Monday Mornings: Donut Day

Today’s Monday Morning post features one of my boys’ all-time favorite breakfasts…DONUTS!!!  Oh, how my boys LOVE donuts.  The traditional variety typically has more than 30 grams of sugar in one single donut.  That’s two days worth of sugar for the kids!  YIKES!  I knew I needed to find a better option so my boys could still enjoy one of their favorite breakfast treats.  It’s taken some trial and error, but I’ve  finally found a recipe my boys love…so much so that I have to double the recipe (sometimes triple if I want to have some leftover to freeze).  These chocolate covered covered gluten-free goodies are loaded with protein which make them great for breakfast, but my boys especially love them as an after school snack!

This recipe is one that I adapted from this recipe from Maria (I didn’t mean to adapt it, but I accidentally added an extra 1/2 c. of almond flour to one of her recipes and they turned out REALLY good so I thought I’d do the same next time).  If peanut allergies are a concern you might try THIS RECIPE for her coconut flour doughnuts.  Maria has other flavored donut recipes on her site as well…the next on my list to try are the Gingerbread Donuts!  They sound DELICIOUS and would be perfect for the holiday season!  Her new cookbook should be coming out in the very near future.  I know what will be on my Christmas list this year.

Almond Flour Donuts:

  • 1 c. almond flour
  • 4 TBS melted butter (or coconut oil)
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/4 c. Wholesome Sweetener Zero (or another natural sweetener)
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • SimplyLite Chocolate Bar (or sugar free chocolate chips or ChocoPerfection Bar)
  • 1 TBS unsweetened vanilla almond milk
Preheat oven to 350.  Combine all ingredients and stir well.  Pour batter into prepared donut pans (fill each opening about 1/2 way so the content doesn’t spill out while baking).  Bake for 20 minutes.  While donuts are cooling melt chocolate in a double boiler, adding the almond milk to thin it out.  If you don’t have a double boiler you could microwave the chocolate in short increments (20 seconds at a time) making sure to stir often so the chocolate doesn’t burn.  If you use the microwave method you may need to add a bit more almond milk.
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6 Responses to Monday Mornings: Donut Day

  1. Sarah says:

    Yum! Where do you buy your Almond Flour? It’s pretty expensive…

    • Jewls says:

      Try Honeyville . Com. I get mine from them it is high quality and they sell in larger volumes at a reasonable price.also check out the Almond Flour Cook Book.

  2. Shannon says:

    I would like to know this as well!

  3. Christine says:

    I am excited to try this recipe! FYI, I use a mini donut maker that is my new favorite toy! It works and looks similar to a waffle iron, but the resulting shapes are mini donuts. They only take approx. 3 minutes to bake, give or take depending on the recipe. I have used cake batter, corn bread muffing mix, brownie batter, muffin mixes and pancake batter! The kids love pancakes this way : )

  4. Jamie Schultz says:

    This is where I buy my almond flour:
    It’s a lot cheaper than buying it at the health food store. Also, keep in mind that a one pound bag is typically enough to get me through an entire month (depending on how much I bake). Very rarely can I get through two bags in a month. Hope that helps!

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