Chocolate donuts with raw chocolate ganache

Written by Jessica Cox | 22 March, 2020

If you’re working at home with wandering hands for snacks or suddenly find you have a lot more time to bake, make sure you’re cooking up nourishing treats.

If you’re in lockdown, Nutritionist and Endeavour graduate Jessica Cox recommends the chocolate donut recipe from her new cookbook e.a.t. “These donuts are a fabulous wholefood snack that provides satiety, while also being high in fibre and quality fats,” Ms Cox says. “Plus, they are low in natural sugars overall, and chocolate lifts dopamine levels, and we all need a bit of that right now!”

Serves: 6 donuts
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 12 - 15 minutes
Intolerance friendly: gf, df, sf
Storage: refrigerate for 4 days

Ingredients

  • 1 ¼ cups almond meal
  • pinch salt
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon cream of tartar
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ cup cacao powder
  • 1 free-range egg
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 6 tablespoons water
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup coconut oil
  • 1 cup sugar-free rice milk

Ganache

  • ½ avocado
  • 3 medjool dates
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • ¼ cup raw cacao powder
  • 1 tablespoon rice milk

Method

Pre-heat your oven to 180C, fan-forced.

Donuts:

  1. Combine all dry ingredients in a mixing bowl.
  2. In a separate bowl, combine egg, chia seeds, water, maple syrup, vanilla extract and coconut oil and mix well.
  3. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and combine.
  4. If the mixture is already a good cake batter consistency, you may not need all of the milk. Otherwise, slowly add all of the milk and bring to a cake batter.
  5. Spoon the dough into a donut-baking tray and bake for 12 – 15 minutes.
  6. Remove donuts from the donut tray and allow to cool completely on a wire rack.

Ganache:

  1. Blend all ingredients until smooth, then spread on to cooled donuts.
  2. Serve donuts as is, or decorate by sprinkling hemp seeds and cacao nibs over the top of the ganache.

A little more about e.a.t

e.a.t cookbook by Jessica Cox reaches far beyond the standard cookbook. e.a.t is a resource, a visual photographical feast containing nutritious, well-balanced and delicious recipes. e.a.t is designed by a Nutritionist with over a decade of clinical experience specialising in digestive health and recipe development.

The purpose of e.a.t is to educate you on the ‘why’ and the ‘how’ of healthy eating, as all too often we are told ​’what’ to eat without fundamentally understanding why.

Split into two parts, the book begins with an educational section covering realistic, balanced eating including what healthy eating involves, understanding macronutrients and everyday pantry staples. e.a.t then shows you how to put this into everyday practice, with a collection of whole food recipes.

The recipes within e.a.t are not the typical stream of wellness smoothies and chia puddings. These recipes are tried and tested by a foodie, for foodies. e.a.t’s chief focus is to highlight exactly what balanced eating is, in a world saturated with the opinions of wellness bloggers and celebrity chefs. e.a.t teaches you how balanced eating can be simply executed in a tasty and exciting way, whilst providing straightforward recipes to suit the growing demand for food intolerances.

e.a.t will become your ‘go to’ book that you pull out time and time again for trusted guidance and mouthwatering recipes that will leave you truly nourished.

e.a.t is available online.


Jessica Cox

Jessica is an accredited practicing nutritional practitioner and an Endeavour alumni with a Bachelor of Health Science (Nutrition). She has a passion for food therapy and therapeutic nutrition and over a decade of clinical experience. Over her years of practice she has developed extensive knowledge in dietary planning, nutritional supplementation and the utilisation of food as a medicinal tool.

She runs her own busy clinic called JCN Clinic which has built its name as an exceptional leader in the area of digestive health and wellness. Jessica has recently released e.a.t, a cookbook which provides tried and tested recipes that are straightforward, healthy and interesting.

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