Friday, March 22, 2013


Mouthwatering cake donuts without a donut pan?  You'd better believe it.  A quick experiment to make a low-carb cookie for a snowy day turned into a happy accident and a new recipe.  Give these donuts a try some chilly wet Sunday morning... mm, maybe a cup of coffee?

  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 1/4 cup flax seed powder
  • 1/8 cup peanut flour
  • 1/8 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp NuNaturals
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp almond extract
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 stick butter

  1. Mix all dry ingredients until no lumps can be found.
  2. In a separate bowl, beat egg thoroughly.
  3. Add vanilla, almond extract, and melted butter.
  4. Mix both together.
  5. Place on cookie sheets, buffered by parchment paper if you have it.
  6. Getting the donut shape is no trick, simply stick your finger into the center of a lump and form a "donut-esque" shape.  
  7. Bake at 350* for about 12 minutes.
  8. When the donuts are done, remove from the oven and place on a cooling rack.  If you wish to glaze them, do it while they are still warm.
Glazing the Donuts:
The glaze I used for these donuts was Trim Healthy Mama's "Nighty-Night Custard".
  • 1 tsp. vanilla whey protein powder
  • 1/2 tsp. coconut oil
  • a bit of sea salt
  • 3-4 shakes of NuNaturals (or 3 teaspoons of Truvia)
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 3/4 tsp. konjac glucomannan powder
  1. Turn on your kettle or put 1 and ¼ cups water in a small saucepan and bring to a rapid boil.
  2. Put vanilla whey protein in blender along with coconut oil, sea salt, sweetener, and vanilla extract.
  3. Add 1 cup boiling water to blender and start blender. While ingredients are blending add glucomannan.
  4. Blend for about a minute and a half, turn off blender, add the extra ¼ cup of water then blend again for a little while longer.
  5. Taste and adjust, your end result should be a perfect balance between the sweetener and the salt. You may need to add more of either sea salt, sweetener or more vanilla.
When you glaze the donuts, the best way to do it is to place a pan under your cooling rack and pour the glaze over the donuts.  They will be glazed, and the excess will be caught in your pan for further glazing, snacking or immortalizing in carbonite.

This recipe is "S" for Trim Healthy Mamas.


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