Carrot Cake Oatmeal Baked Donuts (Gluten-Free)

12 Pieces
22 min

Perfectly sweet and spiced, these Carrot Cake Oatmeal Baked Donuts are a delicious - and gluten free - dessert for breakfast! Made with oat flour, protein powder and egg whites, they’re healthy too!


For the spot-on flavor and texture (but with a bunch of added calories and fat), add in some nuts, coconut and top with a slightly-better cream cheese frosting. Gold!


I don’t know if it’s just me or Quarantine or what, but I feel like the carrot cake rave is still on. And we’re way past Easter at this point!


No complaints though. I love sneaking veggies into foods in ways that I can’t taste the actual vegetable at all. I do cauliflower in my oatmeal every morning.

So in a way I guess carrot cake anything is right up my alley!


I had made a dedicated list of carrot cake dessert recipes I want to try out back when this all started, it’s quite long actually.


Why carrot cake donuts though? Coz I really wanted to use my donut pan, make a breakfast-type recipes (aka something with oats) and just couldn’t say no to Crumb Top Baking’s recipe!

Carrot Cake Oatmeal Baked Donuts (Gluten-Free)

Recipe details

  • 12  Pieces
  • Prep time: 7 Minutes Cook time: 15 Minutes Total time: 22 min
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Ingredients


  • 1¼ cup Oat Flour, see notes to make
  • ¼ cup Vanilla Protein Powder, 23g, about ⅔ scoop
  • 4 tsp Cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp Nutmeg, Ground
  • ¼ tsp Ginger, Ground, or more Cinnamon
  • 3 tsp Baking Powder
  • ¼ tsp Salt
  • 1 cup Grated Carrots, 110g
  • ½ cup Almond Milk, or other
  • ½ cup Unsweetened Applesauce
  • 2 Egg Whites, about ¼ cup
  • 2 Tbsp Maple Syrup, Stevia Sweetened preferred

Toppings:

  • 2 Tbsp Chopped Pecans, 14g
  • 1 Tbsp Coconut Chips or Flakes

Cream Cheese Frosting:

  • 2oz Reduced Fat Cream Cheese, 56g, about 4 Tbsp
  • 2 tsp Almond Milk
  • ¼ tsp Vanilla Extract
  • Stevia Sweetener, 2 Tbsp sugar worth (Use your brand's Conversion Chart)

Instructions


Preheat oven to 350°F and spray a donut pan with cooking spray to grease.
Sprinkle chopped pecans and coconut chips on the bottom of the donut cavities if using.
In a large bowl, whisk together oat flour, vanilla protein powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, baking powder and salt.
Add in grated carrots and stir.
In another bowl, whisk together almond milk, applesauce, egg whites and maple syrup.
Add wet ingredients to dry, and mix until just combined.
Divide mixture evenly among donut pan cavities, filling about ⅔-¾ way up.
Bake for 15 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the donut comes out clean.
Let cool for 5 minutes and remove from pan. Transfer to a cooling rack to cool.
Frosting: In a bowl, whisk together ingredients for the frosting: cream cheese, almond milk, vanilla and sweetener. Use a knife to spread frosting on top of donuts!

Frosting:

In a bowl, whisk together ingredients for the frosting: cream cheese, almond milk, vanilla and sweetener.
Use a knife to spread frosting on top of donuts!

Tips

  • To make oat flour, process 1⅔ cup of Rolled or Instant Oats, about 150g, in a small food processor until it gets a flour-like consistency. 1⅓ cup Rolled Oats makes 1 cup Oat Flour.
  • Store in fridge for 5-6 days in an airtight container.

Haylee Jane Monteiro
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