Does your family eat doughnuts for breakfast? Is the reason because they make a quick meal or because the doughnuts are delicious? Sweet potato cake doughnuts can be quick, vitamin packed and delicious. According to, The Worlds Healthiest Food, “One difficulty in describing the health benefits of sweet potatoes is knowing where to begin. There are a surprising number of nutrient categories responsible for the health benefits of this underappreciated tuber. Among these categories are antioxidants, anti-inflammatory nutrients, and blood sugar-regulating nutrients.” Making your family fresh homemade doughnuts, not only are you eliminating any preservatives but also you are adding vitamins A, C and B6 in a tasty way.
Ingredients for Sweet Potato Doughnut Recipe:
- 2 whole sweet potatoes/2 cups mashed sweet potato
- 2 tbsp butter/margarine, melted
- Mixing bowl
- 3 tbsp baking powder
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 cup milk
- 3 large eggs
- 2 cups sugar
- 1 1/2 tsp nutmeg
- 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- Electric mixer
- 7 cups flour
- 3 inch round doughnut cutter
- Olive oil
- Deep fryer/electric skillet
- Tongs or slotted spatula
- Paper towel
Instructions to make Sweet Potato Doughnut Recipe:
- Wash, peel and cut up the sweet potatoes. Place them in a saucepan, cover with water and bring to a boil. Cook the sweet potatoes until soft enough to mash.
- Melt the butter/margarine and set aside to cool before using. In a mixing bowl, combine melted butter/margarine, baking powder, salt, milk, eggs, sugar, nutmeg and cinnamon. Mix until it is all blended.
- Add and mix the flour in one cup at a time, until you get soft dough. Chill the dough in the refrigerator for one hour.
- Using ½ the dough at one time, pour onto a floured surface. Sprinkle a little flour on top of the dough and pat into the thickness desired. ½ inch to ¾ inch recommended. Using the doughnut cutter dipped in flour, so the dough does not stick, cut out the doughnuts.
- Separate and place your doughnuts on floured surface, such as counter top or cookie sheet, as you cut them. With your finger, poke a hole in the center of the doughnut, using a circular motion to enlarge the hole. Repeat process until all the dough is used.
- Heat the oil in a deep fryer or an electric skillet to 375 degrees Fahrenheit and carefully drop doughnuts in a couple at a time. Brown on one side, flip over and brown the other side. With tongs or slotted spatula, remove the doughnuts from the oil and place on the paper towel to drain. Continue until all doughnuts are fried.
- If you do not have a doughnut cutter, use any 3-inch diameter, canning ring or drinking glass.
- You can use a Dutch oven on the stove top, but use a thermometer to keep your oil from overheating as your doughnuts will brown to quickly on the outside and not be done in the center.
- You can top your doughnuts with frosting, cinnamon/sugar or powdered sugar.
Jesus answered, "It is written: 'Man does not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God".
Matthew 4:4 ; NIV