Super Bowl Sunday plus “Baked Banana Chocolate Chip Doughnuts” Recipe

That Super Bowl game last night was TERRIBLE, or at least to my understanding….

My family was rooting for the Broncos (except for my little brother; he is always doing the opposite), but I could really care less about the game. What I love about Super Bowl is the party, family time, and the spirit of “Super Bowl Sunday.” Seriously, the spirit of the people we encountered yesterday was CRAZY but so awesome. Cashiers talking back and forth with us about who would win the game, “Go Broncos/Sea Hawks shouts of random customers, and the well-meant “Happy Super Bowl Sunday” phrase exchanged between others like “Merry Christmas” is spread at Christmas time. By the spirit of the people, you would have thought that this was a national holiday…

But I’m one of those people who doesn’t understand the game of football (gasp!), I just like the party for the food. Yes, I am a fat person at heart….

But oh my goodness did we make some delicious paleo snacks! While I didn’t get to take pictures of all the goodies before we devoured them, I will share with you the links of the snacks I made below so that you and your family can make and enjoy them anytime!

-          Chocolate Chip Cheesecake-Stuffed Strawberries by Oh My Veggies

-          Chocolate Almond Pudding by Living Low Carb One Day at a Time

-          Chocolate Almond Butter Balls by Living Low Carb One Day at a Time

-          Avocado Deviled Eggs by Ripped Recipes

-          Paleo Buffalo Ranch Dip by Plaid and Paleo

-          Paleo Rotel “Cheese” Dip by Plaid and Paleo

-          Pigs in a Blanket from Gather (no direct link for these; you will have to check out the cookbook!)

Everything turned out AMAZING but I have to say, those Chocolate Chip Cheesecake-Stuffed Strawberries were completely demolished within an hour……

 Now, let’s get on to this doughnut recipe, shall we?

 

Makes 4 small doughnuts (so serves about 1-2 people)

 

Ingredients:

1 Banana, mashed (the riper the better!)

1 Egg

3 tbsp. Coconut Flour

1 tbsp. Tapioca Flour/Starch

1 tsp. Vanilla Extract

½ tbsp. Enjoy Life Chocolate Chips, cocoa nibs, or chopped dark chocolate

1/8 tsp. baking powder

1/8 tsp. stevia (optional, but makes them more sweet)

Pinch of sea salt

Coconut Oil for greasing

 

1.      Preheat oven to 350° or fire up your doughnut maker.

2.      Whisk mashed banana, egg, and vanilla extract together in a bowl.

3.      Sift together coconut flour, tapioca flour/starch, baking powder, sea salt and stevia (if using).

4.      Add the wet ingredients to the dry and mix well.

5.      Stir in chocolate chips, cocoa nibs, or chopped dark chocolate.

6.      Grease your doughnut pan or doughnut maker with coconut oil.

7.      Spoon your doughnut mix into the doughnut molds, making sure that the molds are not over flowing and also making sure there is enough mix in each mold.

8.      Bake for 25 minutes or until the doughnuts feel firm and are a light, golden brown on top.

9.      Enjoy these as a nutritious breakfast, sweet snack, or a satisfying dessert!

 

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Recipe Notes

●This recipe can easily be doubled, tripled or whatever you need to do to feed you and your family.

●The riper your banana is, the more sweet your doughnuts will be. If your banana is not ripe, use the 1/8 tsp. of stevia and more to taste.

 

Question(s) of the Day: “Who were you for in the Super Bowl” and “What kind of treats (paleo or non-paleo) did you enjoy in the spirit of “Super Bowl Sunday?”

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