Skinny Sweet Potato Donut Bites
Author of "Sneaky Blends," Missy Chase Lapine is cooking up a sweet and healthy treat.

Ingredients for Carrot-Sweet Potato Base Blend (Makes 4 1/2 cups)

  • 2 Large Sweet Potatoes or Yams, Peeled And Roughly
  • 6 Large Carrots, Peeled and Roughly Chopped
  • Filtered Water

Ingredients for the Donuts

  • Nonstick Cooking Spray
  • 1/2 Cup Plus 2 Tablespoons Whole Grain Pastry Flour
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Sea Salt
  • 1 Teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1/4 Cup Canola Or Light Olive Oil
  • 1/4 Cup Pure Maple Syrup
  • 1 Large Egg
  • 2 Tablespoons Plain Low-Fat Greek Yogurt
  • 1/2 Cup Carrot–Sweet Potato Base Blend (Recipe above)
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract For Dusting The Tops
  • 1 Tablespoon Organic Sugar
  • Optional:
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Cinnamon
  • Pinch Of Sea Salt

Sweet Potato Donut Bites - Home & Family

Directions for Carrot-Sweet Potato Base Blend

Place a steamer basket into a large pot, pour in a few inches of tap water (make sure the water is below the bottom of the basket), and set it over high heat. Add the sweet potatoes and carrots and steam, covered, for 15 to 20 minutes, until fork-tender. Blend the veggies with 2 to 3 tablespoons of filtered water until smooth, adding more water as necessary.

Directions for Donuts

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Generously mist a mini donut or mini muffin tin with cooking spray. In a large bowl, combine the flour, cinnamon, salt, and baking powder. In a medium bowl, whisk together the oil, maple syrup, egg, yogurt, the blend, and the vanilla. Stir the dry mixture into the wet ingredients until just combined. Spoon the batter into the baking tin, filling each individual well about three-quarters full. Bake for 16 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean. To dust the tops: Mix the sugar (if using), cinnamon, and salt in a small bowl. Allow the donuts to cool or dive in while they’re warm. Lightly mist the tops of the donuts with cooking spray and dust with the sugar mixture.

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