No matter what you’re celebrating, Funfetti is always the way to go! It doesn’t even have to be boxed from the store! Now you can make gluten-free, allergy-free, vegan, and paleo Funfetti Doughnuts right at home, in the nick of time for any celebration and all to enjoy!
Let the celebrations (+ and huge giveaway) begin! And what better way than with FUNFETTI! I have always had an addiction, an overflowing love for the colorful dotted love that is Funfetti. I have fond memories of my mom making random batches of Pillsbury Funfetti cupcakes with that vanilla frosting from the jar. She would bake up a batch along with make a pitcher of lemonade and leave them in the fridge for my brother and I to snag. It would be on the most random occasion, just a normal summer day, turned into a wonderful summer day! (Full of sugar, love, and FUN!)
Hate to have those memories crushed, but that is the case. First I would die of a gluten-attack and the processed, artificial, and sugar overload would make anyone run for the hills. So it’s been many years since I’ve had any Funfetti fun 😉 Recently though, after much doughnut fun and my discovery of SOY-FREE allergy-free sprinkles (finally!), I knew there was hope! Once I got the Funfetti ideas rolling around, there was no stopping. I thought pancakes, mugcakes, granola, cupcakes, and hell, why not DOUGHNUTS! So prepare for more Funfetti; I’m not stopping here!
Before we get to carried away, let’s talk about the actually reason for this Funfetti celebration (God, I love the word!). As you know, Friday was Strength and Sunshine’s 2 year blogiversary. This little blog of mine has been a part of the virtual world for over 730 days now. This is my 481st post too! That’s weirdly scary, exhilarating, and breathtaking all at the same time. There is so much I’ve learned over these past 2 years. I see myself differently, other people see me differently, and I different now because of Strength and Sunshine. My life will never be the same and there is no going back for better or worse. Blogging makes me excited, scared, stressed, makes me cry, makes me so angry and frustrated, but it also is a part of me and does bring me some happiness. I think now that I’ve nailed down a bit more of how I want to be seen and how I what I want Strength and Sunshine to become will only help me feel more at home in this virtual home. I’m even looking into a new design (God help me!), and trying to do some editing and tweaks on my own. A 2-year-old blog needs to feel comfy and homey, not like an unfamiliar college dorm.
Of course, we never stop learning and growing. We may lose our mojo, get it back, try new things, cut out what doesn’t work, keep what does, and just keep trucking along as best we can. Blogging helps us do that. It’s helped me do that. Blogging may be one of the hardest things I’ve undertaken; harder than Celiac Disease. But I think, through it all, each and every day I create, write, edit, and publish, it will be worse it and I would regret it if I ever let it go. Who would I share my recipes with? My memories, thoughts, strong opinions, and unsolicited advice? (Haha!) I will forever need this space to share my love for cooking, food, and how you can eat badass healthy and delicious food no matter what allergy, intolerance, restriction, or diet you have. Young or old, single or a family of 6, I love that I may just inspire you to get in the kitchen, free yourself of fear, pity, and sadness and create!
So rest assured, I will continue building Strength and Sunshine into the best it can be, slowly but surly. Gluten-free, soy-free, egg-free, dairy-free healthy food forever and always! I mean, who else would you turn to for healthy Funfetti Doughnuts on a Monday morning? I hope you said Strength and Sunshine and if you’ve read this far, I hope you snag the recipe, make some doughnuts, and then enter the giveaway I want to thank you all with. Now let’s celebrate! Throw some
Funfetti confetti in the air light you just don’t care!
Funfetti Celebration Doughnuts
- 1 Large (7-8oz) Ripe Yellow Plantain
- 2 TB Unsweetened Almond Milk (or other non-dairy milk)
- ¼ Cup Arrowroot Starch
- 1 Tsp Baking Powder
- ½ Tsp Pure Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla Extract
- 10 Drops Vanilla Stevia
- 2 Tsp Allergy-Free Rainbow Sprinkles
- ¼ Cup Vanilla Protein Powder (I used PlantFusion, Vanilla Chai)
- ½ Cup Water or Unsweetened Almond Milk
- ½ Tsp (per Doughnut) of "Confetti-Style" Allergy-Free Rainbow Sprinkles
- Preheat the oven to 375°F.
- In a food processor or blender, add in your plantain (peeled and chopped in to large chunks). Blend until smooth.
- In a large mixing bowl, add the blended plantain, almond milk, arrowroot, baking powder, vanilla, stevia, and sprinkles. Mix everything together.
- In a greased doughnut pan, spoon out the mixture into four of the doughnut molds as evenly as possible.
- Bake the doughnuts for 12-13 minutes.
- In the meantime, prepare your frosting my simply mixing the protein powder and water together. Be careful not to add to much liquid, as you want to keep it thick and frosting like.
- Once the doughnuts are done and have cooled completely, frost each with the protein mixture and then top with more sprinkles. (I usually make the frosting in 2 batches, 2 TB of powder and 4 TB water, at a time and it is easier to judge).
Now aren’t they just so fun and cute! Not to mention healthy and yes, I ate them for breakfast! So while you’re now snacking on these delicious doughnuts, why don’t I share further appreciation for you being a Strength and Sunshine reader by letting you enter this giveaway I put together? Sounds like an ideal combo to me! I contacted a few of my favorites brands: Bob’s Red Mill, WEDO Gluten-Free, and Snack Factory Pretzel Crisps, to provide you guys some goodies! I also am including a few extra fun things like Zema’s Madhouse, Peanut Butter & Co., NOW Foods, and PlantFusion fun to the huge box I will be shipping out to the winner! Everything is gluten-free, soy-free, egg-free, dairy-free, and vegan! You may even find some extra goodies I decide to throw in! So enter…NOW! 😉 The giveaway is open to US and Canadian residents and will end on Sunday July 5th at 11:59pm. I’ll contact the winner directly by email!
So tell me:
+ Answer the giveaway question: What recipe would you like to see on an upcoming post?
+ And…are you a FUNFETTI fan? Did you eat the horrible processed Pilbury stuff? Good times, right? 😉
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