Introduction: Gluten Free Cashew Meal Mini Banana Doughnuts With Dark Chocolate Drizzle

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Who doesn't love doughnuts? I have fallen in love with Trader Joe's new cashew meal. It adds a touch of sweetness and helps keep gluten free baking from drying out. I often feel guilty making sugary treats for my kids so adding a nut meal protein helps make these treats healthy. I also like to use coconut sugar instead of refined sugar when I bake. It is low glycemic and works nicely in this recipe.

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Step 1: Doughnut Ingredients

1 c Trader Joe's Just Cashew Meal
1/2 c  Gluten Free Multipurpose Flour Blend
1 tsp Bob's Red Mill Gum Xanthan
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
3 eggs
1/2 c Nutiva Organic Sugar, Coconut
1/2 c coconut oil (melted)
1 tsp vanilla
1 very ripe banana
1/4 c chocolate chips
1 tsp coconut oil

Step 2: Instructions for Batter

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1. Plug in the Babycakes Mini Doughnut Maker to preheat.
2. Add the dry ingredients to a medium sized bowl and whisk to blend.
3. In a small bowl, mash up the banana until it is almost a thick liquid.
4. Add the coconut sugar and other wet ingredients to the banana and whisk together.
5. Blend the wet ingredients to dry ingredients and blend together.
6. This is what the mixture will look like when blended together.

Step 3: Instructions to Make Doughnuts

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Put a spoonful of batter into each section in the mini doughnut maker. Close the lid and cook 3-4 minutes until done.

Step 4: Final Step

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Remove doughnuts from doughnut maker and let cool on a rack. Melt 1/4 c bittersweet chocolate chips and 1 TBSP Coconut Oil in a microwave safe dish.

Drizzle the chocolate over the doughnuts.



FrecklesMagee (author)2014-02-04

These look so good, what is better than a doughnut maker?!

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Thanks, and great instructable!

awesomness2002 (author)2014-01-28

Great idea!!!

Penolopy Bulnick (author)2014-01-24

I just love doughnuts and these look amazing!

Thank you very much for the compliments. I hope you enjoy these.

Halphinian (author)2014-01-24

These are delicious!

Fearless Dining (author)2014-01-24

I would say they are healthy. They have cashew meal for protein, eggs, banana, and no refined sugar. I hope this answers your question about health.

mgonos1 (author)2014-01-24

Great idea, I can't wait to give it a try. But how are doughnuts healthy eating?

petiteallergrytreats (author)2014-01-24

Gluten free donuts!? Sign me up. I've never used a donut maker, but I'm thinking I need to buy one... Yum.

I am loving my mini doughnut maker. It is fun to come up with healthy doughnuts my kids will love. You can find more yummy recipes (both mine and from the chefs I interview) on my site

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