• María Fernanda López

Carrot Cake Paleo Donuts (Low Carb)

However first baked carrot cake is an absolute genius! A masterpiece and definitely a great gift for humanity (I really love carrot cake!), and today I'm creating a nice fun twist to the classic carrot cake recipe to bake some donuts!


Best of both worlds, specially for all carrot lovers!


These are just another lever of the usual carrot cake but with a nice white chocolate step up, without mentioning that these donuts are low carb, keto friendly and paleo! Based on the simple ingredients used, this is not only a great recipe, but it's also healthy and delicious.



Carrots are probably one of my favorite veggies and one of the most versatile ones, from savory to sweet, carrots can hit the spot. This was no surprise, and instead of shredding them I make a simple carrot puree!



I adapted some of my old donut recipes to add some carrots in pure I thought that it might be a great way to add loads of flavor and a fluffy texture to this dough. I only steamed the carrots and blender it with some granulated monk fruit and water.



Later in this post you'll read about the method, which is very simple! Promise. Some of the key ingredients to create a good paleo friendly and gluten free donut is to watch the consistency of the dough, in this occasion I added xanthan gum, it's totally optional but it works as glue for our dough.



Simple carrot cake donut ingredients:

  • Coconut flour

  • Granulated monk fruit (PURELYHL for discount)

  • Whey protein

  • Cinnammon

  • Baking powder

  • Xanthan gum (optional but helpful)

  • Eggs

  • Carrots

  • White chocolate chips



So, the ingredients are super simple! Here are just some of my usuals; coconut flour, granulated monk fruit (my favorite low carb and keto friendly sweetener, use code PURELYHL for Lakanto discount!), cinnamon and eggs!



A carrot cake must: SPICES! One thing that I love about carrot cake is the smell that the combination of carrots and cinnamon has, simply heavenly! Not sure about you but I'm not scared of adding a full tsp of cinnamon instead of just a sprinkle.



These donuts will be just great for any time of the year of day! As breakfast, snack or dessert. The ingredients are nourishing so feel free to enjoy them whenever you like. I really liked mine with a latte or just warmed in the little oven... DELISH!



The method? Fail proof!

  1. Preheat the oven at 350F.

  2. In a bowl mix all the dry ingredients.

  3. Blend the carrots with water or nut milk.

  4. Add the carrot blend to the flour bowl, add the eggs and mix well.

  5. Pour the mix into 8 silicone donut baking mold.

  6. Bake for 24 minutes.

  7. Top with chocolate chips.



I really suggest getting a silicone donut mold, I got mine on Amazon and it's great! I don't need to grease it previous all the baking.



PRO TIP! Taking out the donuts from the mold after they are baked.

Let them cool down and freeze them for a few minutes, around 15 minutes. Then with a spatula or a butter knife carefully start separating the donut from the mold. And still, carefully fold the silicone container to let the donut out!



Can I freeze these donuts?

Yes! These are freezer friendly donuts. I froze mine in a plastic bag and re-heated them in the microwave, air fryer or oven for a few minutes or seconds (in the case of the microwave).



So you can be sure that this recipe is fail proof, great for meal preps and to share with your love ones! It's a delicious, simple and nutrient dense recipe worth sharing, saving, pinning or bookmarking... enjoy!


With love,

Maria



Try more recipes here!

- Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheesecakes

- Matcha Cream Cake

- Keto Chocolate Mint Cookie Dough

- Hazelnut Strawberry Cookie Skillet



Carrot Cake Paleo Donuts

By Maria Fernanda López

Serves 8

Ingredients


Method

  1. Preheat the oven at 350F.

  2. In a bowl mix all the dry ingredients.

  3. Blend the carrots with water or nut milk.

  4. Add the carrot blend to the flour bowl, add the eggs and mix well.

  5. Pour the mix into 8 silicone donut baking mold.

  6. Bake for 24 minutes.

  7. Top with chocolate chips.

Nutritional Information (per serving 112 kcal)

Fat: 4.4g

Carbs: 9.5g

Fiber: 5.4g

Net Carbs:1.3g

Protein: 8.1g




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