happiness is doughnuts

 

Back when I finished high school and was in my first year of Uni, I decided to become a psychologist. After a year or so I decided it wasn’t quite and feel in love with Naturopathy (and have loved every second of that decision since)! however, there was one sociology class that stuck with me. During that lecture, we discussed the youthfulness of cupcakes and doughnuts and why they bring people so much joy. I know right, talk about one pretty amazing lecture!
It is that particular lecture that always pops into mind when I see people lining up to get a cupcake, cronut or doughnut and the smile they have when they walk away, and so, I wanted to create something a little higher up the nutritious scale but that still brings fun, joy and happiness.

This recipe was quite easy to make but you will need doughnut tin – they can be hard to find but you can find single rings or similar to a muffin pan.

This recipe is: Gluten free, Grain free, Dairy free, Soy free, Refined sugar free 

I N G R E D I E N T S

DOUGHNUTS

1/4 cup organic coconut flour
1/4 cup raw cacao powder or The Healthy Chef Naked Chocolat Dark (I used Naked Chocoalt)
2 eggs
2 tablespoons honey / rice malt syrup / maple syrup
1 tablespoon nut milk
1/4 cup macadamia oil (or cold pressed olive oil)

ICING

1/4 cup Healthy Chef Naked Chocoalt or Cacao powder
2 tablespoons nut milk
1 tablespoon maple syrup (optional)

TOPPINGS

crushed/ chopped goji berries
bee pollen
chopped pistachios
chopped pumpkin seeds
rose petals

M E T H O D 

preheat the oven to 140 degrees Celsius.

1. In a medium sized mixing bowl, add all the doughnut ingredients. Using a small whisk ensure the batter is well combined. The mixture should not be too runny, more of a brownie mix texture.
2. Using a spatular, place the doughnut mixture into a piping bag – NOTE: you can make this at home by cutting the edge of a zip lock bag or getting creating with some baking paper.
3. Evenly place the mixture into 6 greased doughnut pans and place into the oven at 140 degrees Celsius.
4. Bake in the oven for at least 15  minutes until cooked through.
5. Remove from the oven and let cool. Remove from pans.
6. To make the icing – add cacao/naked chocolat, milk and sweetener (if using) into a small mixing bowl and stir until desired constancy.
7. Dip the doughnuts into the icing and sprinkle with your favourite toppings.

 

Health and Happiness,
Alyce x

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