caramel glazed doughnuts (grain-free)

Posted on June 22nd, 2013 by mountain girl  |  6 Comments »

I’ve had a hankering for something sweet lately.   When I saw this yummy-looking recipe for caramel glazed doughnuts at Against All Grain, my sweet tooth sighed loudly, and I decided to give these babies a whirl.

Our mini-doughnut maker has been gathering dust ever since Caleb headed to NM to spend the summer with his mom, but I pulled it out and greased it up.  Zia and I whipped up some batter, filled the doughnut molds, and cooked them for 5 minutes.

This probably sounds funny, but I found these doughnuts were a good way to sneak some butter into my diet.  I really think butter–especially from grass-fed cows–is healthy.  (There is some interesting info out there about how it really affects your cholesterol, as well as some other aspects of your general health.  Hint: it’s surprisingly good.)

After being vegan for so long, though, I have a hard time with the taste.  I usually prefer to cook with coconut oil, which has its own health benefits, but in baked goods such as this recipe, I can totally do butter.  I think mixing it with sweetness makes it palatable to me.

The doughnuts are vanilla, glazed with caramel.  The glaze is really yummy, and I like the almond butter in it.  I only used half the honey, and it still seemed quite sweet.

I’m not really into sliced almonds on doughnuts, so I skipped that part of the recipe.  I might like them rolled in shredded coconut next time, though.

Also, I sweetened the doughnuts themselves with maple syrup so Cash could have a plain one sans honey.  He really liked it.

I’m not sure if I should admit this, but I ate three and a half of these, drowned in leftover coconut milk.  Shall I say my sweet tooth was thoroughly satisfied.

Check out the recipe at Against All Grain!

    6 Responses to “caramel glazed doughnuts (grain-free)”

    1. Mom & Dad says on :

      HI HONEEEEE………..YUMMY!!!!!! SO GLAD U ARE EATING “OUR” KINDA STUFF 🙂 LUV U GUYS/MOM (LUV THE LIL GUY IN THE HORSEY 🙂 PAMPA REALLY loved his conversation with lil Zia 🙂

    2. mountain girl says on :

      Hi Mom,
      Yup, I’ve gone over to the dark side…mmm-mmm! Wish you could help me eat them…I had to pop the last few in the freezer. That son of yours wouldn’t even try one bite–but that’s his loss. 😉

      Zia liked talking to her Grampy too!

    3. GRANNY says on :

      SOUNDS YUMMY TO ME. CALEB WOULD HAVE LOVED THEM. HE TOLD ME HE LOVES IT WHEN MIA DECIDES TO MAKE SOMETHING NEW ESPECIALLY IF ITS SWEET. DAVID HOW COME YOU WOULDNT TRY ONE? R U ON A DIET?? yEA HUH???

    4. mountain girl says on :

      Haha…we have opposite taste buds…his are on the very sweet end, mine go for hardly any sweetener. Opposites, attract, right? So he’s usually a little wary of my “sweets”. But these are sweet, really!

    5. Your Lion says on :

      Geez do I look like I need to be on a diet? LOL

    6. Melissa says on :

      Mmmmmm…and in true southern honesty….Butter is divine.

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