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Healthier Donut Recipe For National Donut Day

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This Saturday, June 2nd, is National Donut Day, a day for many people to eat their favorite breakfast treat! As donuts have become acceptable to eat as the first meal of the day, they’ve become the best excuse to eat cake for breakfast. However, it’s clear that donuts aren’t the healthiest option, with all that sugar and glaze on each bite. Continue reading to learn how to celebrate the holiday with homemade, healthier versions of your favorite treat!

Toasted Coconut, Chocolate, and Banana Donuts

This recipe is compared to Krispy Kreme donuts for reference, and the homemade donuts have 200 fewer calories, as well as 11 grams of natural sugars compared to 24 grams of refined sugars. There are quite a few ingredients, but the total time to make these donuts is only 40 minutes!

For this recipe of six donuts, you’ll need ¼ cup plus two tablespoons of almond meal/flour, ¼ cup plus two tablespoons of coconut flour, ¼ cup of unsweetened shredded coconut, four eggs, two tablespoons of raw honey, one oz of high quality dark chocolate (chopped into chunks,) ¼ cup of organic butter, one cup of mashed banana, ¾ teaspoons of baking soda, one teaspoon of vanilla extract, and ¼ teaspoon of salt. As for the toppings, use ¼ cup of unsweetened shredded coconut (toasted in a pan for 2 minutes,) and one sliced banana. If you want to go all out, add a chocolate drizzle on top, made with ¼ cup plus two tablespoons of cocoa powder, two tablespoons of honey, and one and a half tablespoon of coconut oil.

Start by preheating the oven to 350 degrees, and combine the banana, eggs, honey, butter, and vanilla and whisk or beat to combine until smooth. Next, add in the flours, coconut, baking soda, and salt, and stir until well combined, then fold in the chocolate chunks.

Grease two non-stick donut pans (for six donuts each) with coconut oil and add in the batter to fill each donut mold. Bake for 10-12 minutes, then take out and leave donuts to cool for 20-30 minutes. While the donuts cool, prepare the chocolate drizzle by melting coconut oil and honey in a pan, then transfer to a small bowl and stir in the cocoa powder until the sauce is smooth. Place the cooled donuts on a plate, and top each with banana slices and drizzle with the chocolate sauce then sprinkle with the toasted coconut. Let the donuts cool for 10 minutes in the fridge so the chocolate can harden, and they are ready to eat!

Recipe from: www.nutritionistinthekitch.com

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