Gluten Free Almond Cinnamon Doughnuts with Almond Honey Drizzle

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Yay!  Doughnut and cider season is here – it’s officially autumn, so of course I have to share a DELICIOUS and easy (And of course, gluten free) doughnut recipe with you guys!  There’s no guilt with these guys, because they are pretty basic and healthy!  With just 5 ingredients, and the main one being almonds, you can feel good about putting these into your body…in moderation, of course…who am I kidding? Yes, I ate the whole batch in one sitting…don’t judge me.

The following pin links to a site that explains some of the health benefits of almond flour…which include all the health benefits of almonds, because well…almond flour is just ground up almonds!

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The five health benefits listed in the article are as follows:

  1. Boosts heart health
  2. Helps discourage cancer formation
  3. Aids in managing blood sugar for diabetics
  4. Encourages healthy waistlines
  5. Improves energy levels

Guys…you get these health benefits…In. A. Doughnut.  Nuf said.  *drops mic*

GLUTEN FREE ALMOND CINNAMON DOUGHNUTS

Ingredients

For the doughnuts (makes 6-8 doughnuts)

  • 1 cup almond flour (I used Bob’s Red Mill Almond Meal/Flour)
  • 2-4 Tbsp. raw honey (depending on how sweet you want them – I used 4 Tbsp.)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon

For the drizzle

  • 2 Tbsp. almond butter (I used crunchy, because it was all I had on hand, but I would suspect that smooth would also work nicely for a smoother drizzle)
  • 1 tsp. raw honey
  • 1/8 tsp. cinnamon
  • 2-4 Tbsp. almond milk (depending on how thin or thick you want your drizzle to be)

Directions

1.) Preheat the oven to 315 degrees.

2.) Add all the ingredients for the doughnuts to a medium mixing bowl, and stir until completely combined and smooth.

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3.) Grease a doughnut tin with butter or olive oil (I just sprayed mine with olive oil spray). Spoon the batter into the doughnut tins so that each tin is about 1/2 the way full.  Place in the oven and bake at 315 degrees for 10-15 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean (a few crumbs are okay, but for the most part, clean).

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4.) Allow to cool in the pan for 5-10 minutes, then gently flip the pan upside down.  The doughnuts should fall right out.  Transfer to a plate.

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5.) While your doughnuts are cooling, add all of the ingredients for the drizzle in a small bowl, and stir to combine completely.  When the doughnuts are all cooled and transferred to a plate, use a spoon to drizzle the almond honey drizzle over the doughnuts, allowing it to run down the sides.

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Dig in!!!  You’re going to LOVE these!

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Happy Autumn, and enjoy! 🙂