Banana Bread Donuts + Maple Almond Glaze + Coconut Whip

April 1, 2015

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Have you ever been caught off guard with a surprise so good that you took a deep inhale and went a good thirty seconds before realizing you hadn’t exhaled yet? That was me last week when I received notice from Saveur of my nomination in the “Best New Voice” category for this year’s Blog Awards. Amongst so many other brilliant new bloggers out there, I did not see this coming and was stunned totally stupid by the news! Thank you all from the depths of my heart for nominating me. The voting is now officially open until the end of April. There are 13 categories in all, filled with other amazing bloggers to celebrate and discover. Be sure to pop over, explore, and cast your vote.

To extend my gratitude further than words, I’m doing a little giveaway! Be sure to read below for the details. As for any updates in life, I’ve had quite a few to share with you over the past two weeks via our weekend trips to awesome places. However, this past weekend was beautifully dull. For the first time in a while Scott and I had Saturday to ourselves. We walked to get ice teas, do some plant shopping, and soak up the sun. We even took an afternoon nap followed by a movie and couch hangs. Much. Needed. Sunday was less pleasant, but equally needed. We did the list of things we’ve been putting off around the house because who wants to clean the shower and do laundry and call and cancel their gym membership because SNOW SEASON IS OVER (can I get a HOO-RA!). Okay maybe that last part was pretty awesome. It was a well balanced weekend that has lead into this wicked exciting week. Nomination? Donuts? Easter? Lets all do a little happy dance and buy flowers and stick them in everything okay? Now read below and enter to WIN A DONUT PAN!

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I was borderline ecstatic when I finally found a donut pan that wasn’t laden with chemicals for all those non-stick purposes people cannot seem to get enough of these days. I’ve been waiting so long. My donut time has come! I had been craving banana bread, thus these babies were born. I have to give a big shout out to Heather over at Sunday Morning Banana Pancakes for helping me tweak my banana bread recipe to fit the light, fluffy nature of the cake donut. After discovering her baked donuts recipe and altering my banana bread measurements to align with it, this perfect, fluffy, banana bread donut came to be. I had made this maple almond butter glaze several times in the past to drizzle over Scott’s pancakes, however I always found it to be a bit thick for pancakes and was waiting for the perfect baked good to top it with – FOUND IT. Whipped coconut cream in the center was just a given. It balances out the cake and sweetness of the other elements like a champ. And those flowers? Beautiful right? But don’t eat them. Maybe the Easter bunny could, but not you. Still keeping my eye out for some edible ones around these parts – if you can snag some they would be perfect with these!

OH – and as for that lovely giveaway because you are all so awesome and I love you – I’m giving away one of these awesome donut pans! Tell me about your most favorite memory involving donuts in the comments feed below, and I will pick one lucky commenter at random next Tuesday, April 7th. (Enter by Monday night, April 6th, for a chance to win. Open to US and Canadian residents only, I’m sorry, shipping.) The giveaway has ended. Thank you to all who participated!

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Tid-bits: If you do not have spelt and oat flour, and do not have a gluten sensitivity, I believe all purpose flour would work just fine in this recipe. I typically have the best luck with coconut cream yield using this brand. And no, those flowers are not edible – just for decoration. Cannot wait to get my hands on some gorgeous edible ones this spring and summer though!

Makes 6 donuts.

Ingredients
Banana Bread Baked Donuts
Adapted from Heather’s Baked Donuts
1/2 cup whole spelt flour
1/2 cup oat flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup mashed banana
1/2 cup pure maple syrup
3 tablespoons coconut oil
3 tablespoons almond milk
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar

Maple Almond Butter Glaze
1/4 cup creamy almond butter
1/4 cup maple syrup
pinch of salt*

Coconut Whipped Cream
1 can full fat coconut milk chilled

*Only add the pinch of salt if your almond butter is not already salted. If it is, omit the extra salt.

Preheat the oven to 375F and lightly grease your donut pan with coconut oil. In a medium mixing bowl, combine all of the wet ingredients from above and whisk until combined. Add in the dry ingredients all at once and fold in until fully incorporated. Spoon the batter into the prepared donut pan, dividing it evenly between the six donut molds. Bake for 15 minutes. The tops should be nice and golden. Remove from the oven and let fully cool in the pan before removing and placing on a wire rack.

