Saturday, November 13, 2010

Coconut Banana Puffs (aka Primal Doughnuts!)

Okay, so who doesn’t love a crispy yet soft, gooey, sweet, fried-in-horrible-hydrogenated-oil doughnut? Actually, the thought of them makes me feel a little sick these days, but these little puffs…….way better! They’re just sweet enough, with a hint of cinnamon and vanilla and they have that crispy outer shell that’s to die for. Seriously, primal eating seems to call for doughnuts since we’re all about the healthy fats! Make these, you’ll thank me!

Coconut Banana Puffs (aka Primal Doughnuts!)
½ of a ripe banana
1 egg
1 Tablespoon honey
4 Tablespoons coconut flour
½ teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon cinnamon
¼ teaspoon cloves
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
½ teaspoon real vanilla
Dash of salt
Coconut Oil for frying

The star of this show is the coconut flour, which gives the doughnuts a soft muffin-like inside. Mmmm.
Mash the banana and beat with it the egg and coconut flour. Add the baking powder, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, vanilla, and salt. Form the dough into little balls about 1 ½ inch in diameter and slightly squish them, giving them two somewhat flat sides.
Heat about one inch of coconut oil on medium low until a drop of water splashed in sizzles. Drop the balls of dough in one at a time and watch for the bottoms to turn golden brown, gently flip them over.
They should puff up in the center, giving them a crispy outer shell with a soft, moist center. Wait for them to cool just long enough that you can pick them up with your fingers without burning yourself, and bite into a little piece of primal heaven! Enjoy!


JWalburger said...

They look so good. What a wonderful idea.

jesieo said...

i wish i was sitting at your kitchen table right now, eating these... they look heavenly!

Gilly said...

That looks sooo good.

Jenny said...

MMMMMMMMMMM..... delicious.