So what is one food item that causes a massive amount of anxiety when you see it? DONUTS!! The internal struggle is intense for most people because everyone loves the allure of donuts… the frosting, the sprinkles, the colors!! I admit I’m often tempted too, however we all also know how purely awful they are for you. So, do you want to add donuts back into your life?? This recipe will do just that.paleo donuts, paleo, donuts, chocolate frosting, little sprouts kitchen, gluten free

This recipe is super simple and is a healthier alternative for your donut cravings. Now, that doesn’t mean you should eat these everyday, but the guilt should melt away as you indulge on these delicious beauties. Almonds are a good source of protein and fiber. They also help to satiate hunger. One of the varieties I make is with a classic chocolate frosting. Dark chocolate has been linked to numerous health benefits, including being healthy for the heart and brain. So, what other reasons do you need to stop everything and make a batch of these donuts?!

There are so many ways that these donuts can be frosted. The imagination can go on and on about all the donut varieties that we all love. When I have made these before, the favorite seems to be maple frosting with bacon sprinkles. Yes, you read right… bacon sprinkles! I will stop the delay right there and present one of my favorite recipe creations to date.

Maple Frosted Donuts, Paleo Donuts, little sprouts kitchen, gluten free
*Makes about 20 donuts*
2 cups almond flour
½ tsp baking soda
¼ cup honey
¼ cup coconut oil, melted
1 tbsp vanilla extract
3 eggs
Dash of sea salt

Donut Maker:
1. Preheat donut maker.
2. In a large mixing bowl, mix together almond flour, sea salt, and baking soda. Add in eggs, honey, and vanilla extract. Mix everything together. Add coconut oil.
3. Spoon batter into a plastic baggie. Cut off the corner of the baggie and use it to pipe the batter into the donut maker.
4. Close and allow to cook for approximately 2-3 minutes. Open the lid and flip the donuts, cook another minute.
5. Place donuts on wire rack to cool.

Donut Pan:
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. In a large mixing bowl, mix together almond flour, sea salt, and baking soda. Add in eggs, honey, and vanilla extract. Mix everything together. Add coconut oil.
3. Grease donut pan with a little extra coconut oil.
4. Using a large baggie, add the batter. Cut off the one of the corners to create a piping bag. Pipe batter into pan.
5. Bake in oven for 7-9 minutes, until edges are golden brown.

chocolate frosted donuts, paleo donuts, paleo, donuts, gluten free, little sprouts kitchenChocolate Frosting
1/2 cup carob chips or dark chocolate chips (70% or higher)
1/4 cup honey
3 tbsp vanilla extract

1. Heat a small saucepan on low heat. Add all the ingredients into the pan. Stir while it melts slowly.
2. Once everything has melted together, continue to stir for about 3 minutes. Remove from heat.
 3. Dip the tops of donuts into chocolate frosting, twist to cover. Turn right side up and place on wire rack for frosting to set.
*Note: This frosting works best when hot. Once it cools, it will not be “frostable”. Therefore, let the donuts cool completely before starting to make this frosting.*

Maple Frosted Donuts, bacon sprinkles, paleo, paleo donuts, little sprouts kitchen, gluten freeMaple Frosting and Bacon Sprinkles
1/3 cup maple syrup
2 tbsp palm shortening
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/3 cup coconut butter
5 slices of bacon

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place slices of bacon on baking sheet. Bake in oven for about 10 minutes, flipping the slices about halfway through.
2. Using a hand mixer, combine the maple frosting ingredients in a medium sized bowl.
3. Once bacon is finished cooking and cooled, crumble into small sprinkle sized pieces.
3. Dip the tops of donuts into maple frosting. Place on wire rack and top with bacon sprinkles.

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