Mimosa Donuts
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Mimosa donut recipe

I just love the Oscars.  Every year I try to watch as many of the nominated movies I can. It makes me feel more involved, and I like to pretend that my opinions have any kind of standing.

Not only that, but I LOVE seeing everyone all dressed up and looking smart. Personal favorites this year were Naomi Watts, Jessica Chastain, and Jennifer Lawrence (both dresses).

This year I hosted an Oscar Party. (Mark it off the Bucket List!) I made decorations, planned a menu, cooked/prepared for hours, and bought prizes for whoever guessed the most correct winners.

If you wanted to know, I won… and by quite a bit. It really helps to watch The Golden Globe.

Anyway, I want to tell you about these donuts, but first….

I just need to say that I liked Jennifer Lawrence first. Yep, I’m the very, very first person to appreciate her quick wit and down to earth personality. Me. I win. People never used to believe me when I told of her hilarious interview, but the girl is ding dang funny. Now due to this interview people are finally catching on, but just remember… I liked her first 🙂

Ok! Donut time!

gluten free donut recipe

Sincerely Jill donuts

When I think of the Oscars I think of movies, gowns, diamonds… the glamourous things! What is more glamourous than champagne? And so obviously I thought to myself: PUT IT IN A DONUT! (That should be a catch phrase)

Add a little orange champagne glaze, and you have yourself a Mimosa Donut. These donuts were an absolute hit!

Perfectly light and flavorful but not too sweet. They are gluten-free, but no need to fret for those of you out there who don’t want to invest in gluten-free flours. This only needs almond flour!

These would be perfect for a brunch, tea, or anytime you want your donut to feel a little glamourous. Who doesn’t want a glamourous donut?

sincerely jill gluten free donuts

PRINTER FRIENDLY Mimosa Donuts
PREP TIME
20 minutes
COOK TIME
10 minutes
SERVES
24 mini donuts
INGREDIENTS
1 1/4 cup almond flour
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp baking soda
2 tbsp honey
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 cup oil (canola, grapeseed, etc)
1 egg
1/4 cup sparkling wine (cava, champagne, prosecco)
2 tbsp fresh orange juice
1/2 tbsp melted butter
1/2 tbsp champagne
3/4 cups powdered sugar
zest of half an orange
DIRECTIONS
1.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2.

In a medium bowl, whisk together all your dry ingredients: flour, salt, baking soda.  In a separate bowl, whisk together all your wet ingredients: honey, vanilla extract, egg, and wine.

3.

Add dry and wet ingredients to the canister of your blender. Blend until completely smooth.  You may need to use a spatula to scrape down the side and bottom to achieve this.

4.

Using cooking spray or butter to prepare your donut pan (I used a mini donut pan). Fill the donut spaces 2/3 the way full.  I used a pastry bag to pipe the batter into the pan, but you could also just carefully spoon it in.

5.

Bake for 10 minutes (regular sized donut pans may take 2 or so minutes longer). Let cool in the pan for 3 minutes. Transfer to cooling wire.

6.

To make the glaze, stir together the orange juice, melted butter, 1/2 tbsp champagne, powdered sugar, and orange zest until smooth. Feel free to add more powdered sugar for a thicker glaze.

7.

To Assemble: Place a cooling rack over a cookie sheet. Dip the top of the donut into the glaze and place on the rack to dry. Repeat until all the donuts are glazed.

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2 COMMENTS
  1. Marsha Rolens

    Awesome! I’m with you on Jennifer Lawrence. I love her. And these donuts sound "to die for." I must try them sometime. I love the Oscars party idea but I’m afraid I probably don’t have enough friends who would be interested in such a thing. Love your post. Thanks.

    • Jill

      Thank you Marsha!

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