Savory Donut

by Lori and Michelle on April 8, 2011

Happy Friday Luvs!! Hour and a half later we have finally edited all the pictures and wrote this post but it was worth it!

Don’t you just love Fridays! We do :)

Yesterday Michelle and I had a little extra time to play in the kitchen. And after browsing tastespotting earlier this week we came across this avocado donut!

Thought to ourselves…WOW what a great idea!

Therefore we decided to make our version of avocado donut. A little sweet and savory donut! :) This kind of reminded us of the savory cupcake trend that is going around our dear friend Lori has done some pretty amazing savory cupcakes.

Therefore, Michelle and I wanted to try creating a Savory Donut!

We looked at our past pumpkin donut and made some tweaks to it. Now you could follow our original pumpkin donut recipe instead of the recipe shown below just sub avocado puree for pumpkin puree! Also, if you do not have gluten free flours, sub in any flour (1 cup for this recipe below).


Seriously we are obsessed with these savory with a dash of sweetness donuts! We love the addition of heat from the cayenne too!

Michelle and I thought these avocado donuts would come out a little more green in color but they did not. So we are going to try adding in spirulina to the batter next time we make these!

Donut photo shoot:

It is okay to be silly with your food, right?

Now go make these savory donuts promise you will love them. I plan on making them again here soon! Expect a few other savory donuts ideas to come :)

Till next time


{ 44 comments… read them below or add one }

Katie @ Nourishing Flourishing April 8, 2011 at 8:56 am

There is a 100% chance I’ll be making these STAT.

You are geniuses. < 3

Pure2 April 8, 2011 at 9:18 am

Thanks Katie! We hope you enjoy them! We were very pleased with the result of these donuts!

Jenny @ Fitness Health and Food April 8, 2011 at 9:21 am

wow that looks fantastic and avocado frosting is so clever! :)

Pure2 April 8, 2011 at 9:25 am

thanks Jenny we love avocados in many ways 😉

Meagan April 8, 2011 at 9:43 am

Love this!

Such a healthy, delicious take on a classic doughnut.

Thanks so much for this recipe – I can’t wait to try it!!

(what runs) Lori April 8, 2011 at 9:48 am

You two are seriously my favorite people ever. I love how creative and fun you both are! I wish I could come play!

And Tastespotting and Foodgawker are evil… I get lost in the photos (and drool). Everything looks so incredible! I strive to be that good at food making and photographing!

Anyway, these donuts look AMAZING!!! I actually (and great minds again) made your avocado pudding last night (for the first time!!) and it was great! I put lucuma in it too! So it’s similar to these but wowza! I’ve gotta try out these donuts soon.


Pure2 April 8, 2011 at 9:52 am

thanks Meagan for the inspiration! your donuts looked amazing!!!

Pure2 April 8, 2011 at 9:53 am

aww thanks Lori we wish you could come and play with us too!!!! xoxo

sasha@blyssfulhealth April 8, 2011 at 10:17 am

These look great. I am so loving the green avocado icing. Love it.

Lisa @ Thrive Style April 8, 2011 at 10:40 am

Awesome! great pics too :)

Anything with avocados is a winner in my book!

Christine (The Raw Project) April 8, 2011 at 10:59 am

Happy Friday indeed! These look simply amazing, you two are amazing! I can’t wait to try these, thanks!

Pure2 April 8, 2011 at 11:57 am

same here Lisa!

Pure2 April 8, 2011 at 11:59 am

thanks Christine! I

Charissa April 8, 2011 at 1:48 pm

Ooh, this looks great…I love the basic recipe you have out for a donut. I really want to try this sometime…thanks for sharing! (and for visting my blog!)

Pure2 April 8, 2011 at 2:25 pm

thanks you Charissa, your blog is great!

wendi April 8, 2011 at 2:28 pm

Can not wait to try this!!! MMMM. If only I have a donut pan… I think I can figure something out :)

Katie April 8, 2011 at 2:43 pm

I don’t even know what to say but these look FABULOUS!! No. For real.

