Sinless Superfood Devil’s Food Donuts + a Sambazon Giveaway — #SoLetsPigOut

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Sinless Superfood Devil's Food Donuts (cacao + açaí) | www.thepigandquill.com | #grainfree #SoLetsPigOutI’ve learned the key to time travel. It’s called get busy, stay busy and maybe stress-eat half a key lime pie. Also, suggest a blog collaboration that runs a whole week long right in the middle of summer. The hours will just drop right away, all Heart of the Ocean style. Just “oop” and it’s Thursday. That’s some magick-with-a-“k” stuff right there.

If you’re not picking up what I’m putting down, the last three days of #SoLetsPigOut have been a blur. We’ve got THREE giveaways going, and yesterday I forced a Mad Men reference right onto your Grilled Thai Beef Salad. Things are getting batty. (Check out all the #SoLetsPigOut recipes and giveaways HERE.)

And, you guys, the best is still yet to come, because tomorrow 25 blogger friends are coming over for a virtual potluck that’s gonna melt the internet’s face off.

And today we’re talking donuts. Yay!

Sinless Superfood Devil's Food Donuts (cacao + açaí) | www.thepigandquill.com | #grainfree #SoLetsPigOut

I should probably acknowledge that I think the name for these donuts sounds downright dumb. Superfood Devil’s Food? How many foods can you have in a donut before it starts sounding poetically challenged? I think one, but I’m gonna go ahead and own the food-food thing. Because accuracy, ok?

Check it, these donuts are everything their stupid little title suggests:
Sinless! They’re grain-free and refined sugar-free (until I drizzled ‘em in a decadent glaze, whoops). And isn’t butter the new…butter?
Superfood! Chock fulla cacao, coconut and sneaky açaí puree  — it works just like applesauce!
Devil’s Food! Because, for all intents and purposes, this is still an iteration of that moist, chocolatey cake you ate out of a Pyrex dish in grade school. But with fancy stuff like sea salt and hazelnuts on top, obvi.

Did I mention they’re also suuuuuuuper easy? Yup, they are.

Sinless Superfood Devil's Food Donuts (cacao + açaí) | www.thepigandquill.com | #grainfree #SoLetsPigOut

AND because these donuts are part of our #SoLetsPigOut shenanigans, they’re — of course — accompanied by a giveaway! Sweet and getting sweeter, amirite?

I told you guys all about Sambazon and how much I love both their açaí smoothie packs and their business model here and here, so I’ll keep the accolades short. The gist? They’re great people employing great people and producing a great tasting product that’s great for you.

Sambazon Acai Giveaway - Enter by 7/31/14 | www.thepigandquill.com | #SoLetsPigOut

Today, adding to their awesomeness, Sambazon is offering one #SoLetsPigOut reader an Açaí Starter Kit including a recipe book (not pictured), a wooden bowl and spoon and vouchers for three (3) Sambazon Açaí smoothie packs. (Each pack contains 4 individual packets, so that’s enough for a dozen smoothie bowls or, duh, 144 donuts!)

You can enter to win HERE.
Contest open to US residents only. Enter by July 31, 2014 at 11:59pm EDT.

Stone Fruit Cobbler with Lime Coconut Cream | www.thepigandquill.com | #grainfree #SoLetsPigOut

But wait! We’re not quite done yet today. Since Gina and I couldn’t leave well enough alone, we made not one but TWO desserts for #SoLetsPigOut week. That’s right, in addition to the donuts you see here, Gina is sharing a recipe for this pretty Grain-Free Stone Fruit Cobbler with Lime Coconut Cream over on her blog today. And in fine #SLPO tradition, we’ve got a second giveaway to match!

Head over to So…Let’s Hang Out now to check out the recipe and enter to win a big ol’ Almond Gift Tote full of goodies from our friends at California Almonds — including a whopping 3 lbs of the almond meal Gina used in her crisp topping.

And pwease, pweez, puhweeeeeeez be sure to poke your head in tomorrow when we wrap up the week with our main event: the full-blown #SoLetsPigOut Summer Potluck featuring more than two dozen recipes perfect for — ding! ding! — summer potlucking. :)

See you then! And good luck in the giveaways!
Squeezes,
Em

Sinless Superfood Devil's Food Donuts (cacao + açaí) | www.thepigandquill.com | #grainfree #SoLetsPigOut

Sinless Superfood Devil's Food Donuts (cacao + açaí) | www.thepigandquill.com | #grainfree #SoLetsPigOut

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Sinless Superfood Devil's Food Donuts (cacao + açaí) | www.thepigandquill.com | #grainfree #SoLetsPigOut

Sinless Superfood Devil’s Food Donuts (grain-free)
By Emily Stoffel (adapted from the Devil’s Food recipe in Brandon + Megan’s book)
Cook time: 25 mins | Makes 12 donuts

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup tapioca flour
  • 1/2 cup coconut flour
  • 2 T cacao
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • generous pinch sea salt
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted, plus extra for greasing
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 3.5 oz unsweetened Samazon Acai Smoothie Pack, thawed
  • heaping 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chunks or chips

Toppings:

  • Simple Chocolate Glaze (see recipe below)
  • good sea salt
  • finely chopped roasted hazelnuts

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350F. Grease donut pan with a smidge of melted butter.

