I have been wanting to try these for a long time. So yesterday I took the plunge and they came out great.
Most red velvet cakes, muffins, cookies etc, have red food coloring in them. For me, artificial dyes are a deal breaker. I run in the other direction. did you know that a traditional red velvet baked good does not call for food coloring at all? It really is all about using the coco powder and the vinegar together.
Maybe it was all about my handy prep cooks I had helping me. I bought Meadow and I matching aprons and she is too stinking cute wearing hers.
Even Olive wanted to help out. Well, kind of.
She was really just fascinated with the spoon. It’s funny, you buy your kids all these toys, but really, they want to play with stuff you have lying around your house. Every parent knows exactly what I am talking about. Give kids a cardboard box and they will play for hours!
Red Velvet Donuts
1 1/2 cup spelt flour
2 T coco powder
1 egg (I used flax)
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1/3 cup yogurt (I used coconut)
1/3 cup milk (I used hemp)
1/3 cup coconut sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp vinegar
1 T coconut oil
1/4 cup chocolate chips(optional)
Preheat oven to 350. Mix all the wet ingredients in one bowl. Mix dry ingredients in another bowl. Add dry to wet. Spoon batter into greased donut pans and bake for about 10 minutes. Let cool completely before removing from the pans. I got about 7 donuts out of my batch so you may want to double it for more. Not a red velvet lover? Try my Banana Chocolate Chip Donuts.