Gluten Free Honey Lemon Donuts Recipe

These donuts are pretty darn healthy; they are baked, not fried, contain no gluten, no grain, no starch, no dairy, and no refined sugar and are packed with protein. And as an added bonus, they are absolutely delicious!

Ingredients:

Honey Lemon Donuts

  • Gluten free non-stick cooking spray
  • 2 ½ cups finely ground blanched almond flour plus more for preparing the pans
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon kosher or fine sea salt
  • 4 tablespoons honey
  • 3 large eggs
  • ¼ cup grapeseed (or other neutral tasting) oil
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice

Honey Lemon Frosting

Directions:

Honey Lemon Donuts

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray 2 donut pans with cooking spray and sprinkle with a little almond flour.

In the food processor, combine the almond flour, baking soda and salt. Pulse a few times to combine. Add the remaining donut ingredients and process until the batter is smooth, about 30 seconds. Divide the batter evenly among the donut indentations, smooth the tops and bake for 10 minutes or until they spring back when touched lightly. Do not overcook the donuts or they will be dry. Let cool in the pan for 5 minutes then remove to a wire rack to finish cooling.

Honey Lemon Frosting

Combine the shortening, honey, lemon juice and zest in a medium mixing bowl and beat with a hand beater until smooth and fluffy. Your mixture may become curdled looking, if so just keep beating until it is smooth. Frost cooled donuts.

Recipe by: Carol Kicinski

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