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Friday
Oct212011

triple chocolate donuts

It’s FRIDAY!

It’s 12:07am on Friday.  I’m up too late.  My alarm clock is going to come to early.

4am early.

We’re headed to North Carolina for a wedding, bright + early tomorrow morning.  Our good friends Joe + Michelle are getting married.  Joe and I were in architecture together at Ohio State and he also happened to be roommates with my husband, Chris.  Joe is how Chris + I met!

Right now I’m contemplating….do I bring my camera or just go with my iPhone?  The only reason I want to bring the big camera is because I know the venue they’re having their wedding is going to be gorgeous.

I’ll sleep on it.

For 4hrs.

One thing I know I’m not brining.  My computer!  Time for a break.

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Eric’s birthday was Wednesday.  Happy BIRTHDAY Eric!!!

What does that mean?

Donut making time.

On the above photo you will see 2 similar donuts.  The left row are Triple Chocolate Vegan + GF Donuts, and on the right Triple Chocolate GF donuts.  Although similar, there are a few definite changes to the vegan version.  Obviously the main one, no eggs.

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When thinking of what kind of donut to make, I had Halloween on the brain.  Something a little festive, without going crazy with the decorating.  Something indulgent.

And something with chocolate.  Lots + lots of chocolate.

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I found it astonishing that I couldn’t locate a single bag of Halloween colored M&M’s.  How is this possible?  I swear they make them?  While it may look like I found them below, it’s just a trick.

A trick called, pick out all of the brown + orange mini m&m’s and eat the rest while Chris isn’t home.

Why are mini M&M’s so good??  I prefer them over the full size version.  They’re a little crunchier or something…?

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The yellow + red M&M’s are the peanut butter filled variety and happen to come in fall-ish colors.  Why am I still talking about the M&M’s?  Can you tell I’m a little hyper??  This is not good, seeing that I should already be in bed and have to get up in 3hrs + 40min.  I get a little hyper before trips.  I just want to be at my destination.  But who doesn’t?

I typically don’t have problems sleeping or falling asleep, but the night before a travel day is an exception.  My mind is always racing.  And now it’s jumpy from too much chocolate.

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Originally, I was going to post just the recipes with the photos.  But then I got on here and my fingers couldn’t stop typing.  I’m not even sure what they’re typing at this point.

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I think we’re talking about donuts, right?

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Triple Chocolate Donuts [gluten free]

  • 1/2c GF oat flour

  • 1/2c sweet rice flour

  • 2T coconut flour

  • 3T sunflower oil

  • 1/2c sucanat

  • 2 large eggs

  • 3T unsweetened apple sauce

  • 1/2c +3T unsweetened almond milk

  • 1/4c unsweetened cocoa powder

  • 2t vanilla

  • 1/2c semi sweet chocolate chips

  • 1/2t salt

  • 1t baking powder



  1. Preheat your oven to 350* + grease your donut pan.

  2. In a medium sized bowl mix together the oat flour, sweet rice flour, coconut flour, sucanat, cocoa powder, salt, + baking powder.

  3. In a small bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, vanilla, oil + applesauce.

  4. Stir wet into dry, until combined.  Do not over stir.  It will look slightly lumpy.

  5. Gently fold in the chocolate chips.

  6. With a spoon, spatula, or piping bag, transfer the batter to your greased pan, filling about 1/8-1/4” from the top.

  7. Bake for 20-24min.  [depends on size of donut pan]

  8. Test with a toothpick for doneness.  You want a slightly moist toothpick.  Not gooey but not bone dry.

  9. Let them cool in the pan for 5min then turn out onto a cooling rack.

  10. Add toppings when cooled.


*For high altitude – oven 375*, 3/4t baking powder

*Donut pans vary in size.  This batter makes 7 donuts for me.  Adjust baking time if your pan makes more. [normally mine make 6, but with the additional cocoa powder + milk, there was a little more to the batter]

*If you can’t find, or don’t want to buy coconut flour, I would add 1T extra oat flour add 2T extra of the sweet rice flour.

*You can grind your own gluten free oat flour in a blender, from certified gluten free steel cut oats or GF rolled oats.

Cocoa Sugar Topping

  • 1/2c sucanat/pure can sugar

  • 1/2T unsweetened cocoa powder

  • 2-3T butter/Earth Balance/coconut oil, melted



  1. In a cereal sized bowl, melt the butter.

  2. Combine sucanat + cocoa together in a small bowl.

  3. Dip the top of the donuts into the butter and place on a cooling rack.

  4. Sprinkle with topping immediately after dipping in butter.


Cocoa Buttercream Frosting

  • 1.5T Earth Balance/butter/coconut oil

  • 1/3c powdered sucanat/powdered sugar

  • 2T unsweetened cocoa powder

  • 1T unsweetened almond milk



  1. In a bowl, combine all ingredients and mash together with a fork until smooth.  If it’s too thick, add 1t of milk and stir.  If too thin, add more powdered sucanat/sugar.

