Powdered donuts make me go nuts!

I was driving home from the airport at 5:30am this morning and it was still dark outside. I am NEVER up that early. Los Angeles at that time of day is just weird. No traffic at all. Anyway, as I was driving down Venice Blvd, I noticed that the only places of business open at this ungodly hour were donut shops.

I don’t know about you, but donuts were a regular Sunday morning treat at my house when I was little. My father would get up real early and get the freshest donuts. They would be waiting for us when we woke.

As my mouth began to salivate over these delicious (but disgusting) treats, I wondered if there was a paleo version of a donut floating out there on the good ol’ interweb. There had to be. So, I did some research. Please note, I am not advocating that you consume these every morning instead of your eggs and bacon. That would NOT be the smartest thing. Like any paleo “treat,” it should be consumed in moderation. But if one morning you wake up and crave a donut… here is a lovely recipe I found on paleoblocks.com. Enjoy!

**I haven’t tried these and may require some fun trial and error**

Recipe #1 Ingredients:
1 cup flax meal / could substitute with other nut/coconut flour
1 cup almond meal
1 T baking powder
1/4 t salt
1 and 1/4 t nutmeg
1 t honey
1 t cinnamon
1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
4 eggs, beaten
1/2 cup plus 2 T water
Recipe #2 Ingredients: 

 ¼ c. fine almond flour
1/2 c. coconut flour
½ tsp. baking soda
½ tsp. baking powder
½ tsp. sea salt
½. Tsp cinnamon
1/3 c. coconut milk
1/8 c. coconut oil
2 eggs

Directions:Mix dry ingredients together. Whisk wet ingredients together and mix well with dry ingredients. Place large amount of coconut oil into a pot (smaller is better, will explain why) and place on medium heat. Scoop out approximately 1/2 tablespoon and roll into balls while waiting for coconut oil to heat.

Once heated, place a few balls at a time into the oil. Watch carefully for browning and the ball to “pop” open (should be perfectly done at that time).

When complete you can drizzle with some honey and roll in shredded coconut or eat with a fork and some fresh berries!

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