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{Guest Post} The Nutritious Kitchen

August 21, 2013

Today I am so excited to have Selena from The Nutritious Kitchen guest posting for me! I discovered Selena’s blog through Instagram and could not believe all the delicious recipes she was posting. Not only is she incredibly talented in the kitchen but she also takes beautiful pictures. Her recipes quite literally make me drool! As much as I want to keep all of her recipes to myself (healthy peanut butter cup cookies hellooooo), I just knew I had to share them with all of you.

So without further ado, take it away Selena!

Hey everyone! I’m Selena and I am the blogger behind The Nutritious Kitchen! I have a huge passion for making foods we all love, healthy and beneficial to our body.

I am an avid fitness junkie and baker. Currently I am a student working towards a degree in nutritional science and have been using my knowledge in school to apply to the recipes I concoct in the kitchen!

Davida asked me to guest post for you all and I grew with excitement the day she emailed me! Her blog has been an inspiration to me for awhile, even before I started blogging, so I knew I wanted to share something extra delish.

I should probably start off this post by saying, I hate donuts. Yes, it’s true. Even when I was a kid the idea of donuts just made me sick. They always seemed to have a dry taste and were never capable of satisfying my sweet tooth, like say a rich chocolatey cake does.

So as I have become much more experimental in the kitchen as I’ve grown older, the idea of donuts have appealed to me. Not the krispy kreme, give-me-a-headache kind of donuts. Something rich, satisfying and of course, healthy.

Quite the challenge to be honest. But I naturally forced myself to buy a donut pan and here we are. I now love donuts. Yes, the hatred turned into a love. These coconut flavored donuts I decided to share with you have an amazing cakey texture while the raspberry “frosting” made from greek yogurt, balances out the cakeness with a freshness. They aren’t super filling and they easily will satisfy your donut craving.

All the ingredients are natural as well as gluten free! This recipe only made me more excited for all the donut recipes that are to come. I’m thinking a snicker-doodle type next time, so stay tuned 🙂

Coconut Cake Donuts w/ Raspberry Frosting

by The Nutritious Kitchen


  • Donuts:
  • 1/2 cup coconut flour
  • 1/4 cup tapioca starch (or potato starch)
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/8 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 Tbsp coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 2 Tbsp apple sauce
  • 2 Tbsp date sugar (or brown sugar)
  • 1/2 cup light coconut milk + 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 egg
  • Glaze:
  • 1 Tbsp raspberry preserves
  • 1/2 cup Chobani Yogurt


1.Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

2. Combine dry donut ingredients and wet donut ingredients in separate bowls. Then combine them until a dough like texture is formed.

3. Spread out your dough evenly into six donut holes or into your donut maker. 4. Bake for 20-25 minutes, then let cool on a cooling rack.

5. To make the glaze, mix together the raspberry preserves and greek yogurt.

6. Once the donuts have completely cooled (about 15 minutes) dip the top of donuts into frosting, or spread onto donuts with a knife.

7. Eat and enjoy!!

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Thank you so much Selena! PLEASE will you make those Snickerdoodle Donuts?
Go show Selena some love over at The Nutritious Kitchen!


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  • Reply
    Amy @ The Little Honey Bee
    August 21, 2013 at 10:14 am

    Okay so now I need a donut pan! Yum these looks amazing (like all of Selena’s awesome food). Thank goodness for Instagram 🙂

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      August 21, 2013 at 3:13 pm

      You’re so sweet! Highly recommend a donut pan, so simple and awesome! Until then, you can try this recipe out as muffins! 🙂

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      Davida @TheHealthyMaven
      August 21, 2013 at 7:42 pm


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    Amanda @ .running with spoons.
    August 21, 2013 at 11:15 am

    I’ve been looking for new ways to use coconut flour, and I love the sound of cakey donuts! I think it’s definitely time to invest in a donut pan around here…

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      Davida @TheHealthyMaven
      August 21, 2013 at 7:43 pm

      coconut flour is soooo good. Randomly almost every time I buy it at the bulk barn someone asks me what I use it for. Next time I’m going to say donuts lol!

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    Run like a G!
    August 21, 2013 at 11:38 am


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    August 21, 2013 at 12:26 pm

    I have so much coconut flour that I don’t know what to do with, so this recipe is perfect! And I also have a donut pan lying around somewhere that I’ve never used before. I think it’s time to pull it out!

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    Charlotte @ Commitness to Fitness
    August 21, 2013 at 12:50 pm

    I really really REALLY need a donut pan! these look so delicious! i love the use of coconut flour, i think i might have found my weekend baking activity!

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      Davida @TheHealthyMaven
      August 21, 2013 at 8:01 pm

      I think you definitely need to buy one! You can get them pretty cheap at homegoods! I plan to be baking all weekend long too 🙂

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    Tiff @ Love, Sweat, and Beers
    August 21, 2013 at 1:10 pm

    Yum, these sound great!

