Feb 3, 2018 (Last updated Sep 13, 2021) by Hannah Sunderani
Say hello to the ULTIMATE VALENTINE’S DAY DONUTS! Because what’s a better way to say I love you than with these?! Uhhhh, I can’t think of any.
These Chocolate Donuts with Pink Frosting are SO pretty and SO delicious, they will have your loved one wondering how they got so lucky to score YOU as their valentine! And, these pretties will blow away even the biggest Valentine cynic into an ooey-gooey lovey-dovey mess.
Take me for example: my name is Hannah, and I am a Valentine’s Day cycnic. To be honest, I just find it all a little unnecessary. V-day to me is rich with fixed-menu dinners, tacky red roses and overpriced boxes of chocolate. It just doesn’t do it for me when hubby comes home from work on Feb. 14 with a heart shape box of Lindor’s. Save the 15 dollars! I want flowers to be a surprise, and unexpected. It just seems so unromantic when there is a forced day to recognize your sig. other.
To me, Valentines day is an opportunity for people to share old wedding photos on social media with the not-so-subtle #myhusbandisbetterthanyourhusband. Uhhh, #canyounot? Plus I just don’t feel right about flaunting that I’ve got a date tonight (to nobody who gives a damn by the way), which could then make someone second guess whether they should have made plans. V-day is just waaaay too much pressure!
BUT, I will get on board with the TREATS!!! I am down to eat sweet and delicious pink and chocolatey treats under any given circumstance. Especially when they look like this, and they’re healthy! Talk about match made in heaven. It looks like I’ve found a love relationship with these donuts.
The recipe for these Vegan and Healthy Chocolate Donuts with Pink Frosting is very similar to the Peanut Butter and Jelly Donuts I shared last week. This recipe was recreated from Tone it Up’s Chocolate Donut recipe. And they make the perfect post workout snack, breakfast donut, or Valentine’s day treat to share. Whether you’re planning to share with a hot date, with your girlfriends, or with your coworkers, rest assured these donuts are love at first sight.
– Cocoa powder
– almond meal, left over from making homemade almond milk
– soy yogurt
– maple syrup
– almond milk
There is nothing in this recipe to feel bad about indulging in. Which I suppose gives me permission to eat an abundance? I’ve then topped these donuts with a cashew cream frosting, made with soaked cashews, coconut oil, almond milk and thawed raspberries to make it pink! This is my go-to frosting that’s beautifully rich and decadent. The outcome is a delicious, guilt-free, and pretty in pink donut worth celebrating. Now that’s a V-day I can get on board with!
Hope you enjoy these gorgeous chocolate donuts as much as I do. You are in for a real V-day treat!
Happy Valentines Day everyone, especially you cynics. 😉