Hey luvs,

Thanks for everyone’s tips on getting up for a morning workout!! Today Lori and I did manage to get our workout done in the morning and feel great that we did! Thanks again for the support.

and what is better than starting the day with a gluten free baked chocolate donut ?

a chocolate cardamom donut recipe with a tahini lucuma frosting!

baked gluten free donut

just like our cardamom vanilla donuts and vegan vanilla donuts, these are so easy to make (not sure if that is a good thing haha), and beyond tasty! they can be enjoyed plain or with frosting!

mini chocolate donuts

dairy free donut frosting

Mini Chocolate Cardamom Donuts with Tahini Lucuma Frosting that are gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free and soy-free.

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We love having chocolate and tahini together!

 

chocolate cardamom tahini mini donuts (gluten, grain and dairy free)

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Yield: makes about 9-12 mini donuts

chocolate cardamom tahini mini donuts (gluten, grain and dairy free)

Mini Chocolate Cardamom Donuts with Tahini Lucuma Frosting. Healthy donuts that are free of gluten, grains, dairy and soy with a low sugar frosting!

Ingredients

    donut ingredients:
  • 1/4 cup cocoa
  • 1/4 cup hazelnut flour/meal (ground up hazelnuts)
  • 3/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp cardamom
  • Tahini lucuma frosting ingredients:
  • 1 1/2 tbsp tahini
  • 2 tsp lucuma
  • splash of vanilla
  • 2 tsp water

Directions

    donut directions:
  1. place all dry ingredients into bowl and whisk together. set aside.
  2. next grab your sugar (sugar of choice) and egg and whisk together in mixing bowl. Once that is all mixed together add in your dry ingredients. begin to stir the donut batter.
  3. pre-heat your mini donut maker. once your green light turns off it is ready. begin to scoop your donut batter into each mini donut ring. we used a cookie scooper to help with the scooping (about 1 – 1 1/2 tbsp)
  4. once all rings are filled close the donut maker and let bake for 2-3 minutes. check and see if they feel done. if so remove carefully with a knife. repeat process till all donut batter has been baked.
  5. remove donuts from pan with a knife. let donuts cool as you make your frosting.
  6. make frosting
  7. place frosting ingredients into a bowl and whisk together. will be a thick frosting. adjust amounts to you liking, if you want a thinner frosting add in more water.
  8. now spread your frosting onto your chocolate donuts!
  9. *if you do not have a mini donut maker you can still make these donuts in a regular donut pan. and bake for about 10-13 minutes at 350. also if you do not have any donut pans then you can make these as mini or regular cupcakes.
http://purelytwins.com/2012/01/20/chocolate-cardamom-tahini-mini-donuts/

 

substitutions for these chocolate donuts:

  • carob instead of cocoa
  • almond flour instead of hazelnut
  • and sugar replacement would work, just not a liquid one
  • for a vegan version, follow our mini vegan donut recipe and 2 tbsp cocoa 2 tbsp coconut flour

substitutions for tahini lucuma frosting:

  • any nut butter for the tahini
  • coconut butter for the tahini
  • maple syrup instead of lucuma
  • almond or coconut milk for water

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please let us know your thoughts. we thought these chocolate donuts were perfect that once we made one batch, we went and made more the next day! they are light, airy and just plain old scrumptious.

have a wonderful Friday!

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59 thoughts on “chocolate cardamom tahini mini donuts

  1. You had me had hazelnut chocolate cardamom 🙂

    Posted on January 20, 2012 at 8:51 am
    1. Shannonmarie – xoxo love cardamom!

      Posted on January 20, 2012 at 8:53 am
  2. Oh my! Looooooved the pink donut maker!! That’s so pure2raw twins! 😀

    Posted on January 20, 2012 at 9:01 am
    1. haha thanks Priscilla!

      Posted on January 20, 2012 at 9:02 am
  3. Pinned!! I love your photos 🙂

    Posted on January 20, 2012 at 9:16 am
    1. Thank you Bex!

      Posted on January 20, 2012 at 9:50 am
  4. Yum! Great flavor combo, & beautiful photos. This just got pinned 🙂

    Posted on January 20, 2012 at 9:16 am
    1. thanks Nikki!

      Posted on January 20, 2012 at 9:50 am
  5. These are great, the frosting is especially unique. I drizzle tahini over pretty much every meal I make but I never considered it in a ‘sweet’ way. I think you’re on to something for sure, it sounds decadent!

    Posted on January 20, 2012 at 9:45 am
  6. Oh my goodness those look tasty!! And I had never heard of lucuma until now!

