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Sweet potato baked doughnuts with pecan topping

  • SmartPoints value per serving
  • Prep: 20 Mins
  • Cook: 1 Hr 40 Mins
  • Serves: 12
  • Difficulty: Easy

Sweet potato baked doughnuts with pecan topping

Prep: 20 Mins
Cook: 1 Hr 40 Mins
Serves: 12
Difficulty: Easy
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  • 150g Sweet potato(es), raw
  • 50ml Skimmed Milk
  • 1 medium Egg, whole, raw, beaten
  • 2 tablespoons Maple Syrup
  • 1 teaspoons Vinegar, All Types, cider vinegar
  • 30g Low Fat Spread, melted and cooled
  • 1 spray(s) Calorie controlled cooking spray
  • 100g Plain White Flour
  • 1/4 level teaspoons Baking powder
  • 1/4 level teaspoons Bicarbonate of Soda
  • 1 level teaspoons Ground Cinnamon
  • 1/8 level teaspoons Ground Nutmeg
  • 1/4 level teaspoons Ground Ginger
  • 6 level teaspoons Icing Sugar
  • 15g Pecan Nuts, roughly chopped chopped


  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C, fan 180°C, gas mark 6. Prick the sweet potato all over and bake for 1 hour to 1 hour 30 minutes or until very soft – insert a skewer to check. Set aside, leaving the oven on for the doughnuts.
  2. Halve the sweet potato and let cool, then scoop out the flesh and blend in a food processor until smooth. Transfer to a jug and stir in the milk, egg, maple syrup, cider vinegar and melted spread.
  3. Mist a 12-hole mini doughnut tin with cooking spray. Put the flour, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda, spices and salt into a bowl. Stir to combine and make a well in the centre. Gradually pour in the sweet potato mixture, stirring to prevent lumps forming. Spoon into a piping bag fitted with a plain nozzle and pipe into the prepared doughnut tin, filling each hole two-thirds full.
  4. Bake for 10 minutes or until risen and golden, then transfer the doughnuts to a cooling rack to cool completely.
  5. To decorate, whisk together the icing sugar and 1 tbsp water to make an icing. Spread each doughnut with a little icing and sprinkle over the chopped pecans.

TIP: If you don’t have a piping bag, use a plastic food bag with one corner snipped off.

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