Monday, October 3, 2016

Baked Donut Monday: Lavender with Blueberry Glaze

Happy Monday everyone!!!
I'm back again for another Baked Donut Monday post
and today I'm going to tell you about some super tasty
LAVENDER BAKED DONUTS 
WITH BLUEBERRY GLAZE!

One of my close friends went lavender picking in Ojai earlier this year.
She dried it out and then asked me if I wanted some to use for crafts of cooking.
I, of course, said yes and went to town looking for recipes using it.
I was ecstatic when I found a baked donut recipe using lavender.

I made it very soon after and was quite intrigued by it's taste.
I'd never had anything like it before and it got better with every bite.
I shared these donuts with some of my closest friends,
and they too agreed that it just kept getting better and better.

The Goods:
Lavender
Ground Flax Seed
Olive Oil
Maple Syrup
Vanilla Extract
Apple Cider Vinegar
Gluten Free All-Purpose Flour
Baking Soda
Salt
Powdered Sugar
Blueberries
Almond Milk

Add 1 tablespoon dried lavender to 1/2 cup warm water.

Steep for about 30 minutes.

Strain lavender tea and set aside.

Process 3 tablespoons flax seed with 1 teaspoon dried lavender until fine.

In a small bowl, combine the flax seed and lavender mixture
with the lavender tea, whisk well and set aside at least 5 minutes.
This is your "egg" in the recipe.

Combine gluten free all purpose flour, salt and baking soda. Set aside.

In a large bowl, combine flax seed "egg" mixture with olive oil, 
maple syrup, vanilla extract and apple cider vinegar and mix well.

Add in the dry ingredient and mix until just combined. 

Transfer donut batter to a large zipper bag.

Cut off the end of the zipper bag 
and fill your greased donut pan until 1/2 to 3/4 full.

Bake at 325 degrees for about 10 minutes.
You can test that they're done with a toothpick.

Cool in the pan for a few minutes.

Remove from pan and finish cooling on wire rack.

While cooling, make your blueberry glaze.

In food processor, combine 1/2 cup powdered sugar, 2 tablespoons blueberries
1 teaspoon vanilla extract and 2 teaspoons almond milk. 
Pulse until smooth, adding extra almond milk if needed to reach desired consistency.

Dip to the top of each donut in the glaze and return to wire rack to set up.



Bite into the donut and enjoy the unique deliciousness!

Lavender Baked Donuts
With Blueberry Glaze
Inspired By food52

For the Donuts:
1/2 Cup Warm Water
4 Teaspoons Dried Lavender
3 Tablespoons Ground Flax Seed
1/4 Cup Olive Oil
1/3 Cup Maple Syrup
1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
1 Teaspoon Apple Cider Vinegar
1 Cup Gluten Free All-Purpose Flour
1/2 Teaspoon Baking Soda
1/2 Teaspoon Salt

For the Glaze:
1/2 Cup Powdered Sugar
2 Tablespoons Blueberries
1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
2 Teaspoons Almond Milk

  1. Add 1 tablespoon dried lavender to 1/2 cup warm water. Steep for about 30 minutes. Strain lavender tea and set aside.
  2. Process 3 tablespoons flax seed with 1 tablespoon dried lavender until fine.
  3. In a small bowl, combine the flax seed and lavender mixture with the lavender tea, whisk well and set aside at least 5 minutes. This is your "egg" in the recipe.
  4. Combine gluten free all purpose flour, salt and baking soda. Set aside.
  5. In a large bowl, combine flax seed "egg" mixture with olive oil, maple syrup, vanilla extract and apple cider vinegar and mix well.
  6. Add in the dry ingredient and mix until just combined. 
  7. Transfer donut batter to a large zipper bag.
  8. Cut off the end of the zipper bag and fill your greased donut pan until 1/2 to 3/4 full.
  9. Bake at 325 degrees for about 10 minutes.You can test that they're done with a toothpick.
  10. Cool in the pan for a few minutes. Remove from pan and finish cooling on wire rack.
  11. While cooling, make your blueberry glaze. In food processor, combine 1/2 cup powdered sugar, 2 tablespoons blueberries,1 teaspoon vanilla extract and 2 teaspoons almond milk. Pulse until smooth, adding extra almond milk if needed to reach desired consistency.
  12. Dip to the top of each donut in the glaze and return to wire rack to set up.

3 comments:

  1. I love lavender food! I'll have to give this a try!

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  2. Wow...these sound amazing!

    I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pluckyrecipescraftstips/

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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