Sunday, August 7, 2011

Coconut Oil Fried Doughnuts

Sorry for the lack of posting lately. I have had some major allergy issues lately, which has made it impossible to look at the computer screen. I'm beginning to feel much better though, so I'm hoping to be back to full strength very soon!

We had some great friends over for dinner last night. They are just beginning their Paleo transition, so it was kind of an introduction to ingredients and menu planning. I had a blast sharing my kitchen with Emily, and I'm hoping I gave her some insight into Paleo cooking that she didn't have before. And I THINK we may have actually showed Brandon that Paleo can, dare I say, taste really good??

While she was here we played around with some ingredients and came up with this awesome Coconut Oil Fried Doughnut. These were an absolute perfect dessert following our Bacon Avocado Chicken Burgers, Sweet Potato Fries and TONS of grilled Veggies. I love having them over for dinner!! They are great with our kids, and our kids absolutely love them, which is pretty key to dinner guests when you have two kids 3 and under!

My beautiful friend Emily enjoying our creations!

Coconut Oil Fried Doughnuts
1 1/2 C Almond Flour
1/4 C Coconut Flour
1/4 C Arrowroot Flour
2 Eggs
1/2 Tsp Baking Powder
1/2 C Coconut Milk
1/8-1/4 C Honey (to your taste... we used somewhere in the middle)

In large bowl, combine dry ingredients. Once combine, add in liquid and combine till smooth. 

Heat Coconut Oil to medium high in a large heavy pan. Drop dough in small balls (I just used two spoons to size and drop) into oil. 
Allow to cook on first side and roll around in oil till all sides are evenly crispy. Enjoy plain, dipped in a little maple syrup, or a strawberry puree (YUMMM).


  1. would these work in a donut maker? kinda like a waffle iron?

    1. I don't think these would work in a donut maker, but I have little to no experience with one to be sure. I think the oil is pretty essential to getting them crispy rather than cake like, but I could be wrong. Sorry, that wasn't much help ;-)