DONUTS. Basically a rite of passage for childhood, am I right?
Unfortunately, when your child has an absurdly long list of foods that must be avoided, it can be so challenging to find opportunities to just “LIVE a little” (in the sense of going wild with “fun” food for breakfast).
Can you feel our pain here? Well fear not warrior mama, you’re not alone and we’ve got you covered with these grain free delights that have vegan options to boot! You’ll feel zero guilt surprising your little one with these classic blueberry donuts and they’ll think you’re giving them dessert for breakfast.
We wanted these to be cake like, moist, and reminiscent of a blueberry muffin. We also needed to be able to throw these together quickly in the morning before school, or even the night before without compromising taste or sponginess. (Spoiler alert, these are super fridge friendly and we nailed it).
You probably have T-3 minutes to read the rest of this before something else demands your attention, so lets just get right to it.
Grain Free Baked Blueberry Donuts
- 2.5 cups blanched almond flour
- 1/4 cup stevia cane
- 1.5 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 3 eggs (can sub flax or chia eggs )
- 6 tbsp grass fed butter or coconut oil (melted but not hot)
- 1/3 cup of almond milk or coconut milk
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 3/4 cup frozen wild blueberries (tiny wild berries are best)
Preheat oven to 350
In a medium mixing bowl, mix dry ingredients well.
In a large bowl mix wet ingredients well. If the butter or oil is too hot, it will potentially cook the eggs, so please be cautious to only add only when warm or slightly warmed.
Pour dry slowly into wet and mix the batter thoroughly.
Gently fold in blueberries (do so quickly to keep the batter from turning completely purple unless your kids love purple in which case go crazy)
Grease silicon donut pan and pour batter to just below the top edge. Bake for 25 minutes or until the tops are browned and the centers are firm. Allow donuts to rest for 5 minutes before attempting to remove from the molds. Makes 12 donuts.