These moist and rich baked double chocolate donuts are under 100 calories each, and you’ll never guess that they’re packed full of zucchini and other better-for-you healthy ingredients! Indulge your chocoholic sweet tooth without ruining your diet!
It’s summertime, and as usual, my garden is bursting at the seams with fresh zucchini! I decided to take my favorite chocolate zucchini cake recipe + my favorite donut pan and turn it into these healthier-for-you breakfast donuts – LOADED with double chocolate flavor, but with only about 1/3 of the calories!
These double chocolate donuts come in at under 100 calories each thanks to the addition of the zucchini which also gives the donuts a rich moistness beyond comparison. According to my calculations, each donut is just a bit under 100 calories (88 calories plain and 98 calories with a drizzle of icing), so you can indulge your sweet tooth without blowing your diet. It IS bathing suit season, after all!
If you’re not a fan of zucchini, don’t worry! I pinky promise that you can’t taste it one bit! If my boys know that there’s zucchini in one of my recipes, they will generally refuse to eat it…but they willingly polished off the entire batch of these double chocolate donuts knowing full well that there’s plenty of zucchini in them. They’re really THAT good!
Double Chocolate Zucchini Cake Donuts
- 1 cup Whole Wheat Flour
- 1/4 cup Coconut Sugar
- 1/4 cup Brown Sugar
- 1/2 cup Organic Cocoa Powder
- 1/2 tsp. Baking Soda
- 1 1/2 tsp. Baking Powder
- 1/2 tsp. Salt
- 2 Eggs
- 1 tsp. Vanilla Extract
- 1/2 cup Plain Greek Yogurt
- 1/4 cup Unsweetened Applesauce
- 1 cup Zucchini, shredded
- 1/4 cup Chocolate Chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and lightly spray the donut pans with cooking spray.
Squeeze the zucchini shreds between a paper towel to remove excess moisture.
In a medium bowl, combine flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, salt, and baking soda.
In a larger bowl, lightly beat the eggs, and then add the coconut sugar, brown sugar, Greek yogurt, applesauce, vanilla extract and zucchini.
Mix the dry ingredients into the wet ingredient, and stir until well combined.
Spoon the batter into the donut pan, and top each donut with 8-10 chocolate chips.
Bake for approximately 9-11 minutes until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
Allow donuts to cool on a wire rack, and drizzle with glaze (combine 1/4 cup of confectioners sugar with a dash of milk and vanilla extract) if desired.
These healthier double chocolate donuts are a seriously scrumptious way to indulge your chocolate cravings!
I still have tons of zucchini in the garden, so tell me, what’s your favorite way to cook or bake with zucchini?