According to the USDA, the demand for avocados has risen steadily over the last two decades, with people consuming nearly eight pounds of the fruit per year. Obviously, this comes as a bit of a surprise. Can we all agree that it’s time we let the avocado take over every dish in a meal? Imagine: starting with an appetizer of guacamole and chips, progressing to a main course of creamy avocado pasta, and to finish the meal, a delicious and rich avocado donut recipe for dessert. In fact, donuts are just one more show that avocados can and will gladly steal.
How to make gluten free chocolate avocado donuts
In a recent @lovelydelites video, chef and recipe developer Hannah Kling shares her super easy avocado donut recipe, which, as she says, proves “there’s no limit” when it comes to avocado possibilities. TBH, we couldn’t agree more.
The gluten-free recipe is made from almond and tapioca flour and sweetened with coconut sugar. Kling also adds cocoa to the mix (swoon) and of course a super-ripe whole avocado to make the creamiest batter possible. Also use a blender for easier cleanup and a smoother consistency (and unlike traditional donuts, these are baked, so there’s no need to turn on the fryer).
To get the iconic donut shape, Kling uses a donut pan like this one sold on Amazon plus a piping bag filled with the dough to fill each mold with the perfect amount of dough. Once they’re baked to perfection, she transfers them to a cooling rack to make sure they come to room temperature before topping them with a batch of homemade frosting.
As if he hasn’t fulfilled all of our avocado dreams yet, Kling then tops the fluffy and decadent Chocolate Avocado Donuts with a homemade avocado “buttercream” that adds a hint of lime green and lots of creaminess.
ICYMI, avocados are Really good for you
You may be wondering: are avocados really worth promoting or is it too good to be true? Fortunately, these vibrant green fruits have received Many the stamp of approval from a registered dietitian, as they are packed with tons of health benefits. For starters, avocados are packed with healthy monounsaturated fats that not only give them their creamy texture, but can also help improve cholesterol levels, registered dietitian Tracy Lockwood Beckerman, RD, previously told Well+Good.
Plus, avocados have almost half of your daily recommended fiber intake, plus they’re packed with antioxidants (including lutein, zeaxanthin, and carotenoids) and magnesium to help you sleep better. What dreamer combination…literally.
avocado fritters recipe
Makes 12 servings
1 cup of almond flour
1/3 cup tapioca flour
2/3 cup coconut sugar
1/2 cup cocoa
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 ripe avocado
1/3 cup almond milk
1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 ripe avocado
1 teaspoon lemon juice
5-6 cups powdered sugar, sifted
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1. Preheat oven to 350°F and grease your donut pan.
2. Mix the ingredients and add them to a piping bag. Fill donut molds with the filling.
3. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until donuts are firm and a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Let cool completely before removing and frosting.
4. In a large bowl, mash avocado and add lemon juice and vanilla extract. Add the powdered sugar one cup at a time, beating with an electric mixer until light and fluffy.
5. Add icing to a piping bag and top the cooled donuts.
As if we needed any more reasons to love avocados even more:
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