Saturday, November 23, 2013

maple sweet potato doughnuts

i finally did it.
i bought a doughnut pan.
i am not even that into doughnuts!
but cake doughnuts are a different story.
and when i discovered these maple sweet potato doughnuts,
i knew it was time. best ever. go get a pan. thank me later!
maple sweet potato doughnuts
1 {15 ounce} can puréed sweet potatoes
1 egg
1/4 cup maple syrup
2 tablespoons greek yogurt 
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2/3 cup flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
1 tsp. cinnamon

..for the glaze..
1 tablespoon butter
3 tablespoons maple syrup
1/2 cup powdered sugar

first, spray the donut pan well with cooking spray. preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
open the can of puréed sweet potatoes {you can drain any liquid in the can} and add to a medium size mixing bowl. add in the egg, maple syrup, greek yogurt, and vanilla and beat until well combined. in another small bowl, mix the flour, baking soda, salt & cinnamon.

add the dry ingredients into the wet, stirring just until they are combined.
carefully pour/ spoon the batter into the donut pan. bake for 11 minutes.
make sure to let them cool and set for a few more minutes once you take them out.

while the donuts bake, mix up the yummy glaze!
in a saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter + maple syrup together, whisking to combine once they begin to melt. add in the powdered sugar and whisk until smooth.

once the donuts have cooled a little bit, spoon the glaze on or dip the tops of the doughnuts into the glaze. make sure to do it before it hardens and sets.

gobble gobble


  1. Ooh yummy!

  2. This looks amazing! I've been so back and forth about buying a donut pan, but now I think i'm convinced I need one.:)

  3. I can NOT wait to make these. These sound wonderful! And I brought my donut pan with me to my family's house this week :) YAY!

  4. So true! Regular donuts make me feel sick but cake donuts are a heavenly treat. Such a fun recipe!

  5. These look great! I just made chocolate vegan donuts and they were .. meh .. won't make again, but these .. hmmm, will have to give these a try :-)


  6. This sounds delicious!

  7. I have been wanting to buy one too... this recipe looks delish!

  8. These look scrumptious! Thanks for the recipe my friend ;)
    xo TJ

  9. Yum!!! I will definitely be trying these.

  10. I have never made doughnuts but I do like to eat them! Maybe it's time to try - these look wonderful - thanks for the recipe!

  11. I have been looking for canned pureed sweet potatoes and can't find them! Where did you buy them? Funny question, I know!

    1. no that's a great question! i think we've found it at whole foods before! if not, you can always buy sweet potatoes and purée them yourself..but more work!


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