Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Valentine’s Day Doughnuts + a Giveaway!
Valentine’s Day is my kind of holiday—sweets, chocolate and lots of good lovin’. Doughnuts really hit the spot year-round, but there’s something special about heart-shaped ones. Just ask my sweet girl, Chiara! Out of all of the flavors I’ve made through the years (take a look below in the “More Gluten-Free Recipes” box for more recipes), these were her favorite, for sure.
As a sweet surprise, this year I’m giving away these adorable Valentine’s Day “KINDer Box of Chocolates” from my friends over at KIND. I’ve been eating their snack bars since I picked one up in a local Starbucks four years ago. This limited edition box contains 20 bars from the new KIND Nuts & Spices line, including Dark Chocolate Cinnamon Pecan and my personal favorite, Dark Chocolate Nuts & Sea Salt. Oh, and don’t forget to play a game of “he loves me, he loves me not” with the pop-out lid fortune teller!
Today, I’m giving away 5 KINDer Boxes of Chocolates, each valued at $50. To enter to win, “Like” Silvana Nardone and leave a comment below telling me about your favorite Valentine’s Day treat. The winner will be selected at random on February 14, 2013. Please note: This giveaway is available to U.S. residents only.
Gluten-free nonstick cooking spray
1½ cups Silvana’s Kitchen Gluten-Free All-Purpose Flour
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
1 cup granulated sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
1 large egg, at room temperature
¼ cup canola oil or melted unflavored coconut oil
½ cup plus 3 tablespoons milk or nondairy milk
1 tablespoon liquid red food coloring, plus more for the glaze (optional)
2 cups confectioners’ sugar, sifted
Sprinkles, for topping
1. Preheat the oven to 350°. Generously grease two nonstick 6-doughnut, heart-shaped baking pans with cooking spray. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour blend, cocoa, granulated sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the egg, oil, ½ cup milk and food coloring, if using, until smooth. Add to the flour mixture and whisk until combined. Fill each doughnut cup about half full. Bake until golden and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 10 to 12 minutes. Let cool completely.
3. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the confectioners’ sugar, remaining 3 tablespoons milk and a few drops of food coloring, if using. Dip the doughnuts in the glaze to coat; top with sprinkles.
"I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart, from one mom to another. Cooking for Isaiah is the modern-day version of Joy of Cooking that every woman should receive at her wedding." —Amanda H.