Everyone loves donuts. There is really nothing better than a big mug of tea (or matcha, rather) in the AM with a donut on the side. During summers when I was growing up, I would excitedly run downstairs at my grandma’s for a Dreesen’s powdered donut. While my gluten, dairy, and sugar tolerant days have come to an end, I luckily have these donuts to step in.
I’ve swapped out all of the dairy, gluten, refined sugars and oils in your traditional donut, for a delicious, completely grain free fit-for-breakfast donut. It’s packed full of protein from the almond flour and eggs, healthy fats from the coconut butter, and some natural sweetness from the banana and Trop50 juice beverage – the perfect way to start the morning. Trop50 is squeezed from fresh oranges, has 50% less sugar, and no artificial sweeteners. It’s an awesome way to add some natural sweetness when cooking – I add it to the donuts along with a big splash in the frosting. It would also be delicious added to overnight oats, smoothies, chia puddings, pancakes, and so much more.
I zing up this recipe with lots of fresh orange, lemon, and ginger zest. Feel free to season to your taste, using more or less zest as desired. These donuts have been tested for the perfect sweetness for breakfast – thanks to Trop50 for inspiring me to share one of my favorite #SugarHacks. Try these at home!