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Gluten Free Peppermint Mocha Donuts

Your favorite holiday drink transformed into a delicious breakfast treat, Gluten Free Peppermint Mocha Donuts.

Peppermint Mocha Donuts from What The Fork Food Blog

Peppermint Mocha Donuts

Peppermint Mocha is a familiar holiday flavor. Peppermint mocha lattes and coffees galore.

They’re practically spilling out of every coffee-house, Starbucks or Dunks (Dunkin Donuts) you pass. But I’m not complaining, it’s such a fabulous flavor!

I’ve been seeing so many recipes for peppermint mocha this and peppermint mocha that that I was starting to feel like I’m not being festive enough.

I’ve got some peppermint mocha coffee creamer, that’s good enough, no? No! So I gave it a little thought, like 3 seconds, before knowing what I wanted to make.

Gluten Free Peppermint Mocha Donuts. Coffee and donuts, match made in heaven.

Peppermint Mocha Donuts from What The Fork Food Blog

So here’s a little insight on my long, drawn out thought process. Thought process starts here –> I always put coffee in my chocolate cake, why not put it in my baked chocolate donuts?

Peppermint Mocha Donuts from What The Fork Food Blog

Peppermint Mocha Donuts from What The Fork Food Blog

Peppermint Mocha Donuts from What The Fork Food Blog

The chocolate pairs so well with the peppermint glaze. I go a little heavy on the peppermint extract because I really love peppermint.

If you want it a little less strong, use 1/2 a teaspoon. Enjoy these gluten free peppermint mocha donuts!

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Peppermint Mocha Donuts from What The Fork Food Blog

Gluten Free Peppermint Mocha Donuts

5 from 11 ratings
Your favorite holiday drink transformed into a delicious breakfast treat, Peppermint Mocha Donuts.
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 9 minutes
Total Time: 29 minutes
Servings: 6 donuts
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Ingredients

For the Donuts:

  • 1 C gluten-free all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp xanthan gum
  • 1/2 C granulated sugar
  • 1/4 C cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp fine sea salt
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 2 tsp white vinegar
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1/2 C brewed coffee

For the Peppermint Glaze:

  • 2 C powdered sugar
  • 2-3 Tbsp milk
  • 1/2 - 1 tsp peppermint extract depending on preference
  • peppermint pieces I used King Leo brand

Instructions

  • Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees and spray donut pan with non-stick spray.
  • Combine milk and vinegar, set aside and let sit for 5 minutes.
  • In a large bowl, sift and mix together flour, xanthan gum, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk egg, oil, coffee and vanilla. Whisk in milk/vinegar mixture until combined.
  • Pour wet ingredients into the bowl of dry ingredients. Stir until just combined. Don't over mix!
  • Bake donuts for 8-10 minutes. The top of the donut will spring back when touched when done. Mine were done after 9 minutes.
  • Cool donuts on a wire rack.
  • To prepare the peppermint glaze, add powdered sugar, peppermint extract and milk in a bowl. Whisk to combine.
  • Dip cooled (can be slightly warm) donuts 1/3 of the way in the peppermint glaze. Top with peppermint pieces.

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1g | Calories: 407kcal | Carbohydrates: 75g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 0.04g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 253mg | Potassium: 116mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 58g | Vitamin A: 81IU | Calcium: 74mg | Iron: 1mg

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Nutrition Facts are estimated and aren't always accurate. Please consult a doctor or nutritionist if you have special dietary needs.

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Peppermint Mocha Donuts from What The Fork Food Blog

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