WTF Are They Made Of, Healthy Doughnuts



I was hired to be the newest baker at one of the Dunkin Donuts franchises right smack in the middle of Los Angeles….

Dunkin' Donuts GiGi

My parents are just so proud.

I witnessed plenty of “healthy” celebrities throw their diets in the paper shredder!

Zac Efron Eating DonutHe has an addictive personality….

However, I too just kept eating the merchandise… So the job, lasted… Two days.

GiGi Eating A Donut

If you just believed the above… Then you clearly do not know me but at all! And you should probably take a gander at this video!

You know who DOES know me (my eating habits anyways)? Sarah Grace of Fresh Fit N Healthy!

Fresh Fit and Healthy

If you’ve never been to Sarah Grace’s blog before, when you do, your stomach is going to beat you over the head with your small intestine for not visiting sooner. Sarah is the Albert Einstein of creating the most Vincent Van Gogh-like treats such as “Sleepy Peanut Butter Chia Pudding“, “Mocha Chip Cheesecake ‘Milkshakes’“, “Healthy Cookie Dough Blizzards“,  and “Raw Coconut Brownie Tarts“.

Raw Mocha Coconut BrowniesI am officially embarrassed by ALL of my food photography!

Ah crap… I guess I should say BYE to you now… Because I am sure you are now leaving my blog to go check those tantalizing treats, aren’t you!


While Sarah Grace may be extremely kitchen creative, there is one thing she had never done before… She had never baked a treat, THAT I COULD EAT!

GiGi Eats Doughnuts

I challenged Sarah Grace to a GiGi Diet Friendly baking challenge, and of course, this kitchen Einstein eagerly acquiesced!

Sarah Grace

What exactly is GiGi-Friendly? Well the treat has to be FREE OF: wheat/grains, dairy, eggs, gluten, sugar (all forms), soy, nuts and fruit!

Only one other person has been successful in said challenge, and that person is Sarah of!

Coconut Sugar CookiesRemember? The cookies my bro loves! This was Sarah’s idea!

Sarah Grace slaved in the kitchen, probably wasting a few pounds of coconut flour and stevia in the process, but finally published her doughnut creation and hot damn, do these sweet bagels kick Dunkin’ Donuts ASS (if it had one)!

THE TRUE TEST THOUGH: If they actually taste GOOD! Check out the latest GiGi Eats to see what The Food Pervert (because I needed a DOUGHNUT PRO to help me) and I think of what we like to call the: WTF ARE THEY MADE OF “Donuts”!

I only made a few modifications to the recipe, in that I did not use any coconut milk… BECAUSE I FORGOT TO BUY IT. Ha! I just used good ol’ water!

Lets do the DOUGHNUT:

Sugar, Dairy, Gluten, Soy, Nut Free Donuts!Do you write DOUGHNUT or DONUT?! I couldn’t figure it out! This isn’t a word I use very much!

(FYI: I have never baked with so many ingredients before in my LIFE!)

And here’s what you do with ALL of those ingredients:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 Fahrenheit.
  2. Mix warm water and ground flaxseed together and set aside.
  3. Place all other dry ingredients in bowl.
  4. Mix wet ingredients + flaxseed mixture in separate bowl.
  5. Combine wet and dry ingredients.
  6. Spray doughnut pans with nonstick spray.
  7. Spoon batter into mini doughnut pans
  8. Bake in oven for 20 minutes, or until done
  9. Makes 6 (+ a little extra batter, to snack on) doughnuts


So tell me…

  • Doughnuts vs. Pancakes… Which breakfast staple would win in a boxing match?
  • Which celebrity do you think needs to hold off on the doughnuts?
  • If you were a doughnut, what type would you be and why?
  • What’s your favorite protein powder?
  • Have you ever worked at a Fast Food Restaurant/Diner? 
  • What is one food you love to sneak into meals?

Wheat, Dairy, Gluten, Sugar, Soy, Nut Free Doughnuts 


  1. WAIT.
    I have all all the ‘gredients here!!!
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    • Ahhhh! Well then what on earth are you waiting for! Go and make them! You and your daughter will definitely adore them!

      • I think it is both admirable and hilarious that Carla has all that stuff already! Psyllium husk?

