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Soaked Donuts

Yes, it’s another new soaked recipe from the Kitchen Stewardship e-book.  Can you tell I’m enjoying experimenting with soaked grains again? 🙂  This recipe comes from Adrienne at Whole New Mom.  I’ve never actually made donuts before.  It’s been on my things to try list for a long time.  These looked easy…and soaked 🙂  They turned out quite well.  Obviously they are not like the doughy fried things you’d get at Dunkin Donuts.  But they are good.  Moderately sweet.  A touch of cinnamon.  Yum!  All 3 of us really enjoyed them.  And they really are super simple to make.  Maybe I’ll try turning them into a nutty version next time.  Or even make some kind of glaze.  It’ll be fun to experiment.  I love having a treat like this that I can feel good about feeding my family.  For a bedtime snack last night Rebecca had a little pudding and part of a donut.  That sounds awful.  But in reality it was a very healthy snack…raw milk, egg yolks, soaked whole wheat…can’t beat that 🙂  I only made a half batch and got 16 donuts out of it.  I used a juice glass to cut the donuts and then just made the hole with my finger.

Soaked Cinnamon Sugar Donuts

4 1/2 cups whole grain flour (use 5 1/2 if using spelt)
4 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1 tsp. cinnamon
2 eggs
1 cup granulated sweetener (I used organic cane sugar)
5 Tbsp. coconut oil, melted
1 T apple cider vinegar or lemon juice added to milk or milk substitute to make a total of 1 c liquid)

3 Tbsp. granulated sweetener (I used organic cane sugar)
1 tsp. cinnamon

Combine the flour, sweeteners, fats, and liquids together (excluding the eggs). Let dough rest for 12-24 hours. Add remaining ingredients and mix well.

Roll out dough to approximately 1/2″ thickness. Cut out donuts with cutter, ring or shape into desired shapes. Brush tops with melted coconut oil, milk, milk substitute, or water. Sprinkle with topping.

Bake at 425 degrees for 8-10 minutes.

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You may find that you need to be flexible with the amount of flour that you use for this recipe depending on the grain that you choose. You will want a very stiff dough that is not wet at all, like a shortbread. For spelt, you will probably need about 5 1/2 cups.

For gluten-free flours, use 25% more baking powder and soda. I typically use whatever I happen to have on hand. Yesterday I used 3 c sweet brown rice flour with 1 1/2 cups sorghum with success. I had to increase the liquid to about 1 1/2 cups to make it pliable, however.

For a sugar free version, a mixture of 1/2 xylitol and 1/2 erythritol for the granulated sweetener works great.

Non-soaking Method:

Just mix the dry ingredients in one bowl and the wets in the other. Then add the dries to the wets. Continue with the recipe directions.

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