Chocolate Donuts with Easy Almond Butter Caramel

I am super excited to team up with Whole Foods Market today to spread the buzz about the importance of bees and their fellow pollinators! I’ve talked about this important issue before, and am excited to not only support WFM in their efforts, but to use one of my new favorite products by them in this recipe!

The almonds used for this exclusive, seasonal almond butter were grown as part of a pilot project on the Nevada Ranch in Le Grande, California, designed to study and raise awareness for the importance of native biodiversity in the almond growing process. After all, almonds are California’s largest bee-pollinated crop! 

Fun fact: For every jar sold between April 16 and 28, Whole Foods Market will donate $0.50 to the Xerces Society to help reach its goal of planting 100,000 acres of pollinator habitat within the next 12 to 18 months.

Now, let’s talk donuts + easy almond butter caramel.

Chocolate Donuts with Easy Almond Butter Caramel

These donuts are baked, chocolate-y, not TOO sweet, packed with hidden chocolate chunks, moist, and delicious. The easy caramel sauce is the best donut addition- hands down!

Chocolate Donuts with Easy Almond Butter Caramel

5 Ingredients and about 5 minutes for your easy and delicious caramel sauce. BOOM.


Chocolate Donuts with Easy Almond Butter Caramel

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I thought this write-up really hit home, what your salad bar would look like without pollinators!  Bees pollinate more foods than you’d imagine, like almonds, avocados, blueberries, apples, garlic, kiwis, chocolate, coffee, sunflower seeds, peaches and so many more. 

With nearly one-third of America’s bee species now at-risk for extinction (and other pollinators in rapid decline, too) it’s time to get serious about saving our pollinators—and in turn, the plants that support our livelihood. 

 

For more information on pollinators and how you can help give bees a chance, visit www.wholefoodsmarket.com/pollinators. Also, be sure to check out your local Whole Foods Market store to learn more about local events.

Gingerbread Protein Donuts with Chocolate Maple Glaze

TUESDAY TREAT from Lexiscleankitchen.comGingerbread-anything makes me think of Winter. I love the flavor, I also really love the flavor combined with chocolate. The addition of protein in these Gingerbread Protein Donuts with Chocolate Maple Glaze makes for a great treat at any time of the day. Happy Tuesday!

Gingerbread Protein Donuts with Chocolate Maple GlazeDonuts? Well, you know I love donuts…. 

Gingerbread Protein Donuts with Chocolate Maple Glaze

Gingerbread Protein Donuts with Chocolate Maple Glaze

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Gingerbread Protein Donuts with Chocolate Maple Glaze

Want more donuts?

DONUTS

What are your favorite winter flavors?

Gingerbread Protein Donuts with Chocolate Maple Glaze

Yields 8

Ingredients

Chocolate Maple Glaze

Directions

  • 1. Preheat oven to 350
  • 2. Spray donut pan
  • 3. In a bowl combine dry ingredients, add in wet and mix well
  • 4. Fill your donut pans halfway
  • 5. Bake for 15 minutes until firm
  • 6. Glaze: melt chocolate, add in maple syrup and stir
  • 7. Dip donuts into glaze and let set on cooling rack
  • Recipe Notes

  • Chocolate chips mixed in would be a great addition!
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    Paleo Banana Bread Donuts

    These paleo Banana Bread Donuts are so moist, flavorful, and yummy. The perfect snack or breakfast that are gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, and refined sugar free!

    Banana Bread Donut Holes

    Fall is the perfect time for some nice warm banana bread. So why not in donut form? These babies are a perfect clean breakfast donut, or why not make them a treat by adding walnuts, chocolate chips, and a chocolate drizzle!

    Banana Bread Donut Holes

    Tuesday is here again, you know what that means! If you’re new here, on Tuesday’s I post treats, they are de-lish and guilt-free; except maybe not as guilt-free when you eat them all in 8 hours like we did, but who’s counting? Let’s be real, I am counting, but they were really that good. We couldn’t resist! Anyway… It may or may not be National Donut Day today. I’m slightly confused whether it’s today or on June but actually I’m happy with two National Donut Day’s in a year, so we’ll go with that. These banana bread donuts are so moist and have the perfect amount of sweetness.

