Paleo Peppermint Donuts w/ Green Coconut Frosting

PREP TIME 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins

Ingredients

For the donuts

  • 1 cup almond meal
  • 2 T coconut flour
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 tbsp honey
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp peppermint extract

For the green frosting

  • 1 can full-fat coconut milk (left in fridge for at least 1 hour), do NOT shake
  • 1/2 tsp matcha powder (spirulina powder also works), omit if you don't want it to be green
  • 1 T honey

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a large bowl combine almond meal, coconut flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Stir to combine.
  3. Add in applesauce, eggs and extracts. Stir well.
  4. Grease a donut pan with coconut oil.
  5. Divide batter evenly.
  6. Bake for 15 mins.
  7. Remove from oven and let cool for at least 20 minutes before removing from donut pan.
  8. Once removed, let cool completely on a wire rack.

For the green frosting:

  1. Remove coconut cream from can (should separate easily from coconut water) and add to a large bowl or stand mixer bowl. Beat on high for several minutes or until cream holds soft peaks.
  2. Add in matcha and honey and beat for one more minute.
  3. Frost donuts with a knife.
  4. Store in fridge for up to 1 week.

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