While in Austin, I went to a donut food truck and ordered a donut called “Son of a Peach.” It was basically a donut with cinnamon, sugar, and peach filling. However, I couldn’t even come close to finishing it because it was a sugar bomb! When I say sugar bomb, I mean, tastes so good for the first 3 bites and then you start making pained faces because you don’t think you can finish it without a stomach ache! It was the largest donut I’ve ever seen, slathered in the most cream cheese I’ve ever seen. There were some ladies around that looked at me and said “Is that a donut?! You enjoy every bit of that.” After a little more conversation, they also said “We won’t tell your patients; its ok.” How did I answer?
Oh no, that’s ok. I WILL TELL THEM!
I always eat a few things I normally wouldn’t when I am in new cities to gain flavor inspiration for the blog. I’m sad to say that this donut didn’t live up to my expectations. I was hoping for some peach! I couldn’t taste the peach at all. So, when I decided to redo this donut, I knew I wanted to add some brightness with lemon, and some freshness with FRESH peaches.
Peaches are on the dirty dozen, so make sure you buy organic to avoid pesticide exposure. They are in season now, although sometimes they can be difficult to find. I found some on sale at Whole Foods.
If you don’t have a donut pan, you can make these into muffins.
2 organic peaches, chop 1 1/2 of them but thinly slice the remaining 1/2 peach to top the donuts
1 3/4 cup almond flour
1/4 cup local honey
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 cup full fat coconut milk
1 tsp cinnamon
2 Tbsp coconut flour
1 tsp vanilla
1 Tbsp butter
Preheat oven to 350F. In the food processor, puree 1/2 cup of chopped peaches and then add the other ingredients and mix well. Once mixed, pulse in the remaining chopped peaches until evenly distributed. Pour the batter into a donut pan or a muffin pan that has been greased. Bake for 20 minutes or until the donut springs back when touched or 30 minutes for muffins.
Top with cream cheese frosting which I just threw together with 1 block of room temp cream cheese, a healthy dollop of honey, a few Tbsp of coconut sugar, a splash of coconut milk, zest of one lemon, and the juice of half that lemon. Whip until slightly fluffy and well mixed. Put on cool donuts and top with sliced peaches.