Grain-Free Chocolate Chip Donuts

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I’ve been into donuts lately.

Actually, I’ve more been into looking at pictures of donuts on Instagram. They look so good.

But I have this problem. You see, I love the idea of eating things like donuts and muffins from fancy bakeries, but I have a problem actually buying them. Mostly because I never enjoy them as much as I hope I will…and I know that I never enjoy them as much as I hope that I will. Confused?

I also don’t like choosing between all of the crazy donut flavors– what if I choose the wrong one? It’s the same with ice cream from a fancy scoop shop. I usually want vanilla…but it’s boring to order vanilla from a scoop shop…but I really want vanilla. Confused again? Yes, I’m confusing.

Basically, I like baking my own baked goods…because I can eat them over and over again. I honestly like my own baking better than buying baked goods. Mostly because I can be in total control of the ingredients. I can make them grain-free and sweeten them naturally…I can also add extra chocolate chips if I want.

Anyway. Back to the donut craving.

So, I was cravings donuts…and I decided to make some. But instead of making them donut-shaped, I made them into delicious donut blobs. You can definitely use this recipe to make actual donuts, but I couldn’t bring myself to wash my mini-donut pan…and I wanted regular-sized donuts, not mini ones.

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I’ve been told by a few people that I added too many chocolate chips.

I say there’s no such thing.

Grain-Free Chocolate Chip Donuts
 
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Grain-free chocolate chip donut blobs adapted from Primal Palate.
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 6 to 12
Ingredients
  • 1½ cups blanched almond flour
  • ½ cup coconut flour (you could also use arrowroot flour)
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup raw honey, softened
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup coconut milk
  • 3 Tbsp coconut oil, melted
  • ¼ tsp sea salt
  • ¾ cup Enjoy Life Mini Chocolate Chips
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 375 and grease your blob pan (or muffin tin) with coconut oil
  2. In a large bowl, mix the almond flour, baking soda, coconut flour and sea salt until well combined.
  3. In a small bowl, beat your eggs, honey, coconut milk and vanilla together.
  4. Slowly add the wet ingredients to the dry. Add the coconut oil and stir until well mixed.
  5. Fold in the chocolate chips and scoop into your muffin tin. (I made 6 large blobs, but you could also make 12 small/medium blobs--it's up to you).
  6. Bake for 15 to 17 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. You might need to cook them longer if you're making 6 large blobs.

 These guys were so good. They had that “real donut” flavor, you know?

They tasted even better because I was able to get most of the ingredients at Star Market using the MyMixx Savings Program.

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The Star Market in my area carries a big variety of Bob’s Red Mill products, so I was able to get my almond and coconut flours. They also had Enjoy Life Mini Chocolate Chips, coconut oil and organic coconut milk. You can find a lot of good stuff if you hunt in the Natural Foods section of Star Market. 

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There was even a coupon for $5 off my purchase over $25 for using the My Mixx Savings Program,which was sweet.

MyMixx is a new, personalized savings program from Star Market. This thing is seriously the coolest. Not only can you digitally clip coupons that are automatically added to your order at the register, you can look at the weekly sales at your local Star Market, and create a shopping list around the sales and the coupons. Which is a wonderful way to eat healthy delicious foods within your budget. You can read more about MyMixx and why I’m obsessed here. 

So. What do you think: is there such a thing as “too many chocolate chips?” Share your thoughts in the comments below.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Star Market. The opinions and text are all mine.

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