Mini Paleo Coconut Donuts

No cuts no butts no coconuts! And no grains!! Woohoo!

Hey friends. My goodness, I am so excited to share these with you. These little donuts are made with coconut flour, coconut sugar, coconut oil and coconut extract so you can't miss the coconut flavor. They're soft and cakey and the best part is that they stay soft for a couple days. 

I made them in my Bella Mini Donut Maker which looks like a waffle iron. I believe you can buy them on Amazon or at Michaels. I strongly suggest you buy one!

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INGREDIENTS:

For the donuts:

1/2 cup of coconut flour (I used Trader Joes brand)

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/2 cup of coconut sugar

1/2 tsp salt  

1/2 cup coconut oil 

6 eggs

1 Tbsp coconut extract

 

For the coconut glaze:  

(note: this glaze is NOT Paleo, but still amazing!) 

1 Cup powdered sugar

2 Tbsp milk

1/2 tsp coconut extract  

 

**You will also need unsweetened shredded coconut  

 

DIRECTIONS:

For the donuts: 

1. Plug in your mini donut maker and let it heat up.

2. In a large bowl, mix together the coconut flour, baking soda, coconut sugar and salt. Then, stir in the eggs, coconut oil, and coconut extract until smooth. using a tablespoon measure, scoop the batter into each mini donut space. Close and let cook for about 2 minutes. Let cool on a cooling rack. 

 

While the donuts are cooling, make the glaze. In a small bowl, mix together the powdered sugar, milk, and coconut extract until smooth. Then on a separate plate, pour about 1/4 cup of shredded coconut onto a plate.  Using a spoon, cover the top half of the donuts with the glaze then dip in the coconut shreds. 

Note** these donuts are the best the day they are made. However, if you are making them ahead of time for an event, do not add glaze until just before. 

 

Elvis Donuts

Good morning and happy Tuesday! Today I'm sharing with you a dangerously good recipe. I just bought a new donut pan from Home Goods (for $10) so I had to put it to use! These Elvis donuts are so stinkin' good! It's a soft and slightly sweet banana donut, a peanut butter glaze and is topped with crispy maple bacon. What a perfect combo! This recipe makes about 15 donuts so if you're planning on making a bunch, double the recipe. Or triple because these go fast!!

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For the banana donuts:

1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour

2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp salt

1 tsp cinnamon

1 cup granulated sugar

2 eggs

4 small very ripe bananas, mashed

1 Tbsp vanilla extract

1/2 cup canola oil

 

For the peanut butter glaze:

1 Cup powdered sugar

2 Tbsp milk

1/4 Cup peanut butter 

 

For the maple bacon:

6-7 pieces of bacon

About 3 Tbsp maple syrup to drizzle over the bacon

 

DIRECTIONS:

For the banana donuts:

1. Preheat your oven to 375F. Spray a donut pan with non-stick spray. Set aside.

2. In a stand mixer with a whisk attachment, slowly combine the flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and sugar until combined. In a separate bowl, mix together the eggs, vanilla, bananas and oil until combined. Pour the wet mixture into the dry mixture, scraping down the sides as needed. Pour into your donut pan, filling each one slightly over 2/3 full. Bake for 15-18 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Mine took a bit closer to 18 minutes. Let cool on a cooling rack.

For the peanut butter glaze:

1. In a microwave safe bowl, heat the peanut butter for 10 seconds. Whisk in the milk and powdered sugar until smooth. When the donuts are cool, either spread the glaze on or dip the donuts in (whichever is more fun for you!)

For the bacon:

1. Turn the oven down to 350F. Cover a baking dish with foil and place the bacon strips evenly on the pan. They will leave some fat so make sure you aren't using a cookie sheet! Drizzle a small amount of maple syrup onto the bacon and bake for 10-15 minutes. Once it is cooked, quickly place the bacon on a paper towel to soak up the excess fat. Let cool and cut up into small pieces. Then, slap those babies onto the donuts and EAT!

 

I found this great banana donut recipe from HERE. Try it out and let me know what you think!

 

 

Cinnamon Sugar Waffle Donuts

If you were to combine a donut, a churro and a waffle, this would be what their baby would look like. Look at how pretty these donuts are! I know it's weird to call them donuts because they look like waffles and are made in a waffle iron but the texture is so soft and fluffy just like a freshly made donut. Cinnamon sugar is one of my favorites so I couldn't wait to make these. 

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I mean look at them. They are so easy to make, perfectly soft, perfectly sweet and amazingly delicious! If you are going to any type of family get-together, bringing something to a put-luck or just meeting up with friends- bring these babies! Everyone that tried them is a fan. 

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INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 Cup sugar
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1½ teaspoons salt
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup salted butter, melted
  • 1 Cup buttermilk
  • 3 cups flour

 

For the topping:

  • 3 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • ½ cup of melted butter

DIRECTIONS:

  1. In a large bowl, combine the sugar, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg. Add the eggs (one at a time), the buttermilk and melted butter. Beat well.
  2. Slowly stir in the 3 cups of flour, mixing well until it's thoroughly combined. The batter should be thick.
  3. Pre-heat your waffle griddle. Place the batter in the center of each waffle square (or triangle, depending on what kind of waffle maker you have)
  4. Cook for 3 minutes until golden brown.
  5. Remove the dougnuts from the waffle iron and place on a cooling rack.
  6. In a seperate bowl, combine the white sugar and cinnamon for the topping.
  7. Using a pastry brush, brush both sides of the waffle with butter then dip into the cinnamon sugar mixture.
  8. Set back onto the rack and continue with the other doughnuts until finished.

Recipe adapted from: The Kitchen Magpie