Whoo! Hoo! It’s National Donut Day!


Did you know that today is a national day reserved to celebrate and enjoy one of America’s most treasured foods: Donuts?!  It is truly a day to celebrate, if you ask us.  Since this year’s holiday falls on another celebration we like to observe each week, Gluten-Free Friday, we’d like to share a recipe that we can enjoy for both days!

After delving into some of our favorite gluten-free blogs, we found the perfect and delicious combination of donut and gluten-free.  Try this delightful recipe, which was adapted from the Detoxinista’s recipe (original recipe from Elana’s Pantry).

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Gluten-Free Chocolate-Glazed Chocolate Donuts

Original Recipe Adapted from Elana’s Pantry

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1/4 cup Shiloh Farms Gluten-Free Coconut Flour
1/4 cup Shiloh Farms Cocoa Powder
1/8 teaspoon Himalayan Pink Salt or sea salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
3 eggs
1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
1/3 cup pure maple syrup
1 tablespoon vanilla extract

Glaze
1/2 cup Shiloh Farms Allergen-Free Dark Chocolate Chips
2 tablespoons coconut oil
Shredded coconut (optional)

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F and grease a standard donut pan generously with coconut oil. In a medium bowl, whisk together the coconut flour, cocoa powder, sea salt and baking soda. Add in the eggs, coconut oil, maple syrup, and vanilla and whisk again until a uniform batter is created.
  2. Transfer the batter to a plastic storage bag, and snip off one corner of the bag with scissors, to create a “piping bag.” Pipe the batter evenly into the six donut wells.
  3. Bake the donuts for 18-20 minutes, until the dough has risen and is firm to the touch.
  4. Allow the donuts to cool for 15 minutes before gently removing from the pan.  Allow the donuts to cool completely on a wire rack.
  5.  To prepare the chocolate glaze, combine the coconut oil and dark chocolate chips in a saucepan over low heat.
  6. One the glaze is liquid, remove from heat and dunk the donuts into the mixture.  You can glaze more than once for a thicker glaze.  You can also dip the donut into shredded coconut directly after dipping into the glaze for a delicious coconut flavor!

Take some time today to try this new recipe, celebrate a silly holiday and enjoy a donut for dessert!

Recipe from http://detoxinista.com/2013/03/glazed-chocolate-donuts-grain-free-nut-free/

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