Chocolate Donuts with Chocolate Peanut Butter Frosting (Gluten Free, Dairy Free)

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A variation of my Pistachio Cardamom donuts, this recipe plays on the classic and infallible combination of chocolate and peanut butter. A dark chocolate donut base provides the perfect vehicle for a creamy, dairy-free chocolate peanut butter frosting. Refined sugar-free (uses honey only), high in protein and gut-healing properties (with the help of collagen), and of course, gluten free -- these are treats that everyone can enjoy and feel good about.

Ingredients: For the Donuts: 1 cup almond flour 2 TBSP tapioca flour 1 TBSP maca 1/4 cup cacao powder 2 scoops collagen peptides 1/4 tsp sea salt 1/4 tsp baking soda 2 eggs (ideally organic, pasture-raised) 2 TBSP honey 1 tsp vanilla extract 2 TBSP coconut oil (melted and slightly cooled) 1 tsp apple cider vinegar

Ingredients for Frosting: 1 cup coconut cream (or 1 can full-fat coconut milk refrigerated for at least 2 hours to allow separation and collection of coconut cream from liquid) 2 TBSP honey or maple syrup 1 tsp vanilla extract 3 TBSP creamy unsweetened peanut butter 1 TBSP + 1 tsp cacao powder Crushed peanuts for garnish

Instructions for Donuts: Preheat oven to 350° Fahrenheit. Lightly grease and wipe down your donut pan.

Combine all dry ingredients in the bowl of a stand mixer (or a large bowl to use with a hand mixer). Then add all wet ingredients and mix on high for about 5 minutes.

Pour batter into donut pan, filling to just below the lip of each donut mold (they will rise, so you don't want to over-fill them).

Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until a they begin to get a little golden brown.

Allow to cool completely before removing from the donut pan to avoid them breaking.

Add frosting (recipe below), to each donut, and garnish with crushed peanuts.

Makes 6 donuts.

Instructions for Frosting:

To collect the coconut cream from cans of coconut milk, scoop out the cream that has risen to the top after refrigeration, and save or throw out the remaining coconut milk/liquid that has settled to the bottom.

Add all ingredients to the bowl of a stand mixer (or in a large bowl to use with a hand mixer). Mix on high until the mixture forms soft peaks (about 1-2 minutes).

Make sure donuts are fully cooled before frosting them.