Healthy Chocolate Donuts

Healthy Chocolate Donuts

Healthy Chocolate Donuts baked and make with antioxidant rich dark chocolate and coconut oil

Are you trying to eat healthier? Still working on the resolution to lose weight this year? I just had my annual checkup and yep I am on the diet bandwagon.  Bad habits the past few weeks have added up to 5 extra pounds.  I refuse to give in to the middle aged spread…. Now I am on the quest not to give up the sweets but to be better at my selection.  Healthy Chocolate Donuts are baked, full of dark anti oxidant rich chocolate like Xocai and made with coconut oil.  There are still calories but they are soo much healthier with my recipe for baked Healthy Chocolate Donuts. 

One of my all time favorite doughnut is a chocolate cake chocolate iced made by Dunford Bakery in West Jordan Utah.  IF you get one fresh they are like eating a brownie or a decadent hot fudge cake

 I usually can resist donuts.  Years ago I did a really stupid thing that made me not love donuts. This is what I did:

I rubbed the doughnut on the roof of my mouth while eating it and all I could feel was the slimy fat from the deep fryer. Pretty much changed my opinion of doughnuts forever.

But the Healthy Chocolate Cake Donuts is not fried so you don’t feel that slimy fat on the roof of your mouth.

So now two discoveries; Dunford Bakery Chocolate Chocolate Cake Doughnut and now Healthy Chocolate Donuts have made me like to indulge in a doughnut once in a while.  I can tell you the baked ones are nearly as good as the Dunford Bakery variety. Plus, I love the taste of coconut oil in baked goods.It just seems right to me.  If you are giving up butter this is your trade off. Be sure to get Cold Pressed Organic Coconut Oil.  It is the best!


Healthy Chocolate Donuts
Serves 12
Healthy version of my all time favorite chocolate cake doughnut
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Cook Time
35 min
Cook Time
35 min
166 calories
27 g
16 g
6 g
3 g
4 g
49 g
175 g
12 g
0 g
1 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving
Calories 166
Calories from Fat 48
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g
Saturated Fat 4g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 16mg
Sodium 175mg
Total Carbohydrates 27g
Dietary Fiber 1g
Sugars 12g
Protein 3g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  1. Doughnut
  2. 1/3 cup sour dough start (or 1/3 cup milk with 1 tablespoon vinegar)
  3. 3 tsp coconut oil, melted
  4. 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  5. 1/4 cup cocoa
  6. 1/2 tsp baking powder
  7. 1/2 tsp salt
  8. 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  9. 1/2 tsp instant coffee granules
  10. 1/4 cup sugar
  11. 1 egg
  12. Glaze
  13. 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  14. 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  15. 3 tablespoons hot water
  16. 2 tablespoons cocoa
  17. 1/2 tsp instant coffee granules
  1. Mix together all ingredients until combined. Place dough on a piece of plastic wrap and cover completely. place in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour.
  2. Remove plastic wrap and place on a floured pastry board or counter covered with flour. Gently pat dough to 3/4 inch thickness. Cut with a donut cutter and place on an un-greased baking sheet.
  3. Bake in 400 degree oven for about 15 minutes. Remove and cool on a wire rack.
  4. Glaze
  5. Mix sugar, oil and cocoa until creamy by slowly adding water until desired consistency. Dip each doughnut in glaze and place on wire rack with a tray underneath to trap extra glaze.
  1. Doubling the recipe will give you larger donuts if you prefer.
Adapted from LeAnn
Adapted from LeAnn
Pantry Friendly Cooking

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LeAnn teaches cooking classes throughout the Salt Lake City area. Recently featured in Taste of Home Magazine, runner up in the Cache Valley Cheese Signature dish contest and Winner of Better Recipes Best Blogger Potluck Recipe. Created customed recipes for Hi Grade Meats to use in their promotions, She has been a frequent guest on Good Things Utah, featured chef on Studio 5, the CW 30 and at the Salt Lake Tribune Home and Garden Show. She recently auditioned for the Fox 13 show Master Chef. She hopes her passion and love of cooking will inspire you to cook from your pantry and create your own cuisine traditions. Her cookbook "Pantry Friendly Mexican Cooking is available at She is currently working on a 2nd book titled Pantry-Friendly Anti-Aging Cooking and a video series called Cook Away Hunger.

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