gluten free - dairy free - vegan - nut free - yeast free - soy free - egg free
This morning I woke up wanting to whip up something special with my little guy for breakfast and thought I'd bake a batch of my Double Chocolate Cake Donuts. That was, until I saw that we were out of cocoa powder and chocolate chips.
So, like any resourceful baker, I perused the ingredients I DID have and came up with an alternative that my toddler was all too happy to gobble right up. Because what almost two year old doesn't like sugar, maple or donut shaped foods? I haven't met one yet.
This donut starts with the same base as my Powdered Blueberry Donuts, minus the berries of course, and is then dipped in sweet confection of confectioner's sugar and maple syrup. This isn't one of my healthiest recipes, but it remains gluten-free and vegan.
This is definitely a once in a while weekend treat and the perfect nosh for a traditional donut craving.
A note* - The maple syrup in this glaze is SUBTLE due to using high quality maple syrup. If you're wanting a stronger, more traditional maple donut flavor you will need to add 1-3 drops of Maple Extract. I wanted to keep these more pure and didn't have the extract on hand when I decided to whip these up on a whim, but I may do so in the future if I were make these for a brunch or for others.
Glazed Maple Donuts
Makes 12 Donuts
2 c. Gluten-Free Flour (I used Bob's Red MIll 1-to-1)
1 tsp. Cream of Tartar
1 tsp. Baking Soda
1/2 tsp. Sea Salt
2 tsp. Cinnamon
1/2 C. Maple Syrup
1/2 C. Dairy-Free Milk of Choice (I use unsweetened almond milk)
1 tsp. Apple Cider Vinegar
1 tsp. Vanilla Extract
6 TBSP. Avocado Oil (Coconut or Grapeseed Oil would also work)
Maple Glaze Ingredients:
3 C. Confectioners Sugar (The brand I get is here)
2 1/2 tsp. Maple Syrup
1-3 Drops Maple Extract
1/4 tsp. vanilla
1/3 c. Water
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease your donut pans with coconut oil lightly.
In a small mixing bowl, mix together all wet ingredients. In a medium mixing bowl, mix together dry ingredients. Slowly mix wet ingredients into medium bowl with dry ingredients.
Using a piping bag, ziploc bag or spoon, fill donut pan rings 3/4 of the way.
Bake for 10-12 minutes. Allow to cool in pan for 5-10 minutes before transferring to wire rack.
Prepare your maple glaze by mixing all ingredients in a bowl and set aside.
Cool donuts completely before dipping in Maple Glaze.
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All recipes are gluten-free and dairy-free with a lot of soy-free, grain-free, sugar-free options.