Oh yes we went there!! Irresistible sweet and savory Barbecue Sweet Potato Donuts pack all the flavors of a loaded BBQ baked potato in hand-held form. (Gluten free) Recipe sponsored by Curly’s RoadTrip Eats.
Barbecue Sweet Potato Donuts
Here in Texas, almost any barbecue joint worth its salt has a giant BBQ-stuffed baked potato on the menu. It’s actually my favorite thing to order!
At home, we make our own version with sweet potatoes because we love the rich flavor, and they’re healthier for you. Top ’em off with sour cream and green onions (and maybe a bit of hot sauce) and you’ve got yourself a meal!
With basketball season winding down and tournament season heating up, my husband combined two of our favorite things (BBQ potatoes + donuts) to make one amazing game-watch party appetizer: barbecue sweet potato donuts.
It’s a hand-held version of the classic loaded baked potato and it is out-of-this-world!! Savory donuts are a foodie trend right now, and these are one of the best I’ve ever tasted (and we have a LOT of fancy donut shops in Houston).
To save time, we used our homemade barbecue “secret” — Curly’s RoadTrip Eats. It’s pre-cooked but tastes just like homemade, so there’s no need to spend all day in the kitchen to get those authentic BBQ flavors you crave.
We love Curly’s because they offer a variety of classic cuts and unique flavors that we can incorporate into almost any recipe, like our Chipotle Chicken Melts or Crispy Pork Wonton Cups.
PS- Both the sweet potato donuts and Curly’s RoadTrip Eats West Coast Style Pulled Pork are gluten free!
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- Curly’s RoadTrip Eats West Coast Style IPA-Based Pulled Pork
- Sweet potatoes
- Brown rice flour
- Sweet potato starch
- Brown sugar
- Baking powder
- Baking soda
- Coconut oil
- Sour cream
- Green onions
- Silicone donut pan
- Wire cooling rack
A free printable copy of this sweet potato donuts recipe with full ingredient amounts and directions is available at the bottom of the post.
Keep reading for photo step-by-step instructions and cooking tips or click here to jump to printable recipe.
How to Make Sweet Potato & BBQ Donuts
To make the sweet potato donuts:
Preheat oven to 350°F.
Add sugar, oil, mayonnaise, and eggs to mixer and beat until well combined.
Add rice flour and sweet potato starch and continue mixing until those ingredients are fully incorporated.
Add cooked sweet potato and continue mixing until incorporated into the batter.
Add baking soda and baking powder and mix until all ingredients are well combined.
Pour into silicon donut molds and bake for 20 minutes at 350°F.
Transfer donuts to a wire cooling rack (careful, they’re hot!) until you’re ready to add toppings.
This recipe makes 12-15 sweet potato donuts, depending on the size of your molds.
To top it all off:
Heat Curly’s RoadTrip Eats pulled pork in a medium skillet for about 5-7 minutes, stirring occasionally. This thickens the barbecue sauce, concentrating the flavors and allowing the meat to stick to the donuts better.
TIP: Find Curly’s RoadTrip Eats West Coast Style IPA-Based Pulled Pork in the refrigerated meat section of your local grocer.
Using tongs, generously cover each of the sweet potato donuts with your barbecue.
Scoop sour cream into a plastic squeeze bottle and apply to donuts in a zig-zag pattern on top of the barbecue.
Finish each barbecue donut with a sprinkle of chopped green onion.
Related: Curly’s RoadTrip Eats West Coast Style reminded me SO much of the BBQ I ate as a child growing up in West Virginia, so we also made these West Virginia Style Pork Barbecue Sandwiches!
What are your favorite barbecue baked potato toppings? Bacon? Cheese? Hot sauce? Let us know in the comments!
More of our favorite recipes using Curly’s BBQ
BBQ Pork Taquitos with Avocado Crema
Grab a free printable copy of our BBQ Sweet Potato Donuts below:
"Loaded" Barbecue Sweet Potato Donuts
For the Sweet Potato Donuts
- 1 cup sweet potato cooked
- 1 cup brown rice flour
- 1 cup sweet potato starch
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 cup mayonnaise
- 1/2 cup coconut oil
- 5 eggs
- Curly's BBQ
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 1 stalk green onion chopped
For the donuts:
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Add sugar, oil, mayonnaise, and eggs to mixer and beat until well combined.
- Add rice flour and sweet potato starch and continue mixing until those ingredients are fully incorporated.
- Add cooked sweet potato and continue mixing until incorporated into the batter.
- Add baking soda and baking powder and mix until all ingredients are well combined.
- Pour into silicon donut molds and bake for 20 minutes at 350°F.
- Transfer donuts to a wire cooling rack.
- Heat Curly's BBQ in a medium skillet for about 5-7 minutes, stirring occasionally to thicken sauce.
- Using tongs, generously cover each of the sweet potato donuts with your barbecue.
- Scoop sour cream into a plastic squeeze bottle and apply to donuts in a zig-zag pattern on top of the barbecue.
- Finish each barbecue donut with a sprinkle of chopped green onion.
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