Baked Carrot Cake Donuts




10 min


20 min


1 cup spelt flour

3/4 cup coconut sugar

1 teaspoon cinnamon, plus more for dusting

Dash of nutmeg

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 cup unsweetened apple sauce

1/4 cup avocado oil

1 large egg

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 1/2 cups shredded carrot

3 tablespoons raisins

1 7-ounce container of Arla Light Cream Cheese, for frosting

¼ cup pure maple syrup, for frosting

1 tablespoon water, for frosting


  1. Preheat the oven to 350F. In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and baking soda and whisk together.

  2. In a large bowl, combine apple sauce, oil, egg, and vanilla extract and mix well.

  3. Add the wet into the dry ingredients and combine, then add the carrots and raisins.

  4. Spray your donut tin with non-stick spray. Spoon the batter in the donut well, until just below the top of each container.

  5. Bake for 20 minutes or till a toothpick comes out clean. Let them cool.

  6. In a mixing bowl, add the cream cheese with the maple syrup and water and mix with a hand mixer till smooth.

  7. Once donuts have cooled, dunk them in the cream cheese or gently spoon the glaze on top and top with a dash of cinnamon!

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