Gluten Free Baked Chocolate Chile Mocha Donuts combines the richness of chocolate with a little heat. Throw in some espresso powder and you have the perfect afternoon “pick me up” treat.
Do you like donuts? Do you find yourself driving to your favourite coffee shop to grab a treat? Have you ever tried making donuts at home?
Baking donuts is so much fun. Seriously why did I not know of this long ago? My baba would make “cake” donuts. Any excuse to buy more kitchen toys works for me. You can’t bake donuts without donut pans right??
Well, you actually can. Baba didn’t have donut pans. She rolled the dough and used a cookie cutter. Don’t get me wrong, they were delicious for sure. However, I LOVE buying stuff for the kitchen (I need a bigger kitchen), so now I have donut pans.
Gluten Free Baking
A challenge is always a good thing for me. Experimenting with gluten free baking is something I do every so often. With all the different types of flours, gluten free baking has come a long way since its beginnings.
Today you can find all kinds of gluten free pasta, bread and baked goods in the grocery stores. Have you ever tried any gluten free? You can’t tell the difference. We actually prefer gluten free pasta over regular pasta.
Since we have some friends that prefer gluten free baking, I am always on the lookout for something new and exciting to make. These Gluten Free Baked Chocolate Chile Mocha Donuts are a hit!!
Baked Not Fried
Do you like fried foods? Some people totally crave it. We don’t like deep fried anything in our house. Fries, chicken wings, egg rolls, and even bacon, if it can be baked (or grilled) that is how we make it.
Baking donuts is so much fun. It really is not much different than making cupcakes or muffins. Mix up the batter and put it in the pan. The easiest way I have found to get the batter in the pan is with a piping bag and large tip.
What’s Your Favourite Flavour?
The possibilities are endless when baking donuts. Whatever you can think up, you can bake. In our house chocolate is always a hit. We also like spicy. Have you ever tried the Starbucks Chile Mocha or the Lindt Excellence Chili?
Combining our favourite flavours of coffee and chocolate, adding some heat from Aleppo chilies, tasty donuts are only minutes away. Dipped in a chocolate milk glaze, these are the perfect afternoon treat.
If you haven’t already tried baking donuts at home, get some donut pans and experiment. You won’t be disappointed. Fresh donuts are always a hit.
Coming home from school, an afternoon coffee break, or even to say “I Love You”, these Gluten Free Baked Chocolate Chile Mocha Donuts will win them over every time!!
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Looking for another great gluten free treat? Try some Hemp Heart Cookies.
Gluten Free Baked Chocolate Chile Mocha Donuts
Gluten Free Baked Chocolate Chile Mocha Donuts combine the richness of chocolate, espresso powder, and a kick of chile heat. Perfect for the afternoon "pick me up".
For the Donuts:
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter (room temperature)
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 3 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup buttermilk
- 2 tsp espresso powder
- 1/2 tsp Aleppo chili flakes (or your choice of chili powder)
- 4 ounces cream cheese (softened)
- 1 cup chocolate chips (melted)
- 2 cups gluten free flour blend
For the Chocolate Milk Glaze:
- 1 cup icing sugar
- chocolate milk (to thin the glaze)
For the Donuts:
Preheat oven to 375º F and spray your donut pans with cooking spray.
In a bowl sift flour, espresso powder, baking powder and chile flakes. Set aside.
Using a mixer (hand held or stand) beat butter, cream cheese, sugar and salt until smooth and fluffy.
Beat in eggs (one at a time).
Melt your chocolate chips. (I used the microwave).
Alternately add the flour mixture and buttermilk to the butter/sugar mixture. Beat until just combined. Do not over mix.
Blend in the melted chocolate.
Place batter into piping bag that has a large nozzle/tip attached.
Pipe batter into pans.
Bake for 15 minutes.
Remove from oven. Take donuts out of pan and place on cooling rack.
For the Chocolate Milk Glaze:
Combine icing sugar and chocolate milk to form a glaze. Add the milk SLOWLY to the icing sugar until you reach your desired consistency.
Dip each donut into the glaze. Decorate with sprinkles (optional). Let harden.
For another great gluten free treat try some Hemp Heart Cookies.