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I admit that I love desserts but, I also love taking care of myself, which is why these donuts are without a doubt the best discovery I’ve made so far this year. Since covid began this has been one of the top homemade recipes, so much so that many special molds for donuts have completely sold out.
Today, I’ve brought you my favorite recipe. After much trial and error with different flours, spices, fruits, oils… I think I’ve finally found the ONE. Truth Be Told, when I tried these Fondant Donuts I found it hard to believe that they were so healthy yet so delicious.
There are many tasty varieties to choose from; classic icing, vanilla cream-filled, pistachio, jelly-filled but, my absolute favorite is a classic chocolate fondant donut.
What makes this version so special is its citrus aroma thanks to the tangerine used in the dough and the touch of orange with the chocolate coat of icing.
A Dutch Dessert
Although we often think of the donuts being from the states, they actually originate from 17th century Holland. They called them Olykoeks (meaning- “oil bun”). When the dutch immigrated to America they brought this treat with them where it became very popular and that’s when it started to be made with a hole in the center.
The reason for the hole is that when frying the bun, the center always stayed raw, so they decided to remove it to allow them to fry better. And thus one of the most delicious snacks to pair with coffee was born.
The healthies Fondant Donut
Isn’t it great that you can eat these donuts without the guilt?
No sugars, no sweeteners, no additives or stabilizers, no saturated fats (palm oil etc…) and they are gluten-free! Check out the difference between the donuts we’ve prepared vs the ones you find on the supermarket shelf.
- Instead of using sugar and sweeteners (dextrose), I decided to sweeten these donuts with the best natural sweeteners like; fruit: bananas and tangerines together is a must-try! I personally love them with a touch of cinnamon and coconut oil for the topping.
You don’t need sugar to have a sweet, rich dessert
- I have swapped out refined wheat and soy flours for tapioca flour, one of my favorites to make desserts because of its sweetness. It’s also good for balancing our intestinal microbiota.
And, we get a crunchy touch thanks to this Crunchy Almond Spread with a crunched handful of almonds sprinkled on top. Originally the doughnut recipe had walnuts, but today I tried these almonds and loved it!
- 2 eggs
- 1 small tangerine
- 2-3 ripe bananas
- 65 gr tapioca flour
- 1 handful crushed almonds
- 1 tbsp Crema de Almendras Natruly
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 punch baking soda
For the coating :
- 6 ounces Chocolicius Orange and ginger
- 1 tsp coconut oil
Preheat the oven to 200º C.
Mix the eggs, tangerine, bananas, flour, almond spread, baking powder, baking soda, and cinnamon together in a bowl. Beat everything very well until you get a uniform texture.
Add in the chopped almonds and stir the mixture with a spoon so that they are combined well. Make sure to spread them evenly throughout the dough.
Pour the mixture into the molds and bake in the oven for approximately 20 minutes.
While the doughnuts are baking, prepare your topping by melting the chocolate with the oil on the stove or in the microwave for two minutes, be careful not to burn it.
Remove the doughnuts and dip them in the melted chocolat.
Place them in the refrigerator to cool.
Chef's tip: You can decorate them with fruit and sliced almonds.
Do you want to make another healthy version of your favorite dessert or snack?