Celebrate National Donut Day with Healthy Donut Muffins
In case you missed the announcement…tomorrow is National Donut Day!
I almost missed it, because… I never heard of it. That is, I never heard about it until a banner appeared in front of one of our local donut shops the other day. I almost missed that, too. However, my eagle-eyed 7-year-old spotted it, and announced it, as soon as we passed by.
I looked it up, and, sure enough, National Donut Day is indeed a thing. It is celebrated the first Friday of June.
In light of my public service announcement, I had to make something donut inspired to mark the day. Introducing my Oat Almond Donut Muffins! They are healthy and easy to make, but will remind you of vanilla cake donuts. Yippee!
Vegan Donut Muffins made with Oats and Almond Flour
You might guess upon tasting one of these muffins that they are made with all-purpose wheat flour. In fact, they are made with rolled oats (ground into a fine flour in a food processor) and almond flour.
The fat from the almond flour allows you to bypass any added oil without any sacrifice of moistness or tender texture.
Sweeten with Maple Syrup
Maple syrup provides natural, mild sweetness plus flavor.
However, I could not resist adding a sprinkle of natural cane sugar. First I spray the mini muffin pan cups with cooking spray and then sprinkle with a little bit of natural cane sugar before filling with the batter. Another light sprinkle goes on top of the batter before heading to the oven.
These donut mini muffins were a hit with Nick, but also with me and Kevin. They made me wonder whether donut day should become a monthly event at our house. I’m thinking YES. Cue the sprinkles and chocolate glaze!
Happy baking, everyone!