In a large bowl, whisk together tapioca flour, coconut flour, cacao, baking soda and salt.

In another large bowl, beat eggs. Slowly drizzle in melted butter while whisking constantly (particularly if butter is still warm – don’t wanna scramble those babies). Whisk in sugar, vanilla and thawed smoothie pack.

Add dry ingredients to wet and whisk until combined. Mixture will be very thick (almost spongey) and slightly grainy. Fold in chocolate.

Dollop spoonfuls of batter into prepared donut pan filling 3/4 full, lightly spreading mixture evenly into wells. Bake for 12-15 mins or until tops are set and slightly springy when poked. (The toothpick test will work, too.) Let cool for a few minutes before turning out onto a cooling rack to finish cooling completely.

Drag donuts through chocolate glaze, sprinkle quickly with sea salt or hazelnuts, and allow glaze to set slightly, about 30 mins. Enjoy!

Simple Chocolate Glaze
Heavily influenced by Joy’s classic recipe

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup cacao
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 3 T water or milk
  • generous pinch sea salt

Whisk together sugar, cacao and sea salt. Add vanilla and water or milk, whisking until mixture is completely smooth and shiny. If glaze is too thick for dipping, thin with additional water or milk, adding just a teaspoon at a time.

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30 Comments on “Sinless Superfood Devil’s Food Donuts + a Sambazon Giveaway — #SoLetsPigOut”

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    1. emily

      Take the cake, so easy but so classic. This is why we’re friends, Grace. And the internet. I mean, I’ll give credit where credit’s due. ;) Thanks!!

    1. emily

      Lindsay! Ok, seriously though — that’s like a real-life dilemma I have at least four times a day. WHICH TO PIIIIIIN? I DON’T WANNA GETTIT WROOOOONG! If it takes the pressure off, you can pin like ninety of them. Pinterest won’t get mad atcha! (Pretty sure they will.) Or you can just hoppity on over to the store and grab a few things and have a batch of these in your mouth in no time at all. Just don’t die to make it happen. That’d be sad. And also: then there’d be no donuts for you. :( / :)

    1. emily

      Coconut flour is seriously some magic stuff, Steph — I can only imagine the wicked things you’d do with it. Does that sound dirty? Whatever…get after it!

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    1. emily

      Thanks Kris! Chocolate-frosted things might be my favorite thing ever to shoot (if only because I get to put the fugly ones I nudged wrong out of their misery, muahahaha!) :)

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    1. emily

      Yes! My first slow clap on the blog. Maybe one day others will join in… :) (And coconut sugar!!!! That’s shit’s going in everything from now on!)

  9. thaliaho

    now those are some serious donuts.. definitely craving one right now, love how relatively guilt free they are also. reminds me of the glazed devils donuts i used to eat at krispy kreme as a child.. love it!

    1. emily

      Mmmm, Krispy Kreme, yes! I won’t promise these are exactly Krispy Kreme material, but if you want the general idea sans crap, you’re right on the money. Thanks Thalia!

  10. Grace Mattei

    holy shitballs. I’m reading this at work (first mistake), and I haven’t eaten breakfast today. SECOND MISTAKE? Now I’m drooling all over my keyboard, which I’m probably going to go ahead and say is my third. I’m on a roll this morning. Just found your blog-you’re pretty much hilarious and I’m obsessed. (But I mildly hate you for posting these when I can’t put them in my mouth RIGHT NOW. Love/hate. But mostly love.)

    xo, grace (patternedposies.blogspot.com)

    1. emily

      Well, just based on shitballs you’re already my fave new pal, so I pardon all three items and encourage you to blow off work ASAP in search of donuts. You can’t possibly be expected to focus when you’re practically shriveling up from dehydration via drooling. Get after it, girl! :) And thanks for finding me! I’m gonna mosey on over to your posies right now. Pretend that didn’t sound dirty…. kbye.

    1. emily

      Yes please! I’d be only too glad to have a batch waiting for ya. :) (Although if I can round up the energy to bake, you can probably handle it. Figured if I can’t get it together for donuts, what CAN I get it together for??)

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