Paleo Carrot Cake Donuts. Need I say more? These Paleo Carrot Cake Donuts are going to become your new favourite dessert recipe. You can also indulge on these Paleo Carrot Cake Donuts as a snack or as as sweet breakfast option. Your whole family is going to love these Paleo Carrot Cake Donuts.
Are you looking for the perfect Easter treat? These Paleo Carrot Cake Donuts are just what you need. They are filled with both carrots and apples so not only will you get to enjoy a delicious treat when you make these but you will also be nourishing your body at the same time. Because remember my number one rule: real food really is medicine. And real, healthy food can still be delicious. Really, really delicious!
So great news friends! I am now 2 weeks post my fecal transplant and fingers crossed but so far I am still relapse free! Since getting C.diff almost 3 months ago this is the longest I have gone without treatment without having a relapse. My bowel function is still far from normal but I am doing everything that I can to help support the healing process. Things like probiotics, L-glutamine, DGL, aloe vera, zinc, collagen peptides and a pretty simple diet free from gut irritants, heavy sugars and fats. I've been told it can take months to heal so I am trying to be patient and just take things one day at a time. I also just got to Florida a few days ago and will be spending 2 weeks in the sunshine to hopefully help speed up my recovery process. If you ask me there is almost nothing that the sunshine and ocean can't fix. My soul is just so much happier by the sea.
Since arriving I have been busy going for runs, bike rides, reading books, watching basketball (anyone else out there March Madness fans??), and relaxing. Yes relaxing. Because one thing that always impairs the healing process is stress, so I am trying my best to limit that as much as possible right now. I will still be checking my patients' lab results and doing some work on the blog but otherwise I am trying to keep my work to a minimum for the next two weeks. I wish I could totally step away from work for these two weeks, but sadly as a physician that just isn't possible. There really is no such thing as a true vacation with this job. It's one of the things that is really challenging about a career in medicine. I envy those people with jobs that they can truly step away from when they go on holiday. If that's you please don't take it for granted! You have no idea how lucky you are!
Can you believe it's almost Easter? I sure cant! I don't know where the time is going but it is sure flying by. Easter food is some of my favourite though so I wanted to get you a new recipe to make just for the occasion. And these Paleo Carrot Cake Donuts are the delicious treat that I came up with. The donuts themselves aren't super sweet (which I prefer) but the glaze on top has just the right amount of sweetness to take these Paleo Carrot Cake Donuts over the top. I actually used my Paleo Honey Glaze as the icing for these donuts and it is the perfect pairing if you ask me. One key thing about making donuts is using the right mold. I had made so many failed batches trying to use a metal donut pan but I finally had success after investing in silicone donut molds. Friends, they are a total game changer! Honestly one of the best kitchen tools I have ever bought. And they are actually really affordable. You can see the ones that I use and love here.
If you haven't realized it yet, I am a huge Carrot Cake fan. It's one of my favourite desserts. So if donuts aren't your thing, you could make my Paleo Carrot Cake Banana Bread as an alternative. Or if you are more of a chocolate fan my Paleo Dark Chocolate Orange Fudge or Paleo Double Chocolate Avocado Brownies or Paleo Chocolate Raspberry Cups might be more your style. You can't go wrong with any of those recipes if you ask me. They are all reader favourites.
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Until next time, happy eating friends! And Happy Easter!
Paleo Carrot Cake Donuts Recipe
2 1/2 cups almond flour (this is my favourite brand)
1 cup tapioca flour (I use this brand)
1 TBSP ground cinnamon (This brand is my favourite)
1 tsp aluminum free baking soda (I love this brand)
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg (I use this brand)
1/4 tsp ground allspice (buy here)
1/4 tsp ground cloves (I use this brand)
pinch sea salt
2 large eggs (choose free range)
1 cup grated carrots
1 cup grated apple (I used Gala apples but Pink Lady or other sweet, red apples will also work)
1/4 cup melted coconut oil (this brand is my favourite)
1/4 cup honey (choose local and unpasteurized for maximum nutritional benefits)
1 TBSP organic vanilla extract (I use this brand)
1. Preheat your oven to 350F
3. Mix on low until blended well
5. Place in the oven and cook for 20-22 minutes (or until a toothpick inserted inside comes out clean)
6. Remove from the oven and let cool
7. Add the icing (Use my Paleo Honey Glaze recipe)
8. Serve and enjoy!
Yield: 14 donuts