I always thought that making doughnuts was hard work and basically impossible to do in a "healthyish" version. Than one fine day I stumbled upon Jamie's breakfast doughnuts which are quite similar to my healthy spelt doughnuts and so easy to make. They have your staple pantry ingredients and are made in a pan, no baking or frying needed so you don't need to resist them in the morning. Serve them with coconut or goat yoghurt in the morning or with a healthy vegan ice cream for dessert.
- 1/2 cup/100 g dates
- 1 cup/100 g spelt flour
- 1 cup/100 g buckwheat flour or extra spelt
- 1/4 cup/30 g ground almonds
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 fresh fruit
- 1 coconut yoghurt or vegan ice cream
Thank you to Jamie Oliver for this incredible recipe inspiration!
Tear the stones out of the dates and place them in warm water for 15 minutes, just to soften them. In a food processor add flours, ground almonds, egg, a tiny pinch of sea salt and 70ml of water or almond milk and the softened dates. Mix until combined. Roughly knead it, until it forms into a ball. Roll out the dough and use a cup or glass and to cut out two rounds. Use a smaller cutter (or the end of a clingfilm roll!) to cut a hole in the centre of each one, then use those centre bits and the remaining cut-offs of dough to roll it out again, repeating the process until you have three to four doughnuts in total.
Simmer the doughnuts in boiling water for 5 minutes. Place a large frying pan on a medium heat with 1 tablespoon of coconut oil. Drain the doughnuts well, then carefully transfer them to the frying pan to get golden for 10 minutes, turning regularly to build up a nice crust.
Serve them with yoghurt or ice cream and fresh seasonal fruit and sprinkle coconut sugar to finish.
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