Chocolate Collagen Donuts
Chocolate Collagen Donuts
The delicious donuts that this recipe creates are quite soft but have the texture of a cake donut rather than a traditional yeast, highly processed white flour and sugar style donut. This recipe is also oven baked and can be easily modified to suit your taste and dietary needs. For instance, the coconut flour can be replaced with other flours and the cacao can be omitted. Sugar preferences can easily be adjusted to suit as well.
This recipe is keto friendly and gluten free.
Equipment Note - You will need a donut pan that is able to be used in the oven. This will help hold the form of the donut whilst cooking. You will also need a high-speed mix master to combine ingredients thoroughly.
Ingredients - Donut Batter
- 2 tablespoons of Nutraviva Collagen Hydrolysate powder
- 1½ cups coconut flour
- 3 tablespoons of gluten free baking powder
- 2 tablespoons of cacao powder
- ¼ teaspoon stevia or monk fruit powder
- ¼ teaspoon sea salt
- ¼ teaspoon baking soda
- 4 eggs
- ½ cup coconut oil melted
- 2 cups unsweetened coconut milk
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
Ingredients - Chocolate Icing
- Solid chocolate block (for melting) – approximately 80 to 100g block.
Note - I used Pana Organic Mylk Chocolate in my recipe to include more plant-based sources in my donut recipe. ◦
Toppings for the donut include toasted coconut, fruit, and coconut yogurt. But again, play around with flavours that suit yours and your family’s tastes – go simple or go all out with gourmet healthy toppings!
- Preheat fan forced oven to 150 degrees celsius. A mild to moderate oven is best so that the donuts can cook evenly.
- Mix coconut flour, cacao, stevia/monk fruit sweetener, salt and baking powder.
- Blend in eggs, coconut oil, coconut milk, and vanilla extract until well combined.
- Mix with an electric mixture for approximately 5 minutes.
- Fill donut moulds to the top of moulds with batter.
- Bake in 150 degrees celsius oven about 25 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
- Leave to cool for half an hour.
- Break chocolate into squares and melt the chocolate in a bowl in the microwave. This will take approximately one to two minutes, but make sure you check at 30 second intervals to ensure the chocolate melts but does not burn.
- Coat the donuts generously with the melted chocolate and add toppings to taste.
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Collagen is made up of 18 amino acids and is the most abundant protein in our body, making up around 30% of total human protein content. It is essential as it helps build strong fibres and connective tissue in our bodies. For this reason, collagen is commonly referred to as the ‘glue’ holding the body together as it ensures the integrity, elasticity and regeneration of our connective tissues.