No Sugar Added Dark Chocolate Baked Donuts

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Dark Chocolate DonutsThe other night I wanted donuts. Go ahead. At least fake a surprised face at this announcement. Since I’m currently cutting to see how my muscle building experiment went, I didn’t have a lot of calories to spare. I got quite creative with this recipe in order to make it fit into the plan. I love the flavor of dark chocolate since it’s got more of a strong, bitter chocolate taste as opposed to the sweeter taste of milk chocolate.

I purposely didn’t make these donuts very sweet since I knew I was going to top them with something. I wanted the bitter chocolate flavor to go with a sweeter topping like PB2 or ice cream. These worked perfectly. I added just a bit of baking stevia. Give the batter a quick taste before baking them and see what you think. You can add sugar or more sweetener to these to bump up the flavor if you like.

No Sugar Added Dark Chocolate Baked Donuts

  • 1/3 cup (42g) all purpose flour
  • 2 Tbsp (10g) unsweetened baking cocoa
  • 1 Tbsp baking stevia
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened almond milk

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and spray a donut pan with non-stick spray. My donut pan is non-stick, but it never fails to stick. Every time. So don’t skip the spraying step or you’ll be eating donut crumbs in frustration.

Measure the dry ingredients into a bowl. Add the wet ingredients and mix well. The batter was pretty thin and runny. I poured the batter into the donut wells and filled them about halfway full for my donuts. Bake at 350 degrees for 8 – 10 minutes until done. Cool for about 5 minutes and remove from pan.

Makes 6 donuts at approximately 214 calories for the entire batch – 12g protein, 37g carbs, 2g fat.

Baked Donuts and Ice CreamI’m giving the macros for the entire batch since you may end up with more or fewer donuts depending on how full you fill the donut wells. Just divide the numbers above by however many donuts you end up with. Or you can do what I did, and eat them all in one sitting. LOL. Hey, all 6 of them were less than one real donut. So there!

Get crazy with these and melt a few chocolate chips to drizzle over top. Spread them with peanut butter or PB2. Frost them however you like or eat them with a bowl of cheesecake ice cream. That last one was my preferred method. 🙂

If you’re looking for more baked donuts, I’ve got another dark chocolate donut recipe as well as a pumpkin spice baked donut recipe or two.

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