I know that a lot of people who eat Paleo scoff at making paleo-tized sweets and desserts. Not me. If I’m going to make Paleo-style eating a way of life, whether for 30 days, a year, or longer, I need to have balance. And that means sometimes I need some dessert… and not just a piece of fruit.
I have a gazillion Paleo desserts pinned on Pinterest. But I ended up not using any of them for this recipe, but rather just loosely basing this experiment on other recipes I found – using similar ingredients, mixing them together until I got the right consistency, and baking. Amazingly, they turned out pretty good!
In one bowl, I combined coconut flour, almond flour, psyllium husk, stevia, and baking powder.
In another, I combined eggs, almond milk and almond extract.
I added both bowls together and mixed well.
I wanted to use these dried cranberries that my Mom brought back for me from Cape Cod. They are almost all gone. I love that they have no added sugar – its so hard to find these in the store.
Added in the cranberries,
And spooned the batter into my donut pan I had greased with coconut oil.
Bake, and…. voila!
These are delicious plain, or with a little nut butter or coconut butter on top.
Baked Paleo Cranberry Almond Donuts
Makes 4 donuts
- 1/3 cup (42g) almond flour
- 2 tbs (14g) coconut flour
- 2 tsp (10g) psyllium husk
- stevia to taste
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 2 eggs
- 1/4c + 2tbs almond milk
- 1 tsp almond extract
- 40g dried cranberries (no sugar added)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease donut pan with coconut oil.
- Combine dry ingredients in a bowl: almond flour, coconut flour, psyllium husk, stevia and baking powder.
- In a second bowl whisk together your eggs, almond extract and almond milk.
- Combine wet and dry ingredients.
- Fold in dried cranberries.
- Divide the batter evenly among 4 donut molds.
- Bake for 25minutes or until they spring back when touched.