Strawberry White Chocolate Donuts

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.

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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.

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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.

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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

  • Servings: 12-14 donuts
  • Difficulty: medium
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Your new favorite Valentine's Day Donut

Ingredients

    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

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. Lightly grease and flour two standard doughnut pans.
  3. In a stand mixer, beat together the coconut oil and sugars until smooth.
  4. Add the eggs, almond milk, strawberry powder, salt, and vanilla.
  5. Add in the baking powder, baking soda and flour, whisking until combined. Mix minimally to ensure tenderness.
  6. Spoon the batter into the lightly greased doughnut pans, so that they’re about 3/4 full.
  7. Bake the doughnuts for 15 to 18 minutes. Donut overcook!
  8. Remove them from the oven, and wait 5 to 7 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool.
  9. 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.
  10. Once the chocolate and powder melt, dip the top of each donut into the mixture to coat evenly.
  11. within two minutes of coating, top the glazed doughnuts with sprinkles, if desired.

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