Super healthy, and doughnuts don’t normally come in the same sentence but here you go, a doughnut recipe that will change your life (if your into doughnuts) and the best part is that these are perfectly healthy for baby led weaning. Only the good stuff here folks!
Recently I bought a super cute mini doughnut tin on Amazon and I have been trying out many, many recipes, tweaking here and there trying to get the balance of flavours just right and most importantly ensure I had a moist, delicious tasting doughnut. I have to say (if I do say so myself) that these are pretty yummy and you will be surprised at how rich and satisfying they are considering the sweetness comes only from the bananas!
Bananas are an incredibly sweet fruit and the riper they are the sweeter they become. They are a wonderful source of both potassium, fibre and vitamin B as well as manganese which is needed for healthy bones.
I used buttermilk in this recipe only because I had ran out of regular milk but it works so well. Buttermilk may sound like it is unhealthy but it actually is surprisingly good for you and according to the nutritional calculation on the carton it contains less saturated fat than regular whole milk. So don’t let them name fool you.
This recipe uses buckwheat flour which is my favourite flour to use. I go through a bag a week of it on pancakes, breads and now doughnuts! Buckwheat is to me one of the tastiest flours and has numerous health benefits including being an awesome source of vitamins and minerals. It is also gluten free and now available in most supermarkets and health stores. Just search ‘buckwheat flour’ on Google to see the wonderful things this flour can do for you and why you need to use it for your family.
I am now in the process of working on delicious frostings and doughnut toppings. Since I don’t eat refined sugar these particular ones were dipped in a raw coconut sugar with cinnamon which was AMAZING! I love them served like this for an occasional Friday baby treat.
If you can get your hands on a mini muffin tin I would highly recommend one. They are the ideal size for little hands and they look so super cute when they come out of the oven. My tin cost less than €10 including delivery and it was worth every cent because i’ll be using it for many, many years.
Be warned! these doughnuts are highly addictive and there are lots more variations in recipes to come :)))
I hope you enjoy your weekend and I look forward to seeing photos of your babies eating yummy doughnuts soon!
Aileen & Oscar xoxo
And don’t forget to share your doughnut creations with me on Facebook! I would love to see them.