Baked Citrus Donuts with Rosewater Glaze

Serves 12 donuts


For the donuts:

  • 4 tbsp butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup applesauce
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 3/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • zest of 1 large orange
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk

For the glaze:

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 tsp rose water
  • 3 tbsp heavy whipping cream

  1. To make the glaze, whisk sugar, rose water and whipping cream in a small bowl until smooth.
  2. Pre-heat the oven to 425, and lightly grease donut pan.
  3. In a mixing bowl, beat together the butter, apple sauce, and honey on medium speed until smooth.
  4. Add the eggs and continue beating to combine.
  5. Stir in the baking powder, baking soda, nutmeg, salt and vanilla.
  6. Alternate stirring in the flour and the milk, beginning and ending with the flour until the mixture is very well combined.
  7. Spoon the batter into the greased doughnut pan, filling each one to about 1/4" shy of the rim.
  8. Bake the donuts for 8-10 minutes, remove them from the oven, and wait 5 minutes before placing them onto a cooling rack.
  9. Once cooled, dip each donut halfway into the glaze, and top with crushed pistachios and edible rose petals. Enjoy!