These Lemon Poppy Seed Doughnuts are filled with good-for-you nutrients and only 5 ingredients!
Lemon, plantain, coconut oil, Lemons, tigernut flour, and poppy seeds - a short list of ingredients with a long list of nutrients. My favorite among them is Vitamin C.
Did you know your body does not make Vitamin C? That's why it’s important to get enough of it from the foods you eat. Lemons for example are packed full of beneficial Vitamin C.
What makes Vitamin C so great? To begin with, Vitamin C stimulates the production of white blood cells which are essential for proper for immune function. A healthy immune system can protect you from colds and the flu. And as an antioxidant, Vitamin C helps to fight free radicals that can lead to chronic diseases.
Lemons also provide beauty benefits from the inside out. By combating free radicals, lemons help to keep your skin looking oh-so-fresh.
Vitamin C keeps your skin baby-soft by helping your body to produce collagen, which keeps our skin supple and wrinkle free.
That said, a full cup of lemon juice contains 187 percent of your daily recommended serving of vitamin C, so I went ahead and added some of that goodness to these Lemon Poppy Seed Doughnuts.
Lemon Poppy Seed Doughnuts
- 1 ripe plantain
- 2 Tablespoons coconut oil
- 2 Tablespoons lemon juice (one half lemon; plus zest!)
- 1/3 cup Tigernut flour
- 1 Tablespoon baking powder
- 1 Tablespoon poppy seeds (generous tablespoon)
- pinch of pink himalayan salt
Preheat the oven to 350°F and lightly grease a doughnut pan. In a blender, puree plantain, lemon juice, and coconut oil.
In a separate bowl sift together your dry ingredients. Pour the contents of your blender into the dry ingredients and combine thoroughly.
Scoop the batter into your doughnut pan. This recipe provides 4 full sized doughnuts (or one dozen mini doughnuts). Bake for 10-12 minutes or until done. [11 minutes works for me].
When finished, let the doughnuts cool before removing from the pan... then scarf! And for an extra touch of goodness, try frosting them (frosting recipe inspiration).