Wake up to some Gluten Free Chocolate Peppermint Frosted Chocolate Donuts! Chocolate donuts are wonderful alone and even better with some festive crushed peppermint on a dairy free coconut cream frosting. All together these donuts are gluten free, egg free, dairy free and Vegan so everyone can enjoy!
December is historically the Be-All to Everyone month for women and mothers. WE think of the gifts to buy. WE shop till we drop. WE plan the parties. WE volunteer at school and make special cookies with the kids. WE do just about everything.
And you know what? It’s no wonder WE get freakin’ exhausted every year!
Lol, why do we do this to ourselves? The need to feel busy is ingrained with the Holiday season. We get bombarded with commercials with special SALES now. Ridiculous commercials for products…
tired exhausted from all of it.
This year has been different. Although things are just as crazy busy as they always are, I am more conscious of my time. It’s not secret to you guys, I’ve been cutting back my time here lately.
Something had to give.
As much as I love being here (truly, I do) providing new allergy friendly recipes, I am too busy when the holiday lists appear. You know what I mean…
You’re just as busy. I can tell.
A little behind the scenes info about running a website: I can see how many people viewed my pages and how long the page was looked at. Every time this year around the Holidays, it takes a serious nose dive. Completely normal for this time of year. I’m not worried about it at all. I get it. We’re all off doing other things we need to finish instead of sitting on the phone or at the computer trying to keep up with social media.
So don’t feel guilty prioritizing things (aka- eliminating things) during this crazy busy time of the year. We need to be able to say no. For our sanity as mother and women (and if you want to sleep!)
But since I know you’ll still be baking, you could make these egg free gluten free Peppermint Chocolate Donuts. Peppermint treats are a family favorite here. These donuts use a dairy free frosting made from whipped coconut cream that is super light and fluffy. The best part if of these chocolate donuts if you ask me. The coconut peppermint frosting only takes 5 minutes, just chill the can overnight in advance.
The donuts also freeze extremely well without the frosting. Go ahead a make a double batch since no one will complain about too many chocolate donuts lying around. 😉
And don’t forget to pick your feet up and enjoy a few too. You deserve to slow down and rest once and awhile.
- ½ cup brown rice flour
- ½ cup gluten free all purpose white flour
- 1 cup milk of choice
- ⅓ cup cocoa powder
- 2 T oil (I used avocado)
- ½ cup applesauce
- ¼ cup maple syrup
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp guar gum or xanthan gum
- 1 cup coconut cream (canned and refrigerated overnight)
- 3 T powdered sugar
- ½ tsp peppermint oil
- crushed candy canes
- Combine all ingredients and mix well. Pour into donut pan and bake 350 for 12-15 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean in the center. Allow donuts to cool on a wire rack.
- Use a hand mixer to whip chilled coconut cream, powdered sugar and peppermint oil until fluffy (about 5 minutes)
- Spread cream on cooled donuts and sprinkle with crushed peppermint. Enjoy!
Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine says
Wonderful perfect BEST holiday flavored doughnuts are the perfect way to to give yourself some grace during this busy life season!! Love these dear! <3
Wanda Chamberlin says
Love your recipe’s. Can I make these using guar instead of zanthan? I am allergic to corn so cant use it…..
Amy Stafford says
I think learning to say “no” and being okay with it, comes with age. Once you learn it is okay you feel like a load has been lifted off your shoulders. I am loving this frosting, I would enjoy it be the spoonful before it ever made the top of the donut.
Heather | Heather Likes Food says
These look amazing and very pretty for display. I know these I might not be able to stop. lol
Andi @ The Weary Chef says
I love that these donuts are gluten free! They look so inviting! Love to make them soon! Thanks for sharing!
Maryanne @ the little epicurean says
The end of the year is always tough. There’s just so much packed into the last 6 weeks of the year. Taking a step back and slowing down is GOOD thing! These donuts look delicious! I wish you a happy holiday season and a few days of relaxation! 🙂
Michelle @ blackberry babe says
These are gorgeous!
Looks great! What would be the oven temperature?
Thanks for bringing that to my attention! I’ve added the temp of 350 to recipe!
These looks great.What is oven temperature?
I just love your photos!