Archive for July, 2013

Some days, you’ve just gotta have DONUTS

Posted by Firestorm Weaver-Bladewing on 27th July 2013 in Uncategorized

Unfortunately, if you’ve been trying like heck to keep your diet clean, commercial donuts may be some of the least helpful foods on the planet. No, really. I’m not exaggerating. Between the refined, bromated flour, the partially hydrogenated, GMO-laden fats INSIDE, and the often-rancid, GMO-laden fats they’re fried in — plus the mounds and mounds of refined sugar on and in them… yeah, they’re basically “not-so-healthy-on-a-stick”.

So what’s a body to do when the MIND is craving donuts, and the body is struggling to maintain its health? Well, experiment, of course!!!

With some help from a few recipes that our household didn’t really like, we pulled together this wonderful donut option. The donuts are baked, not fried (you can get the pan here). The ingredients are free of casein, wheat, soy, corn, grains, and refined cane sugar. The donuts are exceptionally tasty, and actually pretty good for you.

48201_10200887047391767_1013754856_oPrimal Baked Donuts

Ingredients:
1/2 cup hazelnut flour (you can use almond flour)
1/2 cup coconut flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 cup coconut sugar (you can substitute honey or maple syrup if you don’t need to watch your glycemic index)
4 eggs (3 eggs if you’re using honey or maple syrup)
2 Tbsp. coconut oil (you can use ghee if you like)
1/2 cup almond, hemp, coconut, or hazelnut milk
1 tsp. lemon juice
coconut-cinnamon sugar for dipping

TIP: On the liquid, if you do dairy, you can sub in half-and-half. I try to mix the sources of my ingredients up so that I don’t lean too heavily on one source for all my ingredients, to avoid over-stimulating an autoimmune reaction. I do fine with dairy, so sometimes, I’ll use half-and-half. If you DO use half-and-half, these donuts will NOT be casein free!!!)

Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease doughnut pan with ghee or coconut oil.
2. Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl.
3. In a separate medium bowl, mix together wet ingredients. Pour wet ingredients into dry and combine thoroughly.
4. Spoon batter into greased doughnut pan until wells are 2/3 full.
5. Bake at 350 degrees for 13-15 minutes or until nicely browned.
6. Cool 1-2 minutes before carefully removing the donuts from the pan.

Once the donuts are cool, you can dip them in coconut sugar with cinnamon. You can also brush them while they’re hot with honey to make a honey glaze. YUMMM.