Friday, June 7, 2013

Recipes with Rose: Honey & Cinnamon Glazed Chia Seed Donuts

Today, Friday, June 7 is National Donut Day, an event that started in 1938 as a Salvation Army fundraiser to honor the women who served donuts to soldiers during World War I (when donut was still spelled "doughnut"). In recent years, the event has become an occasion for donut chain giveaways and new food rollouts.

We're all health-conscious, but that doesn't mean "do-nut" partake in today's festivities (see what I did there??). There are tons of healthy donut recipes out there you can make that are baked instead of fried and made with natural ingredients -- so good and good for you you won't feel guilty going back for a second! Follow Rose's yummy AND healthy recipe below or find other exciting ones on Pinterest!

Honey & Cinnamon Glazed Chia Seed Donuts
Bake time 17-20 minutes. Yields 6-8 donuts.  


Honey & Cinnamon Glazed Chia Seed Donuts
1 c. whole wheat flour (or, if you're like Rose, a gluten-free alternative like almond flour)
1 egg
1/4 c. + 2 tbsp. sugar or Stevia
1/2 c. milk
1/2 tbsp. chia seeds
3 tbsp. water
1 1/2 tbsp. cinnamon, divided
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. sea salt
1 1/2 tbsp. BeeAlive Pure & Natural Honey

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. To liquify honey, place jar in a bowl or pan of hot tap water for 5 to 10 minutes. This makes the honey (sometimes firm due to minimal filtration) workable without destroying its nutritional value.
  3. In a small bowl, mix chia seeds and water together, stirring them to form a gel. Set aside.
  4. In a medium mixing bowl, combine all the ingredients (including chia mixture), except for the honey & 1/2 tsp. cinnamon.
  5. Stir well with a wooden spoon (mixture can get get very thick due to the chia seeds and take on a dough-like consistency -- not a problem if it doesn't!).
  6. With a metal tablespoon, scoop up a decent portion of the dough, then spread it around one of the donut slots of the baking tray. Use enough dough to evenly line the donut slot.
  7. Repeat until all slots on the tray are full.
  8. Bake for 17 to 20 minutes, or until donuts are firm (test with a toothpick -- should pull out clean and not sticky to the touch).
  9. Remove from the oven, and allow to cool until you can touch the donuts to remove them from baking slots.
  10. In a small bowl, add honey and 1/2 tsp. cinnamon. Stir together to combine into a honey glaze.
  11. Take a donut, and dip or drizzle top with honey glaze. Set donut on a plate.
  12. Repeat until all donuts are glazed.
  13. Serve and enjoy!

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