I had initially scheduled these to publish later in the week, but even I couldn’t deal with the anticipation so I pushed them up to today. I figured I’d give you a workout in between teasing you with the picture on Monday and posting the recipe today since I suggest gorging on these balls of goodness immediately. We all deserve some post-workout donuts right? Or everyday for that matter!
Congrats to Meg from Fitness CrEATures for guessing correctly! These are indeed donuts (well donut holes to be exact). You win my unconditional love 😉 If we lived closer a batch of these bad boys would be all yours.
Back to the recipe. I am definitely one of those bloggers who plans to bombard you with pumpkin recipes until next summer #SorryImNotSorry. Pumpkin + cinnamon + sweetness is by far the best combo. Plus pumpkin is so versatile. It doesn’t have much flavour on its own, but it adds a serious fluff factor and it’s pretty awesome for you too. Some fun facts I learned about pumpkin:
-It is a very low calorie vegetable. Only 50 calories in a cup.
-It is high in fibre with 3 grams of fibre per cup.
-It is even higher in potassium than bananas making it an awesome post-workout option–>All the more reason to eat pumpkin donuts after you do the Sprint & Stairs Workout!
-It is high in Vitamin A which is important for our vision, immune system and proper organ functioning.
-It contains several different antioxidants, including carotene, leutin and xanthin all of which have been linked to cancer prevention.
That’s some serious bang for your buck right there. I should probably add that these are entirely gluten-free and refined sugar-free. I went with coconut oil instead of butter since a little healthy fats never hurt anyone. Moral of the story is, expect to be seeing a whole lot more pumpkin in the coming months, but for now go make these donuts!