chia seeds

Glazed Hanukkah Donuts with a Raspberry Chia Jam Drizzle (Grain, Gluten & Dairy Free)

Today marks the fourth day of Hanukkah! AND it’s Friday!

And while I  love that Hanukkah is 8 days of delicious fried food, my pants feel a bit differently about the whole situation. They really don’t love it so much. Nope not even a little bit. Seriously, I had to do that bend and stretch and kick my legs dance to get my jeans to button.

Welp.

So while 8 days in a row of fried donuts seems like a bit much… I can’t NOT have donuts with jelly on Hanukkah!

Enter: glazed Hanukkah baked donuts with vanilla glaze and a raspberry chia jam.

These bad boys are SO yummy and so easy to make! I used Simple Mills vanilla cake mix and it takes less than 5 minutes to whip together the box mix, 10 minutes to bake and about 5 more minutes to make the toppings.

The donut is

Chocolate Cinnamon Chia Pudding Parfait! (Dairy + Refined Sugar Free)

This chia parfait tastes like dessert but is a super filling and healthy breakfast or snack! It’s completely dairy, gluten, and refined sugar free, vegan and paleo friendly and the best part? It only takes 5 minutes to make!

 Ch-Ch-Ch-Chia! Since chia seeds burst on to the health food scene a few years ago, I still can’t help but sing the jingle from commercial for the Chia Pet from the 90s EVERY time I say the word chia. Is that just me? And pretty much on constant loop in my brain because I use chia seeds all the time! (The Pottery That Grows!)

Aside from growing pet plants, Chia seeds are full of fiber and they are an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids, they are rich in antioxidants as well as calcium and iron too!

I use them in smoothies or sprinkle them on top of acai bowls but my favorite way to make them