Yesterday we took the kids to the elementary school fun fair. Between the cake walk, bake sale and concessions, there were not a lot of healthy options. Of course we ate at home and avoided most of the goodies. But I do feel a little guilty always telling my kids that they can’t have what the other kids are having. So, I usually end up trying to find a way to make it up to them with a home-baked treat.
Sundays to me are donut days since we almost always had donuts for Sunday morning breakfast growing up. These chocolate donuts are my second donut attempt of the day. I made some cake batter donuts first but I wasn’t too happy with the recipe. They stuck to the pan and were too spongy and gooey. They were ugly, too, which is why there are no pictures of those donuts.
I found a recipe for chocolate muffins on allrecipes. I adapted it a bit and here’s what I came up with:
2 cups white whole wheat flour
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 cup sugar
1/2 tsp baking soda
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 1/4 cups milk
2 tbsp applesauce
1 tsp vanilla
Sift together the dry ingredients. Mix the wet together separately. Combine. Preheat oven to 350. Grease a standard donut pan. Bake for 15 minutes. Cool slightly before removing from pan. Makes one dozen donuts.
Optional glazes: powdered sugar/milk glaze; chocolate glaze (melt chocolate chips with a little coconut oil)
Admittedly, these are not the healthiest donuts out there. But they’re certainly healthier than ones from the donut shop. And I think it’s OK to enjoy a homemade treat once in a while.
These definitely perked up an otherwise dull winter afternoon at home. Nothing makes this mom happier than coffee and a donut. And these donuts passed the dunkability test. :)