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Healthy Chocolate Doughnuts

In an attempt to not let social media completely overtake my life, I’ve shied away from opening an Insta-gram account. And I don’t often post snapshot photos because showing you pictures without a recipe feels like teasing.

Still, at the same time, part of me thinks it would be fun to post un-edited pictures of things I’ve been eating, recipes going in the cookbook (like these doughnuts), or recipes in the works that aren’t perfected yet.

So I’m looking for honest feedback: would you be interested in seeing “in the works” recipe snapshots from time to time (maybe on a separate page like this one), or would you view that as too much of a tease? All constructive feedback is appreciated, no matter your stance.

Vegan Chocolate Doughnuts

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  1. Yes. I always am wondering what you are cooking up in your kitchen for the recipe book! I think these pictures will make me want to buy it even more :)

  2. Yes. I always am wondering what you are cooking up in your kitchen for the recipe book! I think these pictures will make me want to buy it even more :)

  3. Julie says:

    I’m going to vote for tease!

  4. Julie says:

    I’m going to vote for tease!

  5. Melissa says:

    I love your pictures, regardless of whether or not you share the recipe!! I vote tease!

  6. Melissa says:

    I love your pictures, regardless of whether or not you share the recipe!! I vote tease!

  7. Kathy says:

    I am ALWAYS interested in seeing photos of food – recipes or not. However, I do hope we will eventually be graced with some recipes that will match up the wonderful photos. Great job!

  8. Kathy says:

    I am ALWAYS interested in seeing photos of food – recipes or not. However, I do hope we will eventually be graced with some recipes that will match up the wonderful photos. Great job!

  9. j says:

    pictures of flops will help those of us who are culinarily challenged have hope!!

  10. j says:

    pictures of flops will help those of us who are culinarily challenged have hope!!

  11. I love seeing any and all pictures! :) BUT I would like yo know, do you know when your cookbook is coming out???

    1. I’m not sure… but I think I might finally have more information this week. So I will hopefully post it next week or the week after, once I know for sure! :)

      1. Kristen K. says:

        Great!! I can’t wait to hear!! I am so excited about your cookbook!! :)

      2. Kristen K. says:

        Great!! I can’t wait to hear!! I am so excited about your cookbook!! :)

    2. I’m not sure… but I think I might finally have more information this week. So I will hopefully post it next week or the week after, once I know for sure! :)

  12. I love seeing any and all pictures! :) BUT I would like yo know, do you know when your cookbook is coming out???

  13. Jacque Foster says:

    Actually I’d like to see a video of you coming up with a new recipe…from start to finish, how many batches of things do you go through before you finalize it? Do you make “Single serving” sizes and then just multiply the ingredients so as to waste as little as possible during the trial phase? I’d LOVE to know how you get ideas for certain ingredients, such as the cream of tartar spice in the sugar cookie milkshake. And until you create this video, yes, photos, photos and more photos…no one ever minded a good tease.

    1. I need to get a video camera! Making videos is something I’ve been wanting to do for awhile, but I keep putting it off for lack of time.

      And yes, that’s exactly why so many of my recipes are small servings… I don’t want to waste ingredients when I don’t know if the recipe will turn out well. :)

      1. Jacque Foster says:

        The new Canon Rebel (which is I think what you use) has video-taking capabilities! In case you need to replace your camera anytime soon. Meanwhile the FLIP cameras are cool, and you can get those neat tripods that attached to anything…even wine bottles. Good luck! Don’t worry, we won’t worry about the video-making quality. ha ha (PS If you have a Mac the video-editing software that comes with it–iVideo–is really easy to use! I took a one-hour one-on-one class at my local apple store and inside that hour learned and created an entire video.)

