Blood Orange and Maple Donuts w/Redbud Flowers

Spring brings all the most beautiful flowers here, and redbuds are one of my favorite edible flowers to add to recipes. They contain more Vitamin C than an orange, which also gives them a bit of a tart taste, perfectly complimenting any sweet or savory dish. You can make capers with the closed buds, and we have also used them in ceremonies. The color is so beautiful and bright, and I look forward every year to their blooming radiance.

So, these donuts were born of my love of maple butter (not butter at all), blood oranges and redbuds. They are high in protein and healthy fats, they are sweetened only with maple syrup, and they are the epitome of Spring goodness! Enjoy and celebrate this magical rebirth time!

Ingredients:

2 1/2 Cups Blanched Almond Flour

4 Tablespoons Coconut Flour

1 Blood Orange- grated (juice the orange after grating peel)

1-2 tsps sea salt

1/2 tsp. baking soda

4 eggs

8 Tablespoons Maple Syrup

8 Tablespoons Coconut Oil, melted

8 Tablespoons Coconut Milk (full Fat!)

1/2 Cup Redbud Flowers

For Icing: 

1 Jar of Maple Butter

1/4-1/2 Cup Redbud Flowers

Makes 9 Large Donuts in the “Wappa” Donut Mold

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 F. Mix all the dry ingredients together in a large bowl except for the redbud flowers. Mix the eggs, maple syrup, coconut oil, coconut milk, and juice from one blood orange together. You may need to blend the wet ingredients to get it smooth. Pour it into the dry ingredients and mix them together until they are well blended. Fold the redbud flowers and the grated blood orange peel into the batter carefully.

 

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I greased the mold first with coconut oil, and then filled each donut mold about 3/4 full.

I love the color…

 

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Then,  I popped it in the oven and waited-my oven is slow and I am at a higher altitude so I went for 25 minutes. Check them between 18-20 to make sure they are not getting too brown. When they are golden and a toothpick inserted comes out clean, pop them out onto a cooling rack. I iced them once they were cool with just maple butter  (I am including link if you want to purchase online or see what it is). I topped them with the rest of the redbuds, and had a tea party with three of my favorite magical flower ladies. xo Enjoy!

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