For the maple almond butter glaze, combine the maple syrup, almond butter, and salt (if using) in a small saucepan on the stove. Heat on medium-low heat, whisking continuously, until smooth. If it is too thick, add an extra tablespoon of maple syrup and continue whisking. While still warm, spoon the glaze over each donut, dividing it evenly between the six.

Once the glaze has cooled and set, make the whipped coconut cream. Make sure to chill the can of full fat coconut milk at least overnight if not longer. I tend to always keep a few cans in the back of my refrigerator, ready to use. Once chilled, the coconut cream should separate from the water in the can. Scoop the thick cream into a chilled bowl, and whip with a whisk attachment until fluffy (about 3 to 4 minutes). Scoop a spoonful of whipped cream into the center of each donut. Serve immediately, or transfer the donuts to an airtight container and keep in the refrigerator until ready to serve. Best if eaten within 3 days.

95 Comments

  • Reply Hayley Appleford April 1, 2015 at 6:00 am

    This look fantastic and I am in love with your food photography! Inspired :)

    With love, Hayley x

    http://thelifestylemenu.co.uk/

    • Reply Faring Well April 1, 2015 at 8:05 am

      Aw thanks so much Hayley! Totally made me smile.

  • Reply Anna April 1, 2015 at 6:05 am

    perfection!!!!

    https://aspoonfulofnature.wordpress.com/

  • Reply Mason April 1, 2015 at 6:17 am

    As a kid, whenever my family and I left town, we would stop at a ubiquitous doughnut shop to buy a box of mini doughnut holes for breakfast the next day. Then, all the way home, we would snack on the overly sweet treats.

    • Reply Faring Well April 1, 2015 at 8:18 am

      That sounds like perfection – yum! Nothing like popping back donut holes while on a road trip. Thanks for sharing your memory Mason! :)

  • Reply valentina | sweet kabocha April 1, 2015 at 6:22 am

    I admit I was hoping to find myself in the finalist list – hoping, not expect – but I’m so happy you’re in! I’ve already voted for you :* Btw, these donuts *_____* I really need to buy a donut pan :D

    • Reply Faring Well April 1, 2015 at 8:06 am

      Thanks so much, I really cannot believe it. And yes you do! I link to a great pan that I’m giving away above, I love it.

  • Reply Kate April 1, 2015 at 6:25 am

    Hooray for your nomination and hooray for finding this doughnut pan. I’m UK based so sadly can’t win but wanted to stop in and say congrats and YUM. Love your blog xxx

    • Reply Faring Well April 1, 2015 at 8:07 am

      Ah I wish I could afford to send it anywhere! Thank you for writing nonetheless and for all the hoorays, you’re the best!

  • Reply Jackie April 1, 2015 at 6:27 am

    This weekend a great friend of mine was in town. She is a baker, so we make it a point to visit as many bakeries as possible when she is here. This time, we did a doughnut crawl and had so much fun sharing and comparing delicious doughnuts! I look forward to the next one :)

    • Reply Faring Well April 1, 2015 at 8:19 am

      Donut crawl?! Brilliant! Sounds like absolute donut heaven.

  • Reply Victoria April 1, 2015 at 6:42 am

    You have my vote, you totally deserve it! Good luck girl!!

    • Reply Faring Well April 1, 2015 at 8:20 am

      Aw thank you so much Victoria! You’re the best!

  • Reply Melissa Parrish April 1, 2015 at 6:53 am

    My most favorite memory involving donuts is actually a couple favorite memories. When I was a little girl and my brother and sister and I would visit our dad in California, he would always take us to the same donut shop in the morning the next day for breakfast. The people who worked there always remembered us, and we would always get the same sprinkled chocolate donut and orange juice, and we would just have the absolute best time hanging out with our dad! Those memories I hold near and dear in my heart and will never forget them! So I hope to recreate those sprinkled chocolate donuts with the donut pan. ❤️

    • Reply Faring Well April 1, 2015 at 8:10 am

      I just absolutely love this memory, because it is so similar to mine. My dad would take my brother and I as well, but I would always pick out the pink frosted donut with sprinkles and get a milk carton ;) love love love your sweet memory. Thank you so much for sharing!

    • Reply Faring Well April 7, 2015 at 5:24 pm

      CONGRATS MELISSA! You were selected to win the donut pan! If you accept, send your mailing address to me at faringwellblog@gmail.com (!!!)

