Thanksgiving Desserts with a Superfood Twist


Old-Fashioned Donuts with Cranberry-Chia Glaze

Old-Fashioned Donuts with Cranberry-Chia Glaze are filled with Superfoods like coconut flour, oil, and sugar. Mix up these ingredients with baking soda, vanilla extract, and apple cider vinegar, and for a sweet topping. The Cranberry-Chia glaze is perfect for your taste buds. Pop the donuts in the oven for 8 minutes and you’re ready to add some flare to your donuts!

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Old-Fashioned Donuts

  • ½ cup + 2 Tbsp. Nutiva Organic Coconut Flour, sifted, then measured
  • ¼ cup almond meal (not almond flour)
  • 5 large eggs, at room temperature
  • ¾ tsp. nutmeg
  • ¼ cup Nutiva Organic Virgin Coconut Oil, measured, then melted
  • ½ cup Nutiva Organic Coconut Sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. apple cider vinegar

Cranberry-Chia Glaze

  • ¼ cup cranberries, fresh
  • 1 Tbsp. Nutiva Organic Ground Chia Seed
  • ¾ cup Nutiva Organic Coconut Sugar, ground to a powder then sifted
  • 2 Tbsp. + 3 Tbsp. Light Coconut Milk
  • You’ll need (2) donut pans that make (6) donuts each.

Old-Fashioned Donuts

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Place all dry ingredients (except baking soda) in a large mixing bowl and stir by hand.
  3. Place vanilla and apple cider vinegar in a small, separate bowl and stir.
  4. Add melted coconut oil and vanilla / apple cider vinegar mixture and the baking soda to the dry ingredient bowl. Gently stir by hand until combined.
  5. Add in eggs, one-by-one, until all ingredients are completely blended together.
  6. Pour mixture about ⅔ full in each donut space.
  7. Bake for about 8 minutes (as ovens vary in baking times, keep an eye on the donuts beginning around minute 7).
  8. Remove donuts from pans and place on a cooling rack.

Cranberry-Chia Glaze

  1. Use ground chia seed OR grind whole chia seeds in a small blender and set aside.
  2. Blend cranberries and 2 Tbsp. light coconut milk in a small blender until you reach a smooth consistency.
  3. Place cranberry mixture, chia seeds and 3 Tbsp. light coconut milk in a medium pan on the stove. Heat on low and stir by hand until all ingredients are completely mixed together. Do not boil or overheat.
  4. Slowly add in the coconut sugar and whisk until completely combined. Remove glaze from heat.
  5. Glaze donuts using a spoon or pastry brush.

Baked Apple Stuffed Crumble

Baked Apple Stuffed Crumble is stuffed with a variety of Nutiva’s superfoods like Coconut Oil, Hempseed, and Chia seed.  This recipe take creates a healthy spin on the typical Thanksgivin g dessert that is tasty and easy-to-make in just 30 minutes.

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  • 4 large apples
  • 6 Nutiva Organic O’Coconut (O’Coconut Classic and/or O’Coconut Hemp & Chia)
  • 1 Tbsp. Nutiva Organic Virgin Coconut Oil
  • 2 Tbsp. Nutiva Organic Hempseed
  • 2 Tbsp. Nutiva Organic Chia Seed
  • 6 Medjool dates, pitted and cut into thirds
  • 4 Tbsp. Nutiva Organic Coconut Flour
  • 1 Tbsp. + 1 tsp. Vanilla Extract
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Line a large baking dish with tinfoil. Pour in ½ cup water.
  3. Wash apples and cut off the apple tops to about ¼ way down (you want a large enough opening for the crumble to fit). Remove as much of the core and seeds as possible without cutting through to the bottom.
  4. Set apples on tinfoil, and bake for 15 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, prepare the crumble by placing the rest of the ingredients in a blender. Blend to a crumbled consistency (scraping down sides as needed).
  6. Transfer crumble to a bowl and set aside.
  7. Once the apples are done, remove from oven, add ¼ cup more water to the bottom of pan. Then, stuff each apple with the crumble.
  8. Bake for another 15-18 minutes. Serve warm.