Paleo Donuts ~ GAPS-friendly :: One thing I *love* about this recipe is how fast and easy they are to make. In fact, I tried making them in a blender one time; and they turn out better as the original recipe has it: just one medium size bowl and mixing the few ingredients by hand. They turn out really light, a bit sponge-y and with the glaze, they are cake meats healthy candy- so yumm!

PALEO DONUTS ~ GAPS-friendly

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I’m not sure why it took me so long to make Paleo donuts (that are also GAPS-friendly)! I think I needed a recommendation for which donut pan to buy, for starters. After that, this recipe was handed to me, by a friend, via her new ebook. We love them; and I’m not sure when I’ll make my own recipe…! Although now that I have my new donut pan it won’t be too long.

I think you’ll love these!; so I’m sharing them with you, in the meantime.

One thing I *love* about this recipe is how fast and easy they are to make. 20-30 minutes, total (including baking time)! In fact, I tried making them in a blender one time; and they are better as the original recipe has it: just one medium size bowl and mixing the few ingredients by hand.

They turn out really light, a bit sponge-y and, with the glaze, they are cake meets healthy candy– so yum!

One thing I *love* about this recipe is how fast and easy they are to make. 20-30 minutes, total! In fact, I tried making them in a blender one time; and they are better as the original recipe has it: just one medium size bowl and mixing the few ingredients by hand. They turn out really light, a bit sponge-y and, with the glaze, they are cake meets healthy candy- so yumm!

 

The credit for this recipe goes to Andrea Wyckoff. They’re from her cookbook, Pure and Simple Paleo, published with her permission. Please see her blog, ForestandFauna.com for some other lovely whole food recipes.

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PALEO DONUTS ~ GAPS-friendly

 

Paleo Donuts
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Optional garnish: use Andrea's simple chocolate coating for a glaze or her vanilla icing (both recipes are below in Recipe Notes), chopped nuts, dried coconut flakes, crumbled freeze dried fruit, or roll in maple sugar and cinnamon. Meg's note~ I garnished my donuts, after glazing, with shaved unsweetened chocolate, powdered hibiscus blossoms and lavender blossoms (very herby but yummy). I also made a honey glaze with 1/2 cup melted cocoa butter + 2 T. honey & 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract.
Servings Prep Time
9 donuts 10-15 minutes
Cook Time
10-16 minutes
Servings Prep Time
9 donuts 10-15 minutes
Cook Time
10-16 minutes
Paleo Donuts
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Print Recipe
Optional garnish: use Andrea's simple chocolate coating for a glaze or her vanilla icing (both recipes are below in Recipe Notes), chopped nuts, dried coconut flakes, crumbled freeze dried fruit, or roll in maple sugar and cinnamon. Meg's note~ I garnished my donuts, after glazing, with shaved unsweetened chocolate, powdered hibiscus blossoms and lavender blossoms (very herby but yummy). I also made a honey glaze with 1/2 cup melted cocoa butter + 2 T. honey & 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract.
Servings Prep Time
9 donuts 10-15 minutes
Cook Time
10-16 minutes
Servings Prep Time
9 donuts 10-15 minutes
Cook Time
10-16 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: donuts
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350*F.
  2. Whisk eggs. Add in remaining ingredients, and mix well by hand.
  3. Grease donut pan thoroughly. Spoon batter into a piping bag (or use a zip lock bag, then cut off the corner). Pipe donut filling into a full sized donut baking pan with space for 9 standard donuts (or more if making mini- donuts). I use the silicone donut pan and set it on a full metal baking sheet for ease in getting it in and out of the oven.
  4. Bake at 350*F for 10 to 16 minutes (cooking time varies depending on the type of baking pan used).
  5. *After baking, let donuts fully cool before removing from pan.* It is super hard to wait for these to cool; but do. They will break if you try to pop them out early.
  6. If you are going to top them with my simple chocolate glaze put the donuts into the freezer to chill for 20 minutes while you make the glaze. Dip the chilled donuts in the chocolate coating, sprinkle on chopped nuts or freeze dried fruit, and serve. Or you can make a small batch of my vanilla icing to top them (recipe below), and stir in freeze dried strawberries for flavor and a nice pink color.
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Recipe Notes

Vanilla Icing

  • 1 cup organic palm shortening
  • 2 to 3 Tablespoons honey or maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Tiny pinch sea salt

Whip icing ingredients together in a small bowl, add sweetener to taste. I like to use the whisk attachment on my immersion blender to make this frosting extra creamy.

 

Chocolate Glaze for Donuts

  • 1/2 cup cacao butter
  • 1/2 cup cacao powder
  • 2 to 4 Tablespoons maple syrup (or stevia to taste)

Gently melt the cacao butter over low heat, or in a double boiler. After melting cacao butter stir in cacao powder and sweetener. Do your best to melt together at a low temp to avoid scorching the chocolate. To Glaze Donuts: After mixing the chocolate sauce together, let it cool until it thickens a little, then you can dip the donuts in the chocolate sauce. It also works best if you start with a chilled donut. You may need to “double dip” the donuts, meaning dip them once, then stick them in the freezer for a few minutes to let the chocolate firm up, then dip them in chocolate again.

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One thing I *love* about this recipe is how fast and easy they are to make. In fact, I tried making them in a blender one time; and they turn out better as the original recipe has it: just one medium size bowl and mixing the few ingredients by hand. They turn out really light, a bit sponge-y and with the glaze, they are cake meats healthy candy- so yumm!