Chef John's chocolate and almond-flour donuts are a great alternative to so-called healthy breakfast bars.

Eating donuts for breakfast isn't a new thing, but eating donuts for breakfast that won't eventually kill you is. These gluten-free, grain-free, low-carb, high-protein donuts might not be quite as sweet and decadent as regular donuts, but to me at least, they're significantly more enjoyable than any of those supposedly healthy breakfast bars.

And no, I didn't forget these were frosted with chocolate, which contrary to popular belief, isn't as "bad" for you as you think. If you choose a chocolate with a high percentage of cacao (70% or higher), it really doesn't contain an alarming amount of sugar, but does feature a surprisingly high amount of fiber, and disease fighting antioxidants. Plus, studies show that chocolate makes people feel good after they eat it, so there's that.  

Speaking of healthy, you can customize these, and up the nutritional value, by adding things like dried fruit, seeds, and/or nuts to the batter or topping. And no, peanut M&M's don't count. Save those for the time we make regular, non-breakfast donuts. Regardless of how you adapt yours, I really do hope you give these a try soon. Enjoy!   

Try Chef John's recipe for Chocolate Almond Breakfast Donuts.

Chocolate Almond Breakfast Donuts
Chocolate Almond Breakfast Donuts
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