Pure2 April 8, 2011 at 3:49 pm

Wendi they might works as muffins/cupcakes, or squares or something. Since they are baked they can be altered some!

Pure2 April 8, 2011 at 3:49 pm

Thanks katie and they tasted fabulous too, LOL

Ilana April 8, 2011 at 4:13 pm

Love this! You two are SO creative. These look AMAZING!!!

Jojo April 8, 2011 at 9:13 pm

You two are too cute! Love the photos. The donuts look gorgeous!

Pure2 April 9, 2011 at 4:56 am

thanks Jojo!!

Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine April 9, 2011 at 5:01 am

That’s such a creative idea!! I feel like food is just more fun when it’s in donut form, whether it’s sweet or savory. And I love how pretty it is!

Pure2 April 9, 2011 at 5:26 am

I agree Gabriela, donuts just make everything fun :) xoxo

Nicole @ Making Good Choices April 9, 2011 at 5:51 am

I love the idea of these donuts! And being silly with your food is almost a requirement :)

Pure2 April 9, 2011 at 6:56 am

thanks Nicole and yes playing with food is the best part!

Nicole @ Geek Turned Athlete April 9, 2011 at 11:14 am

With all of these great donut recipes in the blogging world, I need a donut pan!!

Pure2 April 9, 2011 at 11:25 am

hahaha yes Nicole you do, LOL.

katie April 9, 2011 at 11:49 am

YALL ARE SO FREAKING CUTE!!!! ahhhhhhhh the donuts look amazing!

Pure2 April 9, 2011 at 12:03 pm

Thanks Katie!!! xoxo

Ash April 9, 2011 at 12:12 pm

Umm…can i just say…YUM?!

Those look fun, haha. I love the photography.

How many donuts came out of this recipe for you guys?
Not that it would matter lol…I don’t have a donut pan =(
I wonder if I could try pipetting circles onto a sheet? LOL

Pure2 April 9, 2011 at 12:39 pm

Ash we got 6 donuts out of this recipe!

wendi April 9, 2011 at 8:30 pm

You think I could use something like sweet potato or squash instead of avocado?

Pure2 April 10, 2011 at 5:01 am

Yes Wendi you could!

hihorosie April 11, 2011 at 12:26 pm

love the pics! So fun! Makes me want to eat one of those avo donuts right now. 😉

Leora April 13, 2011 at 8:27 am
Pure2 April 13, 2011 at 8:50 am

Thanks Leora for letting us know!

wendi April 13, 2011 at 7:52 pm

I did sweet potato instead of avocado and no cheyenne and these were SOOOOO good! I will be making these alot! My 1 year old ate 2 right out of the oven :)

Pure2 April 14, 2011 at 6:57 am

Wendi that is awesome! Yay so happy to hear this and sweet potato was another flavor idea we were thinking of, glad to hear that it still comes out :)

tara April 28, 2011 at 11:33 am

These. Look. AWESOME! Are there any other flavor pairings that might work… as in a flavored donut and avo frosting?

Also… how many servings is this?

Now to try socca.

Aleksis May 4, 2011 at 8:30 pm

Saw you on bodyrock…LOVE your recipes…this looks amaaaazing!

Pure2 May 5, 2011 at 4:41 am

thanks Aleksis!

Stephanie December 11, 2011 at 3:15 pm

Hi, Lori and Michelle! I just tried this recipe using applesuace, different flour-combinations (coconut, pumpkin seed protein, and buckwheat), xanthan gum, and some cocoa powder. I also used 1/4 cup of coconut sugar instead of xylitol. The result was muffins far from savory – but still tasty :) Thank you for all your incredible recipes!

Lori and Michelle December 11, 2011 at 5:40 pm

that version sounds amazing as well, glad you liked it.

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