My mom never let us have foods like doughnuts for breakfast at home. She tried to make sure we had a healthy breakfast, and doughnuts had a reputation as the bad boy of breakfast foods. Rightfully so—until now. These doughnuts are not only whole grain but also free of oil and processed sugar, so you can include them on the list of healthy breakfast foods you serve to your family.

Chocolate Doughnuts

  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Persons: 4
  • Difficulty: Easy

  • Ingredients
  • ¾ cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp double-acting baking powder
  • ¼ tsp sea salt (optional)
  • ¾ cup unsweetened applesauce
  • ¾ cup Date Purée (recipe below)
  • ¼ cup unsweetened plant milk
  • ½ tsp pure vanilla extract
  • Chocolate Frosting
  • ½ cup Sweet potato Purée (see Tips)
  • ¼ cup Date Purée (see Tips)
  • 2 Tbsp almond butter
  • 3 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  1. Instructions
  2. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  3. In a medium-size bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and sea salt.
  4. In a separate bowl, whisk together the applesauce, date puree, plant milk, and vanilla. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir until just combined.
  5. Spoon or pipe the batter into eight or nine wells in a nonstick doughnut pan. Bake until the doughnuts spring back when gently pressed, 12 to 15 minutes. Let the doughnuts cool slightly in the pan before transferring to a cooling rack to cool completely.
  6. While the doughnuts are cooling, combine all the chocolate frosting ingredients in a food processor and puree until smooth and creamy.
  7. Spread 2 to 3 tablespoons of the chocolate frosting over each doughnut. Serve.