Healthified Dairy, Gluten, and Refined Sugar Free Date Nut Pinwheels

OKAY date nut pinwheels have forever been my fave Christmas cookie and this year I’ve made my best decision yet in healthifying these bitches. Huge shout out to The Toasted Pine Nut for her delish egg, refined sugar, gluten, and dairy free cookie dough (borrowed from her Gluten Free Cinnamon Swirl Cookie Recipe) that I used for this recipe and just switched up the filling.

K that’s really all I need to say here cuz these tasty lil treats speak for themselves. So I’m gonna get back to spending time with my family now, but ENJOY and have a very happy holidays!!!!


Healthified Dairy, Gluten, and Refined Sugar Free Date-Nut Pinwheels

  • Servings: 36 cookies
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients

  • The Toasted Pine Nut’s Gluten-Free Dough
  • ¾ cup ghee
  • ½ cup raw honey
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 cups almond flour
  • ¼ cup tapioca flour
  • Date-Nut Filling

  • ¾ pound soft medjool dates, pitted and chopped
  • 1/3 cup coconut sugar
  • 1/3 cup water
  • ½ cup chopped pecans

Directions

  1. Add your ghee, honey, and vanilla together in a bowl and whisk until well combined.
  2. Add in the almond flour and tapioca flour and thoroughly combine until a dough forms.
  3. Dump the dough out onto a piece of wax or parchment paper and place another piece on top. Roll out the dough until it’s an even sheet about ¼ inch thick.
  4. Place in the freezer to set for at least 10 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, combine all ingredients for the date-nut filling in a saucepan and heat over low heat, stirring continuously until a thick paste forms. Remove from heat.
  6. Using a spatula, spread the date filling in an even layer over the dough.
  7. Using the parchment or wax paper to help you, carefully roll the dough until you have a round log.
  8. Roll the log in wax or parchment paper and refrigerate for an hour.
  9. Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  10. Remove your log from the fridge and slice it into cookies about ½ inch thick. Place them on your lined baking sheet and cook until they start to get a golden color, about 12-15 minutes.
  11. Allow to cool for 5 minutes then enjoy!

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Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal Breakfast Donuts

Peanut butter banana oatmeal donut

Looks good….. don-ut? Hehe. I know what you’re thinking: “Oh no, please Bailey, no more puns.” Well, I hate to break it to you guys, but there’s probably going to be at least 2 more corny puns in this post soooo if you hate my sense of humor, then just skip to the recipe now.

Oh phew, I’m glad you’re still here. Donut worry, my friends, there are only so many puns I can make in a day. But real talk here, HOW FREAKIN’ GOOD ARE DONUTS?! Or is it spelled doughnuts? Makes sense… because of the whole “dough” thing and all… but I think I’m going to stick with donuts for now because that’s less typing I have to do and maybe it’ll save me from getting carpal tunnel.

So back to donuts. We all know the sweet little highly addictive wonders that they are, but I’m going to share some sad news with you. Donuts are widely considered to be one of the worst foods you can put in your body. I’m talking gut rot, weight gain and just basically internal combustion. Ugh.

*Many tears*

Whyyyyyyyyyy donuts, WHYYYY?! Why can’t you be good AND good for you?!!!! Is that too much to ask for?

So now I’m going to share some happy news. The combination of my donut obsession and being a crazy health nut has sparked me to order my very own donut pans from Amazon (which surprisingly were waaay cheaper than I expected) and create my own secretly healthy donuts!

*And all the doughnuts just stood there in shock, with a glazed expression on their faces*

Okay that was the last one I promise. So my first attempt was coconut flour donuts, but I’m struggling to get them to rise. I will persevere, though, so keep an eye out for that recipe in the future. Then I got some new inspiration: my boyfriend is constantly needing quick grab-n-go breakfasts that are healthy and filling so why not make an oatmeal breakfast donut?! I had made oatmeal bakes before so I just made a few tweaks to one of my recipes and ta-daaaaa: delicious, beautiful breakfast donut. And a happy boyfriend. But I’m mostly pleased with the whole donut thing here because after all, it’s important to eat more HOLE foods.

*ba-dum-chhhh*

So besides being a great on-the-go breakfast, these little cuties are gluten-free, dairy-free, refined sugar-free and are FULL of vitamins, nutrients, and minerals. And, because they’re made from ground up oats, you’re going to get all the health benefits that come with them too! Oats not only contain important vitamins and minerals, but also antioxidants and fiber which help to lower blood sugar levels, aid in weight loss, and help lower your risk of heart disease. Annnddddd, they also contain a surprising amount of protein, too! I can guarantee normal donuts won’t have that going for them.

So if you’re a crazy donut fanatic like me (which, let’s be honest, I know you are because you’re human and humans love donuts.. and becasue you’re reading this post about donuts) get to ordering your own donut pan and start healthifying your donuts ASAP!! Or, if you want to make this recipe still but can’t wait for your donut pan to arrive, throw it in a mini muffin tin and it’ll work just the same (you just won’t get the donut shape). Bam: easy, healthy breakfast.

Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal Breakfast Donuts

  • Servings: 6 donuts
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Place all ingredients for donuts in your blender and blend until combined.
  3. Grease your doughnut pan (or muffin pan) and spoon in batter.
  4. Bake for 10 minutes or until a toothpick comes out dry.
  5. Meanwhile, make your glaze by combining the PB2 powder, Stevia powder, and water and mixing until smooth.
  6. Once your donuts have cooled, you can dip them in the glaze and then top with chopped banana, walnuts, and carob date syrup. Enjoy!