Fair Trade Chocolate Coffee Glazed Doughnuts and a Giveaway

Now that we’re into October, it’s that time again – time to celebrate National Fair Trade month! In case you haven’t heard of Fair Trade USA, they are the leading third-party certifier of Fair Trade products here in the US. They audit companies and their international suppliers to guarantee compliance with Fair Trade policies, provide farming communities with resources, and educate consumers about their work with campaigns like this one. So, what does Fair Trade mean? It means that farmers get a fair price for their harvest of organic crops, thus enabling them to invest back into their farms and communities. It means empowering farmers, helping them create safe working conditions and improving their standard of living, and taking steps to protect the environment.

Today, I have a recipe for you for some tasty chocolate coffee glazed doughnuts using some Fair Trade certified products! A few days ago, the nice folks over at Fair Trade USA sent me a box of goodies donated by participating brands to help spread this year’s message to “Buy Fair. Be Fair.” You may have already seen me post about it on Instagram, but you can check out all the details at befair.org. There’s also a fun little quiz to take, and some great stories from farmers about how the Fair Trade movement has affected their lives.

Fair Trade USA also wants to give away a basket of goodies similar to the one I received to one lucky reader! To enter, simply leave me a comment letting me know your favorite Fair Trade product, or one you would like to try. The giveaway ends next Thursday, October 10th at midnight, and is open to US residents only. One winner will be randomly selected using Random.org and contacted Friday, October 11th. Good luck – and now on to the recipe!

For the glaze:

  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 Tbsp brewed coffee, cooled

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees and spray a doughnut pan with cooking spray. In a large bowl, whisk together the milk, coffee, sugar, coconut oil, egg, and vanilla extract. In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, and baking soda. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients until blended. Spoon the batter into the doughnut pan until 2/3 full.

Bake 13-15 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Let cool and then carefully turn out of the pan.

To make the glaze, whisk together the powdered sugar and coffee in a small bowl. If the glaze is too thick for dipping, add a little more coffee as needed. Dip each doughnut in the glaze, or drizzle it over the tops with a spoon. Makes 6 doughnuts.

Full disclosure: Giveaway prizes are courtesy of Fair Trade USA. I received a box of Fair Trade products for review, and I was not compensated with additional products, gifts, gift cards, or money. The opinions expressed here are all my own.

65 Responses to “Fair Trade Chocolate Coffee Glazed Doughnuts and a Giveaway”

  1. 1 stephchows Says:
    October 3rd, 2013 at 1:47 pm

    Those donuts look SO GOOD!!!! yum!!!! Hm favorite fair trade item… the dress I just bought my sister from one world goods! It’s super cute and she loves it!!

  2. 2 Jess Says:
    October 3rd, 2013 at 2:11 pm

    I would like to try the tea!

  3. 3 Laura Dallas Says:
    October 3rd, 2013 at 2:18 pm

    Wow, the doughnuts look amazing. My favorite fair trade product is probably Equal Exchange dark chocolate bars. The mini ones are my favorite thing to give out on Halloween.

  4. 4 Marla Says:
    October 3rd, 2013 at 2:20 pm

    I have been on a total baked donut kick lately, so I’m adding these to my recipe list!

    I’m a big fan of Green Mountain’s Fair Trade coffee line. :)

  5. 5 Marie Says:
    October 3rd, 2013 at 3:10 pm

    I love the fair trade coffee I buy from Target!

  6. 6 Kristen Says:
    October 3rd, 2013 at 3:18 pm

    I looove Honest Tea! It’s so refreshing!

  7. 7 Katie Says:
    October 3rd, 2013 at 3:29 pm

    I buy fair trade coffee exclusively after educating myself on the topic. I got through a lot of it, so that would be the first thing I would use in the box!

  8. 8 Jen R Says:
    October 3rd, 2013 at 4:00 pm

    I’m a fair trade coffee fan!

  9. 9 Sandy N. Says:
    October 3rd, 2013 at 6:38 pm

    My fave fair trade coffee is Green Mountain Coffee. I like so many FT products, its hard to choose.

  10. 10 Jenny Says:
    October 3rd, 2013 at 7:07 pm

    I wanna try Coco zen Almond Nut Butter Chocolate Truffles

  11. 11 Bianca @ Sweet Dreaming Says:
    October 3rd, 2013 at 7:47 pm

    i love honest tea!

  12. 12 Peg B Says:
    October 3rd, 2013 at 8:13 pm

    Equal Exchange dark chocolate is my fave!