        But I can so relate to reading these yummy sounding recipes that have been healthified, but still have ingredients my peculiar digestive system can’t deal with, and to eat a guilt free doughnut sounds fantastic!

        The part I cant’ relate to is the part where I supposed to actually take the time to shop and cook and prepare delicious sounding treats like this. Sigh. Where is my obedient clone when I need her?
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        • I thought my stomach was going to throw a tantrum from the psyllium husk, but there was so little in this recipe, that it was just fine :) You could probably take it out and maybe add CHIA seeds instead.

          AH HA HA! And too funny, I should show you the OUTTAKES to this video because I was definitely bitching about how many ingredients there were in the recipe, LOL!

  2. Oooh, donuts! I’m definitely giving these a try this week! Thanks for sharing my cookies too ;)
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    • Of course Sarah! I still adore them, in fact, I need to make more… TODAY, so I can stick them in my freezer and CHOW DOWN on a rainy day! ;)

  3. I need a donut mold. ASAP.
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  4. Ohhh, I’m so excited! Healthy donuts??? I never thought there could be such a thing. I haven’t had a donut in years and now I can gorge on them! lol. THANK YOU!!!
    And donuts win in any match – hands down! Have a great day. Loved the video!
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    • Dude, I never thought there was such a thing either, UNTIL NOW!!! :D
      I really hope you LOVE THESE, because dude, they were pretty dang tasty!

  5. YUM!.

    I can’t decide between pancakes and doughnuts. I LOVE THEM BOTH.

    Definitely have to give this a try.
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  6. I haven’t had a doughnut in about 20 years, no lie. I worked at a bakery and we could take home the leftovers. I always felt terrible about throwing them away so I’d take them home by the bagful. I cannot stand the smell of a doughnut now haha. But these? These might just change my mind!

    • I hadn’t had a donut in 13 years so I can relate!!! And aw man, I hate wasting food too! :( But… The doughnuts, are not worth saving… In fact, they will save themselves because of all the trans fat – they’ll never go bad! LOL!

      These however, are a donut game changer! ;)

  7. I think I would write it as “donut” just because it’s easier..haha! Since I don’t eat donuts it’s not a word I use often either. Thanks for linking up!
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  8. Great recipe GiGi, I hate donuts (but like really hate them) but I might give yours a try. They sound too healthy to pass up!
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  9. My yakketty yakker likes both donuts and doughnuts and nuts. And cookie dough. And dough re mi money. Can you make this last item for me?
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  10. No wonder why you asked on Facebook how to spell donuts! I haven’t eaten a donut in such a long time. These donuts look so good!
    And, nice way of advertising, with Zac Efron. ;) He looks so good with that donut in his mouth. Haha.
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  11. You are too much!!!! I would love to see you working at Dunkin’ :). In the crazy intolerance-friendly circle here, I’ll admit that I won’t be making these soon because I can’t have coconut (wahh), but they will be saved for a few months from now!!! And Sarah Grace’s recipes look amazing!
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    • Ah ha ha ha! I would mush all the donuts together and throw them at people if I worked at Dunkin’ Donuts!
      No coconut?!?!?!?! I hate coconut flakes so much, but the flour so some reason is okay wit me, which is AMAZING. You can however use almond flour (if you can eat that)!

  12. Can you believe I had only ONCE a doughnut in my life?? They are so unpopular in Switzerland it’s not even funny. Though I am a lot more intrigued by this healthy version!!
    I worked in an Indian restaurant for about 2 years. I never got fired but I left anyway cause the boss of the restaurant was trying to eat me. Seriously. Eat samosas, not me!!
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  13. YAAAAAAY!!! SO HAPPY YOU LiKE THEM!!! Thank you for constantly keeping me laughing! :) <333
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  14. Yum yum! Looks delish! Pinning!
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  15. Ammmmuricans just don’t know how to spell. It’s doughnuts, as declared by the queen monarch herself! Now I kind of want to take on a GiGi approved recipe…..maybeeee
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    • UM YES! Email me! We can chat about this epic delectable recipe!!!!! ;) You know you’re up for the challenge, don’t kid yourself!

