Vegan Baked Sweet Potato Donuts
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Yes, a vegetable donut! They’re the greatest vegetable on earth; naturally sweet, slightly starchy, and you can prepare sweet potatoes in so many ways. Best of all, sweet potatoes are super high in antioxidants (vitamins A & C) and contain vitamin B6 that helps to maintain healthy blood sugar levels.
Serves: 12 donuts
Baked Sweet Potato Donuts
  • ½ large sweet potato (peeled, cut, boiled, and mashed)
  • ¼ cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup packed brown sugar
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
Cinnamon Sugar Sprinkle
  • 2 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoon dairy-free buttery spread, melted
Baked Sweet Potato Donuts
  1. Preheat your oven to 350ºF and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or grease 12 wells of a donut pan.
  2. Put the mashed sweet potato and applesauce in a large bowl, and mix with a spoon or hand mixer until combined.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, brown sugar, sugar, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  4. Add the dry ingredients to the wet mixture and stir or beat with a hand mixer (start on low to avoid a flour bomb!) until combined. It should be a slightly sticky dough.*
  5. Turn the dough out onto a well-floured surface. Gently knead the dough a couple of times to incorporate a bit more flour.
  6. Roll out the dough to about a ½-inch thickness. Use a donut cutter or two round biscuit cutters (one large for the outside, one small for the inside) to form the donut shape. Gently place the dough rings on your prepared baking sheet.
  7. Bake for 6 to 9 minutes (do not over cook).
Cinnamon Sugar Sprinkle
  1. In a small bowl, whisk together the sugar and cinnamon.
  2. When the donuts are fresh out of the oven, and still warm, brush the tops with the melted buttery spread. Sprinkle with the cinnamon-sugar mixture.
*If you have a donut pan, you can pipe the dough into the donut pan wells and skip steps 5 and 6.
Recipe by Go Dairy Free at