Why Citrine Kitchen?

The citrine crystal is believed to promote Abundance, Success, Healing and Personal Power

Citrine Kitchen is all about eating and living abundantly. 

Paleo Dark Chocolate Spiced Donuts

Paleo Dark Chocolate Spiced Donuts

I LOVE easy recipes! The good news? This is 80% easy... The bad news is 20% can be a real pain in the a$$. Worth it though! I'm going to go ahead and put full blame on my donut pan however -- so perhaps with the right pan this could be a totally easy recipe! (NOTE: Please send me a good pan immediately! I wanted to murder mine / cry a lot making these haha). Again-- likely, just my darn pan. 

PALEO CHOC DONUTS (CONTAINS ALMONDS) 

Makes 11 -12 reg donuts

BROWNIE BASE

  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1 cup cacao powder
  • 1/3 cup cacao nibs
  • 1/2 cup coconut flour
  • 1 cup almond meal
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil melted
  • 1/2 cup almond milk -- (add more as needed)
  • 4 large eggs at room temp
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp cardamon powder
  • 1-2 chai tea mix (I just cut 2 tea bags open and poured the leaves right in!)

FROSTING | GLAZE

  • 1/2 cup coconut butter (or cacao butter)
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup room temp (sub: coconut sugar)
  • 2 tbsp coconut coconut oil
  • 1-2 tsp hot water
  • 1 cup cacao powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350F.

Mix all the dry ingredients into a large mixing bowl -- sifting the flour if needed (though I just got my hands In there and really worked it ---  Feels. So. Good)

Beat eggs (or chia eggs if vegan!) Then add remaining 'wet' ingredients, mix mix mix

Make a 'well' in the middle of the large dry ingredient mixing bowl and pour the wet mix right in. Mix it all together [you want a nice smooth consistency-- if it feels too fluffy, add a little more nut mylk]

Grease your donut baking tin (hoping yours is better than mine!) -- making sure to grease it very well if it's a tin, as the batter will want to stick like glue (thanks to the almond/egg combo!). 

Scoop batter into each donut mould (or cut a hole in the corner of a ziplock bag and scoop mix inside, then use the bag to squeeze the mix into each mould-- MUCH easier and less mess too!!) -- NOTE: make sure to only fill each mould about 3/4 way up as they will rise! 

Bake for around 20 minutes.

Step 2

Melt the coconut butter in a double boiler -- once melted, add in remaining ingredients and stir really well. Allow to cool down to room temp before spreading onto donuts. 

Step 3

I call this the FUN part! Simply dollop/drizzle the frosting/glaze [note: thicken it up by adding more cacao powder, or thin it down by adding more hot water]. Be generous here! Start with one layer, and once set (usually takes 5-10 minutes), you can add another layer!

Decorate! GO TO TOWN.  I used cacao nibs, corn flowers and smashed-up freeze-dried strawberries (I just used my hands to crumble them!)-- but other toppings could include edible flowers (rose petals are my fave!), coconut flakes, fresh berries, dried mulberries, lemon peel, hemp seeds, tea leaves ---and well, anything and everything you fancy!

PSST You're not having fun unless you're making a mess! 

lotsofdonuts
PALEO CHOC CAKE with salted caramel frosting

PALEO CHOC CAKE with salted caramel frosting

Dense Rhubarb & Golden Berry Fruit Bread

Dense Rhubarb & Golden Berry Fruit Bread

0