Chocolate Matcha Almond Flour Donuts
These spongey, decadent low carb Chocolate Matcha Almond Flour Donuts are sure to satisfy any chocolate lover’s sweet tooth. Made using almond flour, monkfruit sugar, and almond milk these gluten free donuts are also refined sugar free and dairy free chocolate treats!
When I first decided to make small batch donuts, I did not expect them to be as delicious as they turned out. The matcha glaze has a subtle earthy hint of matcha flavor but packs a really sweet punch by using powdered monkfruit sugar instead of traditional powdered sugar, making these refined sugar free donuts. You can omit the matcha powder if you are not a fan and these almond flour donuts will remind you of the classic chocolate glazed Dunkin’ Donuts! Don’t believe me? Give the recipe a try yourself!
Is matcha gluten free?
On the whole, matcha is gluten free. If you are not familiar, matcha is made by finely grounding green tea leaves, and tea does not naturally contain gluten. That being said you should always double check the ingredients list when purchasing to ensure that you are not only purchasing pure matcha, but that your matcha does not contain any additives, like gluten, as a potential filler.
What if I don’t want to make a matcha glaze?
That’s the easy part! Simply omit the matcha from the glaze ingredients list to prepare a classic donut glaze.
Is cocoa powder low FODMAP?
According to Monash University’s FODMAP app, cocoa powder is low FODMAP friendly in serving sizes of 2 heaping teaspoons. These gluten free small batch donuts contain 1 ½ teaspoons of cocoa powder per serving (1 donut) so they are considered to contain a low FODMAP friendly serving of cocoa powder.
Do I need a donut pan to make this chocolate doughnut recipe?
Yes. I recommend using a silicone donut pan when making gluten free chocolate donuts. You can use a metal donut pan if that is all you have access to, but I personally prefer silicone donut pans as they are much easier to clean and store, and your baked gluten free donuts will basically never stick! I always make sure to pre-grease the silicone baking pans just to be safe and I also highly recommend placing them on a baking sheet before popping in the oven. This helps you to avoid spilling any batter into the oven when first baking and also makes the gluten free chocolate donuts easier to remove from the oven.
Are these almond flour donuts dairy free?
Yes, these chocolate almond flour donuts ARE dairy free! I use almond milk in this gluten free chocolate baked donut recipe already, so if you are sensitive to lactose then you needn’t worry! I prefer to use chocolate almond milk in these chocolate almond flour donuts because the additional chocolate really heightens the flavor, but you can absolutely use plain, unsweetened almond milk or your favorite plant milk instead if that is all you have available. You can also use dairy milk if you are not sensitive to lactose.
Can I use something other than almond oil?
If you do not have access to almond oil, you can substitute in any neutral oil, like avocado oil or walnut oil instead. You can also use olive oil, but keep in mind the flavor may come through slightly. That being said, olive oil and chocolate are a delicious combo in desserts! Don’t believe me, just check out this recipe for Paleo Double Chocolate Olive Oil Sea Salt cookies and tell me you didn’t love them!
What if I want more than 4 donuts?
Since this is a small batch donuts recipe, there will certainly be times where you will want to make more than four donuts. Simply double or triple the recipe using the features in the recipe card below if you are feeding a crowd!
Why would I pipe the batter into the donut pan instead of scoop it in?
I prefer to pipe my gluten free baked donut batter into the silicone donut pans rather than scoop it in because by piping the batter you are able to get more of a rounded traditional donut shape. If you simply scoop the batter into the donut pan, your gluten free baked donuts will have a flat bottom to them. It will not make any difference in the taste, however. In order to pipe the chocolate doughnut batter, simply spoon batter into a piping bag and snip the tip of the bag off about 1-1 ½ inches up. You do not need to add a piping tip to the bag. If you do not have piping bags available, a large zip top bag will do the trick.
If you love donuts and are looking for some additional gluten free donut recipes to try, have a look at these:
Easy Healthy Paleo Pumpkin Pancake Donuts
Low FODMAP Grain Free Apple Cider Donuts
Grain Free Dairy Free Vanilla Funfetti Donuts by Gutsy Baker
Paleo Lemon Blueberry Glazed Donuts by Gutsy Baker
Chocolate Matcha Almond Flour Donuts
For the Chocolate Doughnut
- 1 ¼ cup almond flour
- ⅓ cup monkfruit
- 1 tsp baking powder
- ¼ cup cocoa powder
- 2 tbsp almond oil
- 2 tbsp chocolate almond milk
- 1 tsp vanilla
- ⅛ tsp salt
- 2 large eggs
For the Matcha Glaze
- ⅓ cup powdered monkfruit sugar
- 1 tbsp matcha optional
- 6 tbsp coconut cream
- Pre-heat the oven to 350F and grease a silicone donut pan.
- In a large mixing bowl add eggs, monkfruit, vanilla, almond oil and almond milk + beat until smooth.
- Next add almond flour, baking powder, cocoa powder, and salt to the wet ingredients. Using a silicone spatula, fold dry ingredients into wet until fully incorporated. If your batter has some clumps, gently whisk until no clumps remain being careful not to over mix the batter.
- Pour or pipe batter into silicone donut pan and place donut pan on a baking sheet for easier in and out of the oven. Bake for 15 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
- While donuts bake, whisk together powdered monkfruit sugar, coconut cream, and matcha if using until a smooth glaze forms.
- Allow donuts to cool completely prior to glazing. Once donuts are cool, dip them top down into the glaze. Sprinkle with additional dark chocolate or cacao nibs if desired.
These sound delicious. Do you think these would still turn out if I used either brown sugar or regular white sugar?
I have monkfruit sugar, but have never seen plain monkfruit. Can it be purchased at a health food store? The donuts do look yummy!