Chocolate Peanut Donuts

I am currently in a mad panic of packing, cooking and general frenzy. Tomorrow we fly to New York City, for 6 days full of fun and frolics. Oh, and the small matter of the marathon, that my amazing mother is running whilst we are there!

As usual, I have left everything until the last-minute. Chucking my whole wardrobe into my small suitcase, and trying to simultaneously batch cook some food for Charlie for the week ahead. I am a slight mess, and on the verge of hysteria. Except it’s OK, because I’M TOO EXCITED TO GET STRESSED.

Back in January, I encouraged my mum to apply for the NYC Marathon. I’d applied too and thought it would be so awesome if we ran it together. Except, I didn’t get a place, but she did. It was a darn good excuse to get a little family trip organised. 10 months later, after extensive training (with me as her personal cheerleader) she is ready. We’ve become good running buddies (minus the odd tantrum (me) and ‘5 mile toe’ ache (her) ) and I’m going to be so proud, cheering her on at the sidelines. I’m a little gutted I’m not getting to run it myself, but I think my legs are more than happy to just be a bystander. She’s raising money for an amazing, local charity; Time2Share. Time2Share support young people with disabilities by offering befriending and social opportunities. Every single penny donated will be used to support these amazing young adults. You can sponsor my wonderful mother here.

I’m currently deciding just how many meals it’s acceptable to eat a day (6, 7…?), where I can get the best donut, and how many coffees I can test before I give myself a caffeine induced heart-attack.

Do you have any recommendations for eateries in The Big Apple? Any must do’s? Let me know!

Chocolate Peanur Donut //

Chocolate Peanur Donut //


I made these donuts a while back, and have been itching to share them with you. They are an adapted version of the beautiful Chocolate Coconut Donuts that Harriet Emily created. Harriet’s blog is full of beautiful, wholesome meals and treats. I’m a big fan of all her recipes (plus she’s mega sweet too!)

Chocolate Peanut Donuts (v) (gf)

Makes 6-8 donuts


70g raw cacao powder
75g buckwheat flour
30g coconut sugar (or sub unrefined cane sugar)
2 tbsp peanut flour (or peanut meal)
1 ½ tsp baking powder
200ml coconut water

100ml coconut water
3 tbsp coconut oil
1 tbsp cacao powder
2 tbsp peanut butter
3 tbsp coconut sugar


Preheat oven to Gas Mark 4 / 180 C

Grease your donut pan

In a bowl, combine all the dry ingredients

Add coconut water and stir to combine

Pour batter into your donut pans, about 2/3rd full

Bake for 10-15 mins, until they are firm to touch,

Remove from oven and leave them to cool on a wire rack

While the donuts are cooling, make your icing.

In a pan over a low heat, melt the coconut oil, peanut butter and coconut water.

Whisk in the cacao powder and sugar.

Leave icing to cool for 5-10 mins until it thickens slightly.

Dip donuts in icing, and sprinkle with cacao nibs and seeds.

Chocolate Peanur Donut //

Chocolate Peanur Donut //


Fancy showing me your version of these donuts? Tag #roughmeasures on Instagram – you can follow my New York escapades there too!

14 thoughts on “Chocolate Peanut Donuts

  1. They look amazingly good. Enjoy NY – I remember my first view of Manhattan from the back of a taxi – breathtaking!

  2. Love your adaptation of my donut recipe Sus! They look so delicious!!! I hope you have an amazing time in New York! <3

  3. Go mamma sus! So exciting. Hope you have a great time in NYC, so close but so far still. These donuts looks delicious, perfect travel snack too. You will of course get your fair share of donuts in the big apple, you should also check out the butcher’s daughter and egg shop nyc. I’ll let you knoz if I think of anything else, there are tons of great little places in Brooklyn too. HAVE SO MUCH FUN x

    1. Thank you sweety, and thanks for the tips, Egg shop is high on my list, as is Butchers Daughter, hopefully tomorrow! It’s been a total jetlagg-fuel-whirlwind so far! XXX

  4. Hey Sus, great to read your blog I love it! Love this recipe too, I can’t believe I can actually eat them, the ingredients are wonderful. Never used peanut flour, look forward to giving it a go. Love from the windy Derbyshire Peaks! 🙂

    1. Thank you for your sweet words! Peanut flour is a dream, I’m a little obsessed with it at the moment! Hell to your windy peaks from (currently) the sights of manhattan! x

  5. Sus your mum sounds amazing! Like mother like daughter, I think 😉

    So excited for your New York adventure- there are so many places I want to recommend to you right now! So, off the top of my head…
    – Chalait for all things matcha
    – Eataly if you love Italian food and want to experience what Italian food bliss feels like
    – El Rey Luncheonette for food + coffee
    – Roberta’s for some of the best pizza you will have on this side of the pond (in the summer their pizza toppings come straight from their garden)
    – Blue Bottle Coffee
    – I second Jodi with Butcher’s Daughter – SO yummy!
    – La Colombe

    I’m getting hungry just thinking about it, haha! Good luck to your mum and have an amazing time in NYC!!! <3

    1. AH Gen, thank you SO much for these tips, I’ve saved them on my ‘must-see’ list. Thanks for the kind words, my mum is a little nervous but I know she’s going to smash it! Lotsa love to you xx <3

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