Healthy Donuts for National Donut Day!

Happy National Donut Day!!

With Sadie’s #glutenfree #refinedsugarfree diet, the warm Krispie Kreme donuts are no longer something we eat. So, in honor of National Donut Day, we thought we’d share go-to recipe for those times when you just HAVE to HAVE a donut!! 🙂

healthy donut option

Coconut Sugar Donuts
(adapted from Babycakes recipe)

3/4 C rice flour

1/3 C sorghum flour

1/2 C potato starch

1/4 C arrowroot

1/4 t xanthan gum

1 1/2 t baking powder

1/8 t baking soda

1/2 t salt

3/4 C unrefined coconut sugar (Use agave for a softer donut with less crunch and/or a sweeter donut)

1/3 C melted coconut oil, plus more for brushing donut pan

6 T unsweetened applesauce

1/4 C vanilla

1/4 C hot water

(Makes 12 donuts but we often make a half batch because they are best warm!)

donuts prepped for bakingDirections:
Preheat oven to 325*, Brush two six-mold donut pans with coconut oil and set aside.

Whisk together all dry ingredients. Add coconut oil, applesauce, vanilla and hot water. Mix using rubber spatula until ingredients are incorporated and continue mixing until batter is smooth. Drop about 2 1/2 teaspoons of batter onto each mold and spread evenly.

Bake for 8 minutes. Rotate pan and cook about 8 minutes more – until donuts are golden brown. Let cool at least 5 minutes.

Mix 1 T coconut sugar and about 1/4 t cinnamon together for the topping. (Add more or less cinnamon depending on your taste.) Spread onto a small plate. Brush top of donut with melted butter or Ghee (dairy-free) and then flip donut onto the small plate of cinnamon sugar mixture.

SOOOO good! It is sure to curb your donut craving! 🙂

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