No way! Can it be??
YEZZIR… Clean gluten free donuts exists! Being healthy doesn’t mean you have to give up the foods you love, it just takes a little imagination and inspiration to replicate the recipes. Adopting to a healthier lifestyle is a HUGE step for you! It will change every aspect of your life and you will have questions. You will question yourself, you will be questioned by others, but after a few strong months, you will come to a point of no return. You will never want to go back to eating Hot Cheetos for breakfast ever again!
Don’t let your questions become your excuses. Reach out and ask! Go online and do some research! The best way to get started is to start reading the ingredients on food labels. If you read an ingredient that you are unsure of, google it. If it’s not a natural ingredient, or if you are STILL unsure of what it is, then do NOT eat it. Put the bag of cookies down, and WALK AWAY. You don’t need it and it probably doesn’t even taste as good as this clean donut you’re about to have right now. Start getting in a habit of monitoring EVERYTHING that goes into your body. Sometimes we think our body ignores the junk we force down our throats, but the truth is, our body processes everything the same way. No discrimination here! You may not see the negative side effects immediately, but you bet cho a** It’s doing something in there and it’s not good for you AT ALL.
Don’t let others change your decision on eating healthy. They don’t have control of what goes into your body. YOU DO. They certainly are not the ones feeling the heart burn. YOU ARE. Everybody is different. Get to know your own body. What works for you may not work for others, and what works for others may not work for you. Getting to know your body is a long process, be patient and listen to what your body is telling you.
With all that said… it’s DONUT TIME BABY.
2 Mixing Bowls
1 Donut Pan
Measuring Cups (Liquid and Dry)
tsp – Teaspoon
Tbs – Tablesppon
C – Cup
1 1/2 C Blanched Almond Flour
1/2 C Potato Starch
3 tsp Baking Powder
1/4 tsp Baking Soda
1/2 tsp Salt
3/4 C Coconut Milk
1/2 C Agave Nectar
3 Tbs Coconut oil (melted)
1 Tbs Vanilla Extract
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Mix the dry ingredients in a mixing bowl. WHISK the wet ingredients together in a separate mixing bowl. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and whisk until there are no clumps. Let the batter sit for 10 minutes. Grease the donut pan with coconut oil, I like using Trader Joes Coconut Oil Spray. Carefully pour the batter into the donut pan using a ladle. Don’t cover the donut holes. Stick it in the oven and let it sit for 20 minutes. The color should be medium to light brown.
While that’s in the oven, we can move on to the Protein Chocolate Glaze.
1 Scoop of Chocolate Protein Powder
2 Tbs Cocoa Powder
2 Tbs Coconut Nectar or Honey
3/4 – 1 C Alomnd milk (depends on protein powder)
1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
Add protein powder and cocoa powder in a bowl and mix. Pour in the almond milk and let the powder dissolve. Add the vanilla extract and coconut nectar and whisk together until you get a thick glaze consistency.
Take the donuts out of the oven and let it sit for a few minutes. Gently remove and transfer them onto a cooling rack. Re-grease or spray the donut pan with coconut oil and pour the rest of the batter in for the 2nd batch. After your donuts have cooled, dunk them in the chocolate glaze and set to the side. The glaze will eventually harden, so if you have any toppings to add, this is a good time.
Enjoy. Love your life. Be patient. Trust the process. Be inspired. Be liberated