  16. If I were a doughnut I would be an old fashioned…just classic and simple :) Tried working in a restaurant once when I was in my late teens and I was horrible at it. I have zero patience for people trying to order food!! Great recipe by the way :)
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    • I love it, classic and simple :) The best way to live!

      And I am right there with you, I worked in a restaurant – ONE DAY! LOL!!!!!!

  17. I can have these too!!!! Making them…. cept I don’t have psyllium husk… where do you get yours?
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    • WOO WOO DONUT PARTY BABY! I got mine at Trader Joe’s – but if you don’t have a TJs, you can definitely get them from Whole Foods or really just travel into the “healthy section” of any grocery store!

  18. OMG these look so yummy!
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  19. OMG!! I can’t wait to try them!!!! Healthy donuts is a dream come true! ;)

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  20. My roomie makes paleo donuts and they are always the bomb dot com <<go there, do it, do it NOW!
    For realz, great friends who will put up with your dietary needs! :) :)
    And can I get a job with you at DD? I'd easily become your 'fat friend'.
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    • What’s in the donuts your roomie makes?!?!?! If they are BOMB dot COM – then I am thinking I want in on this! ;)

      Dude, it would be 10000% hysterical if we worked at Dunkin’ Donuts together – LMFAO! I would just have a food fight the entire time…. Take that BOSTON CREAM PIEEEEE!
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  21. Just what I needed to fill my new doughnut pan. Can’t wait to try them but a trip to the store is in order for a few ingredients. You crack me up too! Thanks for the recipe.
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  22. Umm Pancakes? IS that even a real question. Waffles all the way but that wasn’t an option. Stevia *shivers*. Hmm What’s a good foo foo Sea salt? I am running out and want a nice gourmet one to feel fancy shmancy in my kitchen. Does erythritol taste like Stevia? I hope not, I need to find granulated guilt free sugar so I can move on with my life and not be a cheater. Happy Tuesday love -Iva
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    • Oh you and your Stevia aversion! LOL!!!!!! You might like erythritol… Or maybe even Monk Fruit? You should just get little bottles or packets to TRY and see what works for you!

      Oh man, when it comes to Sea Salt… I LOVE “Real Salt” – It’s just so delicious. And trust me, I am a HUGE salt person!
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  23. Pancakes > Doughnuts – but they have to be blueberry pancakes! If I were a doughnut I’d def have a ton of bright colored sprinkles on top and maybe some cream filling in the middle!
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  24. I bow to Homer Simpson and spell it D’ohnut, lol!

    That’s amazing that she could create this for you with how challenged your diet it! Not as amazing as you are with how challenged your diet is however!

    The most challenging thing I ever made was a key lime pie for my neighbor who had diabetes (Type 1) and was in the hospital for a broken leg. I wanted to bring her a treat :-)

  25. AAAH!!!! This recipe made me freak out with happiness. I love donuts (see I choose that spelling lol) and my guy Dallas loves them MORE. Now I can create a tasty batch that has some great ingredients inside!

    I personally think Donuts can knock the pants off pancakes. I love a good pancake but I feel there are so many crazy creative things you can do to a donut that I just wouldn’t do with a pancake…DONUTS = THE FREAKY PASTRY

    If I were a donut…I’d likely be a crazy combo of sweet and spicy. Like cinnamon and cayenne pepper mixed into the flavoring = ow oowww!!

    I have worked a few restaurant jobs including a Coffee Bean barista. It was a cafe/fast food I guess? I liked Coffee Bean though because working there, I learned how serious they take their coffee (and tea) making. We had to be super exact with how we put together a drink with the right measurements, flavoring, steeping, all that crazy stuff.
    Turned me into a coffee/tea snob!

    • BAHHHHH HA HA HA AH AHA HA HA AH AH AHA HA HA AH! This donut/pancake battle just got a little x-rated…… Donuts with no pants?!?!?!?! What are they revealing? LOL!

      OMG I am sorry, but I just cringed at the thought of a sweet and spicy donut, AH HA HA but that doesn’t mean I love you any less!

