Hello & Happy Sunday!
I don’t typically feature recipes over the weekend, but I’ve been wrapping up multiple projects and wasn’t able to share the usual five recipes!
I know what you’re thinking, ..a watermelon donut?
While I love the standard fried doughnuts, I try and gravitate away from frying anything as not only is it damaging to your health with a high omega 6 content, but it’s a complete mess altogether.
When it comes to making a superb baked doughnut, I find that they need to be light, fluffy, and pack an amazing flavor profile! If not, they can come out too dense, bread like, and just be an overall fail in regards to replicating a healthy donut.
What I love about this recipe is that it uses minimal ingredients, no refined sugar, and has a light flavor and texture. Although you will have to perhaps purchase pink dragonfruit and Watermelon stevia drops. I will say that they are two of my most favorite product to work with!
If you’re looking for a light summer vegan donut that packs flavor and color, you have to try my recipe for Watermelon Donuts!
Why this recipe rocks:
Watermelon stevia is so fun!
Great for entertaining!
No refined sugar! (in the donut)
- 1½ cups flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon baking soda
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ¾ cup coconut milk
- 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
- 6-8 drops of liquid Watermelon Flavored stevia
- 3 tablespoons melted coconut oil
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon pure almond extract
- Dragonfruit Glaze
- 1/3 cup Pitaya Plus (thawed) dragon fruit
- 1½ cups powdered sugar
- ¼ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 2 drops Watermelon stevia
- For the doughnuts preheat oven to 350ºF and coat the 6 donut shells with coconut oil
- In a medium bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
- In a mixing bowl, mix together coconut milk beverage (or almond milk), vinegar, stirring until curdled. Add watermelon liquid stevia, coconut oil, vanilla and almond extract. Stir in flour mixture until just combined.
- Spoon batter into the prepared donut pans. Bake donuts for 16-18 minutes, until golden brown and baked through. Place onto a cooling rack. To make the watermelon glaze, combine powdered sugar ingredients and whisk until smooth.
- When donuts are mostly cool, dip tops into glaze to coat or drizzle over them. Dip/coat the doughnuts multiple times to achieve a darker color. wait for 2-3 minutes for them to set between dipping again. Let the batch set for 10-15 minutes. Donuts are best served right away or same day. If not serving donuts right away, wait to glaze until ready to enjoy.
- For those who can't find Watermelon Stevia: You can make a jell out of fresh watermelon and add arrowroot to thicken it. Simply cook on the stove, add arrowroot mixed with water and cook for 7-10mins on medium heat. Then take it through a cheese cloth/strainer and extract the fiber. (Donuts will be pink on the inside instead of white)
- For those without pink dragonfruit, you can use beets. Peal, roast, puree, add the juice to the icing!
- For another flavor dimension you could add fresh mint to the batter!