Jazzy Cookbook and Vanilla Glazed Doughnut Recipe
As much as I’m a fan of clean eating, my kids sure aren’t. When I try out recipes such as “spinach smoothies” and “kale chips” they don’t bother sugarcoating their feedback: “Mommy, this is disgusting.”
But I’m not giving up! On Instagram I follow a woman named Jasmine Schmalhaus (aka Jazzythings) who has written several e-cookbooks. Her newest one is the Kid Approved Cookbook, retailing for $12, so I had to give it a try.
To get the kids excited about clean eating I told them that they could choose the recipe. Would they choose the Hulk fries (made with zucchinis) or the whole wheat pizza? Nope, my kids went straight to the dessert section and chose the vanilla glazed doughnuts recipe.
Fortunately, the cookbook takes standard childhood favorites (like pancakes, pizza and graham crackers) and offers up recipes made with clean ingredients.
Most of the recipes include standard ingredients you’d already have in your home (eggs, fruit, vegetables, seasonings, etc.); but not Vanilla Glazed Doughnuts. No, for that I had to take a field trip to the healthy living aisle of our local grocery store.
I’m very happy to report that all the ingredients were there. Now I can’t speak for all supermarkets across the states, but I’m willing to bet if I can find coconut sugar and almond flour at a supermarket in Pflugerville, Texas, they should be easy enough to find in other stores too. (But just in case you can’t find the ingredients, she gives a website where you can buy them along with a discount code.) The cost was less than $20 and I had tons left over for future recipes.
The doughnuts were really tasty and my kids had fun making them. We didn’t have doughnut pans, so we improvised with muffin trays. The babysitter tried them too and gave them a thumbs-up.
I’d recommend this book to any parent wanting to cut down on processed food and use clean ingredients to make tasty meals. If you’d like to get a copy, here’s a 20% discount code!
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Here is the doughnut recipe excerpted from “Jazzythings Kid Approved Cookbook” © 2015 by by Jasmine Schmalhaus. www.jazzythings.com. All rights reserved: May not be reprinted without publisher permission.:
(Pictures are of my kids.)
Vanilla Glazed Doughnuts
- 1 1/4 cup almond flour
- 1/4 cup coconut flour
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 3 eggs
- 2 tbsp melted coconut oil
- 1/2 cup coconut sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1/4 cup almond milk
- Combine all doughnut ingredients (add milk slowly – you want a batter that is similar to a cake batter so not too thick.)
- Pour into doughnut pan (they will rise a bit.)
- Bake at 350F for approximately 15 minutes (until toothpick comes out clean.)
- Combine all glaze ingredients.
- Coat doughnuts with glaze. Top with sprinkles!
- Get creative with the flavors, if desired! For a chocolate doughnut, simply add 1/3 cup cocoa powder, and increase the almond milk a bit.
- Create cinnamon doughnuts by adding cinnamon to both the batter and the glaze.
Please note: I received no compensation for this post beyond a copy of the cookbook to review. All opinions are my own.
Lisa Traugott is a Mom’s Choice Award winning writer, fitness blogger, wife and mom of two. Her book, “She’s Losing It!” is available at Amazon.com.
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