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    Guiltless Chocolate Chip Donuts with Caramel Icing

    Guiltless Chocolate Chip Donuts with Caramel Icing


    Chocolate chip donut caramel icing

     

    National Donut Day on Friday had us inspired to make a brand new Guiltless Skinny Donut Recipe! I had been dreaming of a chocolate chip Guiltless Donut for some time now. And had recently made this caramel sauce for a banana bread. More on that another time! Decided this caramel drizzle would be just what the chocolate chip donut needed. 

    These chocolate chip donuts are just the perfect amount of sweet. And the caramel drizzle is made from four simple ingredients! We dipped a couple of the donuts in the caramel first. Then we drizzled the others, and we decided we like the drizzle better. But do what looks good to you! 

    Mini chocolate chips would probably work better in this recipe. We only had the normal size, but try using mini chips, if you can!  

     

    Makes 6 donuts 

    Ingredients:

    Donuts: 

    2 organic eggs

    1 3/4 c Guiltless Superfoods Flour

    1 T unrefined, organic coconut oil 

    1 t cinnamon

    1/2 t baking powder 

    1/4 t sea salt

    1/2 t vanilla extract 

    3/4 c coconut sugar 

    1 c chocolate chips (we use Enjoy Life

    Caramel Icing:

    1 c Coconut Milk (canned, full fat, I like the brand "Thai")

    4 T coconut sugar

    1 t vanilla extract

    1/4 t sea salt

     

    Directions:

    Make Caramel first:

    In a small saucepan over low heat, stir together the coconut milk and coconut sugar to dissolve. Raise the heat enough to bring to a boil stirring, then boil for 15 more minutes over medium (more than a simmer but not a rollin boil) or until thickened and deep golden brown. Remove from heat stir in 1 tsp vanilla and dash sea salt. Chill in the fridge until ready to use.

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 

    Add all ingredients, except chocolate chips, to a large mixing bowl and mix until totally combined. (I used my KitchenAid stand mixer, but a hand mixer should work, too!) Then mix in chocolate chips.

    Spray a donut pan with non-stick cooking spray. 

    Spoon batter evenly into each of the 6 molds. 

    Bake for 12-13 minutes or until slightly golden. (mine got pretty brown at 20 mins)

    Cool for at least 10 minutes. 

    Remove from pan and drizzle or dunk in caramel. 

    Enjoy! 

     

    *I found my donut pan at my local Target. You can also order through this link on Amazon.

     

     

     

     

    Plain Guiltless Chocolate Chip Donuts 

    Dipped in Caramel Glaze

    Drizzled with Caramel Glaze 

     

    Caramel Glaze Recipe from Paleo Running Momma 

    Chocolate Bark

    Gluten-free, wheat-free & calorie-free! Ok, maybe the last one was a fib! ?? But this gourmet chocolate bark is worth every bite when Christmas only comes once a year! // Peppermint Chocolate Chip, Pecan & Coconut, Ande's Creme de Menthe // 

    Chocolate Fondu

    This simple fondu recipe is great for dipping fruit, nuts, or even thin slices of Guiltless French Toast or to drizzle over any dessert as a healthy chocolate sauce. It's sweetened with all natural liquid stevia. 

    Ingredients
    2 ounces cocoa butter, roughly chopped
    1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
    1/4 cup honey
    1/2 cup cocoa powder
    1/4 cup unsweetened coconut milk
    20 - 30 drops liquid vanilla stevia, or to taste


    Directions:
    Put the cocoa butter, coconut oil, honey, and cocoa powder in a blender.
    Heat the coconut milk over medium heat until it’s hot but not boiling.
    Pour the hot milk over the other ingredients in the blender.
    Start on low and gradually increase the speed until the cocoa butter is fully melted and the fondue is smooth. Scrape down the blender if necessary.
    Taste and add stevia if desired. Mix to combine.
    Fondue will thicken as it cools. To speed up the process, put the fondue in the refrigerator.