  13. 13 Vicky Says:
    October 4th, 2013 at 6:09 am

    organic mascobado sugar!

  14. 14 cori Says:
    October 4th, 2013 at 8:00 am

    Definitely the coffee!

  15. 15 stefanie Says:
    October 4th, 2013 at 10:01 am

    I want to find the perfect fair trade chocolate! I eat enough of it that it should make a big difference in this world!
    Thanks!

  16. 16 Caroline Says:
    October 4th, 2013 at 10:15 am

    Numi Chocolate Pu-Er is sooooooo yummy and fair trade! I also love Dr. Bronner’s almond soap!!

  17. 17 Kathy Says:
    October 4th, 2013 at 10:43 am

    I would love some fair trade chocolate.

  18. 18 kristin Says:
    October 4th, 2013 at 10:53 am

    i try to always buy fair trade coffee.

  19. 19 Debbie Welchert Says:
    October 4th, 2013 at 11:10 am

    I would have to say Green Mountain Coffee is my favorite product. I would also like to try their honey.

  20. 20 Deb Says:
    October 4th, 2013 at 11:21 am

    Allegro coffee has caught my attention, I would love to give it a try!

  21. 21 Debbie Says:
    October 4th, 2013 at 11:25 am

    I’m a coffee hound, so I’d like to try Fair Trade coffee – anything except decaf! Thanks for a great recipe and give-away.

  22. 22 Shelly Says:
    October 4th, 2013 at 11:35 am

    I love Fair Trade coffee!

  23. 23 Jessie C. Says:
    October 4th, 2013 at 11:57 am

    I would like to try Numi tea

  24. 24 Jennie Says:
    October 4th, 2013 at 12:08 pm

    I have tried many great fair trade chocolate bars!

  25. 25 Betsy R Says:
    October 4th, 2013 at 12:35 pm

    I would love to try the vanilla! Baking season is here now!

  26. 26 Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction Says:
    October 4th, 2013 at 12:38 pm

    These doughnuts sound so good!
    Love Honest Tea!

  27. 27 MaryB Says:
    October 4th, 2013 at 1:26 pm

    I love buying Fair Trade items and coffee is something I always have on hand. The doughnuts look good. I have never tried baked doughnuts before so these just might have to go on the menu this weekend! Thanks for offering the chance to win.

  28. 28 Marilyn Mallimo Says:
    October 4th, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    I do love the Honest Tea but would like to try the coffee :)

  29. 29 Rebecca @ Exploits of a Dorm Room Baker Says:
    October 4th, 2013 at 2:29 pm

    Those donuts look amazing! I’m a big fan of tons of fair trade items, but I love Lake Champlain organic hot chocolate, I drink it whenever I go home from college over winter break.

  30. 30 Andrea D. Says:
    October 4th, 2013 at 2:43 pm

    I would love to try the Artisan blend coffee. Thanks for the chance to enter.

  31. 31 Kesha Says:
    October 4th, 2013 at 3:05 pm

    I really love the Ziggy Sweater

  32. 32 JennCutt Says:
    October 4th, 2013 at 4:42 pm

    I’d like to try the vanilla and their chocolate. Thanks!

  33. 33 Katie Says:
    October 4th, 2013 at 5:16 pm

    I would like to try the Coco zen Almond Nut Butter Chocolate Truffles.

  34. 34 Kristen Says:
    October 4th, 2013 at 5:34 pm

    We buy earrings at our local fair trade store all the time, and they are so pretty and reasonably priced too!

  35. 35 TrishInFL Says:
    October 4th, 2013 at 8:18 pm

    I love the Fair Trade coffee I buy at Target, but can’t remember the name :-(

  36. 36 Joan Says:
    October 4th, 2013 at 8:29 pm

    I would like to try the cocoa.

  37. 37 Amy S Says:
    October 4th, 2013 at 11:22 pm

    Love fair trade coffee!

  38. 38 Amy Tong Says:
    October 4th, 2013 at 11:35 pm

    I love your Fair Trade Chocolate Coffee Glazed Doughnuts! Can’t wait to give them a try. My favorite Fair Trade product would be the dark chocolate. But I definitely would love to try their coffee as well. :) Thank you for sharing the information.

    amy [at] utry [dot] it

  39. 39 Mel C Says:
    October 4th, 2013 at 11:38 pm

    I love Honest Tea

  40. 40 Susan Christy Says:
    October 5th, 2013 at 12:09 am

    Ben & Jerry’s!

  41. 41 Heather B Says:
    October 5th, 2013 at 4:19 am

    Whole Foods Market!

