When I think of Valentine’s Day, I immediately think of all things red velvet. Last year for Valentine’s Day I made my girls these Healthy Red Velvet Donuts. Since I didn’t use food coloring, my donuts didn’t have that deep red color you associate with all things red velvet. Well this year I have made a gluten free red velvet donut recipe that contains a secret ingredient to make them deep red.
Not only are these deep red in color, but this recipe is also a clever way to get more veggies into your kids without them knowing it. My kids will eat almost anything in donut form and they gobbled up these red velvet donuts. They had no idea that beets were on the ingredient list! This recipe makes a smaller batch so you are not stuck with a lot of donuts in the house.
Gluten Free Red Velvet Donuts
The perfect Valentine's Day breakfast!
- 1 1/2 cups gluten free oat flour
- 2 flax eggs (I used flax egg replacements)
- 3 T cocoa powder
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp white vinegar
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 2 T beet juice
- 1/2 cup applesauce
- 1/2 cup maple syrup
- 2 T almond milk
- Preheat oven to 350.
- Mix all the dry ingredients in one bowl .
- Mix wet in another.
- Add wet to dry and mix until combined.
- Spoon batter into greased donut pans .
- Bake for 10 minutes.
- Let donuts cool completely before removing from the pans.
If you don't have a donut pan, you can also make these into muffins. They will need to cook an extra couple minutes though. I juiced a beet to make beet juice. If you don't have a juicer, you can blend up a beet and then strain it to make the juice.
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