      Oh and what’s your favorite brand of tea, tea snob?!
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      • Ah my favorite brand of tea? Well honestly, I love classic Persian tea (or chai as we call it in Farsi). I’ll take that with a little bit of lemon and it’s delicious. Or saffron rock candy dipped into it if I want it sweeter.
        Sadaf’s cardamom tea is probably one of my favorites to get when I want a good classic chai taste.

        I’ve also recently gotten into Davids Tea. When I am craving something sweet, this tea line has some delicious flavors like Birthday Cake. I’ll get the taste I want but not feel bad about eating a whole damn cake. lol!

        • I have seen David’s Tea. I have put flavors in my David’s Tea on line shopping cart, but I never press PURCHASE! I need to suck it up and DO IT. I want to try Birthday Cake sooooooo badly!!!! What other flavors do you rec?!?!?!

  26. Doughnuts over donuts!
    Pancakes over both, I say!
    I think the pumpkin is a big reason why those rock. Pumpkin is one of my favorite tastes!
    I have to disagree with Iva in that I’m not big on waffles! I just don’t eat them. I’m a salty breakfast person – give me eggs, bacon and potatoes any day. And some oatmeal. With honey.
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    • OH BABY! YOU ARE MY NEW BESTEST FRIEND EVER!!! Salt is my JAMMMM! I crave salt over sweets ANY DAY OF THE WEEK! If I could have a salt lick in my house, I would… Wait, why can’t I?? LOL!

      Eggo waffles were pretty bomb but……….. They have nothing on Pancakes or Donuts, that’s FO SURE!!
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  27. that’s it!! i need a donut pan, stat!
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  28. I am unreasonably excited because not only do they meet your diet requirements, the meet mine too!!! See! I knew we had a lot in common!
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  29. Damn, I really need to get myself that doughnut pan I saw….
    And do you even have to pose the question?! Pancakes would win anything and everything! No contest…ever!

    • I cannot even remember the last time I had a pancake – SAD DAY!!!! :( However, these donuts are pretty TOP NOTCH so…. I think I will live ;)

  30. Starbucks doesn’t count as fast food right!?! I HOPE NOT!! NO NO NO. These look legit, and I would totally pile drive an entire plate for breakfast. I would be an apple fritter..because I’m sweet (sugar) spicy (cinnamon) brown (sometimes when I run in the sun a lot that is hahaha) and taste SO FREAKING GOOD. YUP!
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    • BAHHHHHHHHHHH HA HA AH AHA HA HA AH AHA HA! This wasn’t the first time you’ve compared yourself to a donut…….. LMFAO! THIS IS YOUR NEW PICK UP LINE. USE IT. ABUSE IT. AND YOU WILL GET IT GURRRLLLL!!
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  31. Hi, I’ll have a medium turbo hot black, a dozen cream filled and a box of munchkin’s MMM breakfast of champions. You working in fast food places would be a reality show worth watching, kind of like bar rescue but in your case ” Diet rescue” How does someone sit down and figure out how to make something like this, very creative. FINALLY something Brittney can eat !!! I all way’s enjoy the videos you lady’s make :)
    Munch on

  32. Wow, I’m speechless Dunkin’ Donuts fired you ;). I mean, wouldn’t they want an employee coming up with counting-out rhyme using every single E number found in their donuts for the little customers. As well as some snazzy new straplines letting people know about the amazing help benefits of doughnuts ;).
    I worked at Subway for about a year – and I had already been vegetarian for a long time then as well as never eaten there before. What can I say? During the many months I worked there I made use of my employee discout … never. Go figure.
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  33. YES!! This is so needed! I’ve actually been wanting a donut really bad lately but with all the gross ingredients in them I haven’t…Now I have something to try!
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  34. SUGAR FREE DONUTS??? Not convinced. Please make some of these for me, send them my way, and prove me wrong ;)
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  35. I much prefer your delicious donuts to any franchise anyway, but I need to make them asap :D

    Choc Chip Uru
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  36. Geegers!! I need these donuts. Can we make these when I get to LA?! Two things– it just occurred to me that you look like a young Kelly Ripa (HUGE compliment because I am obsessed with her).. have you ever gotten that before?! Second thing… I love the “Gigi Approved” criteria- nut free, soy free, sugar free, fruit free, etc. But I am curious where it stems from (because I love this shit)– food allergies?! Or just health conscious?! Killin’ it as always gf.
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    • FIRST OF ALL, THANK YOU x10000000!!!! It’s my goal to be Kelly Ripa when I get to her age (if not sooner) and I certainly have gotten the comparison a lot, so it means SO MUCH TO ME that you just randomly said that. I officially love you even more and will make you 800000 donuts when you arrive! LOL!!!!

