Strawberry Thyme with Lemon Donuts

YOU ARE WELCOME!!!

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These little gems, are well, gems! Exactly!

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I made them at 6:30 am (yes, I’m patting myself on the back) and they were done by 6:58am! That’s something to be proud of…why did I just tell you that?

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Because you too can make these in the haze of the morning and share them with your loved ones…or not…hoard them and eat them in a closet. dare ya!

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But for reals. Super simply recipe with items I know you already have in your pantry and refrigerator.

Plus, they are PALEO! Winning!

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As you know I’m on a kick of finding the very best baked goods that are Paleo friendly. These have made the list.

What I love, is that flavors are changeable.

I found the inspiration for this recipe here…Kelsey’s Blog ‘Little Bits of’ REAL FOOD & REAL TALK….yep, both are things that I totally love. In her donut recipe, she used lemon and blueberry…since I didn’t have any fresh blueberries – I opted for strawberries and some dried thyme…and some lemon and some maple syrup…because I can’t stop with that kind of goodness 🙂

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Strawberry Thyme with Lemon Donuts

Makes 8 donuts…so just double the recipe, because you will want/need more 🙂

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup blanched almond flour
  • ⅛ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon kosher coarse salt
  • 2 tablespoons real maple syrup
  • ½ cup full fat coconut milk
  • 2 tablespoons melted coconut oil
  • 1 egg, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 3 strawberries, cut into small pieces

Method:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F and spray a donut pan with coconut oil spray. Place the pan in oven while it is preheating.
  2. Mix together the blanched almond flour, baking soda and salt and set aside.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the honey, coconut milk, coconut oil, egg, vanilla, thyme and lemon zest. Using a rubber spatula, mix the wet and dry ingredients together. Do not over mix.
  4. Scoop batter into a large ziplock bag and cut the tip of the bag with scissors. Remove pan from the oven. Squeeze batter into the donut pan – filing each form about 3/4 of the way.  Place a strawberries in each form – around 5-7 in each and press down slightly.
  5. Bake until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 15 minutes. Set pan over a wire rack to cool. Wait until donuts are cooled, then remove from pan. **if they are still hot or warm, they may break apart when removing from the pan – so important to let them cool.

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