Lemon desserts are my thing.
For as long as I can remember I’ve been asking for lemon cake at my birthday each year. I love the tangy sweet flavor of lemon and when combined with coconut? Amazing. And although my birthday is in January, I crave the summer flavor at all times of year.
Want to know what i love even more than lemon desserts? Donuts.
Long before donuts became trendy and cool on social media (I love the drool worthy colorful donuts on my social feeds!) it was my favorite. Shittiest part of it all is, they’re horrible for you. But with this recipe, I’m trying to prove that you can eat your greens and get your donuts too. Wait, that sounds like there is kale in the donuts. Fail. No green donuts, but definitely some balance and a gluten free, dairy free treat that’s about as healthy as a donut can be!
What is this recipe? Delicious, if I do say so myself. It’s also full of toasted coconut and fresh lemon zest, drizzled with a fresh lemon juice glaze, made with gluten free flour (although regular flour would work!), and completely vegan. I also chose to use coconut sugar. This makes for a lighter and healthier donut, but again, using plain ol’ sugga would be fine and welcomed! I found that with the lemon glaze, it was plenty sweet with the coconut sugar!
do-nut worry, we are getting to the recipe…