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Friday, June 7, 2013

Happy National Donut Day / Cinnamon Roll Almond Flour Donut Recipe

Hello, everyone! I'm sorry I haven't been around much lately, but life has just been busy.  I hope you have all been doing well?

 In honor of NATIONAL DONUT DAY, I found a recipe that allows me to celebrate right along with you.  It is made out of almond flour instead of regular flour, making it healthier, much lower in carbs, and something I can actually eat.  

I LOVE baking with almond meal/flour.  I love the nutty flavor and the texture that it gives to my baked goods, however Skippy is not a fan.  He has been a good sport and tries just about everything I make, but he just doesn't care for the texture.

I had been buying it but found it was cheaper to buy raw almonds at COSTCO and grind them myself, so that is what I do. As with any recipe, you can tweak it to suit your family's taste.  Add a bit more of this or a little less of that.  Make sure if you do, you write down your changes.  I will tweak something and LOVE IT, but then when I go back to make it again I find out I have to try and figure it out all over again because I neglected to take a few seconds to mark it down.

For this recipe, you will need the following:

  • 1 1/4 cup almond flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil or butter, melted
  • 2 TBS honey
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
1.  Preheat oven to 350F
2.  Dump the almond flour, salt, and baking soda into the blender

3.  Whisk together all your wet ingredients, add to the blender.

4.  Blend until batter is very smooth. Pour into prepared donut molds. I don't have a donut mold so
I used a muffin pan

5.  Bake for approximately 10 minutes. DO NOT OVERBAKE or they will be dry

I dipped two in sugar free chocolate syrup and drizzled one with sf caramel syrup, dipped two in
butter and then in a SPLENDA and cinnamon mixture, and then two more in sf chocolate syrup and then sprinkled with unsweetened coconut.

Well, I've gotta run......I hear a cup of hot green tea and a cinna-muffin calling my name! :D



Anonymous said...

Hello Laura,

So great it is to see you posting!

Your recipe looks yummy indeed! I had no idea it was National Doughnut Day. Hmmm...I am thinking I had better do something about that. Maybe I should make the cinnamon rolls my daughter has been asking me about.

Well, it's the weekend (or as good as). Happy Friday!


Debby@Just Breathe said...

We always buy raw almonds at Costco to much on but I never thought about grinding them up, I usually buy my Almond meal at the store. Great idea. Your recipe sounds yummy, I'm going to have to try it! Have a nice weekend and I hope all is well with you and your family.

Anonymous said...

Hi Laura,

It was so pleasant to see your comment on my blog yesterday! I know how it is...life being busy, and really not feeling like blogging.

This year has been a tough one so far. Both my husband's and my own father died, I have been ill and was hospitalized, and just about a week ago, my daughter's little dog died. The weirdest thing is, the loss of her little dog has been one of the most difficult things. I think because it was so unexpected. I have cried more than I knew I could over an animal.

I hope you are doing well.