I distinctly remember the last time I had a donut, it was about two years ago, and it was in a moment of weakness whilst shopping. I eyed the baking section during a shopping spree and saw a big, fat, plump jam donut (my absolute favourite) and figured it would be okay to indulge in, as I don’t eat that sort of thing often and it would fall into my 80/20. I bought it and once all the groceries had been unloaded into my car boot, I sat behind the wheel and started to tuck into it. It was such a let down and not nearly as good I had remembered, I actually threw it away in the bin!!
I didn’t beat myself up about my weakness, as that is not how I approach our lifestyle, if I really want something then I will have it…although my desire for processed carbs has reduced to nothing over the years and I don’t ever crave them anymore, I suppose because more often then not it does not taste nearly as good as I anticipated. I have a thing in our home, if anyone is really desperate for something, it must count and be totally and utterly delicious, not a cheap and nasty donut from a supermarket.
To be honest, these are not really donuts, they are just a delicious treat cooked in a donut tin, which I have been circling in Sainsbury’s the last few weeks every time I shop (I hang out in the baking section now, instead of the bakery section). You don’t actually need a donut pan, either a cupcake tin or even a loaf tin then cut up into slices will work really well.
Once again, this is really simple and can be whizzed up in the food processor (I’m all about minimal dishes to wash)
Process all the dry ingredients and the dates together until the dates are chopped up well
Add the wet ingredients and whizz for a minute or two
Spoon into a baking pan or loaf tin….
Drizzle with a tiny bit of dark chocolate….or not, then reward yourself for job well done!
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- 1/2 cup almond flour
- 1/2 cup ground flax seeds
- 1/2 cup dates
- 1/2 cup coconut milk, nut milk, or full cream milk
- 1 egg
- 1 Tbsp almond butter
- 1 tsp bicarbonate soda/baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 tsp raw apple cider vinegar
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 - 1/2 cup dark choc chips
- Preheat the oven to 170ºC
- In a food processor, pulse the dry ingredients and dates.
- Add the wet ingredients except the choc chips and blitz for a few seconds.
- Stir in the choc chips.
- Spoon into either a donut pan, cupcake cases or a loaf tin
- Bake for 20-30min depending on tin (they will be ready when they turn dark brown)
- Remove and leave to cool