A few months ago, I spotted a donut tray being sold with the Better Homes and Gardens magazine. I don’t buy a lot of magazines, but the donut tray sold me!
With our 4yo Miss J having severe allergies to dairy and eggs (plus peanuts, tree nuts & kiwi), I had put donuts in the ‘too hard’ basket. When I spied the donut tray I knew I had to grab it and give them a go!
The tray went into the kitchen cupboard, and Miss J saw it there a few weeks ago and when I explained that it was for donuts her eyes lit up, and she put in a request for a donut with strawberry icing and marshmallows!
I put her donut fire out for a little while, and a few weeks went by, and then school holidays arrived, perfect timing to give them a go, no Kinder, Dance, Gymnastics, plenty of free time!
So on Monday we had a go at making allergy friendly donuts, that are dairy free and egg free!
The donuts are quick and easy to make, perfect for a 4yo’s attention span!
Note – I only have the one 6 donut tray at the moment, so I cooked two batches of 6, using this recipe, I have seen 12 donut trays online, but they’re hard to find!
- ¾ cup plain flour
- ⅓ cup caster sugar
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 60g Nuttalex, melted
- 3 tbsp aquafaba - I used Butter Beans
- 120ml oat milk
- cooking oil spray to grease - I used coconut oil spray
- Preheat oven to 180c
- Grease 6 hole donut tray with cooking oil
- Sift flour, sugar, baking powder into large mixing bowl
- Add melted Nuttalex, aquafaba and oat milk, whisk to combine
- Spoon ½ of the mix into a ziplock bag (or piping bag), cut the corner of the bag off, approx 2cm from corner
- Pipe mix evenly into tray holes, as you can see from the photos of my first attempts, I'm yet to master it cleanly!
- Bake for 10 minutes, or until lightly golden
- Cool in tin for 1 minute then turn out onto bench
- Wash and dry tray and repeat with remaining mix
- Decorate as you wish, Ice once cool, or while warm brush with extra melted Nuttalex and toss in a mix of ½ cup caster sugar & 1 tsp ground cinnamon
Note 2 – These photos are from the first batch of 6, which we just tossed in cinnamon & caster sugar, Miss J did get her donut with strawberry icing and marshmallows, I just forgot to photograph it, as she had it for dessert after dinner!
I would love to hear how you go if you try the recipe! I am keen to try it using coconut flour and sugar too, which would work for those who have gluten allergies or eat gluten free.
To say that Miss J was happy with the results is a bit of an understatement, she devoured 3 immediately from this first batch, and then another 2 at dinner that night for dessert, both with strawberry icing and marshmallows 🙂
Even hubby, who was a bit of a donut connoisseur in his day said they were delicious after taste testing, I’ll take both opinions as a big tick. Allergy friendly food for the win!
Till next time,
Mel – This Happ-y Mumma
PS – If anyone happens to find donut trays in their travels please let me know, the Better Homes and Gardens website shop no longer stocks them, and I can’t find any locally, I’d love to get another tray or 2!!
PPS – No they’re not as ‘scrumptious’ as a ‘normal’ fried donut, but they’re not as high in calories either, added bonus! I calculated this recipe at approx 130 cals per donut.