Baked Apple Donuts with Coconut Maple Glaze

Baked Apple Donuts with Coconut Maple Glaze

Baked Apple Donuts
makes a dozen

2 1/2 cups almond flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
6 tablespoons maple syrup
6 tablespoons coconut oil, melted but not hot
4 eggs separated
2/3 cup water
2 honey crisp apple, peeled and finely diced

For glaze
1 cup maple syrup
1/2 cup coconut butter
1 cup sliced almonds

Preheat oven to 350.

In a large mixing bowl, whisk together almond flour, baking soda, maple syrup, egg yolks, coconut oil and water. 

In a separate bowl, beat egg whites until stiff peaks form.

Fold egg whites and apple pieces into the almond flour mixture.  This should be the consistency of a thick pancake batter.

Throughly grease the donut pan with coconut oil and pour batter into the molds 3/4 full. 

Bake for 15-20 minutes, until golden brown a cake tester comes out clean.  Remove from pan and cool on wire baking rack.

While donuts are cooling heat the coconut butter in a pan on medium-low heat. When melted, stir in maple syrup and whisk until a caramel colored, glossy sauce has formed. 

Carefully pour glaze over the donuts on the rack, allowing excess sauce to fall below. While the glaze is still warm scatter sliced almonds on the donuts.

Ashley Marti