Paleo Donuts

Who doesn’t love donuts on a Sunday morning.  If only I could walk to a bakery on a Sunday morning and get a paleo donut, my life would be complete. I would even settle for a gluten free, freshly baked or fried, version  But if I want one on a Sunday (or any day for that matter) I need to make it myself.  This recipe will satisfy that craving and not make you feel guilty for breaking your diet.

Donut Ingredients:

  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 1 cup of apple sauce
  • 1/8 cup melted coconut oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsp honey
  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 3/4 cup almond flour or meal (I used Trader Joe’s brand)
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Toppings:

  • Coconut Butter slightly warmed or
  • Melted butter and coconut sugar

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 350 deg F and coat donut pan with melted coconut oil
  • Add bananas and apple sauce to a food processor and process till smooth
  • Pour into a large mixing bowl and add coconut oil, vanilla, egg, and honey and whisk until egg is combined
  • In a separate bowl, combine coconut flour, almond meal, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt, and mix until incorporated
  • Pour dry ingredients into wet and mix thoroughly
  • Pour batter into doughnut pan
  • Bake for approximately 20 to 25 minutes, until dough bounces back after being pressed.
  • Cool for about 5 minutes in pan, then remove to a cooling rack.
  • When donuts have cooled down slightly, add toppings.  Either drizzle on some warmed coconut butter, or melt about 4 tbs of butter or ghee and dip donut in butter then coat with coconut sugar.
  • These taste best if eaten right away.

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