Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Recipe Wednesday - Chocolate Doughnuts!!

Yes, really, chocolate doughnuts. This recipe is adapted from Missy Chase Lapin's The Sneaky Chef. It's a good book if your kids (or husband) don't like to eat vegetables or fruits. My kids (and husband) will eat some, but this is a good book to sneak in a few more on the side. :)

Chocolate Doughnuts

1 cup blueberries
2 cups spinach leaves
1 teaspoon lemon juice
2 Tablespoons coconut oil
1/4 cup grain sweetened chocolate chips
2 Tablespoons canned pumpkin puree
1 egg
2 teaspoons vanilla
1/4 cup granulated Splenda
3 packets Stevia
3/4 cup spelt flour
1/4 cup buckwheat flour
2 Tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Lightly spray your doughnut pan with nonstick spray, or if you don't have a doughnut pan, you could make cupcakes with this recipe.

2. In a double boiler, melt the chocolate chips with the coconut oil. Or, in the microwave, melt the chocolate chips (15 seconds at a time) and then add the coconut oil to the melted chips. Set aside.

3. In a food processor, combine the blueberries, spinach leaves and lemon juice until blended. Add in the pumpkin puree, egg and vanilla and pulse to blend.

4. In a large bowl, combine the chocolate chip mixture, the blueberry mixture, and the sweeteners.

5. In a small bowl, combine the flours, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt. Add this mixture to the wet mixture and blend until just combined.

6. I placed this mixture into a large baggie, snipped the tip, and piped it into my doughnut pan. Bake doughnuts for 10 minutes.

This made 18 doughnuts, using the pan I own.

I topped them with a quick blend of cottage cheese, whipped cream cheese, nonfat milk powder and PB2, but they were just as good plain. And I probably could have used just a little cream cheese - I was experimenting with a new frosting recipe.

Assuming 18 plain doughnuts, each one has approximately:

59 calories
1.5g protein
2.5g fat
7.9g carbs
1.7g fiber

Betcha can't eat just one! :)


that70sgrl said...

Holy smokes woman! You're amazing! Those sound DELICIOUS!! I REALLY need a food processor. Question: What's a "grain sweetened choco chip"?
I would LOVE to see your favourite recipe for frosting (I see you're working on it)

:) Love your blog!

Fred said...

YUUUUUMMMMM! Sounds AND looks deeeelicious!

Please send a box of 'em to my house! Promise I'll only eat one a day...(yeah, right!)

What a terrific recipe, Abby!


Abby said...


Grain Sweetened Chocolate Chips are sweetened with malted grain. I buy mine in the natural foods section of the grocery store. They are made by SunSpire. You could just use regular chocolate chips or probably even carob chips.

My current go-to recipe for frosting is actually from a low carb cookbook and I posted it with the recipe for blueberry protein muffins. But I still like to experiment. :)

Abby said...

Thanks, Fred! One a day would be tough. I had trouble stopping at 3!

Michelle said...

Those look good! But also really complicated... baking scares me!

Abby said...

Hi Michelle - No worries! Here's easier instructions:

1. Place wet ingredients in food processor with blueberries and spinach. Puree.

2. Place dry ingredients in large bowl. Add wet puree and mix.

3. Divide into muffin tins and make chocolate muffins/cupcakes (I would guess about 12 muffins).

4. Not sure how long to bake - probably 12 or 15 minutes.

Have fun! :)

Angelina said...

Those donuts sound and look delicious, oh, you sneaky girl. I will try this, although I don't have a food processor, I imagine I could use my blender.
Thank you for this recipe.

Abby said...

You're welcome, Angelina! I hope you like them as much as I did! :)