Pancake Mix Baked Dark Chocolate Donuts. Vegan. Gluten free.

Pancake mix baked dark chocolate donuts.  Vegan & gluten free.

Happy Monday!  So the new week is here and I was in a rush for a quick & easy snack item for my kids before they got home from school.  I picked up a vegan & gluten free pancake batter to try at Home Goods last week & in my rush today – I thought I would try to whip up a baked donut recipe using the batter.  Turns out… it worked perfectly and could double as breakfast too!  Now I did douse half of the donuts with melted dark chocolate but you can easily omit & serve with powdered sugar or maple syrup for breakfast.  I also made these in mini form but they would totally work in normal sized donuts.

Now I’ve only tried this with the mix I have but I don’t see why any pancake mix wouldn’t work.

1 flax egg (1 tbl of chia/flax meal  or regular flax meal mixed with 3 tbl of water in a bowl/let sit for 4 mins)
3/4 cup unsweetened almond or cashew milk
3/4 cup of vegan yogurt (I used Kite Hill)
2 tbl of coconut sugar
1 & 1/4 cup of pancake mix
1 tsp of vanilla extract
1 tsp cinnamon
¼ teaspoon baking powder
Optional:  1/4 c of vegan or dark chocolate chips/coconut oil


Preheat your oven for 350 degrees.  Spray your donut pan with coconut oil and set aside.  Into a bowl prepare your flax egg and let sit for 4 minutes until thick.

Then to that bowl, add the remaining ingredients through baking powder.  Stir well.

If using chocolate add right before scooping out to add to your pan.

I used a small scoop and ladled the batter into the pan.  Bake for 12-13 minutes or until golden. While baking, I cut up about 1/3 cup of chocolate and added 1/2 teaspoon of coconut oil. I melted in the microwave, stopping and stirring often.

Once the donuts are done baking, remove and let cool in the pan for about 3 minutes.  Then place on a cooling rack and drizzle with chocolate (if using) – a fork works best.  Let cool for another 10 minutes then … well, devour.  Enjoy!

Sunday:  5 outdoor miles
Monday: Weightlifting 1h 20m, 38 minutes on the elliptical

Rushing back to work now.  Happy Monday!

— Knead to Cook

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