I have a thing for doughnuts. If I could eat any food for the rest of my life. Everyday. For breakfast, lunch and dinner, it would be a tie between peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and doughnuts.
I know, it's really hard living with such a sophisticated pallet.
I'm a good girl though. I think I've had doughnuts twice in the last year.
I've recently changed CrossFit gyms, and right there on the corner of the street is a Dunkin Doughnuts. Crap.
While I've only succumbed once (I had to bring in doughnuts for the CrossFit LiftOff), I am tempted every time I leave the gym. Every stinking time.
So instead of continuing to test my will power, I decided to make my own. A healthier, cleaner version; a recipe that wouldn't make me feel like Augustus Gloop drowning in a pool of whipped chocolate frosting when I finished eating them.
They're so easy, so simple, and don't require any weird ingredients or special, hard-to-find flours.
The clean up is easy too, one bowl, one doughnut tin, and one Magic Bullet container (if you have a food processor, use it).
Paleo Frosted Mini Doughnuts
Prep: 15 minutes | Cook time: 15 minutes
1/2 cup coconut oil
1/3 cup honey
1/4 to 1/2 cup Almond Milk (I used Unsweetened Vanilla)
1 tsp Baking Soda
Dash of vanilla
Dash of nutmeg
3/4 cup coconut flour
1/4 cup Dark Chocolate Chips
2 tsp coconut oil
In a food processor blend eggs, honey, vanilla extract, 1/4 cup almond milk, and melted coconut oil. Sift coconut flour and add to food processor with salt, nutmeg and baking soda. Blend away! Coconut flour doesn't contain gluten, do you can't risk over-mixing. The more air in the there, the more cake-like they'll be (even better!)
The mixture will be very thick (see above photos) depending on your coconut flour. You may need to add a splash or two of more almond milk.
If you're not using a silicone pan, you'll need to grease it. Spoon the mixture into your doughnut pan (this is what I use) leveling it out with a spoon. Bake them at 350 for 13-15 minutes. Once cooled, melt the chocolate and coconut oil together in the microwave, stirring very frequently. Dip the tops of the cooled doughnuts using your hands. Top with your favorite things! I used unsweetened coconut. You can try walnuts, sprinkles, etc. Allow them to set in the fridge.
Try not to devour them all at once! They're insane.
Nutrition facts per doughnut
Calories: 99 | Fat 7g | Carbs 8g | Protein 2g | Fiber 2g | Sugar 7g