LCHF nutella spread on Sweet LCHF donuts
1 October 2015
When I tell people that I follow the LCHF (low carb, high fat) way of eating, they usually ask me about how I deal with cravings for all the foods I’m not allowed to have. To be honest, I don’t really feel that I have cravings for anything, except for rice! I love rice but at least that is gluten free so I do have it as a treat every now and then. I love trying out different recipes to “substitute” healthier ingredients to make those foods that others think I’m missing out on. I once had a get-together afternoon tea at my house made with all low carb ingredients… cupcakes, brownies, chocolates, cake pops, etc. and none of my guests knew what I was feeding them… healthy treats! I guess I just let the cat out of the bag!
Please enjoy my LCHF donut recipe for the thermomix. Not only were these delicious straight out of the oven, they were amazing after being left overnight in the fridge. The cream cheese nutella tasted like ice cream after being in the fridge. The recipe will give you more nutella than needed for the 12 donuts. It would taste delicious on banana bread. I think the donuts can actually be made into breakfast bagels if you omit the sweetener. I can see them being served with smoked salmon and cream cheese.
LCHF Cream Cheese Nutella using the Thermomix (TM5)
· 100g Hazelnuts (you could roast these first if you want, I didn’t)
· 20g coconut oil
· 1 to 1 ½ tablespoons of maple syrup or honey (to taste)
· pinch of salt
· 15g cacao powder
· 40g cream cheese
1. Put the hazelnuts into the thermomix bowl and mill at Speed 7 for about 15 seconds. Remove from bowl and keep aside.
2. Melt the coconut oil for 2 mins at 50°C at Speed 1.
3. Add either honey or maple syrup, depending on how sweet you want it to be. I don’t have a sweet tooth so it this instance I added just a little over 1 tablespoon of maple syrup but you can always add more at the end to taste if you want. Now add the cacao powder, pinch of salt and milled hazelnut. I suppose you can add the cream cheese at this point too but if you want to omit the cream cheese, you can as well. I just like the consistency the cream cheese gave to the spread. Mix it all at about speed 5 until it is spreadable. It took about 3-4 mins for me with a scrap down in the middle. Keep spare in fridge.
LCHF Sweet Donuts Thermomix (TM5)
(Makes 12 donuts)
· 150g almonds
· 50g coconut oil or butter (I used butter)
· 3 eggs
· ½ teaspoon cinnamon
· ½ teaspoon baking powder
· pinch of salt
· 2 tablespoons of maple syrup or honey (to taste) – optional
1. Preheat oven at 160°C. Grease a 12 donuts baking tray.
2. I had almond meal left over so I didn’t have to mill the almond but you can just mill the almonds at speed 7 for about 15secs. Remove from bowl and keep aside while you prepare the next steps.
3. Melt the coconut oil or butter for 2-3 mins at 50°C at Speed 1.
4. Add eggs, almond meal, cinnamon, baking powder, salt, and maple syrup (if you want a sweetener). Mix at Speed 5 for about 5-6 minutes until the almond is well mixed through, you may need to scrap down the bowl in between.
5. Pour mixture into the pre-greased baking tray, and bake at 160°C for about 15 mins. Cool before spreading the nutella cream cheese spread. Enjoy a filling, satisfying healthy treat with a cup of tea! It is filling so you won’t be stuffing your face and there will be leftovers. My kids loved it. Who doesn’t love donuts!
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