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Almond Joy Baked Doughnuts

By Marensmorsels @marentweets

Wow! I just got home from the gym and I really kicked my own bootay.

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I ran 1 mile to keep my Run Streak going then I jumped on the elliptical for 60 minutes at level 16. He knows who his master is now!!

While on the treadmill I needed a little extra motivation to do the last 10 minutes so I decided if I did them I could have a beer when I got home… I guess you all know what I decided.




I had a heaping salad. It’s the Garden Veggie Taylor Farms bagged salad. I put the included sunflower seeds and bacon on top but skipped the dressing for my own balsamic vinaigrette. I topped it with a turkey burger rubbed in cracked black pepper and cooked in evoo.



It was like turkey bacon burger in a bowl.


Now, I know you’ve been eyeing that suspicious little ring of chocolaty delight in the corner…


mhmm… that one.

In honor of National Doughnut Day I came home from work and whipped up some doughnuts.

Almond Joy {Gluten-Free} Baked Doughnuts


Last night Max and I did a quick grocery store stop and I bought a bag of coconut flour. Total impulse. But when I saw on twitter that today was National Doughnut Day, I instantly knew exactly what to make.

I looked at a bunch of coconut baked doughnut recipes, but ended up basing my recipe on this one.

makes 6 doughnuts


  • 1/2 cup coconut flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 6 eggs
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup stevia (I used truvia)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • 1/2 cup butter (I used margarine that was dairy free)

for the toppings

  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup chopped almonds
  • 1/4 cup coconut shavings
  • 2 TBSP butter or butter substitute
  • 2 TBSP almond milk


  1. Pre heat oven to 350 degrees. Combine coconut flour, salt, baking soda and stevia into a mixing bow. In a separate bowl whisk eggs until all yolks are broken and incorporated into the whites. Mix in honey, butter, vanilla and almond extracts.
  2. Combine wet and dry mixtures using an electric mixer. Once thoroughly combined, no clumps, pour dough into a greased doughnut pan.
  3. Cook for 15-18 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  4. While the doughnuts bake, in a double boiler heat dark chocolate chips, butter, and almond milk over steaming water. Mix constantly over medium low heat until completely melted and combined.
  5. Dip baked doughnuts into chocolate mixture, I did it when they were still warm, and sprinkle almonds and coconut shavings over the top.


I was so worried about using 6 whole eggs, but trust me it works!

These doughnuts are gluten free, soy free, and dairy free (if you use dairy free margarine). And because they use coconut flour they’re high in fiber!!!

These midnight treats definitely pack a nutritious punch.

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