Funfetti donuts, gluten and vegan, 10 ingredients, and 12 minutes to bake. They taste like dessert, but feel like breakfast. Celebrate today.
Sunday mornings are for baking. Crawling out of bed, embracing comfy clothes, and admiring the December morning light. I begin to slice a persimmon, and realize I want something a bit sweeter. A celebration if you will. Celebrating the final month of the year and all of the hard work that’s gone into it. Baking up a treat and pairing it with a fresh cup of coffee, making my morning a little bit slower. A bit more intentional. Starting my day off with joy…in the form of sprinkles:)
I began with my go-to gluten free baking batter, and made it a little denser so I could use my donut pan. On a whim I added some confetti sprinkles. They turned out to be delicious. Not as compact as a donut, but a bit like a cupcake. These funfetti donuts are absolutely delectable, especially with a glaze. You can bake these–as I did–in a donut pan, or fry them up if you have the capability. Made in a muffin tin they would make delicious cupcakes. If you go that route, I recommend a buttercream frosting.
If you notice some of the donuts are “bleeding” this is just form the natural dye of the sprinkles. It’s tasteless and gives them that “funfetti” feel. These funfetti donuts are simple and delicious, and will add a hint of celebration to your day.
- ¾ cup almond meal
- ½ cup gluten-free all purpose flour
- ¼ tsp baking soda
- 2 flax eggs (2 Tbsp flax meal + 5 Tbsp water in a bowl for 5 minutes)- or sub 2 eggs
- 3 Tbsp applesauce
- 2 Tbsp maple syrup
- ¼ cup coconut oil or butter (melted)
- ½ tsp vanilla extract
- 2 tsp sprinkles
- 6 tsp powdered sugar
- 2 tsp unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a donut or muffin pan with cooking spray.
- Combine flax and water in a small bowl or 5 minutes to make flax egg.
- Mix together dry ingredients.
- Add wet ingredients, including flax egg.
- Stir in sprinkles (batter will be thick).
- Pour into prepared pan and bake for 12 minutes.
- Combine powdered sugar and milk to create glaze.
- Remove donuts from oven and let cool 10 minutes. Place on a cooling rack with parchment paper underneath and drizzle glaze, or use pastry brush to brush it on tops. Add more sprinkles.