Servings: 12 | Serving Size: 1 Donut | Calories: 300 | Net Carbs: 4g
As some of my readers may already know, my Mom took on the Ketogenic lifestyle shortly after she saw my results. She’s a huge contributor to my success… she’s always giving me new recipe ideas, different products to try and new blogs to read. Not only has she benefited from going Keto, but she’s influenced the livelihood of my sister, who is disabled, and encourages her to eat a grain-free, sugar-free diet as well. She’s a supermom and this past Mother’s Day I wanted to repay her for all her support and encouragement.
Growing up, my Mom and I shared the same palate: savory throughout the day, but sweet late at night before bed (then usually something salty to follow… balance is key, right?). She and I enjoyed making chocolate brownies and making the house smell like a chocolate factory. Well, we almost shared the same palate… until she would throw WALNUTS into the brownie batter. She would ruin them. I was not a fan of nuts in my desserts growing up, and I was the pickiest of eaters. As she learned my distaste for walnuts in brownies, she would only do half the batch with walnuts, or make two batches (she loves me, see?).
When I became fat-adapted in 2017, my taste buds changed and I welcomed more flavors and textures in my everyday meals. After experimenting enough times with almond flour and coconut flour, I ached for a different texture, a new taste. So hello again, walnuts… I didn’t miss you that much — but my Mom certainly missed your feature in her chocolate brownies (actually, she generally missed chocolate brownies). So, obviously you’re realizing, “this recipe isn’t for chocolate brownies”… yeah, I know. That’s because right before Mother’s Day my order for a donut mold cake pan (insert link here) came in and I HAD to try it. What better way to show my mom some love than to make her a chocolate DONUT?! So as you’re probably predicting… these chocolate donuts are made with walnut flour! I am obsessed. I personally find that walnuts, when freshly ground, are moist and give it a better “cake” texture. Walnuts are also high in fat, and are encourage on a keto diet. So try these! Change up the recipe, and use walnut flour for cakes, more donut recipes, cupcakes, whatever! I’m so excited to share this with you, and I hope you enjoy them as much as I did on Mother’s Day with my Mom!