I saw a video floating around Facebook the other day and it got me thinking about how extreme our food choices are! Watching what a “typical” European breakfast versus the standard American fare was eye-opening. Skip to the Healthy GF Berry Donuts recipe.
Healthy GF Berry Donuts
Basically, it showed pictures of kids in Europe sitting down to a fresh breakfast of fruit, protein and healthy goodness and us in North America rocking donuts or chocolate croissants. And while I’d love to dispute it, I have a feeling its kind of true. Just not all the time for my family.
And yes, some of the time I let the kids have “fun” breakfasts like sugary cereals or donuts, that is definitely not the norm. While we definitely have a lot of fresh breakfasts (truthfully, we rotate between these 4 no-fail breakfasts), I’ll be the first to admit that sometimes grab and go is easier!
That doesn’t mean we should be reaching for a sugar-laden, processed fat filled donut.
Especially since it’s easy to make your own healthy homemade donuts. Seriously!!
These gluten-free donuts are easy to make, nutrient dense and contain healthy fats (which help your brain function).
Plus they’re perfect for kids.
This homemade baked donut recipe is a simple and kid-approved healthy breakfast. You can whip these up and make an extra batch (probably 2 extras- just in case!) and store them in your freezer for an easy on the go option. The boys love to eat this with a side of fresh berries.
It’s worth a couple of minutes to make them.
Healthy GF Berry Donuts
- 1.5 cups gluten-free old fashioned oats
- 2 tablespoons chia seeds
- 1.5 teaspoons baking powder
- 2 tablespoons coconut flour
- 1 cup frozen berries
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil
- 1 teaspoon NuStevia vanilla stevia syrup*
- 2 tablespoons almond butter
- 1/3 cup pure maple syrup
- 1 egg
- Donut Pan
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
In your Vitamix, grind the oats into a flour. Don’t grind them all the way so there could be some texture in the donuts.
In a large bowl, combine the oats, chia seeds, baking powder and coconut flour in a bowl.
Using your stovetop, heat the berries and coconut oil until berries are mostly thawed.
Use a fork to mash the berries until chunky.
Whisk together the stevia, almond butter, and maple syrup.
Pour the syrup mixture into the dried oats and stir.
Add the berry and oil mixture and mix until coated. Finally, add in the egg and whisk until everything is sticky.
The kids LOVE to help me in this part, of course!
Let sit on the counter for 6-10 minutes (this allows the chia seeds and coconut flour to absorb the liquid and helps bind).
Prep your donut tray. Portion the mixture into the donut tray and bake for 12 minutes.
Rotate the pan and bake for 6-7 more minutes.
Remove from the oven and let cool for about another 45 minutes in the tray before removing.
Well, I would at least try to. Speaking from experience, they look so good when they come out.
Note: If you don’t have Nunaturals, use ½ teaspoon vanilla extract and one packet of stevia.
This recipe makes 6 donuts at a time. I would definitely recommend doubling or even tripling your measurements to have an extra batch to put away in your freezer.