    Posted on January 20, 2012 at 10:46 am
    1. thanks Lindsay, we love our lucuma. We get it from Navitas Naturals.

      Posted on January 20, 2012 at 11:38 am
  7. =/ I re-subscribed to your feed and I thought it was working and it turns out it isn’t. Sigh. I will have to keep tabs on checking your posts manually instead of in reader because I hate missing out on what you lovely ladies are up to.

    Anyway, these donuts look great and I will make a batch for my vegan friends! We are having a vegan friend watch our house when we go on a trip, so I want to make him a few goodies to leave while we are gone. These would be perfect.

    I love using xylitol! I feel like it tastes way better than something like stevia or other sweeteners.

    Posted on January 20, 2012 at 10:48 am
    1. Sorry Janetha, are new feed does seem to be working on our end, when you click on the RSS link does it say pure2raw/new because that means it is our new feed, and it should work. but sorry for the troubles. and yes we xylitol though we like stevia too just the liquid version.

      Posted on January 20, 2012 at 11:41 am
  8. What kind of donut maker do you guys have? I bought a Bella one from Target and my donuts don’t look like yours plus alot of steam/smoke comes out of it. I am definitely not a professional baker like you guys. Everything you make looks so good!!

    Posted on January 20, 2012 at 10:51 am
    1. Bella is the brand we got from Target too, yes there is some steam coming out. It is supposed to get better the more you use it, though we still have some steam coming through ours. Hang in there just time you use it, it will get better and the donuts will come out better!!

      Posted on January 20, 2012 at 11:42 am
  9. so interesting that these are without oil! it makes me wonder what else oil can be eliminated from!

    have a good weekend girls 🙂

    Posted on January 20, 2012 at 10:52 am
    1. thanks Natalie, and yes we are trying to see what else can be done without oil too, we are curious to see if that is one of our issues with our skin. we shall see.

      Posted on January 20, 2012 at 11:45 am
  10. That’s it! I am going out this weekend to get a doughnut pan! I need to start making your recipes. Hazelnut flour!??? Sounds awesome!!!!

    Posted on January 20, 2012 at 2:01 pm
    1. Thanks Laury, the hazelnut flour is just ground up hazelnuts 😉

      Posted on January 20, 2012 at 2:47 pm
  11. You girls! You always make me painfully aware of the fact I do not have a donut pan.

    Posted on January 20, 2012 at 3:22 pm
  12. I love all your recipes, everything always looks so good! I’ve recently discovered that I have a gluten intolerance and have been avoiding it, along with trying to seriously reduce the amount of sugar I consume. I know you girls do the same and I was hoping you could give some tips/items that would help me out? I’ve never done any gluten free baking but need to learn! I would SOOO appreciate it!

    Posted on January 20, 2012 at 7:34 pm
  13. omg!! stop making me drool over my desk!!!

    Posted on January 20, 2012 at 9:12 pm
  14. Those donuts look so pretty! 🙂

    Posted on January 21, 2012 at 9:29 am
  15. You are geniuses! Those look so good!

    Posted on January 21, 2012 at 11:59 am
    1. Thanks Caitlin!

      Posted on January 21, 2012 at 12:48 pm
  16. These sound and look amazing—and I think the no oil and hazelnut flour sounds like a great idea!

    Posted on January 21, 2012 at 1:09 pm
    1. we shall see with the no oil. so far so good. though just been a few days haha

      Posted on January 21, 2012 at 6:29 pm
  17. Ve never used hazelnut flour, but i love almond meal so i imagine id like this! Great, healthy alternative

    Posted on January 21, 2012 at 1:48 pm
    1. yes hazelnut is pretty similar to almonds we feel 🙂

      Posted on January 21, 2012 at 6:30 pm
  18. Twins, I made the recipe. 🙂

    I can’t say I made the doughnuts.(I don’t have a doughnut pan)

    I made cookies. 🙂 I covered the pan in parchment paper. Used about 2 Tbsp scoop.
    Baked 350 for 13 minutes. The cookies were soft, with slightly crunchy edges.

    I opted to make ice cream sandwiches with the cookies. 🙂 Soooooo good!

    My husband said they were perfect. 🙂

    I had to make some subs, due to not having hazelnut flour or, cardamom.

    I used almond flour and, vanilla. 🙂

    Thanks for sharing.

