If you are a regular reader, you know this recipe was inevitable. I think just about anything can be made better with chai spices. I love sweet potatoes. And I am still having fun playing with my Donut Maker. So Chai Spiced Sweet Potato Doughnuts were a natural. The only question is: Why did it take me so long to create this recipe?
Instead of adding milk as the liquid, I made a cup of tea using Chai Tea. I added 1/2 cup of tea and drank the rest while baking the doughnuts.
- ½ cup oat flour
- ½ cup tapioca flour
- ¼ cup brown rice flour
- ¾ teaspoon xanthan gum
- ½ cup coconut palm sugar (or brown sugar)
- 1½ teaspoons baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoons cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon cardamon
- ½ teaspoon ginger
- ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
- ⅛ teaspoon cloves
- dash white pepper
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ½ cup sweet potato puree
- 1 egg
- ¼ cup oil
- ½ cup chai tea
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease doughnut pans.
- In a medium bowl, mix flours, xanthan gum, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and spices.
- Add sweet potato, egg, tea, and oil. Beat with an electric mixer on low speed just until mixed.
- Fill the doughnut pans ⅔ full. Bake at 350 degrees for 12 – 15 minutes or until tops are brown and an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
- Place the doughnut pans on cooling rack and let the doughnuts cool in the pans.
- If using a donut maker, fill the bottom portion until it is just full. Close the lid and cook for 7 minutes or until the donuts are brown.
- Remove the doughnuts and allow them to cool on a cooling rack.
- Once the doughnuts are cool, spoon glaze over them.
These doughnuts are delicious plain, but if you really want to spoil your family you can drizzle vanilla glaze over the doughnuts.
1 cup powdered sugar
1 tablespoon + 1 teapoon milk (I use almond milk)
2 teaspoons vanilla
Add sugar, milk, and vanilla to a small bowl. Mix well to ensure sugar is completely dissolved. Place wax paper or baking sheet beneath cooling rack. Spoon glaze over doughnuts.