I have always been a chocolate chip cookie girl at heart, however, my younger sister has always had a thing for donuts. It’s not as if we grew up eating chocolate chip cookies and donuts constantly, but just like you, we have our favorites too!
Recently, there has been a lot of healthy recipes popping up for healthy donuts. When my sister and I chat about posts that catch our eye, I can always hear the excitement in her voice and the anticipation of perhaps making these donuts one day. My mom purchased a donut pan so that we could experiment with donut making and unfortunately my first couple attempts were nearly flops.
However, once I saw the Baby Cakes donut maker, similar to a waffle iron but for donuts, I couldn’t help but think that this would be a more simple way to perfect a healthy donut recipe. As you might have guessed, I purchased one as a gift for my sister. Although we both enjoy baking together when we get a chance, her time is filled with classes and homework as she is finishing her studies to become a nurse so while she likes donuts, I’m the one who loves modifying recipes and playing in the kitchen with my free time, which is how I came up with the following recipe. It’s not perfect…but it’s a good place to start with my donut making endeavors.
1 T. almond butter
1/4 c. +1 T. pumpkin puree
2 T. honey
5 stevia scoops (Kal brand or stevia to taste)
1 t. vanilla
1 t. cinnamon
1 t. pumpkin pie spice
pinch of sea salt
1/2 c. gluten free baking mix (I used Pamela’s)
1/2 c. almond flour
*1/4 c. protein powder (preferably vanilla or non-flavored & plant based)
1 t. baking soda
1/4 c. mini semi-sweet chocolate chips – 1/8 c. saved for end (Enjoy Life)
- Add the almond butter through sea salt (first nine ingredients) to a small mixing bowl and combine well
- Add remaining dry ingredients, mixing to form dough
- Add 1/8 c. chocolate chips to dough, save rest for drizzling at end
- Preheat Baby Cakes donut maker
- Moisten hands (water or coconut oil) and roll dough to form a log shape to fit around the donut spike
- Once donut maker is preheated, form log shape dough around the spike and cook until golden brown, a few minutes
- Place remaining 1/8 c. chocolate chips in glass bowl and place in oven (convection oven) or microwave until melted, approx. few minutes with the oven, stirring occasionally so they don’t burn
- Drizzle chocolate on top of donuts
This is likely the beginning of more donut recipes so if you’re a donut lover, stay tuned. I am far from a donut expert but I find these treats very tasty and pretty darn healthy…considering they are donuts! If you’re one who typically eats donuts at the office, perhaps consider investing in a mini donut maker and making your own!!
Wishing you a wonderful week!!