Salted Caramel Mocha Donuts that are baked not fried. Rich in flavor, soft cake-like crumb and seriously delicious! Refined sugar free, grain free, gluten free, nut and egg free. Paleo and vegan friendly. Best part? These baked donuts made from just 8 ingredients and serve 2! Breakfast just got a whole lot more dreamy.
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Donuts used to be a big “no no” food of ours. Growing up we loved the powered sugar donut holes and occasionally had a Dunkin donut. Whenever we would enjoy them it was really hard to have just one or even just a few bites. We felt guilty afterwards like we did something wrong when in reality we were just eating food. Even though we now don’t use food labels we know there are certain foods that are looked at as not being “healthy”. Donuts would be an example of that. We are big advocates for finding balance and moderation. From years of restricting and trying so hard to eat so clean we noticed our binge eating habits were still with us, even over doing it on healthy foods.
Now when we enjoy something like a donut we don’t feel bad about it. We enjoy it, savor it, and get back to our normal routine with no guilt. We worked on breaking our “all or nothing” mindset approach with food and focused on eating for life with a balanced, realistic healthy mindset and lifestyle. We help our clients figure out what that means to them, break away from their food fears and help them understand the root causes for these food issues so they too can have a more balanced, healthy long lasting healthy relationship with food to live a life they love with no guilt or shame. A lifestyle where you can enjoy donuts guilt-free.
Baked salted caramel mocha donuts made in under 15 minutes with just 8 ingredients that makes 2 large donuts
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Salted caramel mocha donuts.
These deliciously healthy sweet donuts are made from just 8 simple ingredients. No eggs, flour, or dairy needed for these cuties.
We love our donuts.
Easy caramel mocha donut recipe that’s gluten-free, grain-free, egg-free and paleo friendly
These salted caramel mocha baked donuts are proof you can enjoy your favorite morning donuts that go great with a cup of coffee. Combines the rich, decadent flavors of chocolate and coffee with a touch of sweetness and saltiness from the caramel.
We love using dates to create caramel. They provide such great flavor and texture. Now it isn’t like your traditional caramel but we still think it is pretty darn tasty. Especially if you love dates like we do. We don’t have them often but when we do we really enjoy them.
A fun way to jazz up your breakfast or really great for anytime of the day. Perfect with a cup of coffee or two.Print
Salted Caramel Mocha Protein Donuts. Paleo & Vegan friendly.
Baked Salted Caramel Mocha Donuts. So delicious and healthy too! Made from just 8 simple ingredients. A fun way to jazz up your breakfast. Perfect with a cup of coffee. Refined sugar free, grain free, gluten free, nut and egg free. Paleo and vegan friendly
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 10 minutes
- Total Time: 15 minutes
- Yield: 2 large donuts 1x
- 1 small ripe plantain or half plantain, 100g after being peeled (3 1/2oz)
- 4 tablespoons protein powder
- 3 tablespoons raw cacao powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- few drops of liquid stevia (optional)
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil, semi soft
- 3–4 tablespoons water
- 1–2 teaspoons instant coffee
- 1 large medjool date, pitted
- 1 tablespoon coconut butter
- 2 tablespoons water
- 1/8 teaspoon sea salt
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- In a blender or food processor place plantain, protein powder, cacao powder, coconut oil, baking soda, stevia and instant coffee.
- Blend until well blended.
- Grease a donut pan with coconut oil.
- Fill donut pan with filling. Makes 2 large donuts.
- Bake donuts for 10-12 minutes.
- As donuts are baking begin to make caramel topping.
- In a small food processor or blender place one date, coconut butter and water.
- Blend until smooth.
- Add in sea salt and vanilla.
- Continue to blend.
- Let donuts cool before putting frosting on.
- Spread frosting on and sprinkle with more sea salt if desired.
- Serving Size: serves 2
Make sure to add this donut flavor to your list of donut recipes to make! And invite us over for these with lots of coffee.
Some ingredient replacements:
The vanilla and sea salt are optional. The salt adds in a nice depth in flavor with the date based caramel.
Add in as much instant coffee as you like with 1 teaspoon being a light mocha flavor and 2 teaspoons a more strong flavor.
Flavors of coffee, rich chocolate and date salty caramel all come together in a secretly healthy recipe.
Now are you ready for caramel mocha donuts for breakfast? Or when the chocolate caramel cravings hit?
Lori and Michelle