• Rita Winthrop

baked sweet potato donuts

Don't let the name fool you. Sweet potatoes are one of my favorite veggies because you can make so many things with them, from savory to sweet, the list goes on. I had one sad banana left, which can be tricky to make anything with just one, so I thought, why not use sweet potato?

These are so good (and not so terrible for you) that you won't feel if you go back for a second or a third. And good as is, you won't even need a topping if you don't want to. Better yet, use this batter to make muffins or bread, and you'll enjoy it regardless of the format.


Start with your dry ingredients and mix in a bowl, and set aside. Pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees while you prepare the rest of the batter. You'll want to pre-heat your potato and peel it. I'll pop one (pricked a few times with a knife) into the microwave for 5-10 minutes. Thoroughly let it cool before you peel it. Mash together the potato and one small ripe banana. I mix in the remainder of the wet ingredients other than the milk. Mix both the wet and dry together and lastly add the milk - sometimes depending on the size of your potato and bananas you may need to alter a little more (or a little less) milk.

When ready, pour batter into your donut pan. I have this one that I found at Bed Bath & Beyond. This batch usually will make about 10-12 donuts. These bake pretty quickly - about 15 minutes, and then let cool before doing your toppings. I thought I'd do a variety of toppings for this batch, but get creative - the opportunities are endless. I did some melted coconut oil with a little coconut sugar and cinnamon, melted chocolate with sprinkles, and a little melted chocolate with a peanut butter drizzle. And honestly, they are SO GOOD on their own.

baked sweet potato donuts

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes (per batch)


Ingredients

  • 1.5 cups oat flour

  • 1.5 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • Pinch of salt

  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon

  • 1 small sweet potato (peeled and mashed)

  • 1 small banana mashed

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

  • 2 tablespoons melted coconut oil

  • ½ cup almond milk (plus 1 tablespoon)

Directions

  1. Bake a sweet potato - I prick with a knife and place in microwave for 5-10 minutes until soft. Let cool completely before peeling.

  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

  3. Mix all dry ingredients in a medium sized bowl, set aside.

  4. Mash together banana and sweet potato and add remaining wet ingredients except the almond milk. Mix well.

  5. Blend dry and wet ingredients together and add almond milk.

  6. Fill donut pan and bake for 15 minutes. Let cool on cooling rack.

Cover with desired toppings (optional): melted coconut oil and dunk in a mixture of coconut sugar and cinnamon, melted 1/4 cup dark chocolate with melted 1 tablespoon of coconut oil, top with sprinkles, or drizzle with 2 tablespoons of melted peanut or almond butter and 1 tablespoon melted coconut oil.


xx,

Rita

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newport, ri