I have a new obsession and it is in the form of the coffee from Sidecar Doughnuts. I’ve written about their doughnuts numerous times, but it wasn’t until recently that their Forty Winks blend made with Stumptown coffee has stolen my heart. I get the same order every time; large cup of coffee with some steamed almond milk to add just a slight bit of sweetness. So what does this have to do with paleo chocolate doughnuts?
As we all know, Sidecar makes delicious doughnuts. And every time I step into their shop to grab a coffee you can smell the freshly baked doughnuts in the air. The Englishman and I have now established a Sunday tradition where we pop into Sidecar to get a morning cup o’joe and sometimes a doughnut (gluten-free for me) or two. If you follow me on instagram, then you probably saw that we also started a birthday coffee and doughnut tradition.
Don’t get me wrong, I am a firm believer in treating yourself and enjoying delicious things like these doughnuts, but for my wallet and waistline I can’t exactly buy them every time I step into the shop. So what’s a doughnut-lovin’ gal to do? Make her own!
These paleo chocolate doughnuts are simple low in sugar, and the perfect accompaniment to my Sidecar coffee. The great thing about these doughnuts is that you can add nuts or chocolate chips into the batter…or just top your doughnuts with them!
If you don’t have a doughnut pan, you can easily convert these into muffins as well.
Paleo Chocolate Doughnuts (adapted from The Detoxinista)
Makes 6 doughnuts
1/4 cup coconut flour
1/4 cup olive oil or coconut oil
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/3 cup maple syrup or honey
2 egg whites
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
Preheat your oven to 350F. Grease your doughnut or muffin pan.
In a medium bowl whisk together your coconut flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. Gently fold in your olive oil, egg, egg whites, water and vanilla until everything is well blended.
Gently fold your batter into the doughnut pan and place in the oven for 20 minutes. Remove from the oven and let the doughnuts cool for 15 minutes.
Pair with your favorite cup of coffee (or tea!).
Now serious question: do you spell it donuts or doughnuts? I always have the “ough” when I write it out but I see the other spelling quite often too.