      The reason for all of my restrictions is due to intolerances and allergies – and it just so happens that avoiding a lot of these things is healthy too! Not having a large intestine doesn’t leave me with much ability to process a lot of different food groups, so I just have to avoid them! But honestly, I don’t feel at all deprived – I mean, just look at these donuts! ;)
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  37. Psyllium husk really? That is going to make folks POOP!
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  38. Wow – so many things you have to leave out – I’m far to lame to come up with creative things like these doughnuts!!!
    I do like y’alls shirts – and good for Tara to cut down on refined sugars!!
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  39. Depends on flavor of donut or pancake.. ;) I ate so many donuts as a fat kid – I did like them & I probably do now too! ;) Man I love the cinnamon rolls & the crullers – buttermilk ones!

    My first job was at McDonalds!!! They allowed 16 year olds back then!
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  40. Those look friggin’ amazing and I love all of the stellar ingredients! I loved your “get to know you better” video too. ;-)
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  41. First of all…doughnuts win HANDS DOWN in a boxing match against pancakes. I’d like to come over to try one of these because it sounds waaaaay too good to be true!
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  42. Holy moly is right! Can’t wait to try.
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  43. Hahaha I love coming over to your site because I know you’ll have something incredibly funny and witty to say. Love your videos… so fun! And this donut… super creative!
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  44. Oh dont even get me started on Donut vs Doughnut….my mind is a very confused place. I am not sure whether I am English or American anymore….I think I should live on an island in the middle of the ocean as I cannot tell which word is which anymore….and think I sound weird to both countries! If I was going to move to a dessert island, I would love to take donuts with me, I think they would be welcome company, and would keep me happy with all the coconuts and fish i would hunt myself. Yes, I would be like Bear Grylls (I think thats his name?)

    Have a wonderful day friend, thanks for the recipe!
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    • You think YOUR MIND in a confused place…… AH HA HA HA HA HA HA! Don’t even get me started. We could write one weird weird book together, LOL!

      Wouldn’t you want Bear to be on that Island with you, so he can take care of all the hard work?? LOL!

  45. Oh yum! I will be testing out this recipe! It has been years since I had a doughnut!
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  46. I would love to try to make some of your GiGi Friendly donuts, but not a fan of pumpkin…any recommendations for a good substitution?

    We make protein (Designer Whey) pancakes all the time and they are a FAVE ;) Winners hands-down (until I try to make the donuts, of course!)
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    • Do you like any winter squash in general? Butternut or Acorn squash could be great… Or… You could use plantains, do you like those?

      And PS: My donuts will KICK THE PANTS off your pancakes! LOL! Just sayin’!

  47. If I find out there were left over donuts at your house the other day and I didn’t get to try one, I’m going to be very, very upset. Like “come bang down your door and demand donuts” upset.

    But really, these sound too good to be true! I don’t have a donut pan though, could I make them in anything else?
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    • AHHHH HA HA HA HA HA HA! Whew, well I dogded that bullet, because I actually ate the leftovers late one night the other night, AH HA HA! You know I would have shared this creation when you were over ;)

      And you could totally use a muffin tin, or you could even make this as a mug cake!!!

  48. That IS a lot of ingredients, but I think I have them!

  49. Oh wow that is a ton of ingredients! They look super good though. And YAY for donuts you can eat!! No one should have a donut-less life :) #wowlinkup
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  50. do we have to pick between donuts and pancakes ;) haha

    these sound great!!
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  51. Wow these look and sound amazing!! I can’t believe they are healthy except I can because I saw the ingredient list ;)

    I’m all about donuts over pancakes I think. My favourite would be a hot jam donut because it’s just plain amazing that’s why! Hehe
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    • Dude donuts over pancakes any day of the week for sure! OMG a hot jam donut?!?! I don’t think I have ever had one of those suckers!