    • Reply Melissa Parrish April 8, 2015 at 4:17 am

      Yay!!! I’m so excited, thank you so so much! I’m definitely going to make some chocolate and pink frosted sprinkled donuts first with this pan! and I just sent you an email with my address! :)

      • Reply Faring Well April 8, 2015 at 10:01 pm

        Haha YES! You rule. Allllll the sprinkles. Can’t wait to see what you create!

  • Reply Grace April 1, 2015 at 6:57 am

    When I read your question about a donut memory, a HUGE smile came to my face! I haven’t thought about this in years, but my Dad used to surprise us on occasional Sundays with 12 donuts in a box from Dunkin’ Donuts. They obviously weren’t gourmet, but my siblings and I each had our favorite flavor, and sugary treats were a rarity during my childhood. So yeah, super happy donut memory. Thank you for reminding me! I would love to try making these donuts if I win the awesome-looking pan!

    • Reply Faring Well April 1, 2015 at 8:21 am

      I just loved this – so so so sweet. I’m so glad to help you recall that memory :). I remember a few Sunday mornings of my dad doing the same. Dunkin’ Donuts as well – theeeee best! Super duper happy donut memory, Grace!

  • Reply Natalia April 1, 2015 at 7:03 am

    I remember eating a donut for the very first time in America. We don’t have those in Europe, at least didn’t used to when I lived there. Boston cream stole my heart at 10 years old, with the cream filling and chocolate glaze. I couldn’t speak English when my teacher wanted to bring us donuts and asked me what flavor I would like. I had the hardest time explaining which one, but she understood me somehow. I guess “chocolate” and “cream” we’re the two first English words I learned :)

    • Reply Faring Well April 1, 2015 at 8:12 am

      Haha! I love this. Made me smile. Not two bad words to start with that’s for sure! ;)

  • Reply Nicollette D April 1, 2015 at 7:08 am

    These look amazing. I have the fondest memories of father-daughters time at the donut shop when I was little. Now that I’m plant-based, my only hope is baking them at home. And now that you’ve found the best pan, this might even be possible!

    • Reply Faring Well April 1, 2015 at 8:13 am

      Its seems like so many of us have father-daughter memories, it must be one of those wonderful dad-isms! Love it. I hear you on having less donuts since going plant based, I hope you get this pan or another no matter what so you can enjoy them again!

  • Reply gail April 1, 2015 at 7:26 am

    This donut pan used to make the beautiful recipe above would be my favorite donut memory!

  • Reply Abby @ The Frosted Vegan April 1, 2015 at 7:31 am

    Congrats girl!! I was so excited when I saw your name listed :) These donuts are crazy gorgeous and I love that you not only put glaze on top but also that dreamy coconut whip!

    • Reply Faring Well April 1, 2015 at 8:15 am

      Eeeee thank you so much Abby! So so sweet of you. And I know right, kind of have a coconut whip obsession at the moment – so good!

  • Reply betty | le jus d'orange April 1, 2015 at 8:08 am

    Oh gorgeous!! Heh.. my fondest memory is when I lived in St Louis and was in school for architecture. Now, in studio it’s normal to be up all night and have random outings with your studio-mates at 4am in the morning. This particular donut shop was all the way across town but was open at odd hours, so we trekked over and stuffed our faces. :)

    • Reply Faring Well April 1, 2015 at 8:31 am

      Love this memory! I was in interior design school and know all too well about those all-nighters. However I only had a bag of peanut m&ms to keep me company, donuts would have been heaven! Thanks for sharing Betty :)

  • Reply Caitlin April 1, 2015 at 8:18 am

    i totally knew you’d be a nominee. you are totally killing it.

    my favorite donut memory is my dad waking me up early in the morning when i was really little, and taking me to dunkin donuts to eat donuts, drink orange juice, and talk about life. i was probably four, but i still remember it vividly.

    • Reply Faring Well April 1, 2015 at 8:23 am

      You are wayyyy too kind, thank you Caitlin!

      And that is just the sweetest. I love it. We all seem to have so many great donut memories with our dads – they are the BEST! And I love how you would talk about life, 4 year olds – they have a lot going on! ;) So so sweet. Thank you for sharing!

  • Reply Rachel Candelaria April 1, 2015 at 8:21 am

    OMG, I just discovered coconut whipped cream but I never thought to put it on my donuts-I cannot wait to try this recipe! Nailed it!

