For most holidays, we love to make fun breakfast treats. And this year for Easter, I had donuts on my mind. Donuts are really one of the things I miss with clean eating. My mission this past week was to find a paleo/low carb type donut on the internet with the best reviews. After some searching, wholesomeyum’s recipe with 98 4.8 (out of 5) star reviews and 384 comments, seem to have won out, so I figured we needed to try these. I did what any good mom would do, I asked my daughter to make them for me. She used coconut sugar instead of the erythritol but they turned out well. And while they were tasty, they favored the texture of a muffin a bit more than a donut, but were good nonetheless!
I did also come to realize that donuts really need to be fried (or at least taste like they are fried). For that reason, and not to toot my own horn, but it made me realize why I love the donuts from my book. I think because we use fiber to give the donuts some “squishiness” they have a similar texture to traditional gluten-filled tastiness. Brush them with a coat of butter before baking so the cinnamon & sugar caramelize. The kids made these also for my birthday morning and also Christmas morning. They’re my fav!
This picture doesn’t do them justice since you can’t see the caramelized cinnamon and sugar at the bottom very well. I pulled this old picture from my book. I honestly didn’t plan on sharing these donuts with you all, but thought I had to after trying the delicious but non-“fried” donuts that my daughter made just so you can have different options. If you have my book, these are on page 174. Otherwise, if not, no worries, I’ll post the recipe at the bottom of this page!
I hope you guys can find a fun breakfast treat that you love!
Here are donuts from WholeSomeYum. They turned out pretty, didn’t they? If you dont like fried or need fried then you will love these!
Tate did really enjoy these! It was funny for me to see him come jump on our bench and play around with the donuts and camera while I was trying to photograph the food. I hadn’t see him to do that in quite a while.
The last time had took this pose might have been from a post from 2014. How time flies….
Preheat oven 325F.
Mix dry ingredients together in a medium bowl.
Then in a small pot, boil water and add butter to melt.
Pour water/butter into the bowl of dry ingredients and mix well.
Once it starts to become dough like, you will likely need to use your hands to knead it all together.
Then, tear off golf ball sized pieces and form into balls with your hands.
On a parchment paper lined cookie sheet, place the balls on the sheet and cook for 25 minutes.
A few minutes after that has cooked, melt your chocolate so it has some time to cool.
Then once the donut holes come out of the oven, dip them halfway or cover them completely with chocolate, and devour!