The past week was all about donuts in Slovenia. We celebrated Carnival or Shrove or Fat Tuesday which is traditionally celebrated with lots and lots of donuts. Fried, of course, and made with white wheat flour. I don’t have anything against them being fried, but since I don’t eat wheat, I had to pass on the donuts. They sell spelt flour donuts in some places now but one of these babies costs 2,80 EUR (while regular ones usually cost less than 0,50 EUR)! So I figured, why not just make them myself? And make them American! And while I am at it, make them oven-baked! So just in time, I got a recipe from Malinca to my inbox, ran straight to the store to buy the baking tray and made them this weekend. They turned out super pretty and delicious!
200 g whole wheat spelt flour
1/2 package active dry yeast
50 g coconut sugar
150 ml milk
2 tbsp apricot jam
30 g coconut oil
1 tbsp olive oil
50 g ground almonds
Grated lemon zest of 1/2 lemon
1. Mix the flour and the yeast. Add coconut sugar, egg and warm milk. Mix with a spoon for about 5 minutes. The batter won’t be like the usual donut batter which is more like bread dough but more like muffin or cake batter.
2. Add jam, melted coconut oil, olive oil, lemon zest and ground almonds and mix together thoroughly. The batter will still be more muffin like.
3. Cover the batter and let it rise for about 20 minute in a warm space.
4. Grease the donut baking tray and fill it with the batter up to about 1/2 or 2/3. Smoothen the top with a spoon and let rise for another 15 minutes.
5. In the meantime, heat the oven to 175 degrees Celsius.
6. Bake for 22 minutes and remove the donuts from the baking tray immediately.
7. You can either sprinkle the donuts with some coconut sugar while they are still hot or, like I did, melt some chocolate with milk and butter and dip the donuts in it. Sprinkle with colorful sprinkles and enjoy!