These AIP, paleo and vegan Baked Chocolate Donuts with Raspberries are the real deal. They’re soft, fluffy, come together quickly with only 11 minutes of baking time and are almost too pretty to eat.
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This easy, vegan Baked Chocolate Donut recipe ups the ante with freeze-dried raspberries that are folded into the batter and sprinkled on top the chocolate glaze for a vibrant pop. They’re delectable, cute, AIP, paleo and gluten free. Oh, and these donuts are the perfect, easy Valentine’s dessert.
Here are the highlights of these Glazed Vegan Chocolate Donuts with Raspberries:
- Baked – As the recipe title suggests, these donuts are made in the oven rather than fried so there’s a lot less active cooking time!
- They’re AIP and Paleo – It’s tricky to find the perfect paleo donut recipe that is also AIP without eggs or nuts, but this meets that criteria.
- Only uses one flour – AIP baking is notorious for using multiple flours to achieve the perfect consistency. I too am a preacher for that in my Secrets to Grain Free Baking Guide. But, in this recipe, I was able to achieve an amazing fluffy donut with only Bob’s Red Mills Cassava Flour
Here are the main ingredients in these AIP baked chocolate raspberry donuts:
- freeze dried raspberries – these are for both the inside and on the outside of the donuts for decoration. If you’re in Canada, you can find these freeze dried raspberries on naturamarket.ca!
- carob powder or cacao powder (AIP reintro) – if you’ve reintroduced chocolate, feel free to use cacao powder in place of the carob powder in this recipe.
- cassava flour – I used Bob’s Red Mill Cassava flour in this recipe
- coconut sugar – You can substitute for maple sugar in the donuts, but not maple syrup. This recipe needs a granulated sugar to hold up!
- unsweetened applesauce – its main purpose in this recipe is to bind the ingredients
- coconut butter/coconut manna – you can find this in most major grocery stories right near to the coconut oil. You want to make sure that you melt it completely before using it in this recipe
- olive oil – you can likely use avocado oil in place of the olive oil but I haven’t tried myself
- baking soda and cream of tartar – together, these make AIP baking powder. You can get cream of tartar in most major grocery stores in the spice aisle.
- For the glaze you’ll need coconut oil, carob or cacao powder (AIP reintro), and maple syrup.
Tips for how to bake perfect vegan chocolate donuts:
- Ensure you grease your donut pan with a little bit of olive, avocado or coconut oil. Yes, even if your pan says non-stick!
- Bake your donuts as soon as you mix the wet and dry ingredients together. Once the baking soda activates, you want to get the batter into the oven quickly so that the air bubbles will help the donuts rise.
- Scoop 2-3 TBSP of batter into each donut cavity and use your hands to press the batter together. Alternatively, transfer the batter to piping bags (or use a ziplock bag with one corner snipped off) and squeeze it into your greased mini donut cavities.
- Allow the donuts to cool 10 minutes in the donut pan. Then use a knife to loosen the edges and flip them over onto a cooling rack to cool further before icing as shown in the video!
Can I make these into vegan chocolate donut holes?
I haven’t tried myself, but this should work. I’d recommend rolling about 2-3 TBSP of batter into balls and baking on a parchment lined baking sheet for 8 ish minutes.
How do I store these?
These hold up well in a sealed container on the countertop or at room temperature for 2-3 days. Otherwise, refrigerate for up to 5 days.
Can I use fresh raspberries?
I don’t recommend substituting these with fresh or frozen raspberries because the water content will change the texture and baking time of these donuts.
Finally, here are some other AIP and Paleo Donuts that you might enjoy:
- Chocolate and Vanilla Glazed Donuts
- Pumpkin Spice Cake Donuts
- Lemon-Glazed Blueberry Donuts
- Salted Caramel Cinnamon Donuts
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