Category: Food & Recipes

Donuts or Doughnuts? Who knows? Either way they are always good.


Today in Sunny Dunedin it is less sunny and more freezing and rainy so I am pretending I am in Wuthering Heights (minus the less than ideal Heathcliff and somewhat annoying Catherine) so basically I am inside looking at mist and rain. So to cheer me up I made doughnuts – well somewhat healthy versions of them.

I am a fan of most things deepfried so doughnuts have always been a fave. Growing up in the South Island I had such a choice for doughnuts; chocolate explosion, Jam wraps, double chocolate just to name a few. Moving to Auckland sadly the size and the choice changed drastically, somewhat reducing my love for them.

Anyway, to make these a better everyday option I discarded deepfrying and went down the baking route.

These are actually super easy to make the only complicated part is finding a silly doughnut mould. I got mine on Aliexpress for $1.50 or something ridiculous. I then had to wait 18 years for it to get here but luckily as I online shop for many an item I forgot about it until my friendly post man passed it over. Happy days.


1.5 cups of flour (I used wholemeal spelt flour)

1.5 TLB of baking powder

1.5 tsp apple cider vinegar

175ml melted coconut oil

Pinch of Himalayan salt (any salt would be ok)

3 tsp cinnamon

3 TLB rose water (optional)

3/4 coconut sugar (or normal sugar)

Chia egg (2 TLB of chia seeds in 6 TLB water – blended)

1 cup nut milk (I used cashew nut)

1 tsp vanilla extract

Block of chocolate of choice (I went for 90%)




Preheat oven to 180 degrees

Lightly coat your doughnut mould.

Mix everything in one big bowl and add everything into mould.

Bake for about 15 minutes.

Flip them out onto a wire rack, let cool.

Melt chocolate in a stainless bowl over boiling water.

Drizzle on doughnut and eat.


Pretty simple ah. Hope they make your Wuthering Heights day a little brighter.