Donuts Gone Clean! These donuts have been cleaned up! Gluten free and whole wheat flour versions and no refined sugar!

Donuts Gone Clean!

By on August 13, 2016

I will admit it, I absolutely love sweets and donuts are no exceptions.  As a young child I loved those sugary delights especially chocolate frosted with sprinkles or those coated with powdered sugar…. In high school I got my first job working in a….you guessed it, donut shop!  I was a good worker making sure that I tasted each flavor so I could share my opinion with the customers…  I especially enjoyed being a taste tester right after they were dunked in a honey glaze…mmm.  Those babies would just melt in your mouth!  Now I rarely eat those sugary fried wonders except when I go to the beach.  There is a shop there that is called Duck Donuts and they are by far the best donuts ever! It is a treat I limit myself to once or twice a year!

Donuts gone clean! Bake instead of fry!As I have begun this clean eating lifestyle I was determined to enjoy my food.  I also love experimenting and donuts were not off limits especially when I found a donut baking pan!  I looked for recipes, tried a few, combining several adding in my own touches.  I was able to come up with a donut that gained my husband’s and grandson, Finn’s, approval.  

finn donutsMy first attempt used whole wheat flour and honey. My husband took one bite and announced that he knew theses were healthy donuts and I didn’t need to make them again.  He then proceeded to eat 16 donuts before the day was over.  He decided that they weren’t too bad after all. Finn had no complaints as he helped mixing the batter and putting the toppings on them.

Bob's Red Mill 1:1 Baking Flour: gluten freeI tweaked the recipe a bit using a gluten free baking flour (Bob’s Red Mill 1:1) and used agave syrup instead of honey. They are gluten free, processed sugar free and are not fried!  The result received a two thumbs up.  While they are still considered a treat and not recommended for breakfast everyday you can eat a donut that is clean.  One word of caution is to beware and count for the toppings you put on top of these gems! I used organic dark chocolate, melted with a little pure vanilla extract and a teaspoon of agave added.  The chocolate chips, coconut and nuts were organic but the sprinkles…well sometimes you just have to indulge yourself with a few sprinkles!

Donuts Gone CleanA few tips:  

Do not fill the pans to the top. The donuts rise and will spill over.

Watch them closely so they don’t burn or get to brown.

Let the donuts cool before decorating them.

If you want to use powdered sugar, pour organic powder sugar in a bag place a donut in the bag and gently shake it!


Donuts Gone Clean
Yields 18
Cleaned up Donuts! Gluten Free, processed sugar free, baked not fried and easy!
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  1. 2 cups all purpose gluten free flour such as Bob's Red Mill 1:1 Baking Flour
  2. 2 teaspoons baking soda
  3. 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  4. 1 teaspoon pure vanilla
  5. 4 large eggs
  6. 2 tablespoons safflower or melted coconut oil
  7. 3/4 cup Agave syrup
  8. 2 tablespoons unsweetened almond or coconut milk
  9. Coconut or olive oil baking spray
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  2. Prepare the donut pan by spraying it with baking spray
  3. In a large mixing bowl combine flour, baking soda and salt.
  4. In a medium bowl combine the eggs, oil, Agave syrup, vanilla, and almond milk.
  5. Mix well using a hand mixer until the mixture is slightly foamy.
  6. Pour the liquid ingredients into the dry ingredients
  7. Using a hand mixer, mix until well blended.
  8. Spoon the batter into the donut pan, approximately 3/4 full.
  9. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes until lightly brown and they bounce back when lightly pressed.
  10. Cool on a rack and decorate with your favorite toppings!
  1. Container equivalents: 1 donut equals 1 yellow container.
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Hi! This is Donna. I am a grandmother, mom, wife, and a teacher. I also love cookbooks, love to bake and really enjoy food! At age 56 I have developed a love of fitness after losing 46 pounds on the 21 Day Fix! I have always struggled with my weight! When menopause struck and things got totally out of control... My weight only went up not down. My muffin top turned into a bakery shelf. I desperately wanted to lose weight and improve my health. I wanted to be able to play and keep up with my beautiful grandchildren. Nothing I tried worked until I found the 21 Day Fix. Now instead of a tight size 16 I wear a comfortable 8 and even some 6's! At age 56 I am in the best shape of my life. My current goals are to improve my strength and to continue toning my body. I along with my daughter, Danielle, am here to help you reach your own fitness goals! You are never too young or old to become fitter, healthier, and stronger!

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