Healthy Red Velvet Donuts

Healthy Beet Red Velvet Donuts

If you remember a few weeks ago, I went to a big brunch event with Almond Breeze and Kerri Walsh Jennings…well, the brunch festivities are no where near being over! I’ve teamed up with Almond Breeze again to bring you a few special brunch recipes to prepare for Mother’s Day this weekend!

The first recipe is one that I have been wanting to share for a while — I had actually planned to share it for Valentine’s Day, but as you know we were in the middle of our big cross country move — so that never happened! But honestly, every occasion calls for Red Velvet in my opinion! 😉

So, I’m going to let you in on a little secret…these Red Velvet Donuts are actually HEALTHY. 

Do you know why?…Because they are actually RED from the beets that are in them!!

You heard right! I said BEETS.

Healthy Red Velvet Donuts

These vibrant little beauties are colored completely naturally using beets, and still have a sweet, velvety, chocolate taste thanks to some raw cacao powder…Mmmm!

And of course to top it off, a healthier Cream Cheese glaze! Because, let’s be real, Red Velvet anything isn’t complete with out it! 

Both the donuts and the glaze save on calories a bit using Almond Breeze Almondmilk, and the donuts are made with one of my favorite healthy baking substitutes — oat flour!

Healthy Red Velvet Donuts

This recipe is actually an adaptation of my Red Velvet Pancakes I posted last Valentine’s Day. It’s actually incredibly easy and only takes 20 minutes from start to finish.

I’m even going to be trying these in a cupcake form soon as well — and of course I’ll be sure I to share them too! Maybe next Valentine’s Day?!

Anyway, back to MOTHER’S DAY — the best part about this recipe is that no one will even know these are healthy. They are the perfect cake-y donut texture, and the glaze is nice and sweet! (I did opt for using organic powdered sugar in the glaze, but you could also make the pancake drizzle instead, for a lower sugar option!)

Make these for your Mama this Mother’s Day and she will LOVE the heartfelt gift of a homemade treat, I promise!

Healthy Red Velvet Donuts

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Healthy Red Velvet Donuts

  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 10
  • Total Time: 20
  • Yield: 12 1x

Ingredients

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For the Cream Cheese Glaze

  • 4 ounces Neufchatêl or low-fat cream cheese (room temperature)
  • 1/4 cup organic powdered sugar
  • 12 tablespoons Almond Breeze Vanilla Almondmilk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a donut pan with coconut oil and set aside,
  2. Cut your beet into quarters and place in a microwave safe bowl. Add a tablespoon or two of water and cover with a plate. Steam the beet for 5-7 minutes, rotating halfway through.
  3. Carefully uncover (watch out for the steam!), and place in a blender or food processor. Add banana and milk and blend until smooth.
  4. Add remaining ingredients and blend until fully mixed and smooth, scraping down the sides as needed.
  5. Transfer the dough into piping bag or a medium ziplock bag, and cut a 3/4 inch hole in one corner to create a piping bag.
  6. Pipe the dough into the donut pan, filling each cavity 2/3 of the way.
  7. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  8. Allow the donut to cool slightly while you prepare the glaze.

For the Cream Cheese Glaze

  1. Place all the glaze ingredient in a medium bowl. Mix the ingredients with a hand mixer until smooth.
  2. Once the donuts are almost completely cooled, dip the tops in the glaze or use a knife to spread it on depending on how think your glaze is.
  3. Serve and enjoy!


Healthy Red Velvet Donuts

What plans do you have this Mother’s Day weekend?

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Healthy Beet Red Velvet Donuts
Healthy Red Velvet Donuts

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