  52. the child wants you to move in with us…
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  53. I used to work at Dunkin’…. worst 6 months of my life no joke. I can proudly say that I didn’t eat the donuts though but the coffee well yes…. every day. Also donut vs. doughnut always confuses me too! Let’s go with donut because it’s shorter.
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    • OMFG you did?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?! I cannot even imagine what it must have been like! I won’t lie to you though, Dunkin’ Donuts coffee is pretty dang good!

  54. i’ve been at war with my resistance for over 2yrs and it’s because i’m fighting the urge to eat a donut. yes, it’s been over 2yrs since i’ve had one and every damn day when i get my coffee, they’re all staring at me through the glass window calling and mocking me. so far, i’m still winning the battle!

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  55. I need a donut pan. NOWWWW.

    Eggs > waffles > donuts > pancakes.
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  56. These look fantastic!! I had no idea you had so many allergies. So you can’t have any fruit at all? I have never had the SunWarrior protein powder, but I have been wanting to try it. Do you recommend it? It is very expensive or is it about the same price as other protein powders? And yes, I worked at Sonic one summer because I grew up in a very small town and Sonic was about the only place I could get a job. I never once ate any of the food there though. I did make lots of good tips carhopping though. ;)
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    • I don’t talk about myself much on my blog ;) I don’t want anyone to feel “sorry” for me because well, there is nothing to feel sorry about!! :)

      AND YESSS! Sun Warrior Warrior Blend (Vanilla) is hands down my favorite protein powder out there, I highly recommend it. It’s vegan and has a blend of delicious vegan proteins too, I cannot wait for you to try it! It is about the same price as other protein powders too.

      You were a roller girl at Sonic?!?! Ha! I only see that in the movies ;)

  57. Yum– I need a donut pan! These look fun Gigi!
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  58. Ahhhh! My stomachs izz wanting now ‘dem donuts!! (please note the spelling)
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  59. I LOVE reading your posts. I totally do not see you in a DD, ever.

    I think I’ve got all of the ingredients, except those husk things, but I could probably find them at Whole Foods.

    Thanks for sharing your dough nut recipe at Fabulously Frugal Thursday!
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    • Aw thank you Barb, that means a lot to me :) And you know, if you don’t have psyllium husks, you could probably sub chia seeds!

  60. Normally I say pancakes would win… but if the hot sign is one at Krispy Kreme all bets are off. DD can kiss it though. ;)
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  61. Wait, are you allergic to eggs? Darn, mean, wheat and sugar dairy free I get, losing the nuts and seeds is tough(leaving just coconut flour the flour option) but not eggs to combine it??!! Ahhh!!
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  62. Hahaha! You are awesome. Im applying to whole foods this summer, and its going to take some serious will power not to eat all the merchandise ;)
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    • OMG that is going to be SOOOOO DIFFICULT!!! I would probably get fired. LOL! You’re going to get like a 20% discount! WOO WOO!

  63. You always crack me up so much! I didn’t click away!!! :) I’m a healthy pancake girl myself, but I’m intrigued by these donuts. Glad you created this challenge for your girl ;)
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  64. Shashi says:

    I think pancakes could punch a hole through a donut anytime! Oh wait – they already did!!
    Protein and pumpkin packed donuts – I need to get me a doughnut tray and get on this!

  65. I like donuts but I rarely have them. I wouldn’t make them because it is only me and the hubby at home and we would end of eating all of them in a few day. When I have a need for a treat, I buy it. I like Spri-tein products because I like their cookie and creme protein powder. Visiting from the #wowlinkup.
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    • Uhhhhh, I ate the whole batch of these donuts in like 5 hours, LOL! NO JOKE.

      I used to love Spri-Tein! But I cannot have soy :(

  66. Oh Gigi these look delicious and something I’d totally make…but alas pancakes wins because I lack a donut pan.

    My first job was at pizza hut…I used to eat pepperoni and cheese in the fridge room lol!
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    • You can make these puppies INTO pancakes! BOOM!

      And I don’t doubt that for a minute you pepperoni whore! LMFAO!