    My grandparents used to pick me up from school every day and my grandma never let me eat sweets. My grandpa, on the other hand, knew the healing power of sugary treats and if I had a bad day we would go on a walk, stop off at the donut store for old fashioned chocolate donuts to bring back home, sit in the porch swing and just enjoy the silence and the simple pleasure of a good donut.

    • Reply Faring Well April 1, 2015 at 8:25 am

      Ooh yes you are going to love it! So good!

      And that is such a sweet memory I love it! Grandpas always seem to have a sweet tooth, thank goodness. Thank you for sharing your memory, it sounds like the perfect way to fix a bad day :)

  • Reply Sasha Swerdloff April 1, 2015 at 8:46 am

    I might just have to start putting that glaze on everything! What fun to stumble across your blog. It is pretty amazing how many like minded and talented food bloggers there are out there. Your work is beautiful and I hope the saveur awards bring you great success. I imagine things will get pretty busy, but would love to connect and collaborate at some point. I think we’d be kindred spirits…

    • Reply Faring Well April 1, 2015 at 8:55 am

      That is not a bad idea ;). And thank you so much for your kind words! I would love to connect with you more, I just drooled over your rhubarb and blood orange jam – kindred spirits we may be! :)

  • Reply Marlee April 1, 2015 at 9:46 am

    Your recipes never fail to excite me!!! Can’t wait to make these.

    I am obsessed with donuts. Ever since I was little. My grandma used to make homemade donuts, laying them out around the entire kitchen to rise before she fried them up! Mmm. I got to do the sugar dip at the end.
    Best of luck with the Saveur nomination! You more than deserve it:)

    • Reply Faring Well April 2, 2015 at 10:44 am

      Marlee, you are just too sweet and totally made my morning – thank you!! And that memory sounds like pure magic, love love love <3 thank you for sharing!

  • Reply J.S. @ Sun Diego Eats April 1, 2015 at 10:06 am

    My favorite donut memory is the little cinnamon and sugar donuts my nanny would fry up when we were kids. They are called ‘bolinho de chuva’ which means little rain cakes in Portuguese, and appropriately she would make some whenever it rained :)

    • Reply Faring Well April 2, 2015 at 10:43 am

      That is such a sweet memory! Love the name and the tradition :) thank you for sharing!

  • Reply Michelle @ Hummingbird High April 1, 2015 at 10:26 am

    JESSIE, THESE DONUTS ARE BEAUTIFUL. You managed to combine two of my favorite sweets: banana bread + donuts!!! Plus, that coconut whip??? Swoon.

    So excited to see you as one of the finalists for Best New Voice! I discovered your blog last month via Food52, and I’ve been lurking around ever since, too shy to comment. I’m always really embarrassed to reach out to vegan bloggers (even though I admire y’all so much!!!) because I’m the worst and use all the eggs, butter, and dairy I can in my baked goods. But you’ve been so nice, especially on Instagram! I can’t wait to meet you in real life!

    • Reply Faring Well April 2, 2015 at 10:43 am

      Eeee thanks so much Michelle! That just made me smile real big. And oh my goodness I’m so glad we connected! I can relate to being shy towards other bloggers too, it always seems so silly though once we connect and realize how much we enjoy each other’s friendship – we are all just HUMAN! You have been so nice too, I’m so excited to meet you!

  • Reply Ashley April 1, 2015 at 11:34 am

    Wow, these are gorgeous! I have had my eye on a donut pan for so long…thanks for the chance to win!

  • Reply Heather April 1, 2015 at 12:05 pm

    Getting a hot-from-the-fryer apple cider cake doughnut after picking apples in the rain during grad school in Minnesota. That warm infusion of cidery dough made the chilly afternoon worth it!

    • Reply Faring Well April 2, 2015 at 10:38 am

      Holy cow did that just take me to a happy place – it was as if I was there! That sounds absolutely magical.

  • Reply Diana April 1, 2015 at 12:06 pm

    ooooh i love donuts…can’t wait to make it!

    when i was in high school, we get special discounts to happy donuts. my family used to get dozens and dozens of happy donuts for breakfast!! My favorite’s always the classic chocolate glazed donuts…can eat 5 in one setting, we were definitely all HAPPY starting off the day right! :)

    • Reply Faring Well April 2, 2015 at 10:38 am

      I love it, happy donuts! Such a great memory, thank you for sharing Diana!

