When I made the transition to a clean diet and totally ditched all deep fried, dairy and gluten-containing foods, I thought a donut would never touch my lips again.
Then it dawned on me…
I pride myself on being a ninja at “healthifying” crap foods into clean-eating delights. So why should donuts be any different?
This sent me on a research quest to discover donut recipes with clean ingredients that taste amazing and support your health at the same time. I’m happy to report I found them!
And get this… I enjoy them even more than their “traditional” deep-fried counterparts that are full of health-sabotaging ingredients like refined sugars, oils and flours that cause major inflammation in the body.
They are moist, filling and actually have nutritional value from the clean ingredients. Plus, they are really easy to make!
In this post, I’m sharing one of my favorite donut recipes which is for baked pumpkin spice donuts.
These donuts make a tasty treat any time of the year, but they are especially awesome to share with family and friends in the fall when pumpkin is on everyone’s mind.
NOTE: If you don’t already have one, you will need to invest in a donut pan to make these healthy baked donuts. I bought this one on amazon and love it!
Optional sugar topping:
If you must add a sugar topping to your donuts, opt for organic coconut sugar like this.
Simply sprinkle a thin layer of the coconut sugar on top of a small plate, and then lightly dip the top of the donuts into the sugar.
A LOOK AT THE PROCESS
Here’s a photo of the oiled donut pan. I like to use a paper towel to smear the coconut oil around:
Here’s a look at the batter when it’s ready to go in the pan:
Here’s a photo of the donuts fresh out of the oven (they smell amazing!):
Here’s a photo of the donuts ready to enjoy. I wolfed one down about 2 seconds after taking this picture:
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Cheers to enjoying delicious donuts that support a clean and healthy diet!
With love and gratitude,
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