The other day I was shopping in target with my friends and I saw a donut pan. I immediately bought it. I mean … how could I not?? I love a good banana bread loaf, a chocolate chip blondie or a blueberry muffin but sometimes the basics can get a little boring. So I gotta switch it up sometimes, not only with the flavors of my goodies, but also the actually treat that I’m making. And thats where the donuts come in! Another good switch up that I absolutely love and purchase that i highly recommend is a mini loaf pan …. but that is definitely a story for another day. Okay, back to the donuts.
These are classic donuts, with some ingredient swaps to make you feel your best. I actually based the recipe off of the recipe that i found on the back of the donut pan (see it all comes back to that freaking pan!), except with basically completely different ingredients. I love baking sweet treats, but I also love to keep them light. To do this I fill them with good-for-you ingredients. In these donuts, I used a mix of almond flour and oat flour instead of regular cake flour. I used pure maple syrup and coconut sugar as alternatives to white sugar, making these guys completely refined sugar free. Lastly, these are completely dairy-free, using almond milk and avocado oil instead of buttermilk and butter.
Although these donuts are a lighter and healthier alternative, you will not be making a sacrifice in the flavor department. I think these have the most perfect level of sweetness and pair so well with a morning cup of coffee or if your like me, a nighttime cup of tea. I will definitely be experimenting with more flavor variations, but for my first donut creation I went super simple with a classic vanilla. These are also so so simple and take basically no time to make, simply a must!Print
A healthier take on a classic donut! These are made with ingredient swaps such as; almond flour, oat flour, coconut sugar, and maple syrup. A super delicious treat that still makes you feel your best.
- 1 cup oat flour
- 1 cup almond flour
- 1/3 cup coconut sugar
- 1/2 cup almond milk
- 2 eggs
- 1 tbsp avocado oil
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp vanilla
- Set oven to 375 degrees.
- Combine oat flour, almond flour, and coconut sugar.
- Add in remaining ingredients and combine until a smooth batter forms.
- Grease a donut pan and fill each donut about 3/4 of the way.
- Bake for 10 minutes.
- Let cool and flip out of donut pan. I actually kept them all face down, because the bottom will get golden brown and look more like a traditional donut!
Keywords: Donuts, Healthy Donuts, Refined Sugar Free, Dairy Free, Dessert