It’s getting close to Valentine’s Day – are you ready? If you or someone you want to give a treat to is avoiding sugar, this recipe for Lavender Rose Baked Donuts is for you. You can also substitute sugar to make this without stevia, or use the sweetener of your choice.
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. Each mini-donut only has 47 calories and 1.4 grams of sugar.
I used cornstarch as my powder base because it’s used in regular powdered sugar. You should be able to use arrowroot or another base, but you can buy organic cornstarch that is not GMO.
I also ground some culinary rose petals and mixed into my homemade powdered stevia to give it a slight pink tint.
Lavender Rose Baked Donuts
You can use the sweetener of your choice, to taste, in place of the stevia and/or agave. I like to add a little agave along with stevia to provide a rounder mouth-feel.
- 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 to 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 to 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.
Be sure to take a look at my Baked Almond Donuts with Chocolate Glaze, sweetened with stevia too!