  • Reply The Holistic Herbivore April 1, 2015 at 12:13 pm

    Eek!! These look so gorgeous! And I am over the moon that they are vegan!! I will totally be making these! I bought a donut pan years ago and still have yet to use it! I think I will start with these!
    Also amazing photos as always!!

    • Reply Faring Well April 2, 2015 at 10:37 am

      Yay! Time to bust that bad boy out. And thank you so much, that means a ton!! <3

  • Reply Natasha | Ok, Last Bite. April 1, 2015 at 12:54 pm

    Congrats congrats congrats on the nomination, so well deserved! The glaze takes these bad banana boys (bunnies?) over the top for me, that sounds SO good! I hope you had many, many of these to celebrate :)

    • Reply Faring Well April 2, 2015 at 10:36 am

      Aw thanks so so so much Natasha! So sweet of you. <3

  • Reply Chelsea F. April 1, 2015 at 1:14 pm

    I’m not a huge donut fan, but these sound awesome!

    • Reply Faring Well April 2, 2015 at 10:35 am

      Well that’s a great compliment to receive! Thank you Chelsea!

  • Reply Amy April 1, 2015 at 1:21 pm

    When I was growing up, my parents would take us to church every Sunday and afterwards, we’d head to the local (and very getto) donut shop. My parents would get a cup of coffee and a very grownup Apple fritter and my sister and I would get our favorites – me a maple glazed and my younger sister a sprinkle top. We would always eat them from the top down – the best! If only the my made donut tops like they do muffin tops!

    • Reply Faring Well April 2, 2015 at 10:35 am

      Haha I loved this! Ghetto donut shops often make the best, and eating from the top down?! I have to try this. Love this unique and sweet memory! Thanks for sharing Amy!

  • Reply Karlie April 1, 2015 at 3:59 pm

    These look amazing I’ve never made my own donuts! When I was younger I used to LOVE Krispy Kreme donuts.. so much that I dressed up as an employee for halloween in the second grade- all white clothes, cap, and box of donuts, needless to say I was quite popular that day

    • Reply Faring Well April 2, 2015 at 10:34 am

      Haha I bet you were! This is awesome. Thanks for sharing a very legit donut-lover’s memory ;)

  • Reply Kerianne April 1, 2015 at 4:27 pm

    I worked at a donut/coffee shop in Canada (Tim Hortons) as a teenager and couldn’t eat them for years. Then I found an amazing shop in Vancouver (http://cartems.com/) with so many varieties of vegan/GF donuts and fell in love all over again. I’ve been wanting to make donuts for so long, this would be fantastic to win :) Congrats on the nomination!

    • Reply Faring Well April 2, 2015 at 10:33 am

      Thank you for the congrats! And whew! Glad you were able to start eating them again, I’ll be sure to visit Cartems if I’m ever in Vancouver – sounds awesome!

  • Reply Ali Seiter April 1, 2015 at 5:35 pm

    Oh, I’ve had my eye on a donut pan for a while now! My favorite donutty memory is getting vegan PB&J donuts from Dunwell Doughnuts in Brooklyn, NY.

    • Reply Faring Well April 2, 2015 at 10:32 am

      Those sound AMAZING! Need to get me one of those. Thanks for sharing <3

  • Reply Chelsea @ Chelsea's Healthy Kitchen April 1, 2015 at 6:23 pm

    Ooh wow these look heavenly! I think I’ll be tempted to just eat that glaze straight up though. ;)

    One of my favourite donut memories is my first time being able to eat a nut free donut from a local bakery that opened up in my hometown – prior to then I’d never been able to eat a donut from a bakery before!

    • Reply Faring Well April 2, 2015 at 10:31 am

      I’m not gonna lie, a bit of the glaze never made it to the donuts ;). And I love that memory, I didn’t even think about “nut free” being a set back for people to enjoy donuts (duh Jessie!). So glad you found a place that makes them!

  • Reply Ingrid April 1, 2015 at 8:01 pm

    Jessie, if we ever meet (which I really hope), I’d love it if we baked these donuts!! My gosh, to die for! It’s all my favorite ingredients together, haha. Love how bright your photos are. What lens are you using if I may ask?

    x Ingrid

    • Reply Faring Well April 2, 2015 at 10:30 am

      Ingrid I SO hope we get to meet one day! And bake these donuts together = what a dream. Thank you so much for the photo compliments! I use a Canon 70D body with a 50mm lens. However I’m contemplating trading it in for a Sony A7, been seeing some beautiful work done with those!