  42. 42 G D Says:
    October 5th, 2013 at 9:16 am

    I am a huge baker & am always trying new recipes – I have never baked with mascobado sugar!!!! Would love to give it a try! Thanks for the chance to enter – love your site!!

  43. 43 SHERRY BOCEK Says:
    October 5th, 2013 at 10:24 am

    I REALLY HATE TO ADMIT THIS BUT I HAVE NEVER EDUCATED MYSELF ON THE FAIR TRADE SUBJECT. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR BRINGING IT TO MY ATTENTION. NOW THAT I HAVE READ MORE ABOUT IT, I WOULD LOVE TO SAMPLE EVERYTHING! I WILL NOW SEARCH OUT LOCAL STORES FOR THEM.

  44. 44 jann jones Says:
    October 5th, 2013 at 1:11 pm

    I love, love, love Honest Tea, Equal Exchange chocolates, and Dr Bronners soaps! i would love the bag, and to try the coffees! Brightest blessings to you!

  45. 45 Victoria Z Says:
    October 5th, 2013 at 2:17 pm

    Green Mountain coffee is fantastic. I would love to expand my use of Free Trade products.

  46. 46 Natasha Says:
    October 6th, 2013 at 12:54 am

    I love Numi!!

  47. 47 Whitney Lindeman Says:
    October 6th, 2013 at 1:10 pm

    Equal Exchange chocolate is amazing! There’s also a local coffee shop here in Wichita that serves exclusively Fair Trade coffee, and I really appreciate their efforts to make the world a better (and tastier) place.

  48. 48 elaine Says:
    October 6th, 2013 at 1:35 pm

    fair trade chocolate

  49. 49 Riley Says:
    October 6th, 2013 at 5:24 pm

    I love Badger creamy cocoa daily moisturizer!

  50. 50 Amy L Says:
    October 6th, 2013 at 8:05 pm

    I like Green Mountain Fair Trade coffee.

  51. 51 Bethany Says:
    October 6th, 2013 at 9:25 pm

    I need more exposure to the fair trade markets – this gift pack would be the perfect place to start!

  52. 52 Dena Says:
    October 7th, 2013 at 9:59 am

    I would love to try the mascabado sugar and the coffee. This is new to me – I shall have to research fair trade!

  53. 53 Shari Says:
    October 7th, 2013 at 12:37 pm

    I would be all over the fair trade coffee!

  54. 54 Sarah k Says:
    October 7th, 2013 at 3:35 pm

    I would love to try all of them:) especially the Numi tea.

  55. 55 Sharon Says:
    October 7th, 2013 at 7:12 pm

    the mini tea sampler looks great!

  56. 56 LB Says:
    October 7th, 2013 at 8:10 pm

    Nielsen Massey Vanilla! I actually didn’t know that it was Fair Trade until I saw it on the fair trade site!

  57. 57 Julie U Says:
    October 8th, 2013 at 9:03 pm

    Love the Honest Tea’s!

  58. 58 Cee Says:
    October 9th, 2013 at 10:19 am

    I love Numi Organic Tea, and I also see that a partner is Lundberg Family Farms, and I love their basmati!

  59. 59 Matt Says:
    October 9th, 2013 at 9:54 pm

    The only fair trade product I have tried…that I know of…was coffee k-cups. I love them!

    mattschmunk at gmail dot com

  60. 60 Cori Westphal Says:
    October 10th, 2013 at 12:15 am

    I don’t know if I currently use any fair trade products or not, but I’d love to try out the Traditional Medicinals products!

    coriwestphal at msn dot com

  61. 61 Kim C. Says:
    October 10th, 2013 at 10:41 pm

    I have a few favorite Fair Trade products so one is Honest Tea, I live on that stuff!!

  62. 62 Sarah L Says:
    October 10th, 2013 at 10:50 pm

    I like the Numi tea. I’ve had some great ones!

  63. 63 Gloria R. Says:
    October 11th, 2013 at 1:43 am

    I would love to try the Fair Trade coffee. I love coffee in any shape and form so this would be one thing I will always purchase.

  64. 64 Susan O'Neill Says:
    October 11th, 2013 at 3:01 pm

    Any Equal Exhange Chocolate, especially the dark caramel crunch with sea salt. The baking cocoa is awesome. The spicy hot cocoa mix is great for drinking and baking. Mind, body & Soul is my favorite coffee.

  65. 65 Margot C Says:
    October 19th, 2013 at 1:06 am

    I love Honest Tea and i would like to try that dark organic sugar when I next make jam.

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