Friday, August 10, 2012

Joe's First Sermon Calls for Donuts!

Happily shared at Gluten Free Wednesdays at Gluten Free Easily!

Wednesday night Joe was given the opportunity to speak to his youth group on Titus, chapter 1. He's been studying and writing this sermon for a while. While it didn't go exactly as he hoped he'll be continuing with chapter 2 next week and is looking forward to it. He knows what went well and what needs to be improved. I love Joe's outlook on life and his ability to adapt and adjust. There was something really powerful about that night. A peace knowing that my little Joe is now a young man who has a heart for God. It is all I can ask for because with a heart like Joe's everything else will fall into place in life.

When Joe was little one of his favorite things were little donuts. Needless to say, allergies to dyes, preservative and artificial flavors made most donuts out of bounds.

Then we made healthier eating a priority, later went gluten free and continued to lower our sugar intake considerably leaving sugary treats like little powdered sugar donuts a thing of the past.

I wouldn't go back to the way we ate prior to Feingold but there are times you just want a sentimental treat.

So I made donuts while Joe preached that sermon because a first sermon needs celebrating. I wanted something "Joe" and had found a petite donut pan with wells for just a dozen tiny donuts - perfect for occasions like this.

Making and sharing a dozen teeny donuts makes it not quite so decadent. I made white donuts glazed with milk chocolate and dark chocolate donuts dusted with powdered sugar. Each batch took just a couple of minutes to mix and less than fifteen minutes to bake. It was very reminiscent of Easy Bake Oven baking. =D

The glaze was still warm when Joe walked in with Marc and Marie after church. We enjoyed donuts and I enjoyed hearing about his night.

Joe's Little Donuts - makes one dozen tiny donuts
Heat oven to 400 degrees - grease petite donut pan with coconut oil

In a mixing bowl add:
1/4 Cup Coconut Flour
3 Eggs
1/4 Cup Coconut Oil, softened or melted
1/3 Cup Organic Cane Sugar
1 teaspoon Vanilla
1/2 teaspoon Baking Powder
dash Sea Salt

Beat until well incorporated and fluffy. Divide into each donut well evenly - each well held approximately one tablespoon. Bake for 15 minutes or until very slightly golden brown. Cool slightly. 

Meanwhile, make your glaze. In a small pan over very low heat add:

1/2 Cup All Natural Milk Chocolate Chips (like Ghirardelli)
1/2 teaspoon Coconut Oil Stir constantly until melted and creamy.

Swirl the donuts one at a time into the chocolate glaze on the flatter side to get more coverage. Let set and cool for as long as you can wait.

Chocolate Variation:  Add 1/4 cup cocoa to batter and bake exactly as above.  I used only 1 1/2 teaspoons of powdered sugar to garnish and dusted the rounded side instead.



Laura said...

Hey that is awesome that Joe lead Youth Group! Way to go for Jesus Joe! Your celebration of food makes me think of 1 Cor 10:31. Great looking little donuts. You guys make me smile. :)

chacha said...

Thanks Laura! Joe loved your note and we love the verse. God gives us lots of sweet moments to celebrate. :-)

leah said...

I can't tell you how excite my kids will be about this recipe!

So great to hear about Joe and share in his celebration through you recipe.

Rebecca said...

I just made these this morning. Sooo good!! My son hasn't had a donut in over three months, he couldn't be happier right now. These were better then the recipe that came in the box, I used an electric donut maker. Thank you so much...and soooo easy!!

chacha said...

Rebecca, that makes me so, so happy. Thank you so much for letting me know!

chacha said...

Leah, thank you. Hope your kids enjoy! Looking forward to hearing about your travels!

Kammie @ Sensual Appeal said...

I got a mini donut pan a while ago and I STILL have not used it. I don't even know why I got it, it was a total online impulse purchase. I'll find a way though and especially with this recipe, I might put it to use sooner than I thought :)

Karen said...
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Karen said...

Thanks for posting recipes! it is nice to meet a fellow sister of the Lord through Feingold! Great on your son for preaching! Has he been through Bible College?

chacha said...

Hi Karen,are you our new Canadian Karen? =D Welcome to Feingold!

Joe is a senior in highschool and his youth pastor has been giving some of the kids an opportunity to deliver their own sermons. It was a study of Titus over three weeks and we were able to sit in on the last one as a family.

Nice to see you here!

Karen said...

Thanks, yes I am the new Canadian Karen. I also just referred your blog to a friend of mine (not Feingold) whose children are vegan and gluten free. I am sure she will find your site enlightening! Take care!

chacha said...

I see you have a blog, too. I'll check it out after dinner.

Thanks so much!

Karen said...

My blog is not updated. I have not written in it since I had my children. I had no idea until recently what was going on with my children and taking care of them and always trying to figure out what was wrong took up a great deal of my time. Now that there is light and hope, I look forward to being able to blog again.

chacha said...

It will be exciting to see where Feingold takes your family. I bet you'll be blogging about it very soon. :-)