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Clean Eating Cinnamon Raisin Donuts

makes 6 donuts


for the flax egg (1/2 batch):

  • 1/2 Tbsp ground flaxseed
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp lukewarm water

for the donuts:

  • 1 cup old fashioned oats (use gluten free oats take make these gluten free)
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1 Tbsp ground flaxseed
  • 1 tsp chia seeds (optional)
  • 1/2 cup milk (replace with soy milk for vegan option)
  • 1/4 cup honey (make sure it is gluten free if desired, or agave nectar to make vegan)
  • 1/2 Tbsp vanilla
  • recipe for flax egg (above)
  • 1/2 cup raisins


  1. Start by making the flax egg. In a small bowl, combine the flax seed and water. Stir together and let sit in refrigerator for at least 10-15 minutes, until starting to get gummy.
  2. Preheat oven to 350°F/180°C, and spray a donut pan thoroughly with non-stick spray.
  3. In the bowl of a food processor, add in the oats, flaxseed, chia seeds, cinnamon, baking soda and baking powder. Process until fully combined and resembles a flour texture.
  4. In a medium bowl, combine the flax egg, milk, honey and vanilla and stir together with a spatula. Add the dry ingredients to the wet, combining well and finish off by stirring in the raisins.
  5. Spoon into donut pan, filling them full. Bake 12-14 minutes, until starting to brown on the edges.
  6. Let cool slightly in pan before using a small spatula or knife (butter knife) to help release from pan.
  7. Let cool completely and store in an air tight container for a couple of days.

Slightly adapted from Create the Life You Want to Live

© Carla's Confections 2013