Who says powdered donuts can ONLY be covered in white sugar?? I love freeze dried fruit, especially from trader joes as it is a fantastic price. I often make my own powdered sugar with a variety of natural sugars using my handy dandy cheap little coffee grinder. (All you have to do is place the sugar of your choice into the grinder and turn the machine on till you have a perfect powder!) So when I picked up freeze dried strawberries the other day- I knew right away that they were destined to get blitzed into a gorgeous pink powder. And what better use for a sweet strawberry flavored pink powder than Chocolate Chip Donuts? This recipe idea may have been my best yet, as these quick to make donuts tasted incredible. Not to mention how pretty they look! A powdery pink donut will outshine any donut from any shop. Make these. I promise.. you will LOVE them.
- 5 large eggs
- 1/2 cup milk (dairy or nondairy- any variety)
- 1/4 cup oil or melted butter
- 1/2 cup truvia baking blend (or up to 1/2 cup of other granulated sugar of choice)
- 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup coconut flour
- 1/2 cup Tapioca starch
- 1 Tablespoon baking powder (I used double acting)
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips. (Regular or Dairy Free. I used Enjoy Life)
- 1 1.2 oz bag of freeze-dried unsweetened strawberries (I purchased mine from Trader Joe's)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- To make the strawberry powdered sugar: grind the strawberries in a small coffee grinder until it forms a fine powder. Set aside in a small bowl.
- In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs. Then add the milk, oil, trivia, vanilla, coconut flour, tapioca starch, baking powder, and salt. Mix together until a thick batter forms. Add in the chocolate chips.
- In 2 greased standard donut pans, fill each of the donut holes half way with batter. Bake for 16-18minutes.
- Let cool slightly before removing from pans and coat with strawberry powder.
To make the powdered strawberries go farther- or to make your donuts sweeter- feel free to mix with powdered sugar.
If you want to add powdered sugar- but keep it sugar free just powder some of the truvia baking blend to make your own powdered sugar. (Xylitol or Erythritol will work too!)
If you want a nice, heavy coating of strawberry powder on the donuts, it helps to brush them with a little water before tossing them in the powder. Don't go too crazy though or else the powdered strawberry will get very wet and turn a dark shade of pink.
I used Truvia baking blend to keep these donuts sugar free (aside from the natural sugar in the freeze dried strawberries and chocolate chips).
Feel free to make these donuts in a mini donut maker or donut hole maker too!
Do not try to replace the coconut flour with any other flour, or attempt to remove the eggs. Both are vital to this recipe.