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Pumpkin Spelt Doughnuts

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I am really LUCKY enough to win a copy of Carla Sandrin’s debut book, Uncorrupted, August giveaway event hosted by Beth on Of Muses and Meringues and October Doughnut Pan Giveaway - a special gift to celebrate Kelly's generous nature held on Susan's My Mother's Apron Strings. I'm thrilled, honoured and grateful :) Thank you so much, Beth, Susan, for the fantastic giveaways!
I am almost halfway through the book and trying not to rush it -- a truly inspiring and intelligent book.
Uncorrupted tells the story of Clare McTavish, a young woman whose atheist mother has just died. However, the more Clare gets to know about her, the more she realizes there is much more to her mother’s story than Clare ever knew. A story of family bonds, the power of love, and finding goodness in a world littered with misery and evil, Uncorrupted reminds us to remain open to different perspective, yet stay firm in our conviction in what is right. Most of all, it speaks to tolerance, decency and justice, with hope as the cornerstone of all. | © 2011 | | © 2011 |

Now for the doughnuts, the recipe is slightly adapted from "Black & White Chocolate Pumpkin Doughnuts", also from Susan. Instead of all purpose flour and sour cream used in original recipe, I have used refined spelt flour and plain yogurt. They are so moist and delicious, that I couldn't resist eating one soon after they were out from the oven. Great even without any icing or glaze!

  • 210 g Refined spelt flour
  • 25 g Dutch-process cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp Baking soda
  • 1 tsp Baking powder
  • 3/4 tsp Salt
  • 113 g Unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 130 g Raw sugar
  • 300 g Pumpkin puree
  • 2 Eggs
  • 100 g 3.5% Plain yogurt
  • 1 tsp Pumpkin pie spice
  • 125 g Confectioners' sugar
  • 30 ml Hot water
  • 100 g White couverture chocolate, chopped
  • Pumpkin seeds, toasted
  1. Preheat oven to 180C/350F. Grease a doughnut pan with melted coconut oil and set aside. Sift together the spelt flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder and salt.
  2. Cream the butter and raw sugar together until light and fluffy. Add the pumpkin puree and mix to combine. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition and scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed.
  3. Add in half of the flour mixture and stir on low until just incorporated. Mix in plain yogurt, then the remaining flour mixture, stir until combined.
  4. Spoon half of batter into the doughnut pan openings with a 3-tablespoon scoop. Bake 13 to 15 minutes. Let cool 5 minutes then invert pan onto a rack to cool completely. Repeat with the remaining batter.
  5. Mix confectioners’ sguar and hot water in a bowl until smooth. In another bowl, add the chopped white couverture chocolate. Set the bowl over a pot of simmering water and melt the chocolate. Coat the doughnuts with powdered sugar icing or melted white chocolate and sprinkle the chopped pumpkin seeds on top. | © 2011 | | © 2011 | | © 2011 |


Sanjeeta kk 18/10/12 06:17

Congrats for a wonderful win, Angie! Pumpkin spelt doughnuts and baked ones..I am sold to the name itself..these look color and beautiful texture.

Choc Chip Uru @ Go Bake Yourself 18/10/12 07:19

Wow it has been a lucky week for you my friend :)
These look fantastic!

Choc Chip Uru

Annie's Journal 18/10/12 08:03

Your skill + the doughnut pan = very cute looking donuts! Love it:)

Santosh Bangar 18/10/12 08:34

congrats.dooughnuts are inviting

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FiSh 18/10/12 09:00

yummy doughnuts! :) besides original glazed ones, i love this with healthy topping!

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Mich - Piece of Cake 18/10/12 09:08

Wow healthier pumpkin chocolate donuts which are baked... love how moist it looks. Wish I could bring a dozen home.

MunatyCooking 18/10/12 09:52

Congratulations on winning the giveaway! The doughnuts looks moist and delicious. I too prefer using yogurt whenever soar cream is mentioned in a recipe :)

Blackswan 18/10/12 10:08

Awesome bakes & presentation! I'm already drooling! Send some over, won't u?? Hahaha!

