These delicious chocolaty donuts are baked instead of fried for a healthy treat!
We love decorating our donuts with sprinkles, toasted coconut, or chopped dried cranberries. How will you decorate yours?
Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease donut or muffin trays with margarine, butter, or coconut oil. Set aside.
In a large bowl, combine the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt.
In a smaller mixing bowl, mix together the honey, coconut oil, apple sauce, milk, egg, and vanilla extract.
Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and mix until just incorporated. Over-mixing the batter will result in tough donuts.
Scoop the batter evenly into the prepared donut or muffin trays. Be careful to only fill the donut pan halfway full as the batter will rise up as it cooks and close in the hole if filled too much.
Bake for 10 to 12 minutes if making large donuts or mini muffins, or 5 to 8 minutes for small donuts. To check if they are done, insert a toothpick into the centre. If it comes out clean, they are done. Allow to cool before decorating.
Melt the chocolate and coconut oil together in the microwave in 1-minute intervals, mixing after each minute until the chocolate is melted. Dip the donuts or mini muffins into the chocolate on 1 side, and shake off any excess. Immediately top with sprinkles. Allow chocolate to set.
Use toasted coconut or chopped dried fruit for topping, or choose your favourite!