Donuts Recipes

Sweet Potato Donuts

Sweet Potato Donuts

Sweet Potato Donuts

These vegetable donuts are a (slightly) healthy twist on traditional dough-based donuts. They also have pecans to give it almost a holiday flavor.

Yields: Makes 10 to 12 Donuts.


  • ½ cup of oat flour
  • ½ cup of sweet rice flour
  • ¼ cup of pecan meal (finely ground)
  • 2 tablespoons of sugar
  • 1 teaspoons of sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1 ½ teaspoons of cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon of salt
  • ¼ teaspoon of ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon of ground ginger
  • 2 large eggs
  • ¼ cup of milk (plus 2 tablespoons)
  • 1/3 cup of sweet potato puree
  • ¼ cup of maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons of unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 tablespoons of oil
  • 1 ½ teaspoons of vanilla extract

For the Topping

  • ½ cup of maple syrup
  • 3 tablespoons of unsalted butter, melted
  • ¼ cup of brown sugar, loosely packed
  • ½ teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1 cup of roasted pecans, coarsely ground

Method of Preparation

  • Preheat the oven to 350º F. Spay a donut pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Whisk the flours, pecan meal, baking powder, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, and ginger together in a large bowl.
  • Using another bowl, combine the eggs, sweet potato, maple syrup, eggs, applesauce, oil, and vanilla extract.
  • Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients. Mix only until they are just combined. Avoid over-mixing.
  • Fill the donut pan with the batter. Do not fill each mold completely.
  • Bake for 18 to 22 minutes. The dough should be lightly browned on the edges.
  • Let the donuts cool in the pan for 5 minutes before removing. Allow them to cool completely before adding the topping.
  • For the topping, stir the syrup and butter in a bowl.
  • In another bowl, stir the sugar, pecans, and cinnamon.
  • Brush syrup topping over the top of the cooled donuts, and sprinkle the pecan mixture over the top.
  • Drizzle the donut with the remaining syrup before serving to help the pecans stick. Allow the donuts to set for 15 minutes before serving.

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