Cheah 18/10/12 10:44

I just adore the 2nd picture, looks so artistic! The doughnuts look soooo yyummy!

Alicia Foodycat 18/10/12 11:12

Cute doughnuts! What great prizes - congratulations!

Honey Bee Sweets 18/10/12 11:14

Congrats on winning such a fabulous book! I might just go get a copy too. ;) Love the doughnuts! Beat any store bought ones for sure, healthy and yet delicious. ;)

Priya Suresh 18/10/12 11:55

Congrat on ur win..Cute looking super attractive doughnuts.

Helene Dsouza 18/10/12 12:22

angie u r really lucky in winning giveaways. just saw that u won urus giveaway as well! I am soo jealous!!! XD

Sam Hoffer / My Carolina Kitchen 18/10/12 12:37

You could put Dunkin' Donuts out of business with these. Wow.

Belinda @zomppa 18/10/12 13:03

Those donuts are ridiculously awesome - and perfectly seasonal!

Beth 18/10/12 13:29

Thanks for the link, Angie, and I'm glad you're enjoying the book! It's so good of you to feature the book on your website, and to say those kind words about it. I'll be sure to let Carla know!

kitchen flavours 18/10/12 13:39

Congratulations for winning the book! Your doughnuts looks so delicious! I've got to start using my doughtnut pan!

Anonymous 18/10/12 14:21

these look absolutely amazing, as does your whole recipe roll! can't wait to pop back in x

Carol @ Always Thyme to Cook 18/10/12 14:47

Congrats on the wins, lovely gifts! You really put the doughnut pan to great use, they look absolutely amazing!

chow and chatter 18/10/12 14:53

congrats on winning the book and these look amazing wish i had one now with my coffee :-)

Finla 18/10/12 15:09

Locky you, i have this pan but have only used it once, i think i sold take it out and try your recipe too

Lite Home Bake 18/10/12 15:46

These look so good, I have never eaten a pumpkin doughnut :) Would love to try one.

EA-The Spicy RD 18/10/12 15:59

Fun win and gorgeous looking donuts! I finally bought a donut pan then other day, but I still haven't used it. This recipe (a gluten-free version) looks like the perfect one to start with. Love the pumpkin seeds and glaze on top!

JasmyneTea 18/10/12 16:14

Well, "pumpkin" and "doughnuts" are NOT two words I thought would be in the same sentence! They look so good though :)

Elisabeth 18/10/12 16:20

Just love your amazing and yummy little donuts, Angie... Congratulations on your winning!

I found the exact little 'gem' of this donut pan in my 'thrift find' and gave it to Lora...she also made some donuts in them last year and posted it.
I'm totally drooling over that white chocolate icing ones, but love all of them. The ribbon creation looks so adorable and 'chic'!

Ana Regalado 18/10/12 16:38

Congrats on winning that awesome giveaways ! ....Love your wonderful and delicious donuts !

Kitcheninspirations 18/10/12 16:48

When I saw the title, I thought WHAT? Angie, who is all about healthy cooking habits is making doughnuts? But then I read that you won that wonderful doughnut pan, I thought, that's more like it. And I love your spin on the recipe...very nice. I am not a fan of the deep fried variety but would gladly indulge in one of these with a nice tall latté. Perfect with the pumpkin too, it's that time of year!

wok with ray 18/10/12 17:32

Wow, those doughnuts look like gems. They are beautiful and delicious looking. Weekend is almost here. Have a good weekend, Angie! :)

Susan 18/10/12 17:52

Angie, I love that you converted the recipe and since I have spelt to grind in my new attachment for the KitchenAid, these are on my list!! I'm always amazed by your baking, but dang, I wish we lived closer and I could have come over for doughnuts and tea:-D Maybe when my new line and book come out next year; you'll find me on your doorstep!!

Baker Street 18/10/12 17:54

Wow! Congratulations on this double win - the book sounds wonderful and the doughnuts are to die for!

