Donuts…. Who doesn’t love donuts? When I was a little girl my mom owned her own bakery. This means that my brothers and I spent a lot of time in the bakery. So much in fact that we would often take naps on the 50 pound bags of sugar/flour. I know I could not sleep on those today, talk about a stiff neck. Mom made tons and tons of donuts. She is probably still making donuts in her dreams! But they were the best tasting donuts you could get, Krispy Cream had nothing on hers. Blueberry was my favorite! They were like eating blueberry cake. I’d eat one now if she’d make them for me, healthy or not… Seriously!
As a child, thinking about healthy eating was never given a thought. When I was pregnant with my twins I had gestational diabetes, which I was able to control with my diet. My age and expecting twins was not on my side. Statistics show that women who have gestational diabetes while pregnant have a 50/50 chance of developing full blown diabetes later in life. So eating healthy has become a huge priority in my household. Since having my children, I know I need to think about their health. With childhood obesity on the rise worldwide I realize I am responsible for what they put into their bodies while they are in my care. I know if I teach them to eat right, now, they will have an understanding of good nutrition. A strong base that they will carry into adulthood, and I will have done my best.
This is why I wanted to make donuts that they can enjoy and not feel as though they are being deprived on the pleasures of food. We all have to eat to live so why not enjoy it in a healthy way.
- 1 cup almond flour
- ¼ cup flax flour
- ¼ tsp. baking soda
- ¼ tsp. salt
- 3 eggs
- 3 Tbs. honey
- ¼ cup coconut oil
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- ½ cup of blueberries, (other berries, or chocolate chips also work great)
In a medium size bowl mix all ingredients together and put into greased donut pan. Bake at 350° for 12 minutes.