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Healthy Baked Tahini Chocolate Doughnuts

HEALTHY BAKED TAHINI CHOCOLATE DOUGHNUTS


  • Author: Cherise
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 20 mins
  • Yield: 12 1x

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Outrageously good doughnuts that are healthy, too! Baked for a pillowy-soft texture, and dunked in an indulgent, two-tone tahini choccie frosting.


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Ingredients

For the doughnuts—

  • 2 cups plain flour 
  • 2 tsp baking powder 
  • 1/2 tsp fine sea salt 
  • 4 tsp orange essence extract (can sub for zest of a large orange)
  • 1 + 1/3 cup milk of choice (320ml)
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup or honey 
  • 1/3 cup dark brown sugar (not packed)
  • 1/3 cup olive oil 
  • 2 tsp apple cider vinegar 
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract 

For the tahini glaze—

  • 4 tbsp tahini (light and dark) — stir tahini to fully incorporate any separated oil
  • 4 tbsp maple syrup or honey 
  • 4 tsp milk of choice 

For chocolate tahini glaze—

  • 4 tbsp tahini (light and dark) — stir tahini to fully incorporate any separated oil
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder 
  • 4 tbsp maple syrup or honey 
  • 4 tsp milk of choice 

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Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 180 C/ 380 F/ Gas Mark 4. Grease a doughnut pan well, using either butter or coconut oil. 
  2. Whisk together orange essence, milk, maple syrup/ honey, brown sugar, olive oil, apple cider vinegar and vanilla. Set aside. 
  3. In a mixing bowl, sift together flour, baking powder and salt.
  4. Add wet ingredients to dry and mix until smooth. Fill doughnut moulds 2/3rds of the way and bake for 10-12 minutes, until doughnuts are slightly springy to the touch. Leave to cool completely before carefully removing from moulds. 

For the tahini glazes—

  1. Using two separate small bowls, mix the glaze ingredients. Add more milk if you need to thin the glaze, only one teaspoon at a time. Add more maple syrup or honey to taste. Smooth onto cooled doughnuts. 
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