Snacks

Beet & Apple Healthy Doughnuts

These doughnuts tick so many boxes for me:

  • Vegan
  • Gluten free
  • Refined sugar free
  • Oil free (except for a bit to grease the donut tray)
  • And they contain a vegetable! Yay!

The icing is full of beetroot too, and I am in love with the hot pink colour it turned out! Unfortunately the donuts didn’t turn out pink too – the batter was pink, but after it baked the colour disappeared 🙁

Beet & Apple Doughnuts

Healthy vegan doughnuts packed with apple and beetroot. Gluten free and refined sugar free too.
Serves: 6
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 35 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 1 1/2 cups rolled oats (certified gluten free if needed)
  • 3 tbs coconut butter
  • 1 apple, cored and chopped
  • 1/2 beetroot, peeled and chopped
  • 1 tbs stevia
  • 1 tsp bicarb/baking soda

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 180C/350F.
  • Combine all ingredients in a high speed blender or food processor. (At first it might seem too dry but the moisture from the apple & beetroot is the perfect amount once it's all blended thoroughly. But if you need to, add 1-2tbs water.)
  • Grease your donut pan with a bit of coconut oil (optional).
  • Scoop the mixture into the donut pan, using your fingers to press it in evenly.
  • Bake for around 25 minutes.
  • Remove donuts from the pan while still warm, and let cool before icing.

Notes

You can make a beetroot icing with 1 medium beetroot (peeled and chopped), 1 tbs stevia, ½ cup coconut butter and ¼ cup warm water. Blend all these ingredients in a high speed blender until smooth, and spread onto the donuts. (You will end up with more than enough icing, but using less quantities will make it difficult to blend smoothly).