Matcha Avocado Blender Doughnuts

Doughnuts are a girls best friend ... I mean who doesn't LOVE golden, crisp, fluffy dough?! Honestly, I can't remember the last time I had a traditional fried doughnut (hmmm), but that doesn't mean I don't like them (#moderation). Even when indulging in a sweet treat, I tend to opt for the wellthier choice, I guess that's where my love of re-creating traditional food with more nutrient dense ingredients comes from! If you crave a doughnut, eat a doughnut! But if you crave the sweetness of a doughnut everyday, there may be something deeper causing these sugar craving. Refined sugars can cause a lot of internal imbalances & inflammation, leading to energy highs & lows (mid afternoon slump anyone?). To reduce exposure to toxic ingredients like sugar (yes, I said toxic), finding alternatives to favourite foods is a great way to still satisfy those cravings, without feeling deprived! With this in mind, I created this DELICIOUS baked doughnut using what I call, a list of wellthy ingredients! 

the doughy deets:

matcha:

  • packed with antioxidants 

  • boosts metabolism 

  • Naturally detoxifying  

  • Enhances mood 

  • relaxes the body & mind

avocado:

  • source of omega-3 fatty acids

  • provide antioxidant protection

  • enhances absorption of fat soluble vitamins

  • boosts immune


what you'll need:

  • 3/4 cups almond milk 

  • 1/2 of an avocado (or 75g)

  • 1 tbsp matcha 

  • 3 pitted medjool dates

  • 1 egg

  • 3 tbsp coconut oil (liquid)

  • 1 tsp vanilla 

  • 1 tsp baking powder

  • 1/2 tsp baking soda

  • almond flour 1/2 cup

  • spelt flour 1/2 cup

the steps:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350.

  2. Add all of the wet ingredients into a high speed blander & blend on high until smooth. 

  3. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients & blend on high until well incorporated. 

  4. Spay your doughnut pan with a light coating of coconut oil.

  5. Evenly distribute the batter between each doughnut ring

  6. Bake for 12-15 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean. Allow to cool for approximately 5 minutes, then remove the doughnuts & place them on a cooling rack. 

chocolate icing

what you'll need:

  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil

  • 3 tbsp raw cacao powder (or melted dark chocolate)

  • 1-2 tbsp honey or maple syrup

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, optional

the steps:

  1. In a microwave safe bowl (or over the stove), melt the coconut oil.

  2. Add the remaining ingredients & stir to combine.

  3. Dip or drizzle over your doughnuts! (& be generous!) 

the toppings:

  • cacao nibs

  • Unsweetened ribboned coconut

  • crumbled freeze-dried raspberries

  • black sesame seeds

  • hemp hearts

  • slivered toasted almonds

  • cocoa powder

  • matcha powder

  • mini chocolate chips or carob chips


Love these blender doughnuts? Spread the wellth & share the recipe with someone else who is looking for a healthy baked doughnut alternative! 

xo m