Boy have the times changed. The other day I was talking to a friend about the changes in how art is developed, where it was once drawn, painted, photographed raw, and now art is created digitally, manipulated by computer systems, and designed with technology. When I sit, and think about just 20 years ago when internet was not common, everyone had a house phone, you were forced to watch commercials and the days no one had a cellphone, it really just seems so crazy where we are today.

I often times think life was much simpler in those days. The media was a little less crazy and drama filled. You weren’t expected to be contactable at all times. And people were just forced to be more personable.

But then I think of the convenience of today’s world. Without some of the technology we have today things in life would be more difficult.

Social media has brought a whole new light on the world. Because now we not only have our usual holidays like Christmas, Thanksgiving, Easter, etc. but we get to partake in what I like to call small celebrations, like National Donut Day.

As many of you know I recently started a small side business, 13 Donuts Bakery. Although we have found some complications in the business side of things, with licensing and funding, we are so excited to (although a day late) participate in National Donut Day with a new recipe.

This recipe is a spin-off of our original gluten free banana based donuts. They are paleo friendly, and contain no added sugar.

These donuts combine bananas, eggs, almond flour and espresso powder to give you an energy boost, but no sugar rush.

I liked them topped with fresh ground almond butter and eating evolved chocolate spread. But these can be made with traditional glaze, just chocolate or just nut butter.


2 ripe bananas
2 whole eggs
1/2 cup almond flour
1 T maca powder
1 scoop collagen
1 t cinnamon
1 t espresso powder
1 t baking powder
1 t baking soda


Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Start with a bowl by mashing bananas, then whisk in your eggs. Add the remaining ingredients. Then in a greased donut pan, cook for about 12-15 minutes.