If you love chocolate goodness with lots of fresh orange zest, these gluten free chocolate orange donuts are for you.
Light and fluffy on the inside, with a slight crisp on the outside, you will want to eat more than one of these little donuts.
Mr. Fearless Dining has been traveling this week. I tend to make sweet desserts when he is out of town. While he is away, don’t forget to check out The Best Gluten Free Donuts Recipes on my blog!
It isn’t that he doesn’t like desserts, but he has been complaining (a.k.a. whining) about how many sweets I have been making lately, so I thought I would create something crazy good while he was gone :-).”
Our phone call last night went something like this….Mr. Fearless Dining: “You made brownie cheesecake bars, lemon cheesecake (coming soon), and nest cookies with peeps while I was in town last week, and as soon as I leave you made Asian lettuce wraps????”
Well, yeah. I didn’t think of it like that. He loves lettuce wraps.
Timing fail. Mr. Fearless Dining loves chocolate and orange. He sure is going to miss these gluten free chocolate orange donuts. I will have to make this gluten free donut recipe for him some other time.
I am not trying to be mean. If he is trying to eat fewer sweets, I am going to help him out this week by making two donut recipes. My kids will inhale them way before his plane lands at the airport!
The first donut recipe I made this week is these chocolaty, orange zest donuts with a fudge frosting.
They are both gluten free, and dairy free (if you skip the fudge topping.) (Next week stay tuned for some gluten free vanilla pudding donuts.)
How to cook gluten free chocolate orange donuts:
These donuts are so easy to make in my Babycakes Mini Donut Maker. I get the fried crispy taste, but it is much healthier because it isn’t fried. You can also make these in a donut pan, but you may consider spraying the edges with coconut oil so they crisp up a bit.
The batter is somewhat stiff, you don’t want it runny like cake batter.
This little cooling rack comes with the donut maker.
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Easy gluten free chocolate orange donuts
- 2 large eggs
- 1 tablespoon orange zest
- 1/3 cup coconut oil melted
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup cocoa powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- dash salt
- 1 cup gluten free flour blend (*Note, my flour blend has xanthan gum included. If yours doesn't, add 1 teaspoon.)
- *optional Fudge sauce and sprinkles I used Trader Joe's
Preheat the Babycakes Mini Donut Maker.
In a mixer, add all wet ingredients, including zest.
Mix on low until blended.
Add dry ingredients gradually while mixing on low speed. (Turn off before putting flour in, then turn mixer on and up to low while it mixes.)
Drop a dollop of dough into each donut section.
Cook for 5 minutes until donuts are done.
Remove from donut maker to cooling rack.
Frost, glaze, or enjoy plain.
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