Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Baked Creamer Potato Donuts & A Giveaway

Creamer potato puree is added to old fashion donut batter, to create a nutritious, healthier donut alternative.

Baked Donuts using Little Potato Company Creamer Potatoes

Three weeks of summer vacation left and I am trying to keep the kids entertained in the home stretch. While neither of them have mentioned that they are anxious to return to school, it's been a battle dealing with claims of being bored the past week or so. You can bet that with boredom comes hunger, so I've been trying to whip up some fun snacks for them, while they are at play.

With the cooler weather last week, I decided to try and make a dessert recipe using Creamer potatoes from The Little Potato Company. I absolutely love potato chive bread, so I knew I could incorporate potatoes into some sort of dough, to make a sweet treat. Having stumbled upon my donut pans, while decluttering my cupboards, I decided on making potato donuts. I thought the Something Blue varietal would be a beautiful addition to my donuts. Their skins are bold and exciting, and they have a melt in your mouth texture I knew would work perfectly for what I had in mind. With thin skins, they pureed up wonderfully and the kids didn't even know that these donuts were packed full of vitamins and nutrients. They weren't aware that potatoes are global super heros. Were you?

The Little Potato Company Something Blue Creamer Potatoes

Potatoes and Creamer potatoes are global super heros because they produce more food than any other crop. Potatoes, especially little potatoes, grow more quickly than other crops, can grow on less land and in harsher climates than other crops. Which means they can be grown just about anywhere in the world! They also provide you with about half the recommended intake of vitamin C and a fifth of the recommended intake of potassium. Since creamer potatoes have such thin skins, they are also a great source of fiber. Even in these donuts!!

I couldn't be more pleased about how these donuts turned out. They are fluffy, moist and taste as good as a fried donut. My girlfriend's son, who is a bit picky about food, inhaled one of these donuts and claimed that I should be a Chef and open up a donut shop. Coming from him, that is a wonderful compliment!

Baked Donuts using Little Potato Company Creamer Potatoes

Baked Creamer Potato Donuts

1/2 C mashed Something Blue Creamer potatoes (about 8)
1/2 C - 1 C light cream
1/2 C brown sugar
1/2 C vanilla yogurt
1 egg
2 C flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg

1/8 tsp ground cloves
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt

3/4 C powdered sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
1-3 Tbs light cream

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease 2- 6 count donut pans and set aside.

Microwave Creamer potatoes for 3 minutes; until soft to the touch. Remove from microwave and place into a food processor with 1/2 C light cream. Process until smooth, adding more cream if needed. Set aside.

In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the brown sugar, egg and yogurt. Whisk in the pureed Creamer potatoes.

In a separate mixing bowl, sift the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cloves, nutmeg and salt. Stir the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients, until well combined. Dough will be sticky.

Pour the batter into a large zip top bag and snip off one corner. Squeeze even amounts of batter into each cavity of your donut pans and bake for 15-18 minutes; until golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. 

Remove from pans to a cooling rack and let cool to room temperature. 

Combine the powdered sugar and cinnamon in a small mixing bowl. Whisk in light cream, one Tbs at a time, until a glaze consistency is reached. 

Dip each cooled donut into the glaze and return it to the rack to harden. Repeat with a second layer of glaze if desired.

Store in an airtight container for 3-4 days. Makes 12 donuts


nancy@skinnykitchen.com said...

These sound so good. Such a cleaver idea!

Patty Anderson said...

Your ability to create something unique and delicious never ceases to amaze me. This was sheer genius.

April J Harris said...

What beautiful donuts - and I love that they have such a healthy ingredient in the creamer potatoes! They sound absolutely scrumptious - and what a great compliment from your friend's son!

Joanne DiPalo said...

What a great recipe, you did an amazing job creating this recipe. I love donuts and would definitely give this a try.

Tara Noland said...

Say what? Potatoes in donuts, I just adore this recipe!! Kudos to you!!

mealplanmaven said...

What a creative, fun and healthier version of the traditional doughnut...I love these Cindy!