Copycat Chocolate-Frosted Hostess Donuts

For the donuts:

  • 5 medjool dates, pitted
  • 1 tbsp water, separated into 1/2 tablespoons
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • salt to taste
  • For the frosting:
  • 1/2 cup Enjoy Life Chocolate Chips
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil

Turn on donut hole maker (You could also make these into regular donuts and cook at 350 for about 15 or so minutes).

Combine dates with 1/2 tbsp of water and heat in microwave for about 30 seconds.

Remove and add the other 1/2 tbsp and mash together to create a paste.

Combine date paste, eggs, and vanilla in a food processor until well combined.

Add in the rest of the ingredients and continue to process until all ingredients are incorporated.

Add appropriate amount of batter to donut hole maker and use as instructed (Mine took about 3 or so minutes for each batch, but this will vary for different types).

While your donuts are baking, prepare the frosting by combing chocolate chips and coconut oil over LOW heat until melted.

Once donuts are completely cooled, dip each in frosting with a toothpick or skewer and completely cover, tapping off excess frosting. (I used a longer skewer stick and placed them standing up in a cup to harden, but if you aren’t concerned with appearance, you can dip them with a fork or spoon, even, and just place them on a plate).

Place donuts in refrigerator to completely harden (about 1 hour).

  • Preparation time: 5 minutes
  • Cook time: 15 minutes
  • Total time: 20 minutes