Healthy donuts…I repeat healthy donuts…this is not a drill or a Homer Simpson day dream. Here at You Totally Got This HQ I have developed a donut, which is actually good for you….say whaaaaaaaa? With no gluten, no dairy, and no refined sugar we like to call these babies no-nuts. They even have a secret hidden vegetable, which means it is totally okay to eat them for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Sounds to good to be true? Well it isn’t. Hurry up and get baking…you can thank me later!
A donut that's actually good for you!
- Donut Mixture - Dry Ingredients
- 1 1/2 cups of almond meal
- 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla powder
- 1/4 teaspoon of nutmeg
- 1/4 teaspoon of salt
- Donut Mixture - Wet Ingredients
- 1/2 cup of pumpkin puree
- 1 egg whisked
- 1/2 cup of canned full fat organic coconut milk that has been chilled in the fridge (reserve the solids for the frosting )
- 3 tablespoons of rice malt syrup
- Solids from a can of full fat organic coconut milk
- 2 tablespoons of cacao
- 2 tablespoons of rice malt syrup
- Step 1 Grease a 12 hole mini donut tin, we like to do this using a little bit of butter, and preheat the oven to 180 degrees celsius.
- Step 2 Place all the dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl.
- Step 3 In a separate bowl, combine all the wet ingredients, then gently fold the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients until they are just combined.
- Step 4 Using a teaspoon, spoon the mixture into the greased donut tin holes, using the back of the teaspoon to even out the surface if needed.
- Step 5 Bake in the oven for about 12 -15 minutes, or until a wooden skewer comes out clean. After about 12 minutes the donuts may start to brown. If they are not completely cooked, cover loosely with foil so that the donut base remains Krispy crispy but they do not overcook.
- Step 6 Remove from the oven, and let stand for 5 minutes, then turn on to a cooling rack to cool completely.
- Step 7 While the donuts are cooking, put the coconut milk solids, cacao, and rice malt syrup into a food processor and mix together until light and fluffy. You may need to scrape down the sides of the food processor to make sure all the cacao is combined. If you find cacao rich, you might want to start with one tablespoon and add another if you think it needs it.
- Step 8 Place the frosting in the fridge until you are ready to assemble your delicious donuts.
- Step 9 Take the frosting out of the fridge and leave on the bench to soften if you need to.
- Step 10 Use a teaspoon or butter knife to frost each donut, and then top with your favourite toppings, we used cacao nibs, bee pollen, hemp seeds, pistachios and almonds to add even more healthy goodness.
- No donut tin? No worries. Here in Australia 12 hole tins are available at Big W for about $15. If your overseas, check out your local department store or www.amazon.com.
- Hip hip hooray for pumpkin puree. Yes you can use the canned stuff, but I always keep a stash in my freezer. Next time you have some leftover pumpkin, just steam it, mash it, and freeze it in 1/2 cup portions in zip lock bags.
- We use cacao in the frosting because its soooooooo good for you (you can read more about that here), but if you have a cacao-less cupboard, ordinary cocoa will work too.
- If your paleo you donut need to miss out. Just ditch the rice malt syryp and use honey or maple syrup instead.
- Make your tops pop… yep anything goes! We used bee pollen, cacao nibs, almonds, pistachios, and hemp seeds, but matcha, goji berries, coconut, or just about anything else, would look ahhhhh-mazing too!
- Donuts for breakfast…yes really. Crumble a donut up in a glass and serve with yoghurt and fresh strawberries, or just eat them whole with almond butter or coconut yoghurt.
- You can store leftovers in the fridge for 3-4 days…but don’t count on having any!
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