Paleo Doughnuts

Glazed or unglazed

Anyone who says the paleo/SCD lifestyle is boring or too restrictive is crazy! There’s SO much REAL food that you can eat and the possibilities are truly endless. Not only that, but it is so much fun to experiment with what’s available. Don’t believe me? Well, check out the baked DOUGHNUTS that I made below, inspired by a recipe from Multiply Delicious. Thanks PaleOMG for posting it on your Facebook page!

It’s kinda funny that I decided to make these considering I was never much of a doughnut fan, except as a kid (only glazed though – nothing else!). I’ve never even had a Voodoo Doughnut and I live in Portland. Honestly, I never had the desire, and then realized that gluten makes my body scream bloody murder.

*Note: I still cannot eat cocoa powder because of adhering to the SCD, so I omitted it from the recipe and instead of melted dark chocolate for the icing, I used melted coconut butter. Also, I was out of vanilla extract, so subbed almond extract instead. I only made a half batch, but my doughnut pan must be smaller than the one in the recipe because it still made six doughnuts. I even used one of my fresh duck eggs in the recipe, but combined it with two chicken eggs I had left in the fridge. These turned out fantastic and were insanely easy to make, as long as you have a doughnut pan (I picked one up for about $10 from Sur La Table the other day, specifically to make this recipe).

Ready for the oven
Batter, eady for the oven!
Fresh baked paleo doughnuts
Fresh baked paleo doughnuts.
Doughnuts with coconut butter icing
Doughnuts with coconut butter icing.

4 thoughts on “Paleo Doughnuts

  1. SCD Griddle July 18, 2012 / 12:53 pm

    Paleo in Portland-
    So tell me… How long did it take you to heal – from the time you started SCD to the time you were able to eat something like these luscious doughnuts? (Despite how this questions sounds, I am trying to stay in the present and enjoy the process!)

    Just a rough time period so I can know what an average healing time is?
    Theresa @ SCD Griddle

    • paleoinportland July 18, 2012 / 4:05 pm

      Honestly, it took a long time and I went very slow. I probably didn’t start consuming coconut flour until at least 4-5 months into the diet. I tried a tablespoon earlier on in a pancake (with eggs and banana) and my gut didn’t like it. I also didn’t eat nuts for about the first 2 months and when I did add some back in, it was only in the form of almond flour, and then gradually some homemade pecan butter. This eventually led to other nut butters as well (cashew and almond – when I felt ready). I started the diet in October 2011 and just started eating raw nuts on occasion within the past few months. Additionally, I didn’t eat any raw fruits or veggies (aside from ripe bananas or avocados) until March or April (5-6 months in). I cooked everything for a long time. I tried eating a very simple mixed greens salad after about 6 weeks into the diet and had a major belly ache and bloating. The same thing happened with a raw apple, except I was probably only 4 weeks in and the consequences were even worse than that of the salad.

      I regularly checked in the with my naturopath along the way, especially at the onset of the diet. I also used a really great phases chart that she shared with me from the book. I’d be happy to send you the charts. It’s a great base and guideline to work with, but each person moves into the different phases at different times and it’s completely individualistic, as is healing. Everyone heals differently and at different rates.

      • SCD Griddle July 18, 2012 / 7:34 pm

        Thanks for answering me! You know, I can do this. I am also going to take it really slowly.
        Now that I’ve gotten beyond my fruit problem, I feel so much better and it is such a relief!
        You know, I downloaded the charts from the SCDlifestyle guys months ago but never looked at them. Found them on my computer 2 days ago. The phenol content is another key concept, I think!
        Thanks again!
        Theresa @SCD Griddle

  2. paleoinportland July 18, 2012 / 9:25 pm

    Yes, you can do it Theresa, and I truly believe going slowly is key! I’m glad you’re feeling better and that you have those charts at your fingertips. They’re very helpful or at least were for me. Never hesitate if you have any more questions. I’m happy to offer insight and share my experiences 🙂

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