The countdown to Easter is officially on!
In just two weeks well be hunting for eggs, enjoying time with family, and cleaning up all of that plastic Easter grass (I think Im still finding bits and pieces of it from last Easter)! Although the Easter holiday is rapidly approaching, theres still plenty of time to plan a festive day your whole family will enjoy.
Today Ive got just the thing to help make your Easter brunch a hopping success- Mini Carrot Cake Donuts with Toasted Coconut Frosting! I originally shared this tasty little bite over at Pretty My Party, so be sure to hop over there to get the full recipe (link is at the bottom of this post).
Easter brunch is a time for family, fun, and of course amazingly delicious food! Omelettes, ham, fresh fruit, and pastries are regulars at the brunch spread, but be sure to make room this year for a new addition- carrot cake donuts. And really, arent donuts just an excuse to eat cake in the morning *wink wink*!
Just like the traditional dessert version, these donuts have a soft, cake-like texture that melts in your mouth. Each donut is packed with fresh carrots and delicious spices, a sweet nod to the carrot cakes of Easter’s past. These donuts are gluten free and contain absolutely no refined sugar (a good excuse to have a second- or third- helping).
Though the donut itself is quite delicious, the toasted coconut frosting sends it over the top. By toasting the coconut, you get a nice earthy, almost nutty flavor that pairs perfectly with the sweetness of the carrot cake donuts. This recipe is simple to whip up and only requires a few wholesome pantry ingredients. It would also be great topped on a berry muffin, warm cinnamon rolls, or drizzled on a fresh slice of apple.
What are your plans for Easter this year? Are you hosting a family brunch or are you celebrating with a big Sunday supper? Whatever your plans may entail, I hope you and your family have a wonderful day filled with great memories (and delicious food)!