The 12 Days of Christmas: Day 4
Hello there! My name is Sarah and I have a huge heart for baking...gluten free! I share all of my most favorite recipes and baking adventures over at Sarah Bakes Gluten Free Treats. From cakes to cookies, to bread, to muffins. All of my recipes are gluten free, and you'll find dairy/egg free goodies too. A little something for everyone to enjoy! Be sure to check out Sarah Bakes on facebook, twitter and pinterest...so you never miss one of my new gluten free recipes!
I'm so excited to be joining the other 12 fabulous bloggers for the 12 Days of Christmas here at One Creative Mommy! This is my most favorite time of the year for baking. Peppermint, chocolate, cranberry, spice...the yummy smells of Christmas. It really is such a special time to be in the kitchen, baking for your friends and family. Making and sharing memories with those you cherish the most. Love it!
What says "Merry Christmas" more than a Christmas wreath donut? It's the perfect treat to serve your family on Christmas morning. Beautifully baked donuts decorated with lovely green frosting and sprinkled with a little holiday cheer. I love that this recipe is so versatile, too. I like to make them without eggs or dairy and it's so simple to do. Either way, they will be scrumptious! Your kids can help put these together, and they will have too much fun frosting these little beauties. Taking something deliciously ordinary, like a donut, and making it festive for the holidays!
Christmas Gluten Free Donuts
Makes 8-10 donuts
- ¾ cup Sarah's gluten-free flour blend
- ¼ cup cocoa powder
- ½ cup pure cane sugar
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 egg or 1 flaxseed-egg*
- ½ cup milk (I used lite coconut milk)
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 4 tablespoons sunflower seed oil
- vanilla frosting
- holiday sprinkles
Preheat your oven to 450 degrees. Spray a non-stick donut pan with cooking spray. Mix together the flour blend, cocoa powder, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Add the egg, vanilla, and milk. Mix until well blended. Slowly add the oil, as you continue to mix. Stir until combined. Place the mixture in a large plastic ziplock bag and seal.
Cut off a corner of the bag and pipe into each donut cavity, ⅔ full. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until donuts spring back when touched. Cool on wire rack. If you need to, let the pan cool and bake another batch. Wait until cooled before frosting.
*To make a flaxseed-egg, simply mix together 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed meal and 2 tablespoons warm water. Allow to sit for 5 minutes, to thicken.
Simple Vanilla Frosting
- ¼ cup softened butter or non-hydrogenated shortening
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- 2-3 tablespoons milk (I used lite coconut milk)
- ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- green food coloring
Combine butter, powdered sugar, milk and vanilla. Beat together until smooth. Add an extra tablespoon of milk if needed. Start with just a couple drops of green food coloring. Stir and add more until desired color is reached. Place frosting in piping bag with star tip. Pipe stars around the cooled donut. Top with holiday sprinkles.
Recipe adapted from Milk & Honey
An extra thanks to Sarah for this recipe. She was sick with the flu, and she still took the time to prepare this post! Thanks for the fantastic recipe, Sarah. My little one has really been missing donuts. She'll be so excited to try these!
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