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Double Chocolate Chia Cake Donuts

Indulge in these delicious mini chocolate cake donuts! They're vegan, healthy, gluten-free, refined sugar free, and the perfect breakfast, snack, or dessert!

Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine Gluten-Free, Vegan
Keyword baked donuts, chocolate donuts, vegan donut recipe
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 28 mini donuts
Calories 83 kcal
Author Anjali Lalani


For the Chocolate Coating:

Toppings (optional)


To Make the Donuts:

  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the coconut milk, chia seeds, and apple cider vinegar. Whisk and set aside.
  3. Combine the ground oats, almond meal, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt.
  4. Add the mashed bananas, coconut oil, maple syrup, vanilla extract, and the chia/coconut milk/apple cider vinegar mixture. Carefully combine everything together with a spoon or spatula. Do not over mix.
  5. Lightly grease a mini donut pan with coconut oil spray.
  6. Using a small spoon, carefully scoop the donut batter and fill into each mini donut section.
  7. Bake in the oven for ~25 minutes. Remove and allow them to cool completely in the pan (note: they will continue to cook while cooling in the pan).
  8. Once the donuts are completely cooled, turn the pan upside down and lightly tap on the counter to release the baked donuts.

To Coat the Donuts:

  1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper
  2. Prepare a double broiler to melt the chocolate.
  3. Add 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips and coconut oil. Mix with a spoon until all the chocolate chips are completely melted. Remove the top bowl from the heat, add in the remaining 1/4 cup chocolate chips and keep mixing with a spoon until all the chocolate chips are completely melted (they should all melt on their own, but if needed, feel free to place back on the heat for a short time to melt).
  4. Holding the bottom flatter side of the donut, dip the top of the donut all the way down into the melted chocolate and then place on the baking sheet lined with parchment paper (chocolate coating side up). Repeat this for all the donuts so that each is coated with melted chocolate. Try to work quickly while coating the donuts.
  5. If using, sprinkle the top of the donuts with toppings of choice.
  6. Place in the fridge until the outer chocolate coating has solidified.
  7. Store in the fridge. Enjoy cold!

Recipe Notes

Ground Oats - To make ground oats, add rolled oats to a food processor and process for 3-4 minutes until very fine. 


Make-Ahead Tip - I typically make ground oats in large batches and store in the fridge for use when needed. 

Nutrition Facts
Double Chocolate Chia Cake Donuts
Amount Per Serving
Calories 83 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 8%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Sodium 13mg 1%
Potassium 89mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 9g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 4g
Protein 1g 2%
Vitamin A 0.1%
Vitamin C 0.7%
Calcium 3.9%
Iron 4.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.