Heidi is an amazing blogger over on her aptly named MD (Mummy Dinosaur) blog. She was happy to write us a few paragraphs about herself. Make sure you go and check out her Instagram and Facebook pages as well;
When I tell people that I follow the LCHF (low carb, high fat) way of
eating, they usually ask me about how I deal with cravings for all the
foods I’m not allowed to have. To be honest, I don’t really feel that I
have cravings for anything, except for rice! I love rice but at least
that is gluten free so I do have it as a treat every now and then. I
love trying out different recipes to “substitute” healthier ingredients
to make those foods that others think I’m missing out on. I once had a
get-together afternoon tea at my house made with all low carb
ingredients… cupcakes, brownies, chocolates, cake pops, etc. and none of
my guests knew what I was feeding them… healthy treats! I guess I just
let the cat out of the bag!
Please enjoy my LCHF donut recipe for the thermomix. Not only were these delicious straight out of the oven, they were amazing after being left overnight in the fridge. The cream cheese nutella tasted like ice cream after being in the fridge. The recipe will give you more nutella than needed for the 12 donuts. It would taste delicious on banana bread. I think the donuts can actually be made into breakfast bagels if you omit the sweetener. I can see them being served with smoked salmon and cream cheese.
(Thanks for this great guilt free idea Heidi...Team Tenina are onto it...someone said donut I think?)
- 150 g almonds
- 50 g coconut oil or butter
- 3 eggs
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- Pinch salt
- 2 tbsp maple syrup or honey (to taste)
Nutella Cream Cheese Spread
- 100 g hazelnuts (roasted optional)
- 20 g coconut oil
- 1 - 1.5 tbsp maple syrup or honey (to taste)
- Pinch salt
- 15 g cacao powder
- 40 g cream cheese
To make Donuts: Preheat oven to 160°C. Grease a 12 donut baking tray.
Add almonds to TM bowl and mill 15 sec/speed 7. Set almond meal aside.
Melt coconut oil or butter in TM bowl 2-3 min/50°C/speed 1.
Add eggs, cinnamon, baking powder, salt, maple syrup (if you want a sweetener) and almond meal. Mix 5-6 min/speed 5 until almond meal is well mixed through, scraping down the sides of the TM bowl now and then.
Pour mixture into pre-greased baking tray, and bake for approximately 15 mins. While baking, prepare the nutella cream cheese spread.
To make Nutella Cream Cheese Spread: Place hazelnuts into TM bowl and mill 15 sec/speed 7. Remove from bowl and set aside.
Melt coconut oil in TM bowl 2 min/50°C/speed 1.
Add honey or maple syrup, pinch of salt, cacao powder, cream cheese (omit if Paleo) and milled hazelnut. Mix 3-4min/speed 5 until smooth and spreadable, stopping to scrape down the sides of the TM bowl every now and then.
Taste and adjust sweetness to taste. Use immediately on the cooled donuts and store any leftover in the fridge.
Enjoy a filling, satisfying healthy treat with a cup of tea! These donuts are filling so you won’t be stuffing your face and there will be leftovers. My kids loved them. Who doesn’t love donuts!