Healthy donuts — what?!?!?!
Sounds like an oxymoron like comfortable heels or flattering sweatpants…healthy and donuts just don’t belong in the same sentence.
What is it that makes most donuts such fat traps?
1) Most donuts are fried, which adds unhealthy fat and loads of extra calories. I solved this problem by baking my donuts in a donut pan.
2) Most donuts are made with refined white flour, which is an overload of simple carbs and gluten that spikes your blood sugar and primes your body for fat storage. I solved this problem by using almond flour, which is lower in carbs and is free of gluten.
3) Most donuts are filled with refined cane sugar and corn syrup, which overloads your system and pushes you into fat storage mode. I solved this problem by using just a touch of pure maple syrup, a wholesome sweetener that contains vitamins and minerals that your body needs, and releases slower into your system to prevent a major blood sugar spike.
Oh, and these healthy donuts taste just as good as any friend and sugar laden ones! Try for yourself…
So you can see that this recipe for BEST Paleo Donuts is actually quite a healthy alternative to traditional donuts. It’s usable, wholesome energy that will power your day.
Watch the video below to see how simple these tasty donuts are to make!
- 3 Tablespoons pure maple syrup, grade B
- ¼ teaspoon almond extract
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 Tablespoons coconut oil, melted
- 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
- 2 eggs, at room temperature, whites and yolks separated
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Generously grease your 6-mold donut pan with coconut oil.
- Combine the dry ingredients in a medium bowl. In another medium bowl combine all of the wet ingredients except egg whites.
- Mix the wet with dry and set aside.
- Beat the egg whites until firm peaks form. Gently fold the egg whites into the batter.
- Equally distribute the batter between the 6 donut molds. Smooth out the tops of each donut. Bake for 12-15 minutes until lightly golden.
- Allow the donuts to cool, remove from pan and then chill in the fridge for half an hour.
- For the Glaze: Fill a medium skillet with a few inches of water and place over medium-low heat. Place the glaze ingredients in a small saucepan and put the saucepan inside the skillet. Gently mix the ingredients until fully melted.
- Pour the melted chocolate into a shallow bowl. Dip each chilled donut in the chocolate, then immediately chill for 30 minutes until the glaze hardens.