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Jax Tranchida

The perfect sweet treat for avocado lovers who may be tired of plain old avocado toast.

Avocado Donuts


  • Donuts:

  • 1 1/2 cups flour

  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1 ripe avocado, mashed

  • 1 cup milk

  • 3/4 cup maple syrup

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla

  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar

  • Frosting:

  • 1 ripe avocado

  • 1 tablespoon butter, softened

  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • Pinch salt

  • 2 cups powdered sugar

  • Chocolate sprinkles


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease donut pan with baking spray.

  2. Mix dry donut ingredients in a bowl and set aside.

  3. In a separate bowl, mix wet ingredients until combined, making sure there are no avocado lumps. Add wet to dry, and mix.

  4. Pour into donut pan and bake for about 22 minutes.

  5. Make the frosting. Using a mixer, beat avocado and butter until combined and no lumps remain. Beat in vanilla and salt. Add powdered sugar slowly and mix until combined, adding more until desired consistency.

  6. Once donuts are done, remove from oven and let cool. Top with frosting and chocolate sprinkles!

Avocado Donuts




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- Much like many of you, my avocado obsession knows absolutely no bounds, but there's only so many times a week where you can eat avocado toast, so I decided to switch it up and sneak it into another one of my favorite treats. How about some avoca-donuts? That's right, avocado donuts with avocado frosting. Let's do this. So to make our donut batter, we're gonna start by mixing all of our dry ingredients, so we have flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt. Just whisk all of those together. All right, put that to the side. Mix your wet ingredients. So we have our cheat ingredient, our nice ripe avocado, that people will not expect in this sweet pastry, in a donut nonetheless. Oh yeah. All right, so now you wanna mash this up real good before adding the rest of the wet ingredients. Getting out as many lumps as you can. We are gonna whisk this, but let me give it a little headstart. All right, so to our mashed ripe avocado, we add milk, maple syrup, vanilla, and some apple cider vinegar. And now we mix it together and hopefully not make a mess. Here we go. It's not a very good-looking stage of the process, but I promise it'll be worth it in the end. That feels good. So now, mix wet with dry. Everybody knows that trick that you can use apple sauce to replace oil in cookies. This is a really good one for butter. You can use avocado as a butter substitute in most baked goods, and then you get them good fats. All right, mix the wet with the dry. So we call these avocado donuts, but you're basically making a cake mix. Ooh, that smells real good. You can do these as cupcakes as well, but I like donuts because they're a little surprising. No one expects to find an avocado in a donut. Scrape the sides, get all that good stuff in there. This is where you can really get it going and get all those last little lumps out. So now we have to put these into our donut trays, and you can either spoon it in, or I find it's easiest just to fill a plastic bag, cut the tips off and pipe it in. All right, so just snip off maybe like a half an inch tip and then just sort of swirl it around, fill 'em about halfway with your avocado donut dough. Ooh, that looks good. Okay, these go into a 350 oven for about 22 minutes. So while our donuts cool, we are going to make our nice vibrant green frosting. So crack open another ripe avocado, scoop out the good stuff. So again you just wanna mash this up real good before you add your other ingredients. Try to get out as many lumps as you can. I prefer the side of the spoon back of the spoon method. All right, time to add the rest of our ingredients. So we have some softened butter, some vanilla, pinch of salt, and a whole hell of a lot of confectioner's sugar. This is about two cups right here. I usually like to add about three quarters of it, so a cup and a half, and then you can keep adding more to your desired consistency as you mix it together and you see how thick you'd like it to be, so leave some in the bowl and you can add more or less as you wish. All right, time to mix. Start real slow, 'cause it's gonna be snowstorm. So I think I want this to be a little thicker, so I'm just gonna keep adding bit by bit some more confectioner's sugar. This is where the illusion of this being healthy sort of dissolves right before your eyes. A little bit more. What's nice about this is sometimes the frosting to like, donut or cupcake ratio is way too much. The frosting is way too sweet, and you sort of have to like, you know, work around it for every perfect bite. When you add the avocado in here, it sort of tames that like, intense sugar, so that you can eat more. And voila, look at that. Drippy, slimy, green, delicious avocado frosting. So, we have our donuts that have cooled, and now we are going to top them with our avocado frosting. Take a nice scoop of your frosting and just sort of jooj it around the donut. Oh god, that looks so good. I really feel like I'm bringing goodness into the world right now. You can also try dipping your donut, which is an art form all in its own. Look at that. There you go. And last but not least, top it with whatever makes your heart sing. That could be shaved coconut, it could be shaved chocolate, it could be nuts. I went with chocolate sprinkles. And there you have it, our avocado donuts with avocado frosting. A lovely way to go green and healthy. Sure, why not?