Breakfast · Snack

Lemon Poppyseed Pronuts (oil + sweetener free)

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Now as for these ‘pronuts’… protein donuts  🙂


They are:

  • Refreshing
  • Light but filling
  • Healthy
  • Clean
  • Oil free
  • Sweetener free
  • Protein & fiber packed

You will enjoy the smells while baking these pronuts too thanks to that fresh lemon zest!

Enjoy these pronuts for breakfast, snack, or dessert!

Lemon Poppyseed Pronuts

  • Servings: 6 donuts
  • Difficulty: easy
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Dry Ingredients:
  • 1 1/2 c quick oats (gluten-free if needed)
  • 1/2 c garbanzo bean flour
  • 1 T flax
  • 2 T poppy seeds
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • Pinch of pink himalayan salt
  • Zest from 2 lemons
Wet Ingredients:
  • 1 c natural apple sauce
  • 3/4 c freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • Sweetener if desired*

*I didn’t use any sweetener. If you’d like to add some I’d recommend just 1/4-1/3 raw local honey or agave. If using, reduce the amount of apple sauce used by the amount of sweetener you add.


  1. Preheat the oven to 350FSpray the holes of a 6 hole donut tin or a 9 hole muffin tin with coconut oil spray & set aside.
  2. Add all your dry ingredients to a medium sized bowl & whisk to combine.
  3. Add in your wet ingredients & mix until everything is combined.
  4. Distribute batter evenly among your donut or muffin holes.
  5. Bake for 18 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean & your edges are golden brown. Enjoy!


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Happy Almost Friday!




Breakfast · Dessert · Snack

Almond Butter Baked Oatmeal

My brother & his girlfriend visited this past weekend so I wanted to make some yummy & healthy snacks. We knew we were going hiking at Devil’s Lake so I wanted to bake something that we could carry on the trek. If you are ever in Wisconsin, I highly recommend a day hiking trip here 🙂


No these donuts aren’t going to taste like a Krispy Kreme. They are not fried. They don’t contain sugar, eggs, dairy milk, etc. They won’t have that insanely sweet & sugary taste or airy texture. For some you may be thinking, how sad. But for someone who is used to a plant-based diet I rejoice.

My donuts are dense, filling, healthy, & protein & fiber filled. They also won’t make you feel sluggish or sick 🙂 Bonus, they are easy to make & you only need one large bowl to combine everything.

These can also easily be made into bars if you do not own a doughnut tin. However I do recommend purchasing one because things are just more fun in a doughnut shape.


So start your day off with one of my donuts that will leave you satisfied til lunch, energized & still hit your sweet tooth.

Almond Butter Baked Donuts

  • Servings: 6
  • Difficulty: easy
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  • 2 c old-fashioned or rolled oats
  • 1 large ripe banana, mashed
  • 1/2 c unsweetened apple sauce
  • 1/3-1/2 c almond butter
  • 1/2 c unsweetened plant-based milk of choice
  • 1/2 tsp Himalayan salt
  • 1 tsp maple extract
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • Handful of 60% cacao or non-dairy chocolate chipsimg_2249


  1. Preheat the oven to 350F.
  2. Spray a 6 hole doughnut pan with non-stick cooking spray & set aside.
  3. Add all the donut ingredients, except the choc chips, to a large bowl.
  4. Mix until well combined.
  5. Fold in the choc chips.
  6. Distribute batter among the 6 doughnut holes*.
  7. Bake for 15 minutes.
  8. Allow to cool before removing from pan. Enjoy!

*If you want to make these into bars– Pour batter into an 8×8 pan & bake at 350F for 20 minutes.img_2282


Never completely forget about chocolate!


When your dog is spoiled & gets almond butter instead of peanut butter 🙂