Paleo Pumpkin Spice Donuts, Frosted Two Ways.

Paleo Pumpkin Spice Donuts, Frosted Two Ways.

Like pancakes, donuts are good for you. Maybe not in the most traditional of ways, but they do have their outstanding benefits.

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I recently shared a link to this blog post titled ‘Twelve Habits of Happy, Healthy People Who Don’t Give a Shit About Your Inner Peace.’ If you haven’t checked it out yet, you should. Because the habit of doing whatever the fuck you want is deemed by the writer to be so extremely important that it made the list five times.

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So.

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Do whatever the fuck you want.

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Read books about vampires, if that’s what you’re into. Sleep as much or as little as you’d like. Wait until tomorrow — or until the day after tomorrow — to wash the dishes. Buy baby bananas instead of normal-sized bananas simply because, you’re right, they are adorable. Wear sweatpants for 24 hours straight. Then take a shower and put the same pair of sweatpants back on.

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And then eat a donut. No, I’m sorry, eat two donuts.

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Eat every single donut and then accusingly ask your roommate: “Who ate all the donuts?”

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And then don’t question yourself or shame yourself or initiate a nonsense program of self-improvement that lasts X number of days and reaps X benefits. You don’t need that; you need donuts. And you need to do whatever the fuck you want.

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 Paleo Pumpkin Spice Donuts, Frosted Two Ways.

Adapted slightly from Multiply Delicious.

Makes: About 6-8 donuts, depending on your pan

Ingredients:

Paleo Pumpkin Spice Donuts:

  • 4 to 5 large medjool dates, pitted
  • 1 tablespoon Bourbon or rum (or you can substitute water)
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 6 eggs
  • 1/4 cup canned light coconut milk
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil, softened (plus more for donut pan)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 cup coconut flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda

Paleo Chocolate Frosting:

  • 1/3 cup organic palm shortening
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/3 cup honey or maple syrup
  • Sea salt

Spiced Coconut Butter Icing:

  • 1/3 cup coconut butter
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice

Method:

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and grease a donut baking pan.

In a small bowl, microwave the dates and Bourbon/rum/water for about 30 seconds. Mash with a fork until it becomes a bit of a paste, then add it to your food processor, along with the pumpkin puree, eggs, coconut milk, coconut oil, and vanilla extract. Pulse until very smooth.

Add the pumpkin pie spice, coconut flour, sea salt, and baking soda to the food processor and continue to pulse. When the mixture is smooth and well combined, scoop the batter into at least a medium sized zippered plastic bag. Cut one of the tips off the bag and use it to pipe your batter into your donut pan. You can fill the batter up to the top.

Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until the donuts are browned on the top and cooked through. Allow to cool before icing.

While the donuts are in the oven/cooling, make the frosting. To make the chocolate frosting, simply mix all ingredients in a food processor. To make the spices coconut butter, microwave  the coconut butter until soft in a small bowl (big enough for you to dip your donuts tops in later). Stir in the pumpkin pie spice.

Because of the coconut flour, you should store these donuts in the refrigerator. Unfrosted, they can also be frozen.

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This post was originally published on LeafParade.com.

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