Is there such a thing as healthy donuts?
My mom loves to eat donuts but all the donuts sold in stores are not very healthy. I was excited when I came across a site from Taiwan that’s made for helping moms make healthy snacks for kids. There was a recipe for making donuts with potatoes, yes you heard me right POTATOES and without a deep fryer. The texture is soft and with the right amount of chewiness, it was delicious, who would’ve thought.
Healthy donuts made with potato and no deep fryer
1 hr 45 min
1 hr 50 min
1 hr 45 min
1 hr 50 min
- 100g mashed potato
- 270g bread flour
- 10g powder milk (optional)
- 1/2 teaspoon instant yeast
- 1 egg
- 70ml fresh squeezed orange juice
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 30g sugar
- 30g olive oil
Dipping Sugar mix
- plain sugar
- cinnamon powder + plain sugar
- match powder + plain sugar
- Making mashed potato: steam peeled potatoes and mashed them with either a potato masher or a fork. Set aside until cool.
- Mix all ingredients in a mixing bowl and knead until it is smooth, not sticky and when stretched it forms a thin layer of dough that’s see through. About 15-20 minutes of continue kneading.
- Form the dough into a ball and place the kneaded dough in a pre-oiled bowl, sprinkle it with some water then cover with plastic wrap or a damp cloth. Leave the dough in a warm place for about 1 hour until the dough has double its original size. To check you can poke a hole in the center of the dough with your finger, if the dough doesn’t bounce back that means it is ready.
- Knead the dough one more time to remove all the air bubbles created during the rising of the dough. Form the dough into a ball cover again with damp cloth for 15 minutes to relax the dough.
- Sprinkle your working station with some flour and roll the relaxed dough to 10mm thick. Use a round cookie cutter to cut the dough and use a smaller round cookie cutter to cut another circle in the middle of the cut out dough to form a donut shape. Place all cut out dough on a sheet of parchment paper and leave it in a warm place for another 15 minutes. You should be able to tell the dough have grown a bit.
- Prepare a sheet of paper towel on a plate to help soak in some excess oil, also prepare a bowl of sugar for dipping. (You can do cinnamon mixed sugar or match mixed sugar, whatever your heart desire.)
- Heat up a skillet or frying pan with 10mm deep of olive oil, when the oil is hot enough you can start frying your dough on low heat. Turn the donut around once one side is golden. This happens quickly so you do not want to leave them unattended or put too much in at once. When both sides are done dab them on the prepared paper towel plate to soak in excess oil and dip the donut in your sugar of choice. Enjoy while they are hot, they get chewier once it cools down. Do the same with the donut holes to make your very own donut balls.
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