Baked Spinach-Banana Doughnuts

Baked Spinach Banana Doughnuts
Baked Spinach Banana Doughnuts
Baked Spinach-Banana Doughnuts
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Ingredients
  1. 2 cups all-purpose flour
  2. 3/4 cup sugar
  3. 2 teaspoons baking powder
  4. 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  5. 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  6. 1/2 teaspoons salt
  7. 1/4 cup coconut oil (melted) or your preferred oil
  8. 3/4 cup unsweetened almond milk or your preferred milk or milk alternative
  9. 1 (6 oz) bag of fresh baby spinach, chopped
  10. 1/2 cup mashed banana (approx 1-2 bananas depending on size)
  11. 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  12. cooking spray
  13. assorted toppings (optional, see below for our suggestions)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Lightly spray a donut pan with cooking spray.
  3. *if you do not have a donut pan you can make these into muffins, line a muffin tin with liners
  4. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. Set aside.
  5. In a blender, add oil, milk and spinach. Blend on high until completely purèed. Add banana and vanilla and blend on low until just mixed in.
  6. Add the mixture into the dry ingredients and fold together until fully combined.
  7. Prepare a pastry bag (or use a ziplock bag) and fill with the batter.
  8. Fill the donut pan with the mixture.
  9. Bake for approximately 15-17 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  10. Prepare a basic icing: powdered sugar, unsweetened vanilla almond milk (or alternative), 1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract. Mix together until smooth. Once your donuts are cool, dip the top of your donut into the glaze and place onto a plate. Top with your favorite toppings.
  11. Topping ideas: dried coconut flakes, mini chocolate chips, pomegranate arils, sliced bananas, oats, sprinkles, dried cranberries, pepitas, sunflower seeds, sprinkles, etc.
Notes
  1. * use organic ingredients whenever possible
  2. * we highly recommend using organic spinach - spinach is currently ranked #2 on EWG’s Dirty Dozen list for 2017, showing "a sharp increase in pesticide residues on non-organic spinach”, read more here
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