  • Reply Berta April 1, 2015 at 8:20 pm

    Congratulations on the award!!

    I might be just slightly jealous of your American and Canadian readers too :))

    • Reply Faring Well April 2, 2015 at 10:28 am

      Aw thank you Berta! I technically have not won anything, just nominated! You can vote via the link above. However this nomination already feels like I’ve won, it’s more than enough for me! And I wish I could send this donut pan to everyone around the world! Maybe one day in the future <3

  • Reply molly yeh April 2, 2015 at 8:01 am

    ohemgeee these donuts are BEAUTIFUL. they are going to make me, once and for all, like bananas?? maybe?? maple almond glaze + coconut whip sounds like one of the most glorious combinations EVER. congrats on your nomination, lady, MUCH DESERVED.

    oh and can i get that donut pan pleeeeeease?! i need one so badly. i have so many donut memories, maybe the one that sticks out the best is when i demanded that my friends stay out all night long with me so that we could get to the donut plant in ny when it opened at 6am. there was partying, salsa dancing, possibly almost falling asleep at a 24 hour diner, and then one of every kind of donut at the donut plant.

    • Reply Faring Well April 2, 2015 at 10:25 am

      Haha thank you Molly! You rule. And so does having both of us nominated, SO EXCITED. Thank you so so much for just being awesome and supportive and I cannot wait to HANG! Ps. Love this donut memory — trip to the donut plant in June?! <3

  • Reply cynthia April 2, 2015 at 9:39 am

    Oh my gosh, these DONUTS. That coconut whip is making my heart skip a beat, and with banana bread and a maple almond glaze… could this combo be any more wonderful? Those delicate flowers on top make it all that much more beautiful. Love this SO much Jessie — and HUGE congrats on your nomination!!!!!! I was so SO happy to see your name there, it’s so deserved.

    • Reply Faring Well April 2, 2015 at 10:23 am

      Ah thank you so much Cynthia! I’m so stoked you like them :) the combo is quite magical I must admit! And eeeee thank you so much for the congrats! It means so much, really, I cannot believe it. And a huge congratulatory happy dance is happening for you over here as well! Woohoo! CANNOT wait to meet you in NYC! You’re the best <3

  • Reply Alana April 2, 2015 at 12:56 pm

    These donuts are gorgeous and vegan on top of that!? Love the banana + maple-almond combo and then that coconut whip! Wow. And congrats on the nomination! Your blog is amazing and I can’t even believe I hadn’t discovered you till the other day!

    • Reply Faring Well April 4, 2015 at 8:14 am

      Alana – thank you! You are too sweet and I appreciate it! Glad you love the donuts :) they are definitely a new household fave!

  • Reply Kathy April 2, 2015 at 1:25 pm

    In my college town, there was a diner that opened at 6 am. After late nights studying (or not studying), we would wander over and get kruller french toast — perhaps not an authentic donut, but it was tasty at the time. Now, I would use a donut pan to make whole wheat donuts for my husband’s birthday or really any special Sunday.

    • Reply Faring Well April 4, 2015 at 8:13 am

      Ooo that does sound yummy! And I bet your husband would be really happy about that ;)

  • Reply Christine // my natural kitchen April 2, 2015 at 5:09 pm

    A huge congratulations to you on your so-deserved nomination! I was so happy to see your name on the list and vote for you – good luck!

    These donuts look so amazing! I can’t even think of a special donut memory, but I do remember always choosing the rainbow sprinkled one if my mom took me to pick out a treat during errands as a kid. Those multi-coloured treats still make me a little nostalgic even if they aren’t my idea of the perfect treat anymore!

    • Reply Faring Well April 4, 2015 at 8:12 am

      Thanks so much Christine I really appreciate it!!

      And ah yes, the rainbow sprinkle, I always like mine with pink frosting too. Nostalgia is the best <3

  • Reply Amanda F April 2, 2015 at 10:45 pm

    Oh my these look good! And congratulations on the nomination! I remember really enjoying picking out flavors of donut holes with my siblings at Dunkin Donuts as a kid – I loved the donut holes because you could have so many different flavors as opposed to one big donut.

    • Reply Faring Well April 4, 2015 at 8:11 am

      Thank you so much Amanda! And true that, the beauty of those donut holes! Love the memory, thanks for sharing!