LoLy 18/10/12 17:56

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOW, this looks soooooooo darn good :D

Koko 18/10/12 18:08

Fantastic! I just made my own spelt pumpkin donut holes, as I think you saw! They have such great flavour!!

Gina Stanley 18/10/12 18:10

Lucky you Miss Angie! Doughnuts and a delicious read. Plus you get to eat all the yummy ones you made. Love the ones with the pepitas, so perfect for fall.

Anonymous 18/10/12 19:54

What a fabulous win Angie and I need to get myself a doughnut pan, yours look so inviting.
:-) Mandy

Vimitha Durai 18/10/12 20:05

Congrats on ur win. Doughnut look so soft n inviting

fimere 18/10/12 21:10

Ils sont beaux et bien gourmands, j'adore
Bonne soirée

Anonymous 18/10/12 22:12

Congratulations on winning! The donuts look great. I love the addition of pumpkin seeds...yum :)

Tricia @ saving room for dessert 18/10/12 22:22

Well lucky lady, you are doing great this week! These donuts are beautiful. I see there are plenty of posts for me to catch up on as I was busy with my son's wedding. Looking forward to getting back in the kitchen. Have a great weekend!

Amy (Savory Moments) 18/10/12 22:31

Angie, these doughnuts look so cute and so delicious! I need a doughnut pan so I can try them. Perfect for autumn!

Anonymous 18/10/12 22:36

Very nice recipe with pumpkin. A nice rustic recipe with spelt! You are very inventive Angie. This is a great halloween treat!

Anonymous 18/10/12 23:43

Mmmm pumpkin doughnuts--the best! These sound awesome. x

Jenny (VintageSugarcube) 19/10/12 00:19

Ohhhhh! I have pumpkin and I have yogurt and a doughnut pan, I must make sooooooon! Great photo styling Angie. :)

The Squishy Monster 19/10/12 01:32

Man, oh man, these look great! I MUST get one of those pans, silly me. I adore baking with yogurt and see that these are super moist. Can't wait to try it!

Liz That Skinny Chick Can Bake 19/10/12 01:48

Pumpkin doughnuts! I could not resist these beauties...especially iced and topped with pumpkin seeds! They sound magnificent!

Terra 19/10/12 03:57

They look sooooo good! The doughnuts with the lighter amount of glaze look like cake doughnuts, my favorite! I love your pictures, so fun and cheerful:-) Hugs, Terra

Amelia 19/10/12 04:54

Hi Angie, congrat on your wining. Your donuts look sooo.... good and mouthwatering. Lovey pan which I like so much too.

Have a nice week ahead.

mjskit 19/10/12 05:29

congratulations on winning such a great cookbook! I've never seen a doughnut pan and what a great gadget for a donut lover! I could become a donut lover if I could get someone to make me pumpkin doughnuts!

Cass @foodmyfriend 19/10/12 05:40

Congratulations! I love how you make delicious and healthier donuts. You are a talent Angie!

tigerfish 19/10/12 14:32

Wooo, how lucky. The pumpkin spelt donuts must be one of the healthiest and most interesting donuts. So seasonal too!

Joanne 19/10/12 15:23

I'm pretty sure I could not be more enamored with these doughnuts! Love that they're a bit healthier with the spelt flour in the mix!

Suzi 19/10/12 15:28

Congrats Angie on winning the giveaway. Col!! I am in love with these donuts, they look fantastic. I want one of those donut pans too and a couple of donuts along with it, LOL. Beautiful photos.

Sweet Posy Dreams 19/10/12 15:47

I am so impressed with your photography! Wonderful photographs.

lena 19/10/12 16:54

congratulations on the winning! you lucky girl! i sure would love to own a donut pan!oh, made your yogurt overnight rolls, nice! hopefully can post it soon!

Evelyne CulturEatz 19/10/12 18:17

Oh sounds like a great book and the doughtnuts are a perfect treat to eat while reading. Love the pan and the fact that they are baked.

