Today is National Donut Day! According to Wikipedia, National Donut Day started in 1938 and actually was called National Donut and Veggies Day. I wonder what happened to the veggies? lol
To join in on the sweet fun, I made these Purple Power Donuts. The main base of this recipe is purple corn flour. I stumbled across this flour in the ethnic section of my grocery store and loved its pretty purple color. Aside from a nice appearance, that purple color signifies the presence of anthocyanin–a major source of antioxidants. Pair that with some antioxidant blueberries and you have a powerful combo! In addition to the fabulous antioxidants the recipe offers, it’s also a good source of fiber. Holla!
The result is a delicious, velvety, satisfying donut that hits all the right notes.
Purple Power Donuts (makes 12-14 mini donuts)
- 1 1/2 cup purple corn flour
- 2/3 cup oat flour
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 cup almond milk
- 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
- 1/4 cup melted coconut oil
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1/2 cup organic sugar
- 1/2 cup blueberries (I used Trader Joe’s Organic Wild Blueberries – they have a nice small shape perfect for the donuts!)
First, preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. In a medium sized bowl, combine your dry ingredients (purple corn flour, oat flour, salt and baking powder) with a whisk.
In a separate bowl, add 1 cup of almond milk with 1 tsp of apple cider vinegar and set aside. Meanwhile melt, your coconut oil and combine with vanilla and sugar. Add the almond milk mixture and mix thoroughly.
Add wet ingredients to dry in about 2 rounds while mixing in between. Lastly, gently fold in the blueberries.
If you are using a mini donut pan, make sure you spray it with nonstick spray or lightly oil it to make the donuts easier to remove once they’re done baking. Spoon dough into the donut shapes leaving a little room at the top for them to rise. If you don’t have a donut pan, you can still create the donut shape – I found this awesome kitchen hack that allows you to easily accomplish the same thing. What a great idea!
Happy National Donut Day!