    Want other donut recipes? Try these:

    Banana Bread Donut Holes

    Banana Bread Donuts

    Ingredients

    Directions

  • 1. Preheat oven to 350
  • 2. In a mixing bowl, combine dry ingredients
  • 3. In a small bowl, whisk together wet ingredients
  • 4. Combine wet and dry ingredients
  • 5. Grease donut pans and pour batter into pans
  • 6. Bake for about 15 minutes until donuts are firm
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    Apple Cider Donut Holes

    Munchkins or donut holes? Mike and I went back and forth over this one but settled on donut holes. Apple Cider Munchkin sounds cute though, no? Regardless, these totally just happened. Fresh apple cider donut holes that are grain-free, dairy-free, and free of refined sugar! You’re family and friends won’t be able to put them down.

    Grain-Free Apple Cider Donut Holes Continue reading

    Paleo Chocolate Donuts [VIDEO]

    When I hosted a brunch with these Paleo Chocolate Donuts on the table, this first comment made was “are they fried?” No, no my friends. These are clean, healthy, and baked… oh, and beyond delicious. Just little chocolate cake in the form of donuts. What’s better than that?

    Paleo Chocolate Donuts

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    Paleo Chocolate Donuts

    Paleo Chocolate Donuts

    Bake, dip in glaze and devour!

    Paleo Chocolate Donuts

     

    Chocolate Paleo Donuts

    Prep Time 5 min Cook Time 15 min Serves 8

    Ingredients

      Dry Ingredients

      • 3/4 cup blanched almond flour
      • 1 1/2 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
      • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
      • 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips
      • Pinch of salt

      Wet Ingredients

      Chocolate Glaze

      Strawberry Glaze

      Directions

      1. Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees °F. Grease a donut pan and set aside.

      2. In a large bowl combine dry ingredients. Add in wet ingredients and mix until well combined.

      3. Pour batter into greased donut pan and bake for 10-15 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.When donuts are done, let cool on a baking rack.

      4. In two small mixing bowls, mix the chocolate and strawberry glaze ingredients seperatly and set aside until the donuts have cooled.

      5. Once cooled, drizzle glaze over donuts and devour!

      Recipe Notes

      • This recipe was updated on January 26th, 2017.
      • You can place the donuts in the refrigerator to help cool faster while you make the chocolate and/or strawberry glaze.
      • *Calories: 143
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      Blueberry Protein Breakfast Donuts

      Everything is better as a donut, right? I recently bought a donut pan and am absolutely loving it. I’ve been making tons of healthy treats and serving them in the form of donuts; which is definitely surprising to my family and friends! These were fabulous. I kept them in the fridge and ate them as a protein snack throughout the week.

      Blueberry Protein Breakfast Donuts | Lexiscleankitchen.com #glutenfree #dairyfree Ingredients: (Makes 6: 120 cals each/8g fat/9g carbs/8.5g protein/3g sugar)

      • 1/2 cup almond meal
      • 2 scoops vanilla protein powder (I use grass-fed whey)
      • 1/4 tsp baking soda
      • 1/4 tsp salt
      • 1 egg
      • 1 ripe banana
      • 1 tsp coconut oil
      • 1 tsp raw honey
      • 1 tbsp unsweetened vanilla almond milk
      • 1/2 tsp organic vanilla extract
      • Handful of fresh organic blueberries

      Directions:

      1. Preheat oven to 350
      2. Grease donut tin
      3. In one medium-sized mixing bowl, combine almond meal, protein powder, baking soda, and salt
      4. In a separate bowl, whisk together egg, banana, coconut oil, honey, almond milk, and vanilla
      5. Add wet ingredients to dry, mix well
      6. Fold in blueberries, and mix
      7. Pour into donut tins and bake for 15 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean

      Blueberry Protein Breakfast Donuts | Lexiscleankitchen.com #glutenfree #dairyfree