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Scary-Good Baked Donuts


Here at UTTB HQ we have decide to make a spooky, Halloween-inspired recipe of one of my favourite fun foods OF ALL TIME! You won't be surprised in the slightest at what we have chosen to make... 

If you have been following me for a while you'll know that I LOVE donuts so of course we have concocted our very own scary-good BAKED donuts especially for halloween. As with any of our recipes this ones dead ūüíÄsimple. This recipe uses fresh pureed pumpkin but you can also use store bought pumpkin puree if you're short on time.¬†

These donuts are super light and can be adapted to include any kind of toppings that you fancy! Enjoy the holiday and if you're keen to whip up this recipe be sure to share your creations with us - we'd love to see! 

Makes: 6 donuts 
Time: 20-25 mins for donuts + 50mins if making own pumpkin puree
Calories (per donut): approx. 300

Ingredients 

If making own Pumpkin Puree:

- Butternut Pumpkin Half OR you can get canned pureed pumpkin to make the recipe even quicker 

With store-bought pumpkin puree: 

- 1 cup Almond Meal
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg
- 1 tsp cinnamon 
- 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1 1/2 Tbs Tapioca Flour (Arrowroot)** (I use the brand McKenzie's found in all local chain supermarkets) 
- 1/4 cup pumpkin puree
- 1 egg 
- 1tbs almond milk*
- 3tbs Maple Syrup
- 6 pieces 70% Baking Chocolate 
- 6 pieces White baking Chocolate

NOTES
*I regularly use Almond Milk over normal milk just because I like the taste, however if you don't have almond milk feel free to use normal milk 
**This is a gluten free starch, you can also use cornstarch if you're not gluten intolerant 
***You can add food dye into the donut mixture to make them more orange!

 

Method 

For pumpkin puree:

  1. Pre-heat oven to 180 degrees celsius (350 degree Fahrenheit).
  2. Remove seeds from pumpkin and place on baking tray and oven bake for 30-40 mins or until soft.
  3. Remove skin and place pumpkin into high speed blender or food processor and process until puree consistency. 

For donuts:

  1. Add dry ingredients into a mixing bowl and mix to combine. 
  2. Add wet ingredient in a separate bowl except chocolate and whisk together 
  3. Add wet ingredients into dry ingredients bowl
  4. Spoon mixture into donut tray and bake for 15-20 mins or until cooked through. 
  5. Meanwhile melt chocolate in separate bowls as per packet instructions. 
  6. Dip cooked donuts into melted chocolate and top with your favourite spooky toppings!

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