This Sunday is the start of National Doughnut Week where participating bakers across the UK help to raise money for The Children's Trust by donating money for every doughnut they sell.
However if you aren’t able to get to one of the participating bakers, but have now got a craving for doughnuts, or you have been, but now have a taste for them, then we have just the recipe for you. Baked Strawberry Corn Doughnuts.
Baked Strawberry Corn Doughnuts will satisfy your sweet tooth , but do it in a relatively healthy way.
Reduced Strawberry Ingredients:
• * 2 cups chopped strawberries
• * 1/4 cup water
• * 1/4 cup honey or maple syrup
Combine strawberries, water, and honey or syrup in a small pot on the stove.
Turn stove to medium high heat until contents begin to simmer. Allow to simmer for approximately three minutes or until strawberries become soft.
Remove from heat, set aside, and allow to cool. (Should reduce to about 1 1/2 cups of strawberries and juice.)
Doughnut Batter Ingredients: (this should make a dozen donuts)
• * 2 1/2 cups of Bob's Red Mill Cornbread Mix
• * 1 cup of reduced strawberries
• * 1 cup water
• * 1/4 cup maple syrup or honey
• * 1 egg
• * 1/4 cup coconut oil (melted and cooled)
• * 1 teaspoon of vanilla
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Add all ingredients to a bowl and stir just until combine.
Pour batter into a large ziplock bag (or a pastry bag if you’re fancy like that) and cut off one of the bag's corners. Squeeze the batter into a greased donut pan.
Place in oven and bake for 12 minutes or until edges are golden brown.
Remove from oven and allow to cool (in pan) completely.
Strawberry Icing Ingredients:
• * remaining 1/2 cup reduced strawberries
• * 1/2 coconut oil (melted and cooled)
• * pinch of sea salt
• * a touch more honey or maple syrup to taste (optional)
(if you have less or more reduced strawberries, just add equal parts reduced strawberries to coconut oil, 1:1 ratio)
Combine all ingredients in a blender and pulse just until strawberries are blended.
Pour into a shallow bowl.
Dip tops of cooled doughnuts in icing and set on a cooling rack.
Allow some time for the icing to dry.
Please note that the darker/pinker icing was made with local organic strawberries and the lighter ones were made with regular ole strawberries from the store.
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