Baked Sweet Heart Donuts ~ Happy Valentin’s Day

Baked Sweet Heart Donuts ~ Gluten-Free, Sugar-Free

Happy Valentin’s Day Everyone! 

It is just the time to put this post up here, I wish it is not too late to you! Wish all the couples have a wonderful, romantic and memorable day. Wish all the singles will find your true love soon!  ♥♥♥

The donuts that sell in shops are all deep-fry, coat with tons of white sugar and filled with jam, those don’t appear on my shopping list. I did try the baked version before, Baked Cinnamon donuts in 2013. It is such a long time I haven’t put hands on donuts since.

When I put my eyes on Katie’s donuts, the little velvet cuties caught my hook on. She uses all natural ingredients to make it healthier. It is without any refined sugar and the beet juice makes more attractive to the lady. I used gluten-free amaranth flour instead of the plain white flour.

Here we go, let’s start to cheer our next half for this pretty little donuts.

Baked Sweet Heart Donuts ~ Gluten-Free, Sugar-Free


  • 1 tbsp Nut milk of your choice
  • 1 tsp Apple-Cider Vinegar
  • 1/4 tsp Vanilla extract or paste
  • 1/3 cup Maple syrup
  • 3 tbsp Beet juice
  • 3 1/2 tbsp Oil or 35g home-made apple sauce
  • 1 cup Spelt flour or plain white flour   (I used the amaranth flour)
  • 1/4 tsp Pink Sea salt
  • 1 tsp Baking powder


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F/180°C/160°C for a fan oven.
  2. Combine the first 6 wet ingredients together and set aside.
  3. Sieve the remaining 3 dry ingredients. Then pour wet into dry, stir until just evenly mixed but don’t overmix.
  4. The dough or batter looks a bit runny for me, so I scrape all the donuts batter into an icing bag and pipe on a lined baking tray with an irregular heart shape. Cause I have no artistic skill. Nevermind :p
  5. Bake 10 – 12 minutes (mine is 12 minutes), or until donuts have risen and the batter is no longer wet.
  6. Leave for rest 5 minutes before removing from the tray then on a rack.
  7. Melt some white chocolate or just simple as icing sugar, and randomly flick on the donuts. Done!

Note:  You can follow Katie’s idea, frost with a basic glaze-like chocolate glaze. Use the dairy-free white chocolate for vegan. Or just icing sugar with water for glazing.


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