  2. Spread onto donuts.


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Triple Chocolate Donuts [vegan + gluten free]

  • 1/2c GF oat flour

  • 1/2c sweet rice flour

  • 2T coconut flour

  • 1.5T ground flax meal

  • 3T sunflower oil

  • 1/2c + 2T sucanat

  • 3T unsweetened apple sauce

  • 3/4c unsweetened almond milk

  • 1/4c unsweetened cocoa powder

  • 2t vanilla

  • 1/2c vegan chocolate chips

  • 1/2t salt

  • 1t baking powder

  • 1/2t baking soda



  1. Preheat your oven to 350* + grease your donut pan.

  2. In a medium sized bowl mix together the oat flour, sweet rice flour, coconut flour, sucanat, flax meal, cocoa powder, salt, + baking powder, and baking soda.

  3. In a small bowl, whisk together milk, vanilla, oil + applesauce.

  4. Stir wet into dry, until combined.  Do not over stir.  It will be thick + slightly lumpy.

  5. Gently fold in the chocolate chips.

  6. With a spoon, spatula, or piping bag, transfer the batter to your greased pan, filling about 1/8-1/4” from the top.

  7. Bake for 22-28min.  [depends on size of donut pan]

  8. Test with a toothpick for doneness.  You want a slightly moist toothpick.  Not gooey but not bone dry.

  9. Let them cool in the pan for 5min then turn out onto a cooling rack.

  10. Add toppings when cooled.


*For high altitude – oven 375*, 3/4t baking powder

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Chocolate cake.

Chocolate chips.

Chocolate toppings.

Triple Chocolate.

See you Monday!

Ashley

p.s. new post over on my photography site!

Reader Comments (70)

Love the pictures! They're so bright in your new photo spot. Peanut butter M&Ms are my kryptonite. I can't stop at one bag, it just doesn't happen. Therefore, I cannot have any at all. Unless of course they were served on top of one of these donuts. Can you help a chica out??? :D

October 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBalancing Sylvia

i'm obsessed with your blog! these look amazing! i need a donut pan!:)

October 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJessica

Well wouldnt you know I just happened to buy a donut pan...two days ago. And BAM, this showstopper recipe. Thank you, Ashley :)

these are to die for!

October 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJessica @ How Sweet

HAHAH. I can totally relate! Before a trip I cannot sleep a wink! (almost wrote wonk there! LOL)

October 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJessica @ Jess Go Bananas

I seriously need a donut pan! These are perfect :)

October 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLauren @ What Lauren Likes

Wow... these look amazing! I keep telling myself I'll use my doughnut pans but push it off every single weekend. I just need to bite the bullet! Have fun at the wedding! Hopefully 4am didn't come toooo early...

October 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLeanne @ Healthful Pursuit

The peanut M&Ms used to be my favorite! I need a donut pan so freakin' bad now! I have a nutmeg muffin that I want to bake into a donut and now you posted these! They look amazing! Have a safe trip Ashley!

I'll be in North Carolina for a wedding this weekend too! How funny.

Enjoy your weekend and your time away from the computer (I hear ya, I'm going to be doing the EXACT same thing).

I fully endorse the peanut butter m&m as a topping. I could live on those things and inevitably end up over-doing it with them EVERY. SINGLE. TIME. I blame the colors :)

Have a great weekend Ashley!

October 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCait's Plate

Ahhh! My sister-in-law's birthday is coming up. She's allergic to wheat, so I'm planning on giving her a donut pan, ingredients, and accompanying recipes. You've given me a lot of ideas and options- thank you!

October 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSarah

I want one right now! Hope your travels go well today :).

YES! :) i'm in love!

October 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterHeather (Heather's Dish)

My boyfriend is not going to be happy with you for another doughnut recipe. He keeps trying to convince me I don't need a doughnut pan. I never sleep before trips either. I'm sure the adrenaline will keep you going even on little sleep. And some chocolate in the form of m&ms may help too.

Have a great trip..beautiful photos...I am craving CHoCOLate...the donut recipe looks super healthy too! <3

October 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLizAshlee

gahhh these look fabulous thanks for sharing a vegan version too! I'm pretty sure I have everything on hand this weekend to make these :)

October 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKate

These look amazing! However, chocolate M&Ms aren't vegan, but they sure look cute on the donut!

October 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBeth

Have a fun weekend! These are beautiful, and another awesome looking donut (doughnut?).

October 21, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterkatie @KatieDid

I thought of you last night as I was at Birchwood Cafe in Minneapolis - they had gluten free pumpkin donuts just like the ones you made, same sugar topping, everything - I wanted to ask them if they got the recipe off your website but it was crazy busy in there...Have a good weekend and enjoy your time away from the computer!

