Feb. 12, 2021

Baked Heart Shaped Apple Donuts

Light and fluffy, these heart shaped donuts are made with a base of spelt flour and Autumn Glory apples. Topped with a rich almond-flavored glaze and sprinkles, these are a lovely dessert to make for a loved one or to treat yourself on Valentine’s Day!


  • 2 cups spelt flour
  • ½ cup organic cane sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 ½ teaspoons cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 Autumn Glory apple, peeled, cored and diced
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 ½ cup unsweetened soy milk
  • 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil (or any liquid oil of choice)


  • 1 ½ cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons vegan butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons full fat coconut milk
  • ¼ teaspoon almond extract, or more to taste
  • Sprinkles for garnish, optional


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F and grease your donut pan.
  2. Add spelt flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt into a bowl. Mix until combined. Set aside.
  3. Add the diced apple into a microwave safe bowl along with 1 tablespoon of water. Cover with a plate and microwave for 4 minutes or until fork tender.
  4. Transfer apples in a blender along with soy milk, apple cider vinegar and avocado oil. Blend until smooth. Pour onto the dry ingredients and mix to incorporate.
  5. Pour the batter into your donut pan, filling it about ¾ full and bake for 12-14 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  6. Remove from oven and let cool for 5 minutes then remove from the donut pan and let cool completely.
  7. Prepare the icing by adding all ingredients together into a bowl. Mix until smooth. Taste and add some almond extract if you want a stronger almond flavor.
  8. Dip each donut into the icing and place on a plate, decorate (if desired) and let icing set completely.
  9. If the icing stiffens up as you ice your donuts, place it in the microwave for 10 seconds, stir and continue the process.
  10. These donuts are best when fresh, but can be kept in the fridge for up to 2 days in an airtight container.


* The donut pan used yields small donuts. If your donut pan is bigger, adjust the baking time accordingly.

Recipe created by Murielle Banackissa for Superfresh Growers.

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