Matcha Avocado Blender Doughnuts
Doughnuts are a girls best friend ... I mean who doesn't LOVE golden, crisp, fluffy dough?! Honestly, I can't remember the last time I had a traditional fried doughnut (hmmm), but that doesn't mean I don't like them (#moderation). Even when indulging in a sweet treat, I tend to opt for the wellthier choice, I guess that's where my love of re-creating traditional food with more nutrient dense ingredients comes from! If you crave a doughnut, eat a doughnut! But if you crave the sweetness of a doughnut everyday, there may be something deeper causing these sugar craving. Refined sugars can cause a lot of internal imbalances & inflammation, leading to energy highs & lows (mid afternoon slump anyone?). To reduce exposure to toxic ingredients like sugar (yes, I said toxic), finding alternatives to favourite foods is a great way to still satisfy those cravings, without feeling deprived! With this in mind, I created this DELICIOUS baked doughnut using what I call, a list of wellthy ingredients!
the doughy deets:
packed with antioxidants
relaxes the body & mind
source of omega-3 fatty acids
provide antioxidant protection
enhances absorption of fat soluble vitamins
what you'll need:
3/4 cups almond milk
1/2 of an avocado (or 75g)
1 tbsp matcha
3 pitted medjool dates
3 tbsp coconut oil (liquid)
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
almond flour 1/2 cup
spelt flour 1/2 cup
Preheat the oven to 350.
Add all of the wet ingredients into a high speed blander & blend on high until smooth.
Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients & blend on high until well incorporated.
Spay your doughnut pan with a light coating of coconut oil.
Evenly distribute the batter between each doughnut ring
Bake for 12-15 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean. Allow to cool for approximately 5 minutes, then remove the doughnuts & place them on a cooling rack.
what you'll need:
3 tablespoons coconut oil
3 tbsp raw cacao powder (or melted dark chocolate)
1-2 tbsp honey or maple syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla extract, optional
In a microwave safe bowl (or over the stove), melt the coconut oil.
Add the remaining ingredients & stir to combine.
Dip or drizzle over your doughnuts! (& be generous!)
Unsweetened ribboned coconut
crumbled freeze-dried raspberries
black sesame seeds
slivered toasted almonds
mini chocolate chips or carob chips