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Wednesday, June 1, 2011 @ 8:31 PM
sugar and spice and everything...good for you?

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...that's what these donuts are made of. This past weekend, Casey of Tastespotting tweeted about a recipe for baked sweet potato donuts that I couldn't pass up. I've been trying to reduce food waste and only make things with ingredients I already have, so this recipe was a big help to me and the unused bag of sweet potatoes that was hanging out on my kitchen counter. 

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The donuts were a big hit at my office--my boss is always reminding us to eat healthy, so she couldn't resist these little guys when I told her they were loaded with sweet potatoes and baked, not fried. I'm pretty particular about donuts because I don't eat them that often, but I didn't feel the least bit guilty about having a second [or third] of these tiny, cakey, sugar-sprinkled treats.

Check out the recipe over at Fifteen Spatulas. I added some ginger and cloves to the batter in lieu of nutmeg and it definitely made for a fall-ish flavor. If I were to them again [I most likely will], I would invest in a larger circle cutter to make them bigger, leaving more room for the fluffy interior. I neglected to look at the very helpful and very lovely pictures as I was following the recipe, so I would also roll the dough out a little thicker than I did. 

If you're looking for a healthy alternative to the average donut, give these guys a try--the only things you'll miss are the fat and extra calories!

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3 Comments:

You know... I hear this week is National Doughnut Day. Perfect timing! They look delicious!

By Blogger Lindsay, at June 3, 2011 at 11:47 AM  

I keep meaning to make these, I had all the ingredients and put them to other uses...next time I see a giant sweet potato in the house, I'm gonna do it.

By Blogger Beth @ Kitchen Minions, at June 4, 2011 at 10:40 AM  

Thanks, Lindsay! And Beth, you definitely should! They're super easy--the only thing that I struggled with was patience while they rose [hence, why I don't make a lot of recipes involving yeast], but they were worth the wait :)

By Blogger kelly, at June 4, 2011 at 2:27 PM  

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