Chocolate Kissed Red Wine Donuts

February 14, 2012 at 6:30 am 9 comments

Happy Valentine’s Day!

If everything goes according to plan, The Frozen Moose yogurt store should be open today (keep your fingers crossed for me!). I wrote this quick post ahead of time in anticipation that I wouldn’t have time to sleep or breathe anything but frozen yogurt but I still wanted to share a festive post. I couldn’t stay away from you all!

Chocolate + Wine sounds romantic, doesn’t it? Continuing on with my love for donut pan, I was set on coming up with a recipe that used wine and chocolate for Valentines’ day. I am not a wine drinker myself but I sure enjoyed this combination in these cake donuts. I tried multiple batches of these vegan donuts for Fork and Beans Valentine’s Day bake-off with many failures (ie. coming out completely flat and gummy).

Although they aren’t perfect, these donuts are moist, chocolately and easy to pull together. They could be a little bit lighter in texture and height (maybe add an egg or use egg replacer for vegan?) but I still enjoyed them very much…what’s not to like when something is covered in chocolate?๐Ÿ™‚

Chocolate Kissed Red Wine Donuts

Ingredients

For donuts
1/4 cup oat flour (millet, brown rice or sorghum could be subbed)
1/4 cup buckwheat flour (millet, brown rice, or sorghum could be subbed)
1/4 cup flax meal
1 Tbsp coconut flour (or could use 2 more Tbsp of oat or buckwheat flour)
3-4 tbsp cacao or cocoa powder
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/3 cup coconut palm sugar or sucanat
1/4 cup Earth balance, or refined coconut oil (no coconut taste), melted (room temp)
1 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
1/2 cup red wine
1/4 cup non-dairy milk (room temperature)

For chocolate glaze
1/2 cup dairy-free dark chocolate bar, chopped or chocolate chips (I used Endangered Species 72% bar)
2 tsp refined coconut oil (no taste) or all-vegetable shortening

Optional toppings
chocolate shavings or cacao nibs
2 Tbsp fruit-sweetened strawberry or raspberry preserves (mixed with 1/2 Tbsp powdered sucanat and slightly thinned with 1 tsp of red wine, only add this prior to serving)

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 350F. Grease donut pan and set aside.
2. Add all dry ingredients (flours through sugar) into a medium mixing and stir to combine. Add wet ingredients (earth balance/oil through wine) bowl and stir together gently.
3. Spoon batter into prepared donut pan and smooth with spatula or press down gently. Bake donuts at 350 F for about 15-16 minutes (should be moist but also cooked through).
4. Let cool in pan for at least 5 minutes before gently removing.
5. To prepare glaze, add chocolate and oil/shortening in a double broiler, stir often until chocolate is melted. Carefully dip tops of donuts into the melted chocolate, sprinkle/drizzle with other toppings if desired and enjoy!

Makes 6 donuts

*If you don’t have a donut pan, you could still make these in mini cake form. Just use greased ramekins or cupcake/muffin liners – will probably make 4-5 so cooking time will most likely increase by a few minutes.

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9 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Heidi @ Food Doodles  |  February 14, 2012 at 9:54 am

    Very fancy๐Ÿ˜€ I’m actually not a fan of wine, but I love the idea! And they’re great for V-day. Hope everything’s going great for you guys today!! And happy Valentines day!

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    • 2. naturalnoshing  |  February 23, 2012 at 9:22 am

      I figured I would fancy things up a bit for V-day๐Ÿ™‚ hehe – I am usually not a fan of wine either but I was really intrigued by the taste…if compliments the chocolate really well!

      Reply
  • 3. becca  |  February 14, 2012 at 12:21 pm

    Do they taste like wine? Or is it hidden by the chocolate?

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    • 4. Cara  |  February 14, 2012 at 7:09 pm

      I made these the other day Becca and they are really good! They do have a hint of red wine {not overwhelming at all} that pairs perfectly with the chocolate, not to mention they are so cake-like and tasty!!!

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      • 5. naturalnoshing  |  February 23, 2012 at 9:24 am

        awww thanks Cara! I appreciate you stepping in for me hahaha๐Ÿ™‚

    • 6. naturalnoshing  |  February 23, 2012 at 9:25 am

      Just a bit but I didn’t find it overwhelming – you could always use the smaller ratio of wine in the recipe if you wanted!๐Ÿ™‚

      Reply
  • 7. Genevieve  |  February 14, 2012 at 5:03 pm

    I thought chocolate and red fruit was a good combination for a Valentine’s Day dessert, but chocolate and red wine sounds even more perfect! Good luck with the opening!

    Reply
    • 8. naturalnoshing  |  February 23, 2012 at 9:26 am

      Thanks so much Genevieve!๐Ÿ™‚ I happen to love the combo, I am glad you approve too!

      Reply
  • 9. Sonia The Healthy Foodie  |  February 14, 2012 at 5:59 pm

    They look so gooood! And so pretty too! I too am curious about the taste of the red wine though… can you taste it at all?

    I’ve always been a huge fan of port wine and dark chocolate, but have never tried red wine… You definitely got me curious!

    And I hope things are going according to plan and that you spent all day today serving up frozen yogurt! I think I’ll have a Greek Honey, please… with a little side of Cake Batter!๐Ÿ™‚

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