      2. Jacque Foster says:

        The new Canon Rebel (which is I think what you use) has video-taking capabilities! In case you need to replace your camera anytime soon. Meanwhile the FLIP cameras are cool, and you can get those neat tripods that attached to anything…even wine bottles. Good luck! Don’t worry, we won’t worry about the video-making quality. ha ha (PS If you have a Mac the video-editing software that comes with it–iVideo–is really easy to use! I took a one-hour one-on-one class at my local apple store and inside that hour learned and created an entire video.)

    2. I need to get a video camera! Making videos is something I’ve been wanting to do for awhile, but I keep putting it off for lack of time.

      And yes, that’s exactly why so many of my recipes are small servings… I don’t want to waste ingredients when I don’t know if the recipe will turn out well. :)

  14. Jacque Foster says:

    Actually I’d like to see a video of you coming up with a new recipe…from start to finish, how many batches of things do you go through before you finalize it? Do you make “Single serving” sizes and then just multiply the ingredients so as to waste as little as possible during the trial phase? I’d LOVE to know how you get ideas for certain ingredients, such as the cream of tartar spice in the sugar cookie milkshake. And until you create this video, yes, photos, photos and more photos…no one ever minded a good tease.

  15. Kat says:

    Oh, yes I love to see what you are trying out. I might keep them on a separate page for those who would feel it was a waste of their limited time. Of course seeing pictures without the recipes does make me very hungry…

    1. I would probably also want to keep them on a separate page because usually the unedited “in process” photos aren’t as pretty as ones that have been brightened and sharpened (and then brightened some more… I live in a dark cave!).

    2. I would probably also want to keep them on a separate page because usually the unedited “in process” photos aren’t as pretty as ones that have been brightened and sharpened (and then brightened some more… I live in a dark cave!).

  16. Kat says:

    Oh, yes I love to see what you are trying out. I might keep them on a separate page for those who would feel it was a waste of their limited time. Of course seeing pictures without the recipes does make me very hungry…

  17. how about if you develop a “drive thru window” where we can sample the treats you make?

    Oh, that’s not possible with a computer?

    gosh-darn-it!!!

    I’ll settle for pics :)

    Happy Creating!

  18. how about if you develop a “drive thru window” where we can sample the treats you make?

    Oh, that’s not possible with a computer?

    gosh-darn-it!!!

    I’ll settle for pics :)

    Happy Creating!

  19. Karlie says:

    I vote tease too! I like an exuse to take a break from my homework as often as possible:)

  20. Karlie says:

    I vote tease too! I like an exuse to take a break from my homework as often as possible:)

  21. I’d like to see unedited photos as you’re creating new recipes! I think it’s fun to have a “behind the scenes” view when we can :)

  22. I’d like to see unedited photos as you’re creating new recipes! I think it’s fun to have a “behind the scenes” view when we can :)

  23. Sophie says:

    Yes yes yes. I absolutely love seeing stuff like that from other bloggers.

  24. Sophie says:

    Yes yes yes. I absolutely love seeing stuff like that from other bloggers.

  25. Anonymous says:

    these chocolate doghnuts are certainly teasing me, i can tell you that much!

  26. Anonymous says:

    these chocolate doghnuts are certainly teasing me, i can tell you that much!

  27. I’d love to see the unedited photos! It wouldn’t be so much a tease, more like a “preview” of what’s to come.

  28. I’d love to see the unedited photos! It wouldn’t be so much a tease, more like a “preview” of what’s to come.

  29. Anonymous says:

    yes please. these look sooooooooo good.

  30. Anonymous says:

    yes please. these look sooooooooo good.

  31. Anonymous says:

    I love the idea of your work in progress pictures and videos! The journey is half the joy!!

  32. Anonymous says:

    I love the idea of your work in progress pictures and videos! The journey is half the joy!!

  33. Gi says:

    I agree with the previous commenters, the voyage is half the joy.

    And btw, I keep following your blog for the pics and the things you write, not specifically for the recipes: in 10 months I’ve only tried one of them (and only because it was a microwave one…).

