Since it’s almost Valentine’s Day I couldn’t resist the chance to test out Wilton’s naturally colored sprinkles that are made without artificial flavors, colors or high fructose corn syrup. Plus they come in teeny, tiny hearts so, yeah, it was basically a no-brainer!
These donuts may be my new favorite treat on the The Happy Hungry Yogi. I know, I know, I say that basically every time I post a recipe but I really think this may be it! These grain-free donuts combine just the right amount of sweetness from the strawberries and nuttiness from the almond flour to give you the perfect fluffy little donut. They literally taste just as good undecorated, although (in my opinion) the topping is…um, the icing on the cake, literally!
This simple treat requires minimal ingredients (only 6 before the icing) and can be ready in less than 30 minutes. This recipe is grain and gluten-free and has no refined sugars so it’s a healthy donut, seriously! It makes the perfect Valentine’s Day breakfast or dessert filled with all of the love!
Strawberry Donuts with Strawberry Cream Cheese Icing
Author: The Hungry Happy Mama
Makes: 10 mini donuts
Prep time: 15 minutes
Bake time: 12-15 minutes
- 2 large eggs
- 3 tbsp maple syrup
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 c almond flour
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 c strawberries, roughly chopped
- 1/2 c whipped cream cheese
- 2 tbsp strawberries, roughly chopped
- 1 tsp maple syrup
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- Sprinkles (optional)
- Preheat your oven to 300F. Lightly spray a donut pan and set aside.
- In a large mixing bowl whisk together the eggs, maple syrup and vanilla.
- Add in the almond flour and baking soda and mix by hand until no lumps remain.
- Gently fold in the strawberries.
- Spoon the batter into the donut pan, filling each cavity 3/4 of the way to the top.
- Bake for 12-15 minutes until the donuts are golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
- Once cool to the touch, transfer the donuts to a wire rack and let cool completely.
- When you are ready to decorate the donuts, prepare the icing by combining all of the ingredients in a food processor or blender. Pulse until everything is combined and you achieve an icing consistency.
- Pour the icing into a wide bowl and carefully dip the top of each donut into the icing. Top with sprinkles and serve.
Storing: Donuts will last for up to 3-4 days in the fridge in an airtight container. You can also freeze them for a longer shelf life but I’d recommend freezing them without the icing and then decorate when you’re ready to eat.