Nammi 19/10/12 19:03

You can bake them instead of frying them?! I always thought you have to fry the doughnuts. Love that doughnut baking pan!

Debra Eliotseats 19/10/12 19:23

I have got to get me a donut pan (and keep spelt on hand)!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen 19/10/12 22:19

You are so lucky to have won such wonderful things, Angie! I have seen those doughnut pans in other posts and think I need one :) Yours look so good!!

Catherine 20/10/12 01:53

Dear Angie, Congratulations. I am happy for you. It is fun to win something, especially something that speaks to you like this. To believe in a world that is spinning with doubt and confusion is a blessing.
The donuts look like perfection. Blessings my dear. Catherine xo

Norma Chang 20/10/12 03:21

Like that your doughnuts are baked and not deep fried. They sure look delicious and are good for you, never thought I would say that about doughnuts.

Medeja- CranberryJam 20/10/12 06:36

Your doughnuts look just.. inspiring! And really delicious! :)

motherrimmy 20/10/12 16:04

I love the healthy ingredients in these lovely doughnuts. Once I lost weight I figured doughnuts were out of the question, but I can see I was wrong!

daphne 20/10/12 17:04

ooo lala! This is AWESOME to the max. I love the donut ring, i love the icing, the pumpkin! And what a honour to test out the recipe ;) Thanks for sharing.

Parsley Sage 20/10/12 20:18

The Spelt Queen strikes again! These look adorable and tasty. And congrats on your wins! It's always awesome to see giveaways on the receiving end :)

Bread and Companatico 21/10/12 11:20

healthy doughnuts? is that possible? they look beautiful (and, for once, not greasy) totally love the backstory and the doughnuts form, wish I had one myself!

Anonymous 21/10/12 21:44

These look amazing! Would they work with whole spelt flour? (I don't like to use refined....)

My Little Space 22/10/12 14:57

Hey CONGRATULATIONS on your winning! Very happy for you. The donuts look just as awesome. Wish I can have a few. haha.... You knew I won't stop at one, right!

Kate@Diethood 22/10/12 16:07

Beautiful doughnuts!! You know a doughnut is damn good, and worth the time you put into making it, when it tastes great without the glaze. :)

Unknown 22/10/12 19:40

Congratulations for your wonderful prizes- how lovely and inspiration to receive in your mail!
Pumpkin spelt doughnuts! Wow, love that you've made a few adjustments to make a healthy treat;-)

Kiersten @ Oh My Veggies 23/10/12 01:57

Pumpkin doughnuts are quite possibly one of the best things about fall. :) Congratulations on your win too!

scrambledhenfruit 23/10/12 04:34

Mmm...two of my favorites- chocolate and pumpkin- together. :) These look really good!

Devaki 23/10/12 21:54

What a great win Angie - I have been vying a donut pan for ages so so happy you've got yours and you sure put them to GREAT use. What a tremendous array of donuts. Love that you mixed up pumpkin with chocolate. Really great!

chow:) Devaki @ weavethousandflavors

Amy 23/10/12 23:15

I better start getting my hands on making some doughnuts at home. I've got the mold/pan and ingredients but haven't start working on my recipe yet. These sounds wonderful!

Dawn @ Words Of Deliciousness 24/10/12 05:32

Congratulations on your winnings. These doughnuts look amazing!

rita cooks italian 25/10/12 02:24

Congratulation with the book!! These doughnuts look moist and I'm sure they were delicious...(eating them soon after they were out from the oven???,this sounds like me!!)

Kiran @ 25/10/12 04:26

Congrats on the win, Angie! I love baked doughnuts and your recipe looks too beautiful to eat!

Unknown 25/10/12 22:13

those look absolutely fabulous!!

tinyskillet 26/10/12 20:23

They look delightful! So much fum to make any kind of doughnuts you like!

sally 4/11/12 22:32

What great giveaways! I've been craving pumpkin desserts lately, and these donuts look fantastic!

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