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Friday, June 5, 2009

Baked Sweet Potato Donuts - FAT FREE!

We've outdone ourselves this time, we've created a fat free, baked vegetable donut made with sweet potatoes. Yes, a vegetable donut! The inspiration for this month’s reci-pea is Father's Day. We are dedicating this reci-pea to the father of our Marketing Manager, Kelly Walsh. Kelly's dad has a sweet tooth, but not for sweet potatoes. She teases her dad frequently saying, "Dad, who doesn't love sweet potatoes?" They're the greatest vegetable on earth; naturally sweet, slightly starchy, and you can prepare sweet potatoes in so many ways. Best of all, sweet potatoes are super high in antioxidants (vitamins A & C) and contain vitamin B6 that helps to maintain healthy blood sugar levels.

Baked Sweet Potato Donuts:

  • 1 3/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 of one large sweet potato (peeled, cut, boiled and mashed)
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup regular sugar
  • 1/4 cup apple sauce
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp baking poweder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • pinch of salt

Cinnamon Sugar Sprinkle:

  • 2 Tbl melted butter
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 Tbl sugar

Preheat oven to 350F. In a medium bowl, mix the mashed sweet potato and applesauce together until combined. Using a stand-up mixer, and a paddle attachment, mix together all dry ingredients. Then add the sweet potato and applesauce mixture to the dry ingredients. Mix on low for 10 seconds and then move to high for about 30 - 45 seconds or until all ingredients are combined to form a dough. The dough will be slightly sticky.

Prepare a well-floured surface. Gently, kneed the dough a couple of times to incorporate a bit more flour. Using a rolling pin, roll out the dough to about a ½ inch thickness. Use two round cookie cutters, (one large, one small) to form the donut shape. Gently place uncooked donuts onto a greased cookie sheet. Bake for 6-9 minutes (Do not over cook.) For the Cinnamon Sugar Sprinkle, combine the cinnamon and sugar together in a bowl. When donuts are out of oven brush each with melted butter and sprinkle with cinnamon-sugar mixture.

Baked Sweet Potato Donuts from Peas of Mind

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