|Silly doughnut found here|
A note on doughnuts in general: I hate doughnuts. That is to say, I looooove doughnuts and can eat my weight in them if no one is looking. Which is why I hate doughnuts. They are one of the truly, awfully, no redeeming value bad for you foods that I simply can not resist. Especially if I have one. Then, I am toast. Or, if you are what you eat, I am doughnut. So, the possibility of a doughnut that a)doesn't taste like fried and glazed heaven, and b) isn't all that bad for
The other thing I was excited about with this recipe is that it calls for pumpkin, which I had leftovers of in the fridge! I love using leftovers. (That might make me weird. I don't know, I think that may be the first time I've said/typed it out loud.)
Without further ado (or rambling...) here is the recipe:
1/2 cup sweet potato puree
(note: I was fresh out of sweet potato puree...ie: never had any...so I used 1 cup of pumpkin)
1/2 cup skim milk
1 large egg white
1 Tablespoon trans-fat-free soft tub margarine spread (or butter)
1 cup all-purpose flour (or, you guessed it! TJ's White Whole Wheat Flour...that reminds me...I need more!)
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
Pour the batter into a gallon-sized plastic bag and cut the bottom tip off of one side of the bag. Then, squeeze the batter into the doughnut or mini-muffin mold.
(Note: make sure to only fill the doughnut molds halfway! This was my first time trying out the doughnut pan, and I filled the first couple waaaay too full.)
Bake until the tops are lightly browned and toothpick comes out clean when inserted, about 10 minutes. Turn the doughnuts out onto a rack to cool. Coat with confectioner's sugar when cool.
There probably would have been 5 thumbs up, but my kids ate the doughnuts so fast, my husband never got one!
That said, I actually was not perfectly happy with how these turned out. I would definitely make them again, but with some tweaks. Tweak #1: more pumpkin pie spice! I thought these were a little bland. Tweak #2: Well, ok, not technically a tweak, rather a correction...I would use the sweet potato, or maybe banana instead of another 1/2 cup of pumpkin. Again, bland. Tweak #3: Double the recipe...after I buy another doughnut pan!