Chocolate Maple Zucchini Donuts with reCAP Mason Jars recipe.

Chocolate Maple Zucchini Donuts with reCAP Mason Jars

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January 31, 2018 by reCAP®
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Serves: 18 donuts
Instead of grabbing a package of chocolate glazed donuts from the bakery, make your own healthy alternative! The Mighty Mrs shows you how to make these fun, easy, and guilt-free donuts!
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From The Mighty Mrs:

One of our guilty pleasures is grabbing a package of chocolate glazed donuts from the bakery section as an easy breakfast for the kids and a change of pace from their cereal/pancake/oatmeal rotation. Inevitably, the Mr. and I always eat one too, let’s be honest. Once I realized this was becoming more of a habit than an occasional indulgence, the wheels started turning. How could we still enjoy our donuts but in a healthier way?

Alas, zucchinis to the rescue. Zucchinis blend in really well with any baked food. They don’t have an extremely distinct flavor and they provide some much needed moisture. My fam loves my chocolate zucchini bread, so as you can imagine, that’s where the evolution of the Chocolate Maple Zucchini Donuts began. And by evolution I mean, not really that different at all. These “donuts” are basically chocolate zucchini bread baked into a round shape, glazed and topped with sprinkles. Do my kids know or care? Nope. They still get their donuts. I get them to eat their veggies. Win-win. The blend of maple syrup and chocolate is a beautiful thing that only nature can properly explain in scientific terms but I’ll just tell you, it’s good. Real good. The more “real” the maple syrup the better, but if you’re trying to avoid calories, it’s fine to go with a light maple syrup.

Finally, let’s talk about the sprinkles. If you’re lucky enough to live near an Amish or country market, you will likely find an aisle full of fun sprinkles. Typically the sprinkles come in square, plastic packaging. No shaker cap. So, if you’re a bulk-sprinkle-buyer, a really handy thing to have is a few mason jars and these shaker caps. The caps fit on any sized mason jar with a regular mouth. I’ve found they work great for storing and shaking out breadcrumbs, powdered sugar and also acts as a lazy-man’s sifter for flour too!

So, go ahead and get your kids to help you make this fun, easy recipe and enjoy some donuts—guilt-free!

Things you will need for this recipe: a donut pan, a mixer, and a cooling rack.

Chocolate Maple Zucchini Donuts with reCAP Mason Jars
Recipe icon.
January 31, 2018 by reCAP®
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Serves: 18 donuts

Chocolate Maple Zucchini Donuts


  • 1 teaspoon(s) baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon(s) baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon(s) salt
  • 1 tablespoon(s) special dark coca powder
  • 1 cup(s) semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup(s) sugar
  • 1/2 cup(s) brown sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon(s) vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup(s) coconut oil
  • 1/2 maple syrup
  • 2 cup(s) shredded zucchini
  • 2 cup(s) whole wheat flour


  1. In a medium bowl, using a fork, mix together dry ingredients.
  2. In a larger bowl, using a mixer, beat together sugar, brown sugar, eggs, vanilla extract, coconut oil, maple syrup and shredded zucchini.
  3. Add dry ingredients slowly until batter is formed. Spoon batter into greased and floured donut pan, filling 3/4 of the way to the top of the pan.
  4. Bake at 350˚ for 8-10 minutes.
  5. Remove donuts from oven and flip onto a cooling rack.
  6. To make the glaze topping, use a glass measuring cup to melt chocolate chips in the microwave. Use 30-second increments stirring in between until melted all the way through (about 1 minute) Stir in syrup then pour over top each donut. Immediately add sprinkles so they stick. If you want a thicker icing to pipe on, add less maple syrup to the icing.
  7. Enjoy!



  • 1/2 cup(s) chocolate chips (use white or milk chocolate)
  • 1 tablespoon(s) maple syrup (depending on if you want a glaze or piped icing)
  • Sprinkles


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