Doughnut Day

by | Jun 4, 2016 | Food, Ramblings | 1 comment


Yesterday was National Doughnut Day, apparently. So we made doughnuts.

At the request of a few folks on instagram, here’s the recipe I used. We make our doughnuts in a mini doughnut maker but you could easily adapt this to a doughnut pan and bake them. This recipe is very flexible and can be adapted to use ingredients to suit your particular dietary whim. Using our doughnut maker this recipe made 2 dozen.

In a medium bowl, whisk together 2 cups Einkorn flour, 3/4 cups coconut sugar, 2 tsp baking powder, zest of an orange (save a little for the glaze), and a few twists from your pink salt grinder.
In a second bowl beat 2 eggs, 1/2 cup milk, a couple tablespoons of melted butter, and juice of the orange. Mix the liquid into the dry and you’re ready to make doughnuts.

Make a glaze by whisking milk into a cup of powdered sugar until it’s a good sticky consistency. Add a little zest.

Pour into your doughnut maker or google cooking time and temp for a doughnut pan. Once they’re cool, dip in the glaze and top with zest, chia seeds, bee pollen, dried hibiscus, or whatever suits your fancy.

I made a second batch for our son, gluten and dairy free by substituting buckwheat flour, coconut oil, and coconut milk. Ingredient list is down below.



  • 2 cups Einkorn flour (substitute buckwheat or otherwise to suit your needs)
  • 3/4 cups coconut sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder (to avoid aluminum/ potential allergens in baking powder, make your own using the proportions below)
  • zest of an orange (save a little for the glaze or zest a second orange for the glaze and additional topping)
  • salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk (substitute with almond milk, coconut milk etc)
  • 2 or 3 tablespoons melted butter (substitute with coconut oil)
  • 2 oranges (start with juice of 1 orange, add more if the batter is too thick to pour)

Baking Powder

Mix the ingredients together and store in a jar for future use. If you just want to make enough for this recipe use 1/2 tsp soda, 1/2 tsp arrowroot, 1 tsp cream of tartar.

  • 1/4 cup baking soda
  • 1/4 cup arrowroot
  • 1/2 cup cream of tartar