Carrot Cake Donuts - FOOD PHOTO SHOOT

in #photography3 years ago

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I’m going to cut to the chase today and get to the good stuff, you know, because putting doughnuts off is just not an option. In fact, it’s almost cruel. Oh, and the best news ever is that these yummies are healthy doughnuts!

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Like I always say……what better way to have your carrot cake and eat it too than in the form of a doughnut??? Well, maybe I don’t always say that but I it fits at the moment so let’s go with it.

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So in case you missed this little detail, this recipe is vegan. Oh and there is no refined flour and very little refined sugar if you want to do the glaze, which the glaze is optional, and I understand if you don’t want to add the extra sugar.

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But it’s also seriously delicious and I mean, you don’t have to add a ton of it. Just a little drizzle gives the perfect finishing touch to make these sweet enough for an indulgent breakfast, snack, or just an anytime treat you can feel good about.

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Carrot Cake Baked Doughnuts with Maple Coconut Icing (Vegan)

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Yield: 12 doughnuts


1 (5.5oz) can full-fat coconut milk (about 1 2/3 cup)
1 cup raw (turbinado) sugar (or regular if you prefer)
2 tablespoons flaxseed meal + 2 tablespoons water
1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ginger
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon cloves
1 cup canned pineapple (minced), plus 1/2 cup of juice from can
1/2 cup walnuts, chopped
3/4 cup unsweetened dessicated coconut shreds
1 1/2 cups shredded carrots
1 2/3 cup whole wheat pastry flour

Icing: (Optional)

2 tablespoons coconut oil
2 tablespoon pure maple syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 cup powdered sugar



Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 C) and grease 2 6-count doughnut pans very well with oil. Whisk together the coconut milk, sugar, and flax seed meal in a large mixing bowl until smooth. Add the vanilla, salt, soda, and spices and mix well.
Pour in the pineapple and additional juice, then fold in the walnuts, coconut shreds, and grated carrots. Mix in the flour last until you have a very thick batter.
Divide the batter between all 12 slots in the doughnut pans (note that each slot will be piled pretty high but that's okay. Place pans in the oven and bake for 15 to 20 minutes until the tops start to brown, then remove one pan at a time and use a spoon to spread the batter in the center and clear the holes in the center of each doughnut. Repeat for the other pan then return to oven and continue baking them until the edges are very dark and the doughnuts have somewhat shrunken in size. Now remove the pans from the oven and allow to cool completely before removing the doughnuts. To loosen them once cooled, use a small spoon to gently loosen all the edges then invert the pan over a tray or cutting board to shake them loose.


For the optional icing, warm the cocnut oil for a few seconds in a small saucepan ir microwave safe bowl until just soft enough to stir. Add the maple syup, vanilla, salt, and powdered sugar and mix until smooth. Drizzle over cooled doughnuts as desired.


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I love carrot cake AND donuts! Can't wait to try!!

Wow it looks so tasty and yummy.What a delicious cake! I can't wait to eat. Thanks for sharing sir.

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that looks so good, can you still consider this Healthy? it is made with carrots after all...

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For someone who likes donuts, and someone who is trying to be vegan, this is worth trying!

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Actually I'm a fan of cookies

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Thanks for sharing the receipt with us, these cakes look delicious and i think my kids will love it.

Wow I want to challenge healthy and delicious donuts. Your friend lucky7777

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Please say me whats name of this food.

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Yum Yum! I love donuts! I hope to see more of you "Donuts" post in the future!

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Hi, Beautiful. Your recipe looks delicious ... But, I do not like the carrot very much. By what can I replace it?

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i actually thought it was a donut at first glance!!!!

These look so good!!! I am salivating!!!!!

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This is so inventive and creative, they look amazing!

oh my goodness! They look amazing. Would it still count as healthy if I ate 9 of them? Because I would.

I'd probably still eat 9 if your answer was no. But thanks! :P

Omo, delicious carrot cake I've seen. I want to try these at home. Thank you for sharing this great idea.

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Ohhh! Today you surprised me with another amazing recipe!! The doughnuts are my favorite , my daughter also likes them too much, especially when you put carrots! Because my daughter didn’t likes it, so this a way to make her eat it.

@creativewoman I hope you are able to give it a try soon

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mmm, looks delicious. you surprised me though with carrot - base! great idea . need to try it once!

Looks yum yum yum, @gringalicious! And I don't mind the glaze. Dip it in glaze if I must! lol! 🤣

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YUM!! it looks so good. They look amazing you're a amazing baker

Look nice I love donuts.
Great job.

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Carrot cakes are my favourite and I know those doughnuts will be so tasty! Hope someday I'll have time to try them. :)

You are so creative!! I love carrot cake and never thought about making it as a donut! 🍩

So glad you like it @coruscate. You're very sweet!

I love carrot cake.... so yumy :)

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my grandma makes cookies like this, they are the best, but I think she would also like this recepie as well

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I'll have to try this bad boy,. Thanks

Im going to bake it tomorrow, thanks for sharing.

Delicious, thanks for sharing your recipe!

Carrot cake is my absolute favorite from all the cakes there is, therefore, I must try out these donuts too! 😍 Looks incredibly delicious as usual! :)

@jasmink you're so kind, thanks so much. I do hope you give it a try

The last time I tried to make a candy that you had placed did not leave me too haha and I'm even afraid to try again, it's as simple as you look

Mmmm yummy! I love homemade donuts! These look awesome! Great photos as always! :)

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