Chocolate Avocado Mini Donuts Recipe

Megan Myers | Stetted Updated

Chocolate Avocado Mini Donuts give you all the taste but less guilt. Rich and chocolatey.

Just because it’s the new year doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy donuts, right? I mean, I know this is the time of year we usually eat healthier and try to better ourselves, but I say that a life without donuts is not one I want to be living.

After all, if you deny yourself treats, you’ll just end up wanting them more, which means eating more, and then we have a problem.

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You can skip all that drama and just make these chocolate avocado mini donuts. They’re baked so they’re already healthier than what you’d get at the donut drive-through, and use avocado in place of both egg and butter.

If you like you can even go full vegan on these and use unsweetened non-dairy milk and vegan chocolate chips. Bam. Donuts you don’t have to feel bad about.

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The first couple of times I made these donuts they just weren’t chocolatey enough through using only cocoa powder, so I added a few ounces of melted chocolate, and that really takes them up in rich flavor. The melted chocolate also helps mask the taste of the avocado, making these a hit with the smaller set as well as grown-ups.

I know some people don’t consider baked donuts as real donuts, and well, they’re missing out. Baked donuts aren’t devoid of flavor — just check out these baked Samoa donuts if you doubt me.

Plus baked donuts in the smaller mini size are just perfect for snacking on any time of day, especially with coffee or a cold glass of milk.

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When you mash your avocado for this recipe, you want to get it as smooth as possible so the avocado melts perfectly into the batter. If you like, a food processor or blender will help do the trick.

Try to choose an avocado that is perfectly ripe for this recipe – some brown spots are fine, but you don’t want it to be completely mushy or rock-hard! Just select an avocado that has slight give when you grab it, and for the love of Pete, don’t remove the nib at the top! That just ruins the avocado for anyone who might want it later.

I toss about half the batch in powdered sugar once they are cooled. Because the recipe isn’t too sweet to begin with, the powdered sugar just adds a nice layer of sweet without being overwhelming.

Try your favorite topping on these!

Love baking with avocado? Try Steph’s avocado cookies for an afternoon treat!

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Chocolate Avocado Mini Donuts Recipe

    8 Servings

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 cup Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Avocado, Mashed, about 3/4 cup
  • 2 ounces Bittersweet Chocolate, Melted (or semisweet chocolate)
  • 2 teaspoons Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1 cup Milk
  • 3/4 cup Powdered Sugar, Optional

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F and grease a mini donut pan.
  2. Stir together flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl.
  3. In a large bowl, mix together mashed avocado, melted chocolate, vanilla, and sugar until smooth.
  4. Stir dry ingredients and milk into avocado mixture until well incorporated.
  5. Put about 2 tablespoons of batter into each mini donut well and smooth tops.
  6. Bake for 10 minutes.
  7. Let cool in pan 1 minute, then remove donuts to a cooling rack. Clean pan of any stuck bits, grease again, and bake with remaining batter.
  8. If desired, when donuts are cooled, fill a paper or zip-top bag with powdered sugar, add donuts, and shake to coat.

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Author: Megan Myers
Recipe Yields: 24 donuts
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 3 donuts
Servings Per Recipe 8

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 67
Calories 292

% Daily Value*
13%
Total Fat 8g
4%
  Saturated Fat 1g
4%
Sodium 88mg
17%
Total Carbohydrate 51g
4%
  Dietary Fiber 3g
  Sugars 25g
11%
Protein 5g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Megan Myers

About Megan

Megan is known for her commitment to eating local, fresh food and leading a well-fed life, as documented on her blog, Stetted. Around these parts, though, she's known for her commitment to phenomenal breakfast recipes.