Who didn’t grow up loving donut holes? It’s the perfect, naughty little treat.
Well not-so-perfect when you purchase traditional donut holes from the store. Those are filled with gluten, refined sugar, harmful trans fats, preservatives and corn syrup. But don’t worry, I’ve got you covered with this tasty, wholesome recipe for Apple Cider Donut Holes.
What makes these donut holes better? Let’s see…
Ok, ok, you’ve heard enough. Go pull out your donut hole baking pan (or cake pop pan!) and make a batch of these delicious treats!
1¼ cups blanched almond flour
¼ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
3 tablespoons pure maple syrup
¼ teaspoon almond extract
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons melted coconut oil
1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
2 eggs, at room temperature, whites and yolks separated
1 tablespoon coconut oil
1 small, organic apple, finely chopped
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
dash of sea salt
For the Apple Ingredients: In a small skillet, heat the coconut oil over medium. Add the finely chopped apple and cook, stirring often until very soft, about 5 minutes. Add the syrup, cinnamon, and salt. Continue to cook for another 2 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Generously grease your 20 donut hole 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. Mix in the cooled apple ingredients.
Equally distribute the batter between the 20 donut hole molds. Bake for 8-12 minutes until lightly golden.
Allow the donuts to cool, remove from pan and then chill in the fridge for half an hour. Sprinkle with cinnamon and coconut sugar.