I'm on the search for the perfect "healthy" donut
that is gluten/grain/soy/dairy/sugar free, paleo or keto, vegan and made using organic ingredients
& not made with ingredients containing "scary bad stuff" like for example, carrageenan is a big one. Artificial dyes and sweeteners obviously are no as well.
Obviously it's hard to knock off every single thing on that list of requirements for the ultimate health conscious donut, while it still tasting remotely good.
But, to get to something as close as possible would be a huge success to me.
Basically, I love having a little treat with my coffee. It's bad for your stomach lining anyway to drink coffee alone (repetitiously), you really should have a scone or biscotti or some little bits with it so you don't develop a stomach ulcer.
The reason I'm getting more into creating these kind of things lately is because I realize I'm not the only one who wants it. From working in the food industry, I would say almost half of our customer base is wanting gluten, sugar, dairy free, and or vegan stuff. There is a large consumer base for this sort of stuff, and creating something good and sharing it with the world is fun to me.
Like with my vegan latte I was super happy with the success of that, being sugar free and still tasting great.
It was fun but, now I want to keep going.
Plus I'm at work all day, we're always creating pastries and food and what not, I'm constantly around food and ingredients, and I'm learning the processes of how it's all made. And so now that I have the pieces and parts and know more about the ingredients and how it all works- I'm starting to use those pieces and parts in my head, and those methods, and putting it together to create my own healthier recipe's and versions of foods I love (but are not health conscious at all).
Like donuts and latte's. lol
So yeah I was thinking about donuts. And I was like, what if I made it with almond flour and egg substitute (vegan), maybe add some cinnamon and vanilla extract, and then dipped it in a sugar free caramel glaze, let it dry, top it with some frozen berries that are dipped in a blueberry glaze (organic sugar free). maybe some white powder or coco powder on top depending on the mood.
would go great with chai tea as well, with some steamed oat milk ontop.