CHOCOLATE PISTACHIO ZUCCHINI DONUT

PREP TIME | COOK TIME |  TOTAL TIME
15 mins | 30 mins
Chocolate Pistachio Zucchini Donut (V + GF + DF); a HEALTHY and delicious breakfast on-the-go!
Serves: 6 large donuts
INGREDIENTS
  • 1 cup zucchini, shredded
  • 1 cup fresh spinach
  • ¼ cup pistachios + more for topping
  • ½ cup coconut milk
  • ½ cup agave
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • ½ cup apple sauce (I used homemade apple sauce)
  • 1 cup flour (gluten-free)
  • ½ cup 100% cocoa powder (I used Valrhona)
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp sea salt
INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Shred the zucchini and transfer to a paper towel. Squeeze all the excess liquid than measure to one cup packed full. Transfer to a bowl.
  2. Crop the spinach into tiny pieces, basically as small as you can turn them into. Add to the zucchini bowl.
  3. Add the agave, coconut oil, apple sauce and coconut milk to the zucchini bowl and mix to combine.
  4. Using a food processor or (I used a mortar and pestle), mash the pistachio into smaller pieces. I like to leave some pieces bigger than other, and some real fine, especially to sprinkle on top.
  5. Add the pistachios (set aside some for topping) and remaining ingredients (dry ingredients) in a small bowl. Mix to combine.
  6. Add the dry mix into the zucchini mix and fold to combine.
  7. Pour the batter into a greased donut pan and bake at 375F degrees for 15 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
NOTES
This batter makes 6 large size donuts plus a small loaf of bread or 6 mini-muffins.