Ok, I know what you’re thinking. Another donut recipe? Really? I’ve got a good excuse though – I bought this awesome donut pan and I’ve only used it once, so…
My first donut recipe was for the Maple Bacon Donuts – not entirely paleo, but so darn good. That recipe alone was probably worth the price of the new donut pan!
But let’s face it, we can’t eat like that every day on the paleo plan. I really made the maple bacon donut as a challenge to myself to re-create something I loved – without the grains, gluten and white sugar.
However, if you’re in your first month or so of going paleo, it might be a good idea to skip over this recipe since there is some raw honey and pure maple syrup in it. You can come back to this one after you’ve mastered the diet and you’re ready to reward yourself with a little treat.
This donut’s ingredients are about on par with a healthy paleo apple muffin. No grains, gluten or refined sugar. It just tastes more sinful and gratifying when you can call it a donut. Right?
I made this one up last weekend per my husband’s request. He wanted light and flavorful and his big smile confirmed that’s exactly what I delivered.
And just a little FYI…if you decide to top with the optional sprinkles, they’ll be absorbed into the donut if you store these overnight.
With most of us, these donuts probably won’t hang around that long. But if you do manage to lock some away for the next day, remember to set aside some of the sprinkles so you can dust these again.
Dunk these puppies and enjoy! 🙂