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There are really no words for these except amazing, life changing and you best go make these now!  These were originally planned to take as a treat for work, but they turned into a commodity very quickly.  One of the first things my boyfriend said when he walked through the door the other night  was “Where are those doughnuts? I want one!”.  He has obviously seen the picture I posted in Instagram earlier in the day, and as a sucker for anything chocolate, he was quick to claim one before they were whisked away to the office.

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The recipe for these decadent beauties is courtesy of Ashley’s incredible doughnut cookbook.  Back in the fall I made these doughnuts to celebrate the release of her cookbook, but now I’m asking myself why I waiting SO long to make these doughnuts..why?! Also, if you don’t own a doughnut pan, just go ahead and get one, it’s a good $12 well spent and you won’t ever look back.  (I have this one and love it)  Can we also talk about something weird?  I automatically want to spell this is ‘donut’ not doughnut, is that wrong or is this an either or situation?  (It might have to do with growing up with this local place being my favorite).  Let me know your thoughts, ok? These are pressing issues.

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So just take an hour or so, crank out some donuts, and share them with your friends (also lick the frosting bowl, because YOLO man.).  Happy Friday!

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Vegan Peanut Butter Cup Doughnuts

Author Heart of a Baker

Ingredients

  • For the doughnuts:
  • 1/2 cup oat flour oats ground fine with a food processor
  • 1/2 cup sweet rice flour
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 tablespoon peanut meal
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup non-dairy milk
  • 1/4 cup applesauce
  • 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • For the frosting:
  • 1 cup dark chocolate
  • 3 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
  • Extra peanut butter for drizzling

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease doughnut pan and set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine all dry ingredients. In a separate small bowl, combine all wet ingredients.
  3. Combine wet and dry ingredients in medium bowl and stir until just combined. Spoon the batter into the pan, filling the wells about 3/4 of the way full. Bake for 18 to 22 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Cool fully before frosting.
  4. To make the frosting: In a small heatproof bowl, combine dark chocolate and peanut butter and microwave for 30 second intervals, until chocolate is melted (be sure to watch the mixture, so the chocolate does not over cook). Spoon frosting over cooled doughnuts and drizzle extra peanut butter on top.
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