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Looking for a deliciously sweet way to use up all of the yellow squash in your garden right now? Believe it or not, this beautiful Yellow Squash Chocolate Doughnut Recipe is filled with plenty of the veggies!
Yellow Squash Chocolate Doughnut Recipe
Did you know that doughnuts can be healthy? Okay, well, maybe not, but there’s nothing to stop you from getting a nice serving of your daily veggies with a big bite of chocolate!
I mentioned last week that we’ve been busy thinking up new and creative ways to use yellow squash from the garden. I could eat zucchini until I turn green, but yellow squash seems to get old pretty fast, and for some reason, our garden is producing about double the yellow squash as it is the zucchini.
So today, we are sharing our Yellow Squash Chocolate Doughnut Recipe, and this one is DELICIOUS! You have to try these!
Ingredients in Yellow Squash Chocolate Doughnuts
Makes 12 Doughnuts
- All Purpose Flour. You can use gluten free flour if you need this recipe to be gluten-free.
- Cocoa Powder. Use unsweetened cocoa powder. I get mine here.
- Baking Powder and Baking Soda. You need both for this recipe to get the right rise.
- Salt. I use whatever salt I have on hand, which is usually pink salt. Use what you have.
- Brown Sugar. Brown sugar helps keep the doughnuts soft versus using white sugar. It also brings out the chocolate flavor.
- Butter. You could replace this with a shortening or a vegan butter if you need this recipe to be dairy-free.
- Eggs. Essential for binding these together, especially if you make them gluten-free.
- Yellow Squash. Shred up your squash in advance and drain any liquid from it. You can also use dried squash in the winter.
- Sour Cream. This is the secret ingredient that keeps these nice and soft. If you are dairy-free, you can use a dairy-free plain yogurt in place of the sour cream.
Instructions for Making Chocolate Summer Squash Doughnuts
This recipe is so simple. Just mix all the ingredients in a large bowl. Ensure all the dry ingredients are incorporated so you don’t have any dry pieces in the finished product.
Bake the doughnuts in the oven at 400 degrees for about 15 minutes. When they are done, a toothpick should come out clean when inserted into the doughnut.
We drizzled just a bit of melted chocolate chips onto our doughnuts for an extra chocolaty taste, but you could also just eat them plain over even do a simple glaze with powdered sugar and milk. These are a delicious dessert and a great way to use up even more of that garden yellow squash!
Need to print this Squash Doughnut recipe? Grab it below!
Yellow Squash Chocolate Doughnut Recipe
Simple doughnut recipe using zucchini or yellow squash from your garden!
- 2 1/4 cups Flour you can use gluten free flour
- 3/4 cup Cocoa Powder
- 2 teaspoons Baking Powder
- 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
- 1 teaspoon Salt
- 2 cups Brown Sugar
- 1/2 cup Butter softened
- 2 eggs
- 3 cups Yellow Squash shredded
- 1/3 cup Sour Cream
This recipe is so simple. Just mix together all the ingredients in a large bowl. Make sure that all the dry ingredients are incorporated so you don't have any dry pieces in the finished product. Drop the batter into a lightly greased Doughnut Pan. If you don't have a Doughnut Pan you can also make this recipe into a bread loaf.
Bake the doughnuts in the oven at 400 degrees for about 15 minutes. When they are done a toothpick should come out clean when inserted into the doughnut.
Storing Leftover Doughnuts
You can store any leftovers in an air-tight container on the countertop or in the fridge for up to 3 days.
If you don’t think you will eat them sooner than that, cut the batch in half to only make 6 doughnuts at a time or freeze any extras (without the drizzle topping).
More Zucchini and Squash Recipes
- Yellow Squash Cheddar Biscuit Recipe
- Zucchini Cakes Recipe
- Healthy Zucchini Breakfast Cookies
- Zucchini Brownies Recipe
- Pumpkin Zucchini Bread Recipe
- Gluten Free Zucchini Bread Recipe
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Merissa has been blogging about and living the simple life since 2009 and has internationally published 2 books on the topic. You can read about Merissa’s journey from penniless to now on the About Page. You can send her a message any time from the Contact Page.
This recipe for Yellow Squash Chocolate Doughnuts was originally posted on Little House Living in August 2014. It has been updated as of September 2023.