Cinnamon Coconut Keto Donut Holes

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Working in customer service is so hard. And it’s a lot harder when people are dicks and you can’t eat carbs. After a day at work when people cuss me out as I pick up carloads of trash, throw their dirty used diapers at my feet and tell me I’m an elitist for refusing to take their smelly used diapers, I would really love to alleviate my stress with terribly rude human beings by shoving some donuts at my face. But there is that damn, oh yeah, I’m not inhaling delicious carbs, white flour, gluten or sugar right now, issue. I might not be able to force humans to be more considerate but I can eat more cinnamon. Cinnamon you say? Yes, who knew there were so many health benefits of cinnamon? If only it was also stress-reducing.

Snowshoeing with Bobbi Jo, a responsible human being I know and love.

Instead of giving in to my donut cravings, I ran two miles up a mountain trail after work today. My bad knee might be hurting but I tried to sweat out my stress and not think about donuts or rude tourists. I mean unless I happen to be thinking about keto donuts full of Ceylon cinnamon. I swear to you, there are so many health benefits to cinnamon you never even knew about! I like to start every day with a Banana, Almond Butter and Cinnamon Smoothie which is chock full of all of the health benefits of cinnamon. It also gives me a healthy and zen-like start to my work day. I mean before shit gets real, vacationers start yelling at me and everyone forgets that we can all be polite to one and another. It is possible, I swear.

The call of the wild

I feel like people get more rude and entitled every year. Thank God for the very few nice people I met during my days of slogging through the snow. This is why I spend my days off deep in the wilderness off-roading in my Jeep away from the masses of Snow Pigs. Okay, you may call them tourists. (And yes, this is why I am constantly in Facebook jail, because here in 2024, Snow Pig is a racial slur) On my days off, I’ll pack my snowshoes, my keto salad, some snacks for the pups and just enjoy the call of the benefits of cinnamon

And then there are the weekends. In the wintertime, I make sixty percent of my income for the year in the snowy season between Thanksgiving and the first week in March. Dealing with tourists can really try one’s patience. If you look in popular social media groups about Big Bear Lake, you see so many postings about how rude employees are in ski towns like Big Bear. It’s not that we want to be assholes it’s just that we are beyond fed up with how tourists treat us and our scenic wilderness.

Leave no trace, for fuck’s sake

We are all adults and we should know better than to throw our cigarettes, Monster energy cans, broken pieces of sleds and so much worse into the forest. Maybe people need to calm down, eat more donuts, chill out and most of all, pack it in, pack it out.

health benefits of cinnamon
Have you seen my Ceylon cinnamon?

So after a long work day, I would love to go home and drown my stress in some baking! Keto baking can be a challenge with a serious learning curve. Learning to bake with monkfruit and gluten-free flours takes practice. Sometimes I like to use my favorite low-sugar protein powder as the sweetener, like I do in these donuts.

The amazing health benefits of cinnamon

The health benefits of cinnamon seem endless! But did you know that not all cinnamon is created equal? You have to make sure you purchase Ceylon cinnamon. The more popular Casia cinnamon is chock full of coumarin which can harm your liver in large doses. My liver doesn’t need any more hurdles.

But as long as you don’t OD on cinnamon, there are numerous health benefits of cinnamon. Cinnamon is chock full of antioxidants. A sprinkle in your coffee can help fight inflammation and help our bodies fight off chronic diseases and illnesses. Cinnamon can also help to regulate blood sugar levels. Doesn’t cinnamon seem like the spice that you do not have enough of in your diet? I grind my cinnamon sticks at home to always have the freshest cinnamon on hand at all times.

Keto donuts? Is this an April fool’s joke?

These keto donuts are no joke. They are just plain delicious and a simple after-dinner keto dessert. These easy keto donut holes can be made with ingredients you probably already have on hand. And it is very easy to make different variations of them. They save me when I’m doing keto and I’m craving a munchie after dinner.

Cinnamon Coconut Keto Donut Holes

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2 teaspoons Greek yogurt

3 teaspoons almond flour

1/4 teaspoon baking powder

1 teaspoon low low-sugar protein powder

1 teaspoon freshly ground Ceylon cinnamon sticks

Coconut oil cooking spray

2 teaspoons butter

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon monk fruit for baking

Mix the yogurt, almond flour, baking powder protein powder and cinnamon. Pop your donut holes in the air fryer and spray liberally with coconut oil cooking spray at 325 for 10 minutes. Meanwhile, melt the butter. Mix the monkfruit and additional 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon. When your donut holes come out of the air fryer, use a pastry brush to coat with butter then briefly roll them in the cinnamon and monk fruit. And then pop them in your mouth.

Additional way to make the best Keto donut holes with all the health benefits of cinnamon.

  • Add 1 teaspoon of unsweetened powdered cocoa to your almond flour batter. (This is my personal favorite way to indulge in these keto donuts)
  • Add 1 teaspoon Pumpkin Spice Powder to your batter.
  • Add 1 teaspoon of cardamom powder to your batter.



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      Amber Wood

      I’ve only done them in the air fryer. I’m not sure how they would come out in the oven. But they are so great and I love that they include ingredients I always have on hand!

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