Butternut Squash Quinoa Doughnuts
I wanted to make something fun for breakfast today, and it's always nice to have it made ahead of time and ready to go. Donuts are always fun because to the kids, it's a treat. Instead of icing, I opted for cinnamon sugar. I'm ready for fall! Bring on the fall weather.
BUTTERNUT SQUASH QUINOA DOUGHNUTS
This was adapted from the banana quinoa muffins.
2/3 c quinoa flour (toasted ground quinoa)
1/2 c oatmeal
1 c whole wheat flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 to 3/4 c butternut squash
2 T maple syrup (might want to add more)
2 T coconut oil
1 T flaxseed (ground)
1/2 to 3/4 c almond milk
1 tsp vanilla
1-2 T Coconut oil
1-2 T Cinnamon
1-2 T Sugar
Mix the flours, oatmeal, powder, soda and cinnamon in a large bowl. In a smaller bowl, add the squash, maple syrup, coconut oil, flax, almond milk (start with 1/2 c) and vanilla. Microwave 20-30 seconds and let sit about 5 minutes. Add the wet to the dry. If the mixture is too dry, add more milk and/or squash. Bake at 325 for 13-15 minutes till set.
Dip one side into coconut oil then cinnamon sugar. Let cool. These aren't too sweet so the topping makes them!