Blood Orange Baked Donuts

It’s Blood Orange Season! These Blood Orange Baked Donuts are perfect for brunch, bridal showers, birthday parties or as a fun treat! They are a lightened up donut made with greek yogurt, coconut oil and a coconut butter glaze. 

Blood Orange Baked Donuts

Guess who’s back in town!? That’s right, say hello to blood orange season! If you ask me, they are one of the highlights of the winter season. When it’s cold and utterly miserable outside, these babies can light up your day, especially, you know, when you put them in donuts ๐Ÿ™‚ 

Blood Orange Baked Donuts

Moro Blood Oranges, which are the smaller, darker and usually sweeter variety are only in season from December through March. I usually do not see them in stores until early January and they are gone by the time March rolls around, so the season can be short depending on where you live and shop. 

Blood Orange Baked Donuts

Their timing is pretty clutch, as they arrive just in time for cold season. Which is a good thing since they can have up to 40% more vitamin C than other orange varieties. 

Blood Orange Baked Donuts

Blood Oranges are also generally sweeter than other oranges making them better for juicing and using in baked goods. These Blood Orange Baked Donuts are a great addition to a brunch, bridal shower, birthday party or just as a a sweet weekend treat! 

Blood Orange Baked Donuts

Though they are donuts, which pretty much screams “I am bad for you”. I’ve made a lightened up recipe that uses greek yogurt and coconut oil in the donuts and coconut butter in the glaze. The blood orange juice and zest give them a sweet, tangy taste and, of course, that beautiful pinkish hue ๐Ÿ™‚ 

Blood Orange Baked Donuts

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Blood Orange Baked Donuts


  • Author: Chocolate Covered Cheetah

Ingredients

Donuts

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil, melted
  • 1/3 cup white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup greek yogurt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp blood orange juice
  • 1/2 tbsp blood orange zest

Glaze

  • 1/4 cup coconut butter, melted
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 3 tbsp blood orange juice
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt

Instructions

Donuts

  1. Preheat oven to 350ยฐF
  2. In a medium sized bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt, set aside
  3. To the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with blade attachment, add the coconut oil and sugar, mic
  4. Add egg, mix
  5. Add greek yogurt, mix
  6. Slowly add 1/2 of dry ingredient mixture, mix until just combined
  7. Add vanilla, orange juice and zest, mix
  8. Add remaining dry ingredients, mix until just combined
  9. Grease a donut baking pan
  10. Fill pan will batter
  11. Bake for 9-11 mins
  12. Remove from oven, cool completely

Glaze

  1. In the mixer fitted with blade attachment, mix together the coconut butter and blood orange juice
  2. Slowly add the powdered sugar until fully combined
  3. Add sea salt, mix
  4. Transfer glaze to a small, shallow, microwave safe bowl
  5. Dip each donut into the glaze 1-3 times until the face is completely coated
  6. Decorate as desired

Notes

If the glaze starts to harden, put it in the microwave for 15-20 seconds to make it easy to dip

 

 


 

Blood Orange Baked Donuts

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