Just in time for Valentine’s Day: Dark Chocolate Cherry Donuts

Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to show major love to someone special! Yet for many people, this day means plenty of sweets and decadent dishes that can sabotage your weight and your gut health.

Let’s try something different this year. These tasty, healthy donuts eliminate highly processed additives like soy, dairy, and white sugar. These ingredients (found in most chocolate treats) can trigger gut inflammation, stall weight loss, and weaken your immune system.

Ditch the packaged options. Instead, nourish your gut and overall health with this Happy Gut recipe.

While I’m providing these donuts for Valentine’s Day, they can become staples any time of the year. Just make extras, because these will go fast!

Dark Chocolate Cherry Donuts

WF  DF  GF  SF VG

Serves: 4

Ingredients

1-½ cup almond flour

¼ cup unsweetened almond milk

¼ cup raw cacao powder

¼ cup dried unsweetened cherries (free of preservatives)

2 tbs 100% Pascha dark chocolate chips

1 tbs coconut oil

1 egg

1 tbs pure vanilla extract

¼ cup grade A pure maple syrup

1 tsp baking soda

2 tsp sea salt

Donut Pan

Step 1

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Step 2

In a medium-size bowl, mix together almond flour, cacao powder, baking soda, cherries and sea salt.

Step 3

In a separate bowl, whisk the egg with the remaining ingredients, except for the chocolate chips.

Step 4

Combine all ingredients, then add the chocolate chips.

Step 5

Grease donut pan with oil and pour batter to each mold.

Step 6

Bake for 7-10 minutes. Use a toothpick to determine if the donuts are finished baking. Allow to cool before removing from the pan.

 

Do you have your own favorite gut-healing dessert recipe? I’d love to hear how you satisfy your gut and your sweet tooth below or on my fan page.