  • Reply Jodi April 3, 2015 at 1:07 am

    hey girl hey! I’m so darn proud of you! You’ve come roaring into this blogging world and your sweet, inspiring voice deserves all the recognition and more! I can only imagine all the time and work you’ve put into this space, so i hope you are taking a moment, sitting back and just realizing what you have accomplished! A million congratulations, from the bottom of my heart Jessie.

    I also hope, that in that moment, you eat ALL of these donuts! Because I would. When I was little, my mom used to make home made old fashion donuts at home. I think it is the only time that ever saw her deep fry anything, but oh man did they ever smell delicious. The little donut holes were my favorite! It was my grandmother’s recipe, and I know that now we know that deep frying anything is a big no no, and we have these wonderful fancy donut baking pans, but there is so much love in that old school way of making something from scratch , my mom was just the best at that! I’m in France so I know this is not for me, but I’m writing in this on behalf of Mrs.Kay back home in Canada, so she can bake up some donuts for me when I come home! haha!

    Happy Easter + so much love xo

    • Reply Faring Well April 4, 2015 at 8:11 am

      Thank you so much Jodi, you made my morning. And thank you for reminding me to sit back a relax and enjoy it a bit – been so busy this week I’ve forgotten and need to try to do that today!

      Love love love your memory, what a rocking mom! That sounds amazing. I bet the smell was INCREDIBLE. And haha I love your nomination through your mom, hi Mrs. Kay! I’ll be sure to let her get her name in the drawing ;)

      Happy Easter to you too Jodi!! <3

  • Reply Aurélie April 3, 2015 at 9:29 am

    Those are the prettiest donuts ever ! And these dollops of whipped coconut cream <3

    Congratulations and you got my vote ;)

    • Reply Faring Well April 4, 2015 at 8:07 am

      Thank you so much! You are so kind, I appreciate it Aurelie! <3

  • Reply Sarah @ Making Thyme for Health April 3, 2015 at 11:40 am

    Congrats on your nomination, Jessie! I can’t say that I am surprised. You are so talented!

    These donuts look stunningly delicious. I have a USA cake pan and muffin pan but I’ve never seen the donut pan! My favorite memory involving donuts would have to be weekends spent at my dad’s house in the summer. He would wake up before sunrise and drive to the bakery so that we would have them waiting for us when we got out of bed. They were always so fresh and warm and doughy. Mmm…

    • Reply Faring Well April 4, 2015 at 8:07 am

      Ah you are the sweetest thank you Sarah! And I love love love that memory, aren’t dad’s just the best?! Thanks for sharing! <3

  • Reply Summer April 3, 2015 at 9:59 pm

    Hi Jessie! Huge congrats to you for your saveur nomination! And also thank you for your kind words earlier. I had the same reaction when I saw your blog, as in “ahhh! I can’t believe I’m nominated alongside such talent!” Anyways, these donuts look amazing and the coconut whip, so dreamy!

    • Reply Faring Well April 4, 2015 at 8:05 am

      Thank you so much Summer! And you are so very welcome. It’s so neat the connections being made through these awards, so thankful! Hope you have a lovely weekend! <3

  • Reply June April 5, 2015 at 6:24 am

    Memories from college days many years ago – there was a Spudnut shop several blocks from the dorm. Late in the evening they would be making fresh donuts. After an evening of studying, we loved a break, a walk to the shop, a fresh warm donut and then back to the grind. Fresh air and that donut got us going again. And that was over fifty years ago.

    • Reply Faring Well April 6, 2015 at 8:00 am

      What a wonderful memory :) thank you for sharing June! (By the way, loooove your name, so pretty!)

  • Reply Trevor E April 7, 2015 at 5:20 pm

    Oh dear lordy,

    These are stunning, Jessie! We must have an email chat soon. I miss them :)

    • Reply Faring Well April 7, 2015 at 5:43 pm

      Aw thank you Trevor! And I so agree, I miss them too!

  • Reply Sonia April 11, 2015 at 6:21 am

    I just found your blog this morning from looking up Saveurs blog nominations. I am instantly in love with it and saved to my favorites! How could I not have come across it before? So beautiful!

    • Reply Faring Well April 11, 2015 at 7:07 am

      Sonia! You are the sweetest! That made me smile so huge. Thank you <3

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