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Made in Idaho: Fit Donut offers delicious guilt free goodies

Posted: 9:47 AM, Jul 13, 2018
Updated: 2018-12-13 22:31:39Z

Colt and Emily Knigge, the owners of Fit Donut in Meridian have a passion for helping people live healthy lifestyles. 

Emily, a personal trainer says she already loved making treats for her family, so she set out to do the same for others. 

"My clients didn't have like a guilty pleasure I would say or something sweet that they could have," said Emily Knigge, Fit Donut co-owner. 

Two words you don't normally hear together are fit and donut, but that's exactly what she created.

"It took me about three months to really get the recipe to where I wanted it to be. It was a process."

Made out of ingredients like whole wheat flour, protein powder, almond and cashew milks, apple cider vinegar, and organic coconut oil. 

It's a delicious treat that anyone can enjoy without sacrificing all the hard work they've put in.

"You think oh this is so low calorie, oh it's low in sugar, so is it going to taste good and it does." 

Knigge did orders out of her own home for about six months.

"I started like just having people just order from me you know, my clients and friends and friends and it just blew up into this big monster." 

Fit donut grew quickly through word of mouth and social media. 

"I was like, I have to get a shop. I need more hands. I need people." 

The donuts are baked, never fried.

The base for the frosting is made out of powdered peanut butter and toppings include carob chips, chopped almonds, and sugar free syrup. 

Each donut is made to order. 

"I like to give that customer a ready made to order, just for you kind of experience." 


Even people with special diet restrictions can enjoy them. 

"This little boy had liver disease. It was a very rare liver disease, wasn't quite sure what it was, but he had never had a cake. He had never had a donut." 

A moment Knigge says makes it all worth it.

"On his birthday, they brought him in. I think he was about eight years old and they brought him in and he was just dying by the time they brought him in. He could not believe that he could have something and not get sick and it just, see I will cry. I just think it was great. It was like one of my favorite moments."

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