HAPPY FRIDAY FRIENDS!!!
Christmas is just around the corner! all the holiday baking smells in the air! holiday music playing in the back round. what not a better way to start these holiday mornings with some baked mini gluten-free cake donuts. who is with us?
ever since our little donut maker arrived we have been non-stop playing with it. we have had some ugly messes.
but we kept pushing through
because we knew we had a great tasting and easy donut recipe to make. and to share.
sharing is what the holidays are all about? sharing tasty treats with friends and family.
but we admit these cute little guys just might be too hard to share. we wanted them all to ourselves.
these mini donuts are not only gluten-free but grain-free as well. we based these donuts out of coconut flour. we just love coconut flour.
*remember when using coconut flour in gluten-free baked goods you will have to adjust your liquids as coconut flour tends to soak everything up!
Pure2raw recipe: Baked Gluten-Free and Grain-Free Vanilla Cardamom Mini Donuts
prep-time: 5 minutes
bake-time: about 2-3 minutes per round of mini’s in donut maker *if in oven, we would say 10-13 minutes
makes: 8-10 mini donuts
- 1/2 cup coconut flour
- 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
- 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 cup sugar (we used xyitol and coconut sugar before and both worked)
- 1/4-1/2 teaspoon cardamom (we did 1/2 because we love cardamom)
- 3 eggs, room temperature
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil, liquid (or oil of choice)
- 1/2 cup warm water (if needed)
*could double everything to make a lot of mini donuts!
In a bowl place all dry ingredients into bowl and whisk together. Set aside.
Next grab your coconut sugar (or sugar of choice), coconut oil and egg and whisk together in mixing bowl. Once that is all mixed together add in your dry ingredients. Begin to stir the donut batter.
End with adding in your warm water to the batter if needed. Stir till smooth and combined. You are looking for a not to thick, easy to work with batter.
Pre-heat your mini donut maker. once your green light turns off it is ready. begin to scoop your donut batter into each mini donut ring. we used a cookie scooper to help with the scooping.
once all rings are filled close the donut maker and let bake for 2-3 minutes. check and see if they feel done. if so remove carefully with a knife. repeat process till all our donut batter has been baked.
remove donuts from pan with a knife. then very lightly coat each donut in coconut oil and toss in cinnamon cardamom sugar.
Cinnamon Cardamom Sugar:
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 tablespoon cinnamon
- 3/4 teaspoon cardamom
Mix all sugar and spices in a bowl. Toss donuts in the mix.
*if you do not have a mini donut maker – you must go get one. haha seriously it is fun to bake donuts with and pretty easy too. but if you do not have the maker you can still make these donuts in a regular donut pan. and bake for about 10-13 minutes. also if you do not have any donut pans then you can make these as mini or regular cupcakes.
plus these donuts go great with some coffee
what a fun way to start the day! do you agree?
if not a fan of coconut flour can try almond meal, any gluten free flour blend, or any flour of choice.
if would like vegan then replace egg with flax gel. you could try applesauce, it just might provide a little more ‘moist’ texture.
who knew mini gluten free donuts could be so cute?
now who wants one?
Till next time,