Sometimes I just crave for baking a certain treat. And I have no choice, but to start right away and get all the required ingredients. That was exactly what happened on a grey day in February. Yes, you heard me right. This recipe has been waiting in my treasure chest for nine month. On this rainy day in February, I checked out the food blog “Bigger Bolder Baking” and found this amazing recipe for baked donuts which I needed to try instantly. I’ve always wanted to bake donuts on my own, but never liked the idea of frying them since it’s complicated and not healthy at all. So, I wanted to start baking right away, but faced two problems: I had no eggs anymore and regarding the rainy weather, I didn’t want to leave the house to get some. In addition, the dough needed to rest overnight which was quite a long time since I wanted to eat them this very moment.
So this was basically the best moment to try something new. After a quick online research, I found the advice to exchange eggs and swollen linseeds. This seemed to be a good solution and I still had linseeds at home. But I wasn’t brave enough to shorten the resting time. I wanted really fluffy donuts and this surely takes some time. And I must admit, these donuts are worth waiting for one night. Covered with dark chocolate and sprinkled with nuts, they are the perfect treat.
Healthy Linseed Donuts
Ingredients for 10 donuts
For the dough
200g of white flour and some more for rolling out the dough
90g of whole wheat flour
100 ml of milk at room temperature
40g of melted butter and some more for coating the donuts
40g of unsweetened nut butter
2-3 tablespoons of ground linseeds
4-6 tablespoons of water
Some honey or coconut sugar
Some ground vanilla
For the topping
Some dark chocolate
1. Mix the ground linseeds with water and let them soak for at least 10 minutes.
2. Afterwards, mix the flour, yeast and coconut sugar together. (How much yeast you will need for a certain amount of flour can vary and is usually indicated on the yeast packaging.)
3. In a second bowl, mix the milk, butter, water, nut butter and ground vanilla.
4. Pour the dry mixture into the wet one and knead until all ingredients are evenly distributed.
5. Cover the bowl with a wet towel and let sit for a few hours in a warm place.
6. Then cover the bowl with cling film and a kitchen towel and store in the fridge overnight.
7. The next morning, take the dough out of the fridge, knead it and roll it out on a slightly floured surface.
8. Cut out donut shaped dough pieces using a glass and a piping nozzle or a spoon.
9. Let the raw donuts rest for 20-30 minutes.
10. Coat them with melted butter and bake them for 10 minutes at 180° Celsius.
11. Reduce the temperature to 150° Celsius and bake for 5 more minutes.
12. After approximately 15 minutes, the donuts are finished and they should cool completely before adding the toppings.
13. Meanwhile, melt the chocolate and chop the nuts.
14. As soon as the donuts are cooled completely, cover them with dark chocolate and sprinkle some chopped nuts on top.
How would you decorate your donuts? With chocolate and nuts, with exotic superfoods or rather with the classic sugar icing?