Anyone in the New England area knows yesterday was yet another snow storm! I left work early in what will hopefully be the last snow storm of this year and quickly changed into sweatpants to relax at home for the afternoon. Boyfriend and I are currently house-hunting, so we spent some time snuggled on the couch looking for places before deciding we needed a snack! And by snack, I mean dessert. Before dinner. We decided on donuts, but wanted healthy-ish ones, so I did a quick Pinterest search and came across this recipe from Shannon. It was exactly what I was looking for, except for the coconut flour/flakes. Boyfriend loves all things coconut, but I hate coconut. Yuck! But the recipe was still a winner because it calls for not one, but two types of Nuttzo! So I made some tweaks to her recipe (ditching all coconut!) and put boyfriend to work in the kitchen while I squeezed in a 45-minute online yoga class. I say it all the time, but I’m obsessed with YogaDownload.com and love being able to get a good stretch in anytime, anywhere. If you need an at-home yoga option, I highly recommend it.
Now back to those donuts…
Dang did these hit the spot. They’re truly not that sweet and don’t have any sweetener (except chocolate chips and sprinkles in the glaze), but they made the perfect treat! We split some samples before dinner, but I enjoyed one with a nice cup of tea for dessert. Yum!
- 1 ripe plantain
- 3 whole eggs
- 1/3 cup almond flour
- 1/4 cup Original Nuttzo
- 1/4 cup canned pumpkin
- 1 tsp homemade vanilla extract
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
- 1/4 cup dark chocolate chips
- 1/4 cup Dark Chocolate Nuttzo (smooth)
- 1. Preheat oven to 350* and grease donut pan with coconut oil (spray).
- 2. In a food processor, combine all donut ingredients and blend until combined.
- 3. Spoon batter into donut mold and bake about 15 minutes, or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.
- 4. While donuts are cooling, melt chocolate and chocolate Nuttzo in a microwave safe bowl. Dip semi-cooled donuts into glaze and allow to set. Sprinkles optional!
Big thanks to the boyfriend for baking these and Shannon for creating the original recipe. I definitely fought temptation this morning and opted for a green smoothie even though these were calling to me for breakfast! Tonight I’m tackling 15.2 in the CrossFit Open (more on that to come…) and we’re spending the weekend checking out open houses, so I know these donuts will be gone in no time!
Your turn: What’s your favorite dessert/treat? CrossFitters: Are you ready for 15.2? Any fun weekend plans?