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Flourless Chocolate & Sweet Potato Doughnuts (Or Muffins) with Chocolate Glaze (Gluten, Dairy, and Refined Sugar Free)

September 9, 2015

You guys should know by now, that I’m always trying to find ways to sneak veggies and fruits into my cooking whenever I have the chance.  I even try to incorporate veggies in my sweet treats such as these fudgy, moist and cake-like chocolate sweet potato doughnuts*.  I found the original recipe for chocolate muffins on Instagram from a friend of mine Brooke @carlsonfit.  We agreed to try some of each others recipes and post about it.  But me being me, I took her recipe and changed it and made it my own and added a few twists along the way that resulted in blender friendly, fiber packed, chocolatey goodness!

Makes 12 mini doughnuts or muffins*

Preheat oven to 400F

In a blender (or food processor) combine the following:

1/2 cup sweet potato cooked and skin removed (you can either roast the SP in the oven for 50-60 minutes until soft or peel, cube and boil in water until soft)

1/2 cup peanut butter (I used Justin’s Vanilla Almond Butter)

1 egg (I used Vital Farms pasture raised eggs)

1/3 cup cacao powder

5 T honey

1 T vanilla

1/4 t baking soda

Pinch of salt

The batter should be like a thick chocolate pudding.  If it seems too thick you could add a little water or even a couple of tablespoons of coconut oil to thin it out.  Place about a tablespoon of batter into each doughnut pan about halfway up and cook in the oven for 12 minutes until just firm to the touch.  Let cool for 20 minutes on a cooling rack or chopping board and top with glaze and any nuts, coconut, chia seeds, sprinkles if you desire.

Chocolate glaze:

1 T coconut oil

1 T coconut butter (optional but it makes the glaze a little bit thicker)

1 T cacao powder

Combine the above ingredients and and put into a small bowl and dip doughnuts in.

Chocolate & Sweet Potato Doughnuts with Chocolate Glaze