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Chai tea doughnuts with a maple cashew glaze

Chai tea doughnuts with a maple cashew glaze

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A lot of people think that just because you’re on the healthy trip (!) you don’t ever eat anything besides fruit and vegetables or crave something that’s not so good for you. well this isn’t true. I am pretty laid back about what I eat, and unlikely to have an irrational diva fit if there isn’t anything healthy on the menu when I’m out for lunch or something. Obviously I practice the 85/15 rule most of the time but I do let my hair down now and then;)

I also love to create clean treats out of not so clean ones and that’s where this doughnut recipe stems from. I had an intense craving for Krispy Kreme and (un)fortunately you don’t get them here so I set about making my own just to satisfy my sweet tooth ( demanding as it is!). I’ll warn you now that these are nothing like the aforementioned doughnut so if that’s what you’re looking for, sadly you wont find it here. But if you would like a doughnut shaped, sweet treat that’s actually not too bad for you, and is still delicious – you’re at the right place.


Ingredients (makes 12 mini doughnuts or 6 regular ones)

3/4 cup cassava flour

1/4 cup almond meal
1/4 tsp baking soda
2 tablespoons coconut sugar
pinch of salt
1/4 tsp nutmeg
½ tsp cinnamon
1 ripe banana mashed
2 tablespoons milk of choice (almond, soy, coconut)
1 egg (whisked)
1 tbsp maple syrup

1/4 tsp vanilla bean paste

mix all your dry ingredients in a bowl. in a separate bowl mix all your wet ingredients and then gently fold these into your dry mix. Stir well until you’re left with a sticky wet dough. preheat your oven to 180 degrees. Grease your doughnut pan (I used coconut oil) and carefully spoon in a teaspoon full of the mixture into each case. Only fill your pan 3/4 full otherwise you will have some doughnut volcano action going on ( I speak from experience 🙂 ) Bake for 15 minutes until slightly golden and firm to the touch. allow to cool completely before removing from pan.

For the glaze:

1/4 cup raw cashews

1 tablespoon maple syrup

2 tablespoons coconut oil

1 tablespoon water

place all the ingredients into your blend and process until smooth and creamy. Add more water if the mix is too thick.  pour into a wide dish and dip each donut into the glaze so the top is covered fully. I used spirulina / pistachio extract to get the blue and green color in my glaze.


Enjoy! Tag #thefitfabfoodie if you make these so I can see your creations xx


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Meera Vadgama

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