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

20 minutes
10 minutes
24 mini donuts
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

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.

  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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