m so making them this week...for me ?

Megan

Tuesday 26th of June 2018

You totally should! ;)