Healthy Chocolate Donuts are a rich and delicious vegan dessert. Full of chocolate, these healthy donuts are a delicious treat and so easy to make!
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Looking for a delicious dessert that is vegan and SO yummy? Look no further than these Healthy Chocolate Donuts!
These donuts are so easy to make and taste seriously delicious. They’re rich, fudgy, and almost taste like a brownie. You would never know that they’re dairy free and healthier!
Unlike traditional donuts that are deep fried and loaded with sugar, these donuts are made with a combo of almond meal + whole wheat flour. They use flax seed meal to create a vegan egg substitute – which helps bring up the healthy fat content of the donuts!
I used dark chocolate chips in the donuts/on the drizzle – but you could also use chopped dark chocolate if you prefer!
These are one of my favorite treats for when I’m craving something sweet/delicious but don’t want to eat junk food. I think you’ll love them too!
Also, try our Sweet Potato Healthy Brownies!
What you’ll need to make healthy chocolate donuts:
These donuts are fairly simple to make. You’ll need a few basic pantry staples like:
- almond meal
- whole wheat pastry flour
- flax seed meal
- maple syrup
- cocoa powder
- chocolate chips
- donut pan
You can find substitutions for all of these ingredients below in the green shaded box.
Substitutions for vegan chocolate donuts:
These donuts are pretty versatile. Here are a few ways you can customize them!
flax egg – You can substitute the flax egg/flax seed meal in this recipe by subbing in two regular eggs. I have not tried this recipe using a chia egg.
flour – I haven’t tried this recipe with other types of flour but you may be able to sub the whole wheat pastry flour for gluten free flour
milk – you can sub regular milk or other non-dairy milks in this recipe
How to Store
Storing: These donuts will last in the refrigerator for up to 4 days in an airtight container. We don’t recommend storing them at room temperature because they can get moldy since they’re very moist!
Freezing: I haven’t tried freezing this recipe but I think it would work find. I would freeze them without the chocolate drizzle!
Reheating: You can reheat this recipe in the microwave, toaster oven, oven or on the stove.
Healthy Chocolate Donuts
- Preheat oven to 350.
- In a small bowl, mix flax seed meal + water to make flax ‘eggs’. Allow them to sit for 10 minutes to thicken/combine.
- Stir together , , , , , and to a a bowl + mix until combined. Add in thickened ‘flax egg’
- The mix should be somewhat thick, but if it is clumpy or very difficult to stir, add in a little more milk or water. Stir in.
- Spray your donut pan with cooking oil liberally to prevent sticking.
- Spoon batter into a ziploc bag, cut the corner, and ‘pipe’ donuts into your pan.
- Bake at 350 for 15 minutes.
- flax egg – You can substitute the flax egg/flax seed meal in this recipe by subbing in two regular eggs. I have not tried this recipe using a chia egg.
- flour – I haven’t tried this recipe with other types of flour but you may be able to sub the for gluten free flour
- – you can sub for the if you’re not vegan or
- milk – you can sub regular milk or other non-dairy milks in this recipe