Baked Red Velvet Donuts

Valentine’s Day is just four days away! What are you planning for a sweet Valentine’s Day breakfast? How about some donuts? Not just ANY donuts however, Red Velvet Donuts! Yes, Red Velvet Donuts! Anything red velvet is delicious and especially sweet for Valentine’s Day! So if you are planning a breakfast in bed or breakfast for your little ones (and you have a donut pan) Red Velvet Donuts can be the perfect thing!

Red Velvet Donuts 

A few notes about the recipe – the dough is pretty stiff.  You will have to  get in and use my hands to fill the donut pan with the dough. You also want to make sure you don’t overbake the donuts– they dry out pretty quickly!  Also, the glaze is pretty thin. Double – or triple – the glaze on the donuts to get them to a nice and thick glaze like you would find in the bakery.

Ingredients 

For the Donuts:

  • 2 1/4 cups gluten free flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted vegan butter, melted
  • 2 ounces semi-sweetened chocolate, melted
  • 1/2 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • 1 tablespoon red food coloring
  1. Preheat the oven to 350ºF.  Spray a donut pan with cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the gluten free flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  3. In another bowl, mix together the sugar and egg.  Add the melted butter and melted chocolate to the egg/sugar mixture.  Add in the vanilla and coconut milk and red food coloring.
  4. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet mixture, mixing just until combined.
  5. Fill the donut pan with the batter, filling each about 2/3rds full.
  6. Bake in the preheated oven for 12-15 minutes.
  7. Flip out onto a wire rack and cool completely.

For the Vanilla Glaze:

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons hot water
  • 2 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 tablespoon almond milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  1. In small bowl, stir together all ingredients until sugar is completely dissolved.
  2. Use immediately to glaze donuts.
  3. You can either toss them in or dip just the tops. If the glaze starts to harden you can add more hot water.
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