October 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMaaike

Usually, I read your blog from afar, commenting to myself or sharing stories/recipe ideas with my hubby, but Oh My Goodness- I had to tell you that you're killing me with all of these amazing donut recipes!! Went out and bought the donut pan last night then rushed home to make your tasty apple cider donuts- Yum!! They will definitely be making an appearance at our Halloween party next weekend! Thank you for sharing your delish recipes with all of us here in cyberland!

October 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLauren

I love your donut posts! These look to die for.

Yeah... I'm going to need like... 4 of these. Basically now. ;)

October 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLiz @ IHeartVegetables

Yum!! I love these are gluten-free. I've been going wheat-free (for the most part) lately..and it's nice to know doughnuts aren't rules out. ;)

October 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMary @ Bites and Bliss

Wow! Your pics look ridiculous today (in a good way!) Love the colors of the candy paired with the dark brown doughnuts. I may have to ask Santa for a doughnut pan, because your recipes are just looking too good not to make!

October 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTaylor @ Delish World

Wow!!! These look so amazing :) I really appreciate you spending the time to also make a vegan version of so many of your recipes! Thank you!

October 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBridget

uhmm yea. making these. what donut recipe of yours has ever failed me!? none! helloooo chocolate :) think i can sneak a little pumpkin flavor in here? hahah
have fun at the wedding!!

these look outrageous. Seriously, no other word comes to mind! And the pictures are so bright and fun!

These look amazing! Triple chocolate yes please! Hope your trip goes well!

I am so down with triple chocolate anything. I need this with my cup of coffee right now. Hope you got to sleep on the plane. :-) Have a good weekend!

October 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKatie

...still waiting for you to decide to open a donut shop! ;) These little cuties are so fun. Happy Birthday to Eric, lucky guy to know a donut maker + decorator + genius!

Have a great tip!

October 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterHeather C

these look so.freaking.good. you and mama pea have me donut-obsessed! :)

October 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda

Haha you crack me up. These are definately going on my to make list!

October 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAndrea

Dunkin' Donuts has nothing on you. I want to throw a Halloween party just so I can make these. Can I throw it at your house? And can you just make these? Thanks.

October 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMama Pea

Oh man, you've really done it now. I hope you realize the only reason I ever bought my donut pan was because you keep posting all these delicious and drool-worthy recipes. So far I've tried out your cinnamon cake, peanut butter cup and pumpkin spice donuts. Now I have a new one and I think this one will top every other one I've made by far. These sound absolutely heavenly. Thank you so much for continually giving all of us such awesome recipes :)

October 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTeenyLittleSuperChef

You're my hero - I need these in my life (and stomach) NOW. Halloween party perfect. Thank you!!!!

There you go again! Amazing that you couldn't find Halloween M7M's--they've been around here since like August, I swear. Just fyi, Sun Drops are made without artificial colors and are conveniently always fall/Halloween colors. Do they sell them in your bulk bins?

I think I am forming a slight obsession with your donuts!!!

October 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKelly

I think the mini's are so much better because they've got a greater candy coating to chocolate ratio? That could explain their crispiness. I'm a sucker for the peanut butter ones myself, but if your a crisp fan, how about Crispy M&M's? :P

October 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDaniel

these look delicious! If only I had all those gluten free ingredients... must try it with gluten flours.

October 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBronwyn

Wow - these look dangerously good! I bet I could eat the entire batch if I really wanted to! ;-)

October 22, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterErika - The Teenage Taste

This post is so cute!! Enjoy your wedding while I lament my lack of a donut pan. Soon!

October 22, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKaitlyn@TheTieDyeFIles

yay your site is back up! did you get hacked? :O

October 23, 2011 | Unregistered Commentercarolynmittens

That will be approximately 1.7 million dollars for not scooping up your site. Please and thank you.

October 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKelsey

Oh wow!
Those look so ridiculously good and I'm not even a fan of donuts!
I hope the wedding was good :-)

October 24, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSophie @ LoveLiveAndLearn

OOO these look awesome, I think I'm going to make them for Halloween this weekend! For the vegan version, did you mean 3/4 CUP instead of Tablespoon for the almond milk? It just seems like there's not enough liquid.
Have a great week!

October 24, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTaylor

Thank you so much for noticing that error!! I fixed it!! :)

October 24, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

you're cute--this post made me smile :) And everytime you post a new donut recipe I'm reminded that I still need to use my donut pan!!

off to read about the rest of your weekend now :)

October 24, 2011 | Unregistered Commenternatalie (the sweets life)

I forgot about Sun Drops!! I was at Target and in a pinch. I don't think I've bought m+m's for years! haha I looked yesterday and unfortunately we don't have sun drops in our bulk bins. I'll keep an eye out for sales though!

October 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

Hahaha!!! Sorry to make you buy a donut pan. ;) I'm so glad you've tried so many of the recipes. Always makes me so excited to hear. :)

October 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

Yes...come over tomorrow + I will have these waiting!

October 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

I'm so glad you're enjoying the donuts!! :)

October 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

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