Ah, vegan donuts. While it’s practically impossible for me to say no to a fluffy, deep-fried ring of sugary bliss, I don’t think eating a donut every day would be very good for my health…
Unless of course, it’s these donuts.
First I used a base of oat flour, mashed banana, and warming spices to create a delectable, but perfectly healthy donut. Then, since no donut is complete without frosting, I made a creamy and thick chocolate frosting sweetened naturally with sweet potatoes! Basically…YUM.
I used a silicone donut mat to make my donuts so I did not have to spray the pan with any oil, but if you have a standard metal one, I would recommend greasing it or they will not come out easily.
Baked Golden Mylk Donuts with Chocolate Sweet Potato FrostingPrint This
- 1/2 cup Oats, blended into flour
- 1 Ripe Banana, mashed
- 1/4 tsp Turmeric
- 1 Cardamom Pod, ground (or 1/4 tsp ground Cardamom)
- 1/2 tsp Cinnamon
- 1/2 tbsp Ground Flax + 1 1/2 tbsp Water
- Dash of Vanilla Extract
- 1/4 tsp Black Pepper
- 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
- 4 tbsp Unsweetened Almond Milk, divided (or plant milk of choice)
- 1 small Sweet Potato, Roasted
- 1 tbsp Cacao Powder
- 1 tsp Maple Syrup (optional)
- Any additional donut toppings you would like!
- Prepare your flax egg by mixing 1/2 tbsp of ground flax with 1 1/2 tbsp water; stir well and set aside for 5 minutes.
- Combine the oat flour, turmeric, cardamom, cinnamon, pepper, and baking powder to a bowl and mix together.
- Add in the mashed banana, 3 tbsp of almond milk, vanilla extract, and flax egg. Stir well.
- Pour into a donut mold, filling each donut up around 2/3 of the way. This made 4 donuts for me, but note that your donut mold may be slightly larger or smaller.
- Bake at 350ºF for 35-40 minutes, or until an inserted toothpick can come cleanly out of a donut
- While the donuts are baking, prepare the chocolate frosting: simply peel the roasted sweet potato and add it to a food processor with the cacao powder, remaining tbsp of almond milk, and optional maple syrup, blending until thick and creamy
- Remove the donuts from the oven and let cool slightly
- Frost the donuts using either a piping bag or a knife, and top with any additional toppings you desire. I added some cacao nibs and a drizzle of tahini to mine!
* I did not add any maple syrup to my chocolate frosting, so it had more of a "dark chocolate" taste. If you like your chocolate to be sweeter, I would suggest adding it!
I featured the recipe for these donuts in my latest Youtube video, What I Ate on a Lazy Sunday. If you’d like to watch it, check it out below!