Growing up I wasn’t big into donuts. If you took me to a coffee shop, I’d always opt for a bagel. I always enjoyed a good baked breakfast treat over a fried and greasy donut. But as I got older and learned that donuts could be baked, I was all in for the donuts.
These donuts are perfectly simple and vanilla-y. My favorite way to have them is with sprinkled cinnamon sugar on top! I mix equal parts cinnamon and coconut sugar, them sprinkle on the donuts as soon as they are out of the oven and still warm.
These donuts are gluten free and grain free!
For this recipe I used a mixture of almond flour and tapioca flour.
Almond flour is my favorite flour to work with. It gives the perfect flavor, and replaces white flour so well. It is also a great gluten and grain free alternative.
Tapioca flour is another favorite of mine. I love it in breads because it gives them that doughy texture you want from a donut.
I also used avocado oil for these donuts. It is the perfect nut/dairy replacement and it gives off a very mellow flavor.
Try them out and share below what you think!
Yields: 12 donuts
2 cups almond flour
3 tbsp tapioca flour
1 tsp baking powder
pinch of salt
1/2 cup maple syrup
1/2 cup avocado oil
1 tsp vanilla extract
Directions: Preheat oven to 350. Spray a donut baking tray with a plant based oil spray. in a medium bowl, mix together the flours, salt, and baking powder. In a separate bowl, mix together the maple syrup, avocado oil, vanilla extract, and eggs. Once well combined, add the dry mixture and mix until well combined. then begin pouring batter into donut molds, fill to just the top. Bake for 20 minutes. Remove from heat, let cool, top with your favorite toppings and enjoy!