Something you won’t see too much of here is chocolate. Don’t get me wrong – I do like chocolate, I’m just not a huge fan of the stuff. Sure, I love Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups and throughly enjoy chocolate chip cookies. You’ll never find me with a chocolate cupcake or scoop of chocolate ice cream.
Now that that’s out-of-the-way, let’s talk about white chocolate. A chocolate that I like more than your traditional milk or dark chocolate. And while true chocolate-devotees will say that white chocolate isn’t even chocolate, that’s fine by me. Call it what you will – I like it, I like it a lot.
And so when I was writing this recipe I wanted it to do create a healthier, baked cakey donut that wasn’t too sweet as the white chocolate and strawberry glaze would be sweet enough. Folks, we have had success.
Since white chocolate is oh-so-sweet, I tried to make a donut that was not-so-sweet. To do so, I used organic coconut sugar instead of traditional white sugar. This also gave the donuts a nice brown color. I also added some organic strawberry powder, made from crushed organic freeze-dried strawberries, into the batter to amp up the overall strawberry flavor.
I was initially inspired by the strawberry powder to create a pretty pink glaze for Valentine’s Day and am so happy with the end result! Hope they make your day just a little sweeter.
Strawberry White Chocolate Donuts
Your new favorite Valentine's Day Donut
- 1/3 cup coconut oil
- 3/4 cup coconut sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 tablespoons strawberry powder
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 2/3 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
- 1 cup almond milk Strawberry White Chocolate Glaze
- 2 teaspoons coconut oil
- 1 teaspoon strawberry powder
- 1 cup white chocolate, melted
- 1/4 cup red and pink sprinkles
- Preheat the oven to 350°F.
- Lightly grease and flour two standard doughnut pans.
- In a stand mixer, beat together the coconut oil and sugars until smooth.
- Add the eggs, almond milk, strawberry powder, salt, and vanilla.
- Add in the baking powder, baking soda and flour, whisking until combined. Mix minimally to ensure tenderness.
- Spoon the batter into the lightly greased doughnut pans, so that they’re about 3/4 full.
- Bake the doughnuts for 15 to 18 minutes. Donut overcook!
- Remove them from the oven, and wait 5 to 7 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool.
- Prepare the glaze while donuts cool by melting the white chocolate, strawberry powder and coconut oil in a small pot on medium-high heat, stirring constantly.
- Once the chocolate and powder melt, dip the top of each donut into the mixture to coat evenly.
- within two minutes of coating, top the glazed doughnuts with sprinkles, if desired.