Vegan Chocolate Doughnuts

Rich, soft vegan chocolate doughnuts are such a fun breakfast or dessert treat that you’ll never believe is healthy! Made with just 4 ingredients, gluten free and naturally sweetened.

Vegan Chocolate Doughnuts

MY HUSBAND GETS HOME TODAY!!!

Sorry for shouting. But I’m SO happy. I’m counting down the seconds until I get to speed home today have to see him after school. This is a celebration that calls for chocolate doughnuts!

Okay so I didn’t plan posting these today just because Joe comes home. But it works, so let’s go with it! Really though, any day, time, of minute is one that’s appropriate for vegan chocolate doughnuts, am I right? Don’t question my reasoning, just eat a doughnut and be happy.

Vegan Chocolate Doughnuts

I’ve posted a few doughnut recipes on the blog, all delicious AF, but there’s definitely a variety when it comes to flours, sweeteners, and flavors. I love these pumpkin ones for this time of year, but can you ever go wrong with THIS flavor combination?! Then there are these chocolate protein gems that are from way back when I first started my blog, which got super popular on Pinterest. I’ve gotten great feedback from a lot of you guys that you love those!

I was thinking about a new doughnut recipe, and considering chocolate literally always sounds good, that protein doughnut recipe came to mind. I wanted to change it up to bake some chocolate doughnuts without the protein powder since a lot of you don’t regularly have that on hand, and I made a few other changes, too. I’m so happy with how they came out! Let’s talk details, so these vegan chocolate doughnuts can grace your presence as quickly as possible – I always have your best interest at heart, guys, no need to thank me.

Vegan Chocolate Doughnuts

These vegan chocolate doughnuts are made with four healthy ingredients. Yes, just four! Banana flour, cocoa powder, dates, and almond milk. Run to your kitchen and check, but I’m sure you probably have all those on hand right at this very moment. If not I’m sorry, but they’re SO worth a quick trip to the store. We are talking about doughnuts, after all.

Vegan Chocolate Doughnuts

This recipe couldn’t be easier to throw together for a fun, weekend breakfast treat. The dry ingredients are a quick mix of banana flour and cocoa powder. I love banana flour for it’s subtle sweetness, and once it’s baked you won’t detect much (if any) banana flavor. The texture is soft, chewy, and the dark cocoa makes them VERY chocolatey. More is more when it comes to chocolate, am I right? Yes, I am, and if you disagree, leave. KIDDING. Sort of.

Vegan Chocolate Doughnuts

Next you need a bit of date paste for sweetness, and some almond milk to bring the doughnut batter together. It won’t come as a surprise that dates are literally my favorite sweetener ever. A whole food that naturally tastes like a sweet, caramel candy?! Give me ALL the dates so I can put them in doughnuts, thanks.

Vegan Chocolate Doughnuts

These vegan chocolate doughnuts need a quick 15 minutes in the oven, and you’re ready to eat! They’re great for dunking in a big glass of coffee or almond milk, with some fruit on the side, or even drizzled with peanut or almond butter. Swoon.

Vegan Chocolate Doughnuts

These vegan chocolate doughnuts are soft, sweet, and so chocolatey. They couldn’t be easier, made with just four healthy ingredients! You’re literally minutes away from healthy, doughnut bliss, guys.

Have a happy, healthy day!

Vegan Chocolate Doughnuts

If you try this recipe, let me know how it goes/what you think! Take a picture and tag me @beamingbanana on Instagram. Happy baking!

Vegan Chocolate Doughnuts

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Yield: 6 doughnuts

Ingredients

  • 2 c banana flour
  • 1/4 c cocoa powder
  • 1/2 c date paste - I use about 8 medjool dates blended with 1/2 c water, then measure out 1/2 c paste
  • 1 c almond milk

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, mix the banana flour and cocoa powder until combined.
  3. Add the date paste and almond milk and stir into a thick batter.
  4. Pour the batter into a nonstick doughnut pan - I used a little over 1/4 cup of batter for each doughnut.
  5. Bake the doughnuts for 15 minutes.
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Vegan Chocolate Doughnuts