I think it’s safe to say that almost everyone agrees that donuts are good, right? Like, super good.
And I know it’s not just me and my sweet tooth talking. In the US alone more than 10 billion donuts are made… Every. Single. Year. That’s so many donuts!
But did you know that they’re also really easy to make yourself?
So easy in fact that they’re perfect to whip up for hangouts with your best buds, a treat to enjoy with your love or solo dessert parties in your pjs. Because sometimes sharing is a bad idea!
Whether you have dietary restrictions or preferences, want to health things up a little or just want to get your donut on a bit more often, this is absolutely the gluten free donut recipe you needed.
Let’s dive in!
Yes, Dessert is an Important Part of a Healthy Diet
These gluten free donuts are loaded with maple. Why? Because I adore maple. If I could somehow live off of maple I think I would. Well… maybe not, because I like tons of other goodness too, but you get me. That stuff is too good to deny!
That’s me! Savouring some maple cream (my maple obsession is real!)
Regardless of your personal vice, know that you can have a healthy diet and still enjoy sweets. This girl sure does! And I’m not planning on changing that.
It’s so important that you feel empowered to create a healthy balance that works for you and makes you feel good. And dessert can absolutely be a part of that.
If you took away my maple (or chocolate if I’m being honest) I’d be pretty darn sad. So sad in fact that you would likely eventually find me chugging syrup at the grocery store. Ok, probably not (even I think that’s too far, #gross) but the point is that if your diet makes you miserable you will never stick to it.
Nothing shame-based or frustratingly restrictive feels good in the long run.
Work on creating something balanced. Embrace healthy goodness (fruits and veggies baby) but don’t limit yourself (unless medically necessary) and say goodbye to all of your favourite things. That’s how you build a lifestyle instead of a restrictive, unfulfilling diet. And that is the kind of awesome change that actually lasts.
Personally, as an autoimmune disease warrior, I do like to be thoughtful about the ingredients I put together. My diet has had a major affect on my well-being. So, of course, I’m going to gush about all of the healthy deliciousness that went into these delights in a hot minute. And I absolutely highly recommend you give this gluten free donut recipe a go too. Because yum!
But, even with that being said, know that the way I eat is not the only way.
Healthy diets don’t make us feel bad if we want to enjoy a cookie. They don’t hold our self-love for ransom until we hit some sort of fitness goal. And they don’t force us to worry about calories or stress about our meals. They support our mental and physical well-being and feed us with flexibility and kindness.
And they are beautifully unique to each individual! The way you eat should be tailored to your own personal wants and needs.
Have fun creating something as uniquely wonderful as you are. And know that whatever that mix may be, there is absolutely room for dessert.
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What Makes These Donuts So Awesome
Maple really brings the sweetness in this dessert. We’re frosting them with maple butter, after all. So maple is pretty well the super star here!
This sweet yumness is rich in manganese and zinc. Both of these minerals have antioxidant properties, taking down free radicals and reducing cellular damage. And they also work to keep that lovely immune system of yours happy and healthy. (source)
Manganese also helps to control your blood sugar, keeping those awful energy crashes at bay. Which is a pretty sweet gift to hide in a sugar source (the pun was there, I had to take it!) (source)
These bad boys are also made with delicious oat flour.
Which is awesome for you, because oats are a great source of fiber! There’s 17% of your daily value hanging out in a quarter cup. On top of that, it’s got 13% of your daily protein needs. And we’re doubling down on the manganese, because oats pack a ton of that too! (source)
Oats also help to keep you fuller longer. And eating whole grains and good sources of dietary fiber have also been shown to reduce the risk of high blood pressure and heart attacks, which is a total win!
There’s good fats in there thanks to the almond milk and coconut milk yogurt. And a little extra deliciousness from the vanilla and cinnamon. Can you ever really go wrong with vanilla and cinnamon?
And our friends at Namaste Foods made it super easy to make these donuts vegan! Their egg replacer is the bomb!
That’s a heck of a lot of goodness from a donut, don’t you think? Booyah! Ready to make some?
Delightful Gluten Free Donut Recipe
Bust out your donut pan and let’s do this!
Delightful Gluten Free Donut Recipe
These baked donuts are vegan, gluten free and refined sugar free. And oh so sweet!
- 3/4 Cup Oat Flour
- 2/3 Cup Coconut Milk Yogurt Like Silk
- 1/4 Cup Maple Syrup
- 1 Tsp Vanilla Extract
- 1/4 Cup Almond Milk
- 2 Tsp Cinnamon
- 1 Egg Replacer Like Namaste Foods - If you choose to use eggs please buy from farms that raise happy chickens <3
- Coconut Oil To grease the pan
- Maple Butter To frost the donuts - use as much or as little as you'd like ^^
Pre-heat your oven to 350.
Prep your egg replacer. (Should you choose to use an egg is this recipe, please support ethical farming practices by buying from local farmers who raise happy, healthy chickens.)
In a small bowl combine your ingredients and whisk until you have a cake batter consistency. Let the mixture sit for 15 minutes so that it can thicken.
Grease your donut pan with coconut oil, pour the batter into each of the six donut molds and pop in the oven. Cooks in approximately 25 to 30 minutes. Test to see if the donuts are done by skewering it with a thin bladed knife or toothpick. The knife should come out clean with no streaks of batter (a few crumbs are ok).
Let the donuts cool to room temperature. Frost with maple butter and enjoy!
There you have it! You definitely need to give this delicious gluten free donut recipe a try. Because they’re so yum! I really can’t wait for you to try them.
Now it’s your turn! Have you made donuts before? Are you excited to give these ones a go? Any recipes you’d like to see in the future? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below.
Health and love,
Thought of the day: I welcome and embrace the sweetness in life!
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