    I am going to get a doughnut maker from Target too. Just for the fun of it! 🙂

    Posted on January 21, 2012 at 2:42 pm
    1. Betty awesome!!!! Sounds great! and yes go get one you will love it 🙂

      Posted on January 21, 2012 at 6:30 pm
  19. Your feeds are back! I got 5 of your posts in a row! Woohoo! I’m glad you guys are getting back on track. There has been a lot going on lately, so don’t be so hard on yourselves. The donuts look delicious! I have a date with my kitchen tomorrow and I can’t wait to start baking again! Have a great weekend ladies.

    Posted on January 21, 2012 at 2:51 pm
  20. just when i thought you couldn’t get any more creative, you make this. And i am so glad you proved me wrong. Yes! Love the frosting!!

    Posted on January 21, 2012 at 3:36 pm
    1. haha thanks Lindsay!

      Posted on January 21, 2012 at 6:31 pm
  21. These donuts look SO delicious! I need to buy some lucuma, yall always use it in your recipes so it must me a keeper! 🙂 gorgeous photos too!

    Posted on January 21, 2012 at 3:38 pm
    1. thanks Nora, there is just something about the flavor of lucuma that we just love!

      Posted on January 21, 2012 at 6:32 pm
  22. Hi… These look delicious! Can I find hazelnut flour and lucuma st whole foods?

    Posted on January 21, 2012 at 4:32 pm
    1. Karen not sure possibly, they are starting to offer more and more things lately. if not almond meal would be fine, or you can make your own hazelnut flour in blender or food processor from whole hazelnuts.

      Posted on January 21, 2012 at 6:33 pm
  23. Your recipes look so yummy! Gotta try some =)

    Posted on January 21, 2012 at 4:48 pm
  24. YUM!!! we were on the same tahini thought train today!

    Posted on January 21, 2012 at 5:26 pm
  25. whoa does this ever look good. yummmm. i need to find cardamom bc every since i had your biscotti i crave it so much.

    Posted on January 21, 2012 at 7:00 pm
  26. I am in love with this tahini and lucuma frosting idea, as they’re two of my all time favorite ingredients. Great, great recipe!

    Posted on January 22, 2012 at 6:50 am
    1. thanks Gena! we love those two ingredients as well!

      Posted on January 22, 2012 at 6:53 am
  27. I adore tahini, especially lately! And this looks wonderful, I can’t wait to try and am seriously considering a donut maker for it! 🙂

    Posted on January 22, 2012 at 9:32 am
    1. yay Christine!!! you will love making donuts

      Posted on January 22, 2012 at 10:11 am
  28. Your donuts look wonderful! I can’t wait to try these, and and the vanilla cardamom version too. I already have a regular donut pan, but after seeing these I really want a mini donut maker! The minis look like just the right size, and I can’t believe how quick they are to make!

    Posted on January 22, 2012 at 11:02 am
    1. Kerry yes we are loving the mini donuts over the regular ones! a lot easier to make

      Posted on January 22, 2012 at 11:40 am
  29. Would it be terrible if I used that lucuma frosting as a dip for apples? It just sounds amazing by itself, no donuts needed! Although, I’m sure they wouldn’t be such a bad addition… 😉

    Posted on January 22, 2012 at 3:44 pm
    1. Hannah oh yes the dip is great as is, and with apples would be wonderful!!

      Posted on January 22, 2012 at 4:10 pm
  30. Oh yummmy!!! Will be pulling put the donut pan soon and trying your donuts!

    Posted on January 23, 2012 at 2:30 pm
    1. Heathy – xoxo we got another donut recipe coming Friday! 😉

      Posted on January 23, 2012 at 2:40 pm
  31. any idea on the nutrition info for these?

    Posted on January 31, 2012 at 8:39 pm
    1. Neelee sorry we do not . but they are made with wholesome ingredients.

      Posted on February 1, 2012 at 7:53 am
  32. these look wonderful! soooo cute! 🙂

    Posted on February 2, 2012 at 8:24 am
  33. Made it!!! (and enjoying at this moment). I made 6 muffin “tops” (more like bottoms) from the recipe, and I just did not make the frosting. Still, it tastes amazing!! I actually tried cardamom for the first time and I think I’m liking its interesting flavor! Your recipes always rock 😀

    Posted on March 5, 2012 at 4:24 pm
    1. awesome Stephani!!! oh yes once you have cardamom you will keep it coming for more.

      Posted on March 5, 2012 at 5:29 pm
  34. Wow these look yummy! Where can I get a mini doughnut maker?

    Posted on March 12, 2012 at 4:24 pm
    1. Laura we got ours at target 🙂

      Posted on March 12, 2012 at 5:03 pm
  35. These were amazingly delicious. The combination of hazelnut and cocoa was like a nutella doughnut! (but wholesome).

    Posted on December 29, 2012 at 3:51 pm