Tell me. What’s the one thing that you’ll give in to if you’re opting for something unhealthy? I rarely feel like eating something that I know won’t set well with me BUT I must say, donuts are my weakness ….and sometimes an exception when I ask myself if the yucky feeling I’ll be feeling the next day is worth it or not. I don’t always give in but if ever I do, donuts will be the food to test my tummy! If you have that food, let me know!
I bring to you the paleo donuts that have helped me say ‘no’ to the others out there, that will make me feel less than stellar the next day! I am not gonna lie – they are no Krispy Kremes but for me, they serve the purpose! If you’re reading this post as it comes out, it’s just a week away from Christmas and I’m ditching my cinnamon roll tradition and breaking out these bad boys! I think they’ll be good to have out on our coffee table – with coffee and/or hot chocolate in hand, while opening gifts together.
I use a mini donut make for these but you can use a donut pan too. Check out the method in the notes section of recipe.
Well, I’m keeping this short and simple today because my friends, it’s a week away from Christmas at this point and I’ve got lots of wrapping to do! But I wanted to get this on the blog so you have a healthy option for a treat on Christmas morning. ENJOY!
- 1 cup almond flour
- 2 tbsp tapioca flour
- 3 tbsp coconut sugar
- 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp ginger
- 1/2 tsp nutmeg
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 cup cashew milk
- 1 egg + 1 egg white
- 2 tbsp melted, cooled coconut oil
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup cashew butter
- 1/4 cup coconut milk/cream
- 1 tbsp coconut oil, melted
- 1 tbsp pure maple syrup
- Plug in and warm the donut maker.
- In a large bowl, whisk together all dry ingredients.
- In a smaller bowl, combine the wet ingredients. Slowly drizzle into the dry ingredient bowl - whisking intermittently.
- Pour your donut batter into the donut molds and cook according to directions on your maker. I'm sure times vary from maker to maker - I have a "done" light up when they are done. It usually lights up about 4-6 minutes. Lift carefully with a small spatula or knife and place onto cooling rack.
- Continue making up donuts until batter is gone.
- Let donuts cool completely.
- While donuts are cooling, combine Maple Glaze ingredients together in a small bowl. Place into refrigerator to stiffen up a bit.
- Once donuts are cooled and glaze is "frosting like", use a cheese spreader or back of spoon to spread the glaze onto each donut.
- Donut Pan/Oven Method: Pour into donut molds and bake at 350 degrees for 20-22 minutes. Let cool before spreading glaze on.