Green Machine Donuts

Prep time: 25 minutes (10 minutes active, 15 minutes passive) 
Bake time: 15 minutes
Makes 8 small donuts

For the donuts:
1/4 cup coconut flour
1 1/2 Tbsp spirulina powder
3 Tbsp matcha powder
2 tsp vanilla bean powder
2 tsp cacao/cocoa powder
1/2 tsp pink Himalayan salt or table salt
1/2 tsp baking powder
3 eggs
1 flax egg (1 tablespoon flax seed with 3 tablespoon water; mix and allow to set 10-15 minutes in the refrigerator, until a gooey "egg" is made) 
1/3 cup local non-filtered honey
1/4 cup extra virgin coconut oil or ghee (melted) 

For the frosting:
1/4 cup cashew nut butter (you can substitute with almond or brazil nut)
1/2 Tbsp honey
1 Tbsp Saigon cinnamon

For adorning:
Sprinkle with matcha and cocoa powder
1/8 cup (fine flavor) cocoa nibs

Green Machine Donuts with matcha, cocoa, and spirulina 

Green Machine Donuts with matcha, cocoa, and spirulina 


1. Preheat oven to 350°F (360F if baking at higher altitudes) and liberally grease a donut or muffin pan (if the latter, pop out mini donut holes in the tin after baking - they're very snack-able!).

2. In a small bowl, mix the dry ingredients; coconut flour, spirulina, matcha, cocoa, vanilla powder, salt, and baking powder.

3. In a separate bowl, whisk eggs & flax egg with honey and melted coconut oil (or ghee).

4. Fold in dry ingredients into wet ingredients, blend until no clumps remain. 

5. Fill the pan's receptacles about 3/4 full and bake for 12–14 minutes, until just firm and spongey. 

6. Allow to cool on a wire rack, or an elevated non-plastic surface for a few minutes. 

7. In the existing dry ingredient bowl (no need to mess up a clean one!) stir nut butter, cinnamon, and dash of your preferred sweetener. 

8. Turn the mold/pan over and dip the top side of the donuts into the "clean/paleo" frosting while they’re still a tad warm, sprinkle with nibs and Jackson Pollock style decoration. 

9. Will keep up to 3-4 days in an airtight container.

Color me donut

Color me donut

Recipe adapted from Well + Good 

Lauren WKND