Chocolate Peppermint Bark Doughnuts (Gluten-Free, Vegan)

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Doughnuts……ah yes, chocolate doughnuts. So good. Even better when they involve white chocolate peppermint bark.

Lovely Disclaimer: I was able to reduce the sugar content of the doughnuts with the help of Monk Fruit In The Raw. I received a free sample from the Cumberland Packing Corp., maker of Monk Fruit In The Raw. By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by Cumberland Packing Corp., and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time.

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Let’s get to that recipe.

Peppermint bark donuts

Gluten-Free Vegan Chocolate Peppermint Bark Doughnuts

serves 6

  • cooking spray
  • 1/2 cup oat flour
  • 1/2 cup sweet rice flour
  • 2 tbsp coconut flour
  • 1/4 cup Monk Fruit in the Raw
  • 2 tbsp coconut sugar
  • 1/4 cup dark cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1 flax egg (1 tbsp ground flaxseed mixed with 3 tbsp water- let rest for five minutes before using)
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce (room temperature)
  • 2/3 cup unsweetened almond milk (room temperature)
  • 4 tbsp coconut oil- separated
  • 1/4 tsp peppermint extract
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup vegan chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup vegan white chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup crushed candy canes (to avoid artificial colorants, choose organic)
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Coat doughnut pan with cooking spray.
  2. Mix dry ingredients (oat flour through salt) in a large bowl, stirring with a whisk to combine.
  3. Mix flax egg, applesauce, milk (room temperature to avoid hardening the melted coconut oil), 3 tbsp melted coconut oil, peppermint extract, and vanilla extract in a medium bowl, stirring with a whisk to combine.
  4. Add the wet ingredients to dry ingredients, mixing until just combined. Fold in the chocolate chips.
  5. Bake for 20-23 minutes. (Baking for a shorter amount of time will leave you with a more brownie-like texture.) Let doughnuts fully cool.
  6. In a shallow bowl, melt white chocolate chips and 1 tbsp coconut oil in microwave (about 25 seconds). Place crushed candy canes in a shallow bowl.
  7. When doughnuts are fully cooled, dip first in the white chocolate, then in the crushed candy canes.

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