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    August 21, 2013 at 1:11 pm

    Wow, those look so good!! I wish I had a donut pan to make these with!

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    Shashi Charles
    August 21, 2013 at 1:28 pm

    These are my kind of donuts!
    I always shy away from fried donuts – but baked healthy donuts I could gobble up!
    Shashi @

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    Amy @ Long Drive Journey
    August 21, 2013 at 1:32 pm

    Love this spin on a donut. Selena, I’ll definitely be hopping on over to your blog now!

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    Sarah Cook
    August 21, 2013 at 2:00 pm

    Selena’s blog sounds great and her donuts look delicious! I wish I had one for breakfast!

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    August 21, 2013 at 2:07 pm

    Yum. Krispy Creme are the only kind I like, but not something I have often. I guess it’s not a bad thing if you don’t like donuts;)

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    August 21, 2013 at 2:50 pm

    Oh my! I want those donuts right now. I haven’t had one in so long because of my allergies and most gf versions have corn starch. Can’t wait to try this out!

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      Davida @TheHealthyMaven
      August 21, 2013 at 8:09 pm

      It’s so hard to find GF donuts! These will definitely be happening in my kitchen soon 🙂

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    August 21, 2013 at 3:12 pm

    Ahh Davida thank you so much for featuring my recipe!! I am so overwhelmed by all the awesome feedback 🙂 I will get on those snicker doodle donuts asap! After I try out the recipes I am dying to make on your blog of course!!

    Thanks again! 🙂

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      Davida @TheHealthyMaven
      August 21, 2013 at 8:08 pm

      my pleasure!!! You are the sweetest 🙂 I knew everyone would love your post! Can’t wait to make these!

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    GiGi Eats Celebrities
    August 21, 2013 at 4:25 pm

    i really cannot HANDLE these delicious photos! They are making me drool all over the place. I look very lady-like right now! 😉

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    August 21, 2013 at 4:41 pm

    I want to get myself a donut pan. I have never really liked coconut, but with the raspberry filling it sounds so delicious.

    I am going to definitely going to get a donut pan this weekend ! this looks too good to pass up .

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    August 21, 2013 at 4:43 pm

    Thanks for sharing her recipe, Davida! I’m not the biggest donut fan, but I could never say no to Krispy Kreme original glazed or just a chocolate donut from Safeway! I never shop there, so I always have to make a special trip. Cravings are cravings!

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      Davida @TheHealthyMaven
      August 21, 2013 at 8:04 pm

      I love that! Cravings are cravings! Sometimes I try to use a healthy sub when I am having a serious craving but in the end give in so I end up eating my healthy option and my not-so-healthy option! Weh such is life 😉

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    August 21, 2013 at 6:49 pm

    Thanks Selena for your guest post on The Healthy Maven. It’s always nice to see new guest bloggers and of course, yummy recipes! I also have Instagram (@veganmiam). I love donuts. If you are ever in Portland, go to VooDoo Donuts for their yummy vegan donuts! If you are ever in Vegas, go to Ronald’s Donuts (they are so cheap, less than $1 and vegan!). Your donuts look so delicious and love that they are gluten-free…..yummmmmmm!

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      Davida @TheHealthyMaven
      August 21, 2013 at 8:05 pm

      Rika you give the best responses! I need to write down all of your suggestions. I’ve heard of VooDoo donuts and they look incredible. Tori’s bakeshop in Toronto has fantastic vegan donuts too!

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      August 23, 2013 at 3:12 am

      Ahh thank you so much for the support Rika! And I will definitely keep those places in mind, thanks for the advice!! I don’t have a twitter yet, I’m thinking of making one and will be sure to follow you! 🙂

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    Nikki @ The Road to Less Cake
    August 21, 2013 at 7:52 pm

    Hi Selena. These look incredible.

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      August 21, 2013 at 11:21 pm

      Thank you!! 🙂 They were so yummy I felt like I was eating cake, let me know if you try em out 🙂

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    Alex@Veggin Out
    August 21, 2013 at 8:13 pm

    I love baked donuts, and it’s great that she made them gluten free!! I see why you wanted to feature Selena – I looked at her blog and she has some seriously amazing recipes! I love how they sound so decadent yet are healthy. 🙂 Thanks for the guest post so I could find her blog!

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      Davida @TheHealthyMaven
      August 21, 2013 at 8:29 pm

      I know! I was so excited when she agreed to guest post. It’s hard to believe how decadent her recipes sound but they are still healthy!!!

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    Beth Sheridan
    August 22, 2013 at 3:12 am

    Oh I SOOOOO wish I hated donuts!!!

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    August 25, 2013 at 1:22 pm

    Wonderful guest post! I think my favorite part of the recipe is the glaze idea 🙂

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    June 11, 2017 at 12:41 pm

    Just say great.thanks to author

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