Face it – every once in a while we all get the urge to eat a donut. Some of us more than others – right? I do love donuts myself, and I could probably inhale more than my fair share if given the right conditions.
We live not too far from Krispy Kreme, in fact we drive by it every day with the kids. The donuts roll through on the big belt and allow you to watch from the large window inside. It’s so hard to resist eating them .. especially when people bring them into the office for breakfast.
Then there is Dunkin Donuts – which is just up the street, and inspires my children to shut “Dun-Kin! Dun-Kin! Dun-Kin!” from their car seat if we drive by…
This past week, my smallest of kids have asked countless times to go to Dunkin – and while it is just up the street, they are always SO busy. Drive through is around the building several times, they are fashionably always out of the donut your child wants, and the service isn’t always super amazing.
Being able to replicate the donut shop style donuts without grains and without the high sugar content is incredible – kids don’t feel deprived, and they realize that although you are looking out for their best, that you still want them to have tasty stuff too.
That’s important – and while you may not want to eat these every day, eating a few won’t make you feel as guilty as you would by inhaling a half sheet of donut shop donuts.
I love these donuts. They are nothing short of incredible – rich, decadent, light, chocolatey… and definitely guilt-less. You may not believe this but these might even just be better than your local donut shop. They are just that incredible.
We took it a step further — and while we could have just eaten them as a cake donut, we combined a little coconut oil with a handful of chocolate chips on low heat to make a nice glaze for each.
Then sprinkled a tiny bit of coconut on each before we poured a tall glass of [raw] milk and devoured. You’ll want to have a donut pan to make these – don’t worry, because if you love these as much as we do, you’ll get plenty of use from it.
While you can find non-stick varieties, we have this 2 pk of silicone molds. Grease the mold generously with coconut oil and removing the donuts is a breeze (as is clean up!)
Recipe adapted from Mommypotamous