Valentine’s dessert recipe

It is probably safe to say that I am a little infatuated with all things Valentine’s Day.

There is just something about cute little hearts and Valentine’s decorations that I simply cannot resist.

And I also cannot resist these little guys all decked out in Valentine’s sprinkles.

Basic Mini Doughnuts

(Adapted from here)

Dry Ingredients

1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
½ cup sugar
¼ teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

Wet Ingredients

 3/4 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
½ teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract
1 Egg
1/2 cup Earth Balance


Basic Icing
1/2 cup confectioners powdered sugar (mix 1 tablespoon cocoa powder for chocolate icing)
1 tablespoon almond milk

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl.  Make a well in the center.  Whisk in the wet ingredients until mixture forms a smooth batter.  Transfer to a pitcher or fabric piping bag.  Spray doughnut pan with cooking oil.  Fill pan with batter.  Bake for approximately 10-12 minutes (until doughnuts appear lightly browned).  Let cool on wire rack before decorating.

These are so fun and festive, aren’t they?

We’re off to the circus tonight…where I must confront my lifelong fear of clowns.

Have a Happy Saturday!



  1. ahh i LOVE all your hearts!! way too cute and totally my style!

  2. Ooh such pretty donuts! I really want that TJ’s cookbook too. Haha have fun at the circus tonight!! :)

  3. I usually don’t get too excited about Valentine’s Day– but you totally just made me want to break out some heart-shaped plates! (and eat some doughnuts off of them) LOL 😉

    thegrassskirt Reply:

    Go for it! :)

  4. I love all holiday decorations! My apartment changes with the holidays seasons too! The donuts look delish and I love that they are baked not fried!

    thegrassskirt Reply:

    The best Valentine’s decorations are from Target. I have to hold myself back in there!

  5. So many cute v-day decorations and accessories! =) I need to look into decorating! I’ve been avoiding target like the plague b/c I spend sooooo muuuuuch moneyyyyy there! haha

    thegrassskirt Reply:

    Their cute things will suck you right in, won’t they? It is a dangerous place!

  6. Hearts are what the world needs most.Well,does the book that shows on your photo is great?

    thegrassskirt Reply:

    The book is one of my favorite cookbooks. Lot of great recipes, especially if you live near a Trader Joe’s. A lot of the ingredients come from there.


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