Grain-free Lemonade Doughnuts

It’s Kevin’s (30th!) birthday tomorrow and while store-bought presents are nice, I wanted to come up with a special treat for him instead.

To help inspire me in the kitchen and keep me on track; because I usually get distracted when I’m creating a recipe and end up with something completely different than what I’d planned, I asked Kevin to write down a list of his favorite foods he wanted me to incorporate into his birthday dessert. Here’s his list…

Wait, is meat listed twice? I swear I told him to write down sweet things. There’s no way I’m making a meat dessert. You’re on your own with that one, babe.

I seem to be doing a lot of raspberry things lately, so I decided to play on Kevin’s love for lemonade and turn it into a doughnut. Kevin is to doughnuts as a dog is to a bone. His eyes widen, his smile curls… I’m just surprised he hasn’t buried them by the dozen somewhere in his office for safe keeping. So naturally, doughnuts felt like a good fit.

A couple minutes prepping the ingredients, half an hour in the kitchen, and voila! A healthy (meat-free) birthday dessert.

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Grain-free Lemonade Doughnuts
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Serves: 6 doughnuts
Lemonade doughnuts made with a combination of coconut and almond flours, xylitol and apple sauce.
Optional topping
  • A small smear of honey on each doughnut and extra lemon zest shavings
  1. Preheat oven to 350F and lightly oil a doughnut pan with coconut oil or non-stick gluten-free cooking spray.
  2. Whisk together dry ingredients in a small bowl. Set aside.
  3. Combine wet ingredients in a large bowl.
  4. Add dry to wet and stir to combine. Allow to sit for 2-3 minutes to thicken up.
  5. Place dough into a piping bag or large ziploc bag, cut off the end so there’s about ½-inch opening. Press mixture into the pan, filling to about ¾ to the top.
  6. Bake in preheated oven for 20 minutes, or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.
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Happy birthday, baby!

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