What’s Inside: These Sweet Potato Donuts with Apple Pie Glaze taste so amazing you’d never guess they provide a healthy serving of veggies. Sponsored by Santa Cruz Organic.
The term “healthy donut” sounds like an oxymoron, but with this Sweet Potato Donut recipe you can have your cake and eat it too!
These delectable donuts are organic, gluten free and made with real fruit and vegetable ingredients, but you’d never guess it by taste alone!
Here’s the rundown: the perfect combination of springy and moist cake-style donuts, topped with with a real apple pie filling that’s both sweet, tart, and spicy all in one. These sweet potato donuts are a guilt-free way to satisfy your apple pie cravings or give your family a treat that you can feel good about.
Sweet Potato Donuts Ingredients
For the sweet potato donuts:
- 1 cup cooked sweet potato
- 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 cup organic coconut oil
- 5 eggs
Notes: You may substitute potato starch or tapioca starch for sweet potato starch, depending on what is available at your grocer.
We used organic ingredients for this recipe, if you have any trouble finding an organic item in your area, you are welcome to substitute with what is available.
For the apple pie glaze:
- 1 cup Santa Cruz Organic Cinnamon Apple Sauce
- 1 stick butter
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 2 apples, chopped
- 1 tsp corn starch
I’m not a fan of fake apple pie filling because it’s loaded with additives and you can taste them! Santa Cruz Organic Cinnamon Apple Sauce blends organic apples and spices, giving this recipe a rich apple pie flavor without the processed sugar and syrups of some pie fillings.
Santa Cruz uses USDA certified organic apples, so I know my family is getting pure goodness. It tastes just like it should — crisp apple tartness with a hint of cinnamon and spice.
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 (careful, they’re hot!) until you’re ready to glaze.
(Makes 12-15 donuts, depending on the size of molds)
For the glaze:
Add butter, sugar, and apple sauce to a medium sauce pan and melt together over low heat, stirring continuously.
Once glaze is a rich brown, add chopped apples and stir incorporate. Continue cooking at low heat for 10 minutes to soften apples. Stir occasionally to glaze from burning.
Add one teaspoon of cornstarch and cook for an additional 3-4 minutes, stirring until sauce starts to thicken.
Remove from heat and allow glaze to rest until it is cool enough to handle. Scoop glaze into a frosting piping bag (or a plastic freezer bag with one corner cut off) for easier application. Generously coat the top of each donut with the apple pie glaze. You may enjoy immediately, or allow glaze to set for 20-30 minutes.
Tip: Try this apple pie glaze on our healthy Quinoa Apple Cake too!
Embracing Organic is Easier than You Think
Here are some of the ways our family incorporates organic products in our daily lives — it’s more affordable and less time-intensive than you might expect!
- Ask your grocery store manager what day of the week they markdown organic produce. This is a great way to get fresh fruits and vegetables at a fraction of their original cost!
- Santa Cruz Organic fruit cups are an easy way to make sure your child gets wholesome, organic options at school.
- Meal planning and creating a menu each week takes all the thought out of cooking dinner each night. It allows you to save money at the grocery store and avoid the temptation to order takeout at the last minute.
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As a pioneer organic brand, Santa Cruz Organic® was the first to have a wide range of organic, 100 percent juices and blends and the first juice processor to use all organic fruit sourced from growers certified by an independent, third-party certification organization. With a history of developing innovative products, Santa Cruz Organic currently offers more than 60 organic items ranging from organic fruit juices and lemonades to organic fruit sauces, chocolate syrups, peanut butters and fruit spreads. Visit www.santacruzorganic.com for more information.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Santa Cruz Organic. The opinions and text are all mine.
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