Everything is cuter when it's mini.
This recipe was inspired by an amazing (though definitely not healthy) almond croissant I had at my favorite bakery shop the other day, yummy. I wanted to create a healthy treat with that same tasty almond flavor that I could easily replicate at home. These mini donuts are not only healthy, but super moist and topped with a fun nutty crunch! This recipe is very similar to my Maple Glazed Donuts but with just one difference. Instead of using vanilla extract, you use almond extract. Super simple, right?! I also added directions on how you can make these mini donuts by just using a food processor. That makes the clean up even better!
These donuts can also be made into a regular size with a larger donut pan. Keep it mind that it only makes ten regular sized donuts versus 26 mini donuts :)
ALMOND MINI DONUTS
makes 26 donuts
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease a mini donut pan with coconut oil.
2. In a large bowl mix wet ingredients together. Then add dry ingredients. Whisk everything together until it makes a nice donut batter OR Using a food processor blend the oats first. Then add the rest of the donut ingredients. Blend until it makes a smooth batter.
3. Pour donut batter into a measuring cup with a pourable lip or top. This helps you accurately pour the batter into each doughnut cavity. Fill each doughnut cavity with the batter. Bake for 15 minutes, or until your toothpick comes out clean. (Toothpick test: Stick a toothpick in the doughnut until it comes out clean)
4. While donuts are baking, mix all of the glaze ingredients together (except the slivered almonds) in a small pot over low medium heat until it starts to simmer. Remove from heat and put aside until doughnuts are baked and cooled. Dip each doughnut into the glaze. If you have excess glaze you can always pour more glaze all over the donuts :)
Sprinkle crushed slivered almonds on top of your mini donuts for a fantastic sweet treat!
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