    So yeah, I definitely vote for photos and tease, but maybe in a different page to keep each post not too long.
    (:

  34. Gi says:

    I agree with the previous commenters, the voyage is half the joy.

    And btw, I keep following your blog for the pics and the things you write, not specifically for the recipes: in 10 months I’ve only tried one of them (and only because it was a microwave one…).

    So yeah, I definitely vote for photos and tease, but maybe in a different page to keep each post not too long.
    (:

  35. snenny says:

    Tease please! Seeing what other people cook or bake provides inspiration (and often relief that others have mishaps too).

    I expect I’d draw even more inspiration from someone who constantly pushes the boundaries of healthy tasty food :)

  36. snenny says:

    Tease please! Seeing what other people cook or bake provides inspiration (and often relief that others have mishaps too).

    I expect I’d draw even more inspiration from someone who constantly pushes the boundaries of healthy tasty food :)

  37. Tonia says:

    I love the pictures, however, since I am in a rural area and internet service is not always very fast, I like them being on a separate page where I can look at them when connection time is good. I know that isn’t a problem for most folks, but just something to consider. Having a separate page lets everyone get their choice… those who want more photos and those who don’t.
    Also, while I am here, I think you you are awesome! I absolutely love your ideas and share your website with everyone. I make your fudgie bites all the time, as well as your baked oatmeal (by the way… substitute applesauce for the bananas, add some cinnamon and raisins… yum! another variation!). Thanks for sharing.
    Can’t wait for your cookbook(s)! I plan to get my own copy, as well as several for gifts.
    Now… off to make some pumpkin ice cream…

    1. Thank you so much! And thanks for the feedback, too. I’ll definitely keep that in mind for future posts and will stick to separate pages. I hate making my blog posts too long, anyway.

    2. Thank you so much! And thanks for the feedback, too. I’ll definitely keep that in mind for future posts and will stick to separate pages. I hate making my blog posts too long, anyway.

  38. Tonia says:

    I love the pictures, however, since I am in a rural area and internet service is not always very fast, I like them being on a separate page where I can look at them when connection time is good. I know that isn’t a problem for most folks, but just something to consider. Having a separate page lets everyone get their choice… those who want more photos and those who don’t.
    Also, while I am here, I think you you are awesome! I absolutely love your ideas and share your website with everyone. I make your fudgie bites all the time, as well as your baked oatmeal (by the way… substitute applesauce for the bananas, add some cinnamon and raisins… yum! another variation!). Thanks for sharing.
    Can’t wait for your cookbook(s)! I plan to get my own copy, as well as several for gifts.
    Now… off to make some pumpkin ice cream…

  39. I’d like to see some pics like this every now and then! But even those pictures look so perfect…

    However… I always wondered about this baked donuts thing! For me those are like cake in donut shape…

  40. I’d like to see some pics like this every now and then! But even those pictures look so perfect…

    However… I always wondered about this baked donuts thing! For me those are like cake in donut shape…

  41. Amy says:

    I just made these chocolate doughnuts last night http://themilkmanswife.wordpress.com/2011/08/09/chocolate-crush/. They were wonderful but I’d love to do a healthier version. So I came over here and did a search and found these photos… can’t wait to see the recipe!

  42. Amy says:

    I just made these chocolate doughnuts last night http://themilkmanswife.wordpress.com/2011/08/09/chocolate-crush/. They were wonderful but I’d love to do a healthier version. So I came over here and did a search and found these photos… can’t wait to see the recipe!

  43. Chrissy says:

    Hey Katie:)
    The dougnuts of your book are sooo delicious! I really love them :)
    But can you tell me how long I should bake them in the oven? I only have a Donut pan for 12 mini doughnuts :O
    Greetings from Germany :)

  44. Chrissy says:

    Hey Katie:)
    The dougnuts of your book are sooo delicious! I really love them :)
    But can you tell me how long I should bake them in the oven? I only have a Donut pan for 12 mini doughnuts :O
    Greetings from Germany :)