Chai spiced doughnuts with a smooth, creamy vanilla frosting
There’s something about chai that reminds me of Christmas. The mixture of aromatic herbs and spices come together to create a delicious, warm beverage that’s perfect for winter days. But you’re not here for beverages; you’re here for doughnuts. Chai flavoured doughnuts to be precise.
Now I’ve made doughnuts in the past, baked chocolate doughnuts and raw snickers doughnuts but this recipe is the closest I’ve come to a ‘real’ baked doughnut. That’s not to say the others are not delicious, because they certainly are but the texture of these doughnuts are closer to the real thing. Light, fluffy and perfectly cakey.
The sweet spices in chai make these doughnuts taste amazing, but trust me when I say they’re even better with a smooth, creamy vanilla frosting. It makes them taste just like a chai latte, and that is my kind of magic. So if you’re a chai lover like myself or you’re just a fan of healthy doughnuts, you’ve gotta give these ago.
These Chai Spiced Doughnuts are;
& Perfectly spiced
- 1 cup gluten free flour (I used Doves farm)
- ¼ cup oat flour
- 1 tsp. baking powder
- ½ cup coconut sugar
- ¾ cup chai latte (1-2 tsp. loose leaf chai + ¾ cup of oat milk)
- ¼ cup apple sauce
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 3 tbsp. maple syrup
- 1 cup. cashews
- ½ cup. water
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- Candied Pecans
- ½ cup chopped pecans
- 2 tbsp. maple syrup
- Pre heat the oven to 180c.
- Place all of the dry ingredients into a bowl and stir well
- Gently heat the milk and chai tea in a small pan, removing before it reaches boiling point
- Strain the tea from the milk and combine with the apple sauce
- Pour the liquid mixture into the bowl of dry ingredients.
- Stir until the mixture is well combined and pour ¼ cup of mixture into each doughnut ring.
- Bake for 15 minutes, at this point a knife should come out clean
- Leave to cool before applying the frosting
- Once cool, apply the frosting and sprinkle with candied pecans
- To make the frosting place all of the ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth.
- To make the candied pecans, place the pecans into a small pan over a gently toast for a couple of minutes. Once toasted add in the maple syrup and stir constantly until the pecans are covered. Remove from the heat and place the pecans on a piece of baking paper. Leave to cool before breaking the pecans apart
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