Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Chocolate Donuts and National Days


A couple weeks ago it was National Donut Day, or something like that.  I'm all for national this or that day, but I just can't keep up with all of them.  And while National Donut Day is pretty exciting and a great excuse to eat donuts, I think the Bring Your Pet to Work Day is even more exciting!
I was driving home from work one day and this is what I saw on the grass next to our parking lot.  Yes, that is a man walking a reindeer.  Our campus has the Large Animal Research Station and they must have had some type of open house, or talk.  This reindeer was headed from upper campus back to his home at LARS.  I wonder how many Santa jokes this guy had to put up with that day.

Well, I didn't bring one of my pets to Bring Your Pet to Work Day, but I did bring Keto donuts to the office on National Donut Day.  They were chocolaty, soft, cake donuts without a big of sugar or any grains.  I might have eaten two!

Chocolate Donuts
adapted from All Day I Dream About Food blog
1/3 cup coconut flour
1/3 cup Swerve Sweetener
3 Tbsp. cocoa powder
1 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
4 large eggs
1/4 cup butter, melted
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
6 Tbsp strong brewed coffee

Glaze:
4 oz. stevia sweetened chocolate, chopped
2 Tbsp heavy cream, plus more if needed

Preheat oven to 325°F and grease a donut pan very well. (Not joking about this at all)

In a medium bowl, whisk together the coconut flour, sweetener, cocoa, baking powder and salt.  Stir in the eggs, melted butter, and vanilla extract, thin stir in the coffee until well combined.

Divide the batter among the wells of the donut pan.  I spoon the batter into a large ziplock bag and snip off the end to pipe the batter into the pans. You will make about 8-10 donuts so if you have one pan you will need to bake in batches.

Bake 16-20 minutes, until the donuts are set and firm to the touch.  Remove and let cook in the pan for 10 minutes, then flip out onto a wire rack to cook completely.

In a medium bowl, add chopped chocolate and heavy cream.  Heat in microwave for 30 seconds, stir well, then heat for 10 second increments until chocolate is melted and the cream is mixed in.  Add extra cream to thin the chocolate glaze to desired consistency.  You may return the chocolate to the microwave is it begins to get too stiff.

Dip donuts into chocolate glaze and let set about 20-30 minutes.  


June 19, 2018   Sunrise 2:57 am  Sunset 12:46  Temp H 68/ L 49°F