Well, hello there. How has everyone been over the past, er, several months? As much as I wanted to keep up the blog over last semester, college got too busy... How does that happen?! Oh well, I am finally home for the holidays which means that school has been completely wiped from my mind. I wish that that also meant that I've been cooking up a storm, but since I had my wisdom teeth taken out last Friday, I've had to stick to stick to soft foods for the most part. Thankfully, donuts fit the bill, so they were my breakfast of choice both yesterday morning and this morning. In honor of WIAW
, I thought I'd share the recipe! Now I've shared it before, but it was quite some time ago, and is there really such a thing as too many donut recipes? I didn't think so.
Now the star of the show here is the frosting. I could eat it all day, everyday and be one happy lady. Okay, okay, I'd need a few other things thrown in there to really be happy (e.g. chocolate, gotta have chocolate obviously), but you know what I mean. The light and airy subtly flavored donut base is perfect. It isn't at all selfish and lets the icing do the talking. Oh dear, I'm making food talk and letting it have personalities... I better just give you the recipe before things get too out of hand!
Peanut Butter Coconut Maple Frosted Donuts
- 1/4 cup spelt flour (I've also had good results with brown rice flour!)
- 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/8 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
- 1 egg white (or just under 1/4 cup liquid egg whites)
- 3.5 tablespoons plain Greek yogurt
- 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon extract of choice (I've had good results with almond, maple, and hazelnut extract)
- Stevia, to taste (I use liquid stevia)
- 2 teaspoons coconut butter
- 2 teaspoons peanut butter
- 1 teaspoon pure maple syrup
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- In a small bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and nutmeg.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together the egg white, yogurt, extract, and stevia.
- Stir the wet ingredients into the dry, and allow it to sit undisturbed for a minute or two.
- Pour the batter into a greased donut pan (I use coconut oil to grease).
- Bake in the preheated oven for 13-15 minutes. Test with a toothpick!
- For the frosting, melt the coconut butter and peanut butter together in the microwave for about 30 seconds. Stir in the maple syrup.
- Remove the donuts from the pan, frost, and devour!
Now since it's only a week to Christmas, my next baking adventures will be cookies - butter-laden, sugar filled cookies. No healthifying when it comes to Christmas cookies! Christmas comes but once a year, and we've got to live it up, am I right?! I'll be sure to share the goodies with you, and I also plan to do a running update post and Quest Bar review in the near future. Fasten your seat-belts, this blog is going for a ride!
I hope all you lovely people are doing well and are preparing for a wonderful holiday!
Question: What is your favorite Christmas cookie?