As part of our new Feed Your Happy campaign we promised you healthy recipes and ideas. We are fed up of seeing healthy recipes for things like Zuccini Fries and Eggplant Cakes, they don’t sound good, they don’t look good and they definitely do not taste good. So, whats the dream here? A recipe that tastes as good (if not better) than an ‘unhealthy’ one, that is secretly healthy!
Yes, this donut recipe will have everybody fooled, they taste so good that you’ll be questioning if you even followed the right recipe. Don’t take our word for it though, give them a whirl.
- ⅓ cup coconut oil melted
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup
- 1 large banana mashed
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ¾ cup (192g) creamy peanut butter
- 3 tablespoons (24g) coconut flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ⅛ teaspoon kosher salt
For the glaze
- 3 oz. Nutella
- 2 tablespoons peanut butter
- 2 teaspoons coconut oil divided
- Preheat oven to 180ºC and grease a donut baking pan.
- In a medium bowl, mix together coconut oil, maple syrup, banana, vanilla extract, and creamy peanut butter and whisk until smooth. Add in the coconut flour, baking powder, and salt and mix until completely combined. Let the batter sit for a minute or two to let the coconut flour absorb.
- Spoon the batter into a zipper bag. Snip the corner and pipe the batter into the donut molds in the prepared pan.
- Bake until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 10-12 minutes. Let cool completely on a wire rack before glazing.
- For the chocolate glaze, combine the nutella and 1 teaspoon coconut oil in a small microwavable bowl, large enough to dip the donuts in. Heat in 10 second intervals, stirring between each, until completely smooth and melted. Carefully dip the smooth side of the donut into the chocolate and remove from the chocolate using two forks – be very careful they don’t crumble! Place on a cooling rack with a baking sheet underneath to catch drips.
- For the peanut butter drizzle, melt together the peanut butter and 1 teaspoon coconut oil in a microwaveable bowl for about 30 seconds or until the oil is melted. Whisk together and then scrape the peanut butter into a small zipper bag. Snip the corner and drizzle over the chocolate glazed donuts. Let stand for at least 30 minutes to let the chocolate and peanut butter set.
- Enjoy! These taste best the day they are made. Store any leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
Let us know if you give these healthy donuts a bash. we’d love to see how you get on.