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Honey Lavender Doughnuts

gluten free honey lavender doughnuts with pink frostingI want to live on doughnuts. I feel like they might be the secret key to getting through the next month.

When Blondie and I were blueberry picking, the farm had herbs that you could pick too, and we grabbed some lavender because that is not in my garden. I love the scent of lavender, but had never baked with it before these doughnuts. Eat the lavender! It doesn’t taste like soap smells (in case you were worried about that). It tastes spicy and peppery, a great pairing for the flavor of honey.

My boss’s boss told me today that these were amazing, and that I could make any doughnut’s I wanted as long as they were not mushroom flavored. Next time, it will be savory doughnuts…

Looking at these, I keep feeling like they are strawberry flavored – I just colored them so I could tell them from the ginger brown butter doughnuts I made earlier on Sunday.

Honey lavender Doughnuts
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Recipe Type: Breakfast
Author: Mary Fran Wiley
Prep time: 15 mins
Cook time: 45 mins
Total time: 1 hour
Serves: 12
Lavender has a bright, almost peppery flavor that complements the honey. If you don’t have a dougnut pan, don’t fret. These can easily be made in mini muffin tins as doughnut holes.
Ingredients
  • 50 grams (6 tablespoons) sorghum flour
  • 35 grams (3 tablespoons)sweet white rice flour
  • 20 grams (1/6 cup) tapioca starch
  • 15 grams (3 tablespoons) flax
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • 125 grams (3/8 cup) honey
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 3/8 cup plain yogurt (not greek)
  • 4 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lavender

For the glaze:

  • 1/8 cup water
  • 115 grams (1 cup) powdered sugar
  • 85 grams (¼ cup) honey
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Grease the doughnut pan or mini muffin tin.
  2. For the batter: Whisk together dry ingredients. In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine wet ingredients and beat together lightly (mixer on medium for about 30 seconds). Add in dry ingredients and mix to combine, scraping down the sides of the bowl a couple of times.
  3. If using a mini doughnut pan, scoop the batter into a pastry bag or a gallon size ziplock bag and snip off the tip/corner. This will save you from a giant mess.
  4. Fill the wells slightly less than half full, or your doughnuts won’t have holes. Bake for 8-12 minutes for minis or 12-15 for full size doughnuts. They are done when a toothpick comes out almost clean. Let sit in the pan for 5 minutes before removing the doughnuts.
  5. Once you remove the doughnuts, wipe out the wells with a paper towel, and re-grease them. This recipe makes 36 mini doughnuts or 10 full size.
  6. To make the glaze: combine water and powdered sugar in the bowl of your mixer and beat until smooth. Add the honey. You can also color the glaze if you want. Transfer to a smaller, heat proof bowl.
  7. Dip the doughnuts into the glaze one at a time. If the glaze starts to set, pop it in the microwave for 10-15 seconds, any longer and it might burn.
Notes

You can use dried lavender. Crush it first and only use 1 tablespoon.

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5 comments

  1. Aunt Jayne says:

    These look wonderful! Wouldn’t they be a great treat for a bridal shower, baby shower, sweet sixteen party etc.?
    Where can I get lavender (Or do I have to grow my own)?

  2. I am usually not a lover of doughnut because I’m so conscious with my body figure and weight.Actually, I’m on a diet right now , but this recipe highlighted it with flavor and texture and I just can’t help myself but to stop my diet and eat this!.

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