Fat-Free Lavender-Rose Donuts Sweetened with Stevia

Trying to cut down on sugar? Today, it may be a little more difficult. Valentine’s day candy seems to find its way into work break rooms, lunch bags, special deliveries, and even in your own home.

What can you do? Make some yummy stevia sweetened donuts. These donuts are the perfect Valentine’s breakfast, afternoon snack, or even a cute dessert. The best part is you won’t feel deprived at all. Plus each mini-donut only has 47 calories and 1.4 grams of sugar.

After the glaze debacle the first time I made these, I decided to go for a powdered sugar look. Typically I hate powdered sugar, but this concoction is really quite good. I’ve even saved the leftovers to sprinkle on pancakes one weekend. (Maybe with a lavender vanilla syrup? hmm…)

I used cornstarch as my powder base because it’s actually used in regular powder sugar. You could probably use arrowroot or another base, but be warned that I’ve only used corn starch so far myself.

I also ground some culinary rose petals separately to get the pink color you see in the photos. The middle donut got rubbed in it and I sprinkled it on the others.

Make sure to check out my Baked Almond Donuts with Chocolate Glaze and Lemon Donuts with Vegan Cream Cheese Frosting - they are all sweetened with stevia too!

Baked Lavender-Rose Donuts
soy-free
makes 12 mini donuts

wet ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup unsweetened So Delicious coconut milk (or other non-dairy milk)
  • 1 tablespoon agave nectar
  • 1/2 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon stevia (Nu-Stevia brand)
  • 1/2 teaspoon lavender extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon rosewater

dry ingredients:

  • 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour (use gluten-free flour as a sub)
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees. Mix the wet ingredients in one bowl and the dry in another. Spray your mini donut pan with a little oil so they will be easier to get out.

Then add the dry ingredients into the wet and mix just until it’s mixed. Divide the batter between the 12 donut molds. Bake in pre-heated oven for 10 minutes.

Let them cool for 5 to 10 minutes, then carefully remove. (If you don’t wait they will stick in the pan even though you oiled it.)

Take donut by the top and dip the bottom into the rose powdered stevia (recipe below). You may have to rub it in a bit to get it to stick. (Why the bottom? It has more moisture on it from cooling in the pan.)

Rose Powdered Stevia

  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon stevia (Nu-Stevia brand)
  • 1 teaspoon rosewater
Add cornstarch and stevia together and mix. Add in the rosewater little at a time so it makes little balls instead of one big mess in the center. Mix with a spoon or in a mortar and pestle until it’s finely ground and looks like powdered sugar.

Comments

  1. I love all your donut recipes, but these just sound and look amazing! Love your pictures!

  2. Lavender AND rose? Are you kidding me? You know I’m a fool for both, right? But where do you buy lavender extract? I usually use lavender buds. You tempted me with your lemon and chocolate donuts, but now I HAVE to get myself a mini donut pan. Unless of course, you saved me a donut from this batch! Happy Valentine’s Day! ♥

  3. Mmmm….love the flavor combination of lavender & rose! Not something you see every day and would work great in my new donut pan. I’m really going to have to work hard not to make donuts every week now. :)

  4. Wow they look so lovely!

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