  67. Oh, I definitely love both pancakes and donuts!! I haven’t had a donut in quite awhile, they are definitely less healthy than pancakes, but I would totally shove both in my face, lol! Does the stevia leave a weird aftertaste?? That has always been my issue with it and it gave me headaches :( I’ve heard the liquid stevia is better…do you know? Since you don’t eat sugar, you may not want to look at the butterfinger Ice cream I posted, LOL! :)
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    • Honestly, I have been using stevia for 13 years so to me, there is no weird aftertaste. Tara didn’t taste one either, and as you know, she’s the food pervert – so if she says they’re really good, then they must actually be, really good! LOL!

      If it gives you headaches though, I wouldn’t advise you use it. What brand have you used? Sometimes stevia is mixed with other ingredients which could be causing your headaches :(

  68. I don’t do donuts. I simply don’t like them but this recipe looks unexpectedly appealing.
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  69. I’d love it if you would share your recipe on this week’s The Yuck Stops Here link party, a linkup of delicious recipes that ends Sunday evening at 8pm ET! You can find us at Hope to see you there! HUGS

  70. wait…. a healthy donut!! WWWWHHHHAAAATTTT!!!!! I need to try these asap!
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  71. Donuts are my weakness!! Can you come make these for me?!? I’m so no a baker. :)
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  72. Awesome!! I’ve just started a sugar detox and these donuts would be a great treat for me!! Thanks for sharing with us at Simple Supper Tuesday.
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  73. Hi GiGi,
    As someone who’s husband acts like he has stock in Dunkin Donuts and devours them daily, I am so happy to see your delicious recipe for healthy “Dunkin Donuts”! Now if only I can sneak these into a Dunkin Donuts bag and trick him into them. I am so delighted that you shared this gluten, sugar and soy-free donut recipe with us at the the Healthy, Happy, Green and Natural Party Blog Hop! We appreciate it!
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    • OMG try sneaking a few into the bag and just say they’re Dunkin’ Donuts newest donut flavors!!! See what he says ;)

  74. Congratulations on being featured.
    I usually take pancakes over donuts but with this healthy recipe, I do-nut know :)
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  75. Gigi! I totally bought your Dunkin Donuts story because I worked at Papa Murphys Pizza in HighSchool and had a total problem eating the dough there. I would definitely try this recipe though because I don’t have the metabolism I had in HS anymore. Love your pics and how you write – also, I say ‘Donut.’ It’s easier.

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    • Ah ha ha! Did you get fired because you ate too much dough??? ;) If I did work at one of those places, I certainly would get fired, but I resisted from working at any tempting restaurant!

      And thank you for the compliments!! :D

  76. Very nice post. I certainly love this website.

    Keep it up!
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  77. Donut maker – NEED ONE!
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  78. , thanks so much for posting this! It is gonna help when I buy Chia Seeds at the market! Super Cool!

  79. whoa, thank you so much for posting this! It is gonna be so helpful when I get Coconut Milk at the market! So Fab!

  80. Stalking your archives and came across this gem – HEALTHY DONUTS? Um, hello yes! DD is pretty amazing, so if these topped those, then you can believe I’ve gotta give them a try. Way to go Sarah!
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  81. , thank you so much for posting this! It is gonna be so helpful when I get Chia Seeds at the market! So Outstanding!

  82. I love donuts! We don’t have Dunkin Donuts in Australia but we have Donut king and they made freshly made cinammon donuts which are to die for!

    Mm talking about donuts, I want to eat them now!

    Do you think that all the ingredients were necessary in this recipe? Or if there was a way to cut it down to less?

    • Personally I don’t think you need the baking soda or powder! It’s so funny that you mention the amount of ingredients because I remember when I was making this recipe, I was like “WHY SO MANY ingredients”!! HA HA AH! You and I think alike ;)

      Hmmmmm Now I want a donut too! ;)

  83. OMG these look insanely delicious! I will use eggs instead of flaxseeds since I am allergic..o food allergies..lots of love xo C
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  84. I’ve made very similar pumpkin paleo donuts and they were TDF – yay for your treat!
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  85. Glazed donuts were my FAVE as a kid, I mean college student :)
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