Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Lemon Poppy Seed Donuts (Paleo, Gluten-Free)

These donuts do not contain dairy or gluten.

Happy Wednesday Friends!  These lemon poppy seed donuts have been so much fun to make!  I'm trying to get back to glazing.  As much as I love sugar, I want to work on a healthier form that still makes the whole donut experience more fun.

I finally remembered to grab some poppy seeds at the store, so these donuts were at the top of my list.  Do you find yourself forgetting stuff at the store weekly?  It's the most annoying!  

If you're wondering why not every donut is glazed the answer is simple.  My crew is picky and I'm also very new at glazing.  I did not want the whole batch of donuts to go to waste!  

Now let's get on with the details of these delicious beauties!


1.5 cups Bob's Red Mill almond flour
2 tbsp Bob's Red Mill coconut flour
2 tbsp almond butter
2 tbsp lemon juice
zest of 1 lemon
1 tsp lemon extract
1 tsp apple cider vinegar
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk 
2 eggs
2 tbsp agave syrup


2 tbsp coconut oil 
2.5 scoops Vital Proteins collagen peptides
juice of 1/2 lemon
2 tbsp agave syrup

Preheat the oven to 325 F and spray the bottom of a donut tray with oil.  Zest and juice a lemon.  Mix the wet and dry ingredients in separate bowls.  Combine them.  Add the baking soda and the apple cider vinegar last.  This mix is enough for 8 donuts.  I used 3 tbsp of mix per donut.  Flatten the tops with the back of a spoon.  Bake the donuts for 15 minutes or until a knife comes out clean.  

Let the donuts cool on a rack as you prepare the glazing.  Melt the coconut oil in the microwave and add the collagen peptides.  Stir.  Add the lemon juice and agave syrup.  Mix well.  The glazing will be sticky and kind of jelly like.  Dip the donuts in the glaze and then spread it with the back of a spoon.  Sprinkle lemon zest on top.  Enjoy!

Here are the nutrition facts for these donuts.  They are perfect for breakfast!  They have a good amount of protein in them too since the glazing has collagen peptides.  

I love my donut stacks!  Can I just share how tough it can be to take pics with my kiddos around?  Lucas wants to try anything and everything that I 'm taking pictures of.   If I turn my back for one second he'll manage to sneak in a bite here or there.  He's also a master at photo bombing LOL.  

Do you have a favorite donut flavor?  Let me know below!  I'm working on a new flavor with glazing, of course!

If you're worried about the poppy seeds, you can't even taste them.  My daughter loved these (and she tried the ones with the glaze!). 

Enjoy these super easy and flavorful donuts!  Take a photo and share on Instagram using #peoniesandalatte to show us your creations.

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