Red Velvet Doughnuts - Recipe

February 12, 2017

 

 

This is a very simple and healthy recipe for red velvet doughnuts made with raspberries and beetroot. Satisfy your sweet tooth with good-for-you ingredients!

 

Fresh beetroot is used for colour and flavour. It is very sweet and adds a lot of nutrients and moisture to desserts. Beetroots are extremely healthy! Loaded with fibre, alkalising minerals, and vitamins A, B and C, they have been shown to have antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and detoxification qualities. Also, recent health claims suggest beetroot can help lower blood pressure, boost exercise performance and prevent dementia.

 

 

 

Ingredients

 

For the doughnuts:

1½ cups almond meal

1 cup cashews

½ cup coconut flour

½ cup cacao powder

½ cup 100% pure maple syrup

¼ cup freshly grated beetroot

2 tablespoons flaxseed

A pinch of sea salt

 

For the icing:

½ cup cashews

2 tablespoons agave syrup

4 tablespoons coconut oil

1 tablespoon dried raspberries

2 teaspoons grated beetroot

2 teaspoons lemon juice

½ teaspoon vanilla extract

 

 

Directions

 

Doughnuts

  1. Blend all of the ingredients in a food processor till combined

  2. Shape the mixture into balls then slightly flatten the mixture on a flat surface and use an apple corer to remove the centre.

Icing

  1. Blend all ingredients in blender till smooth.

  2. Transfer mixture into a small bowl and dip the doughnuts into icing.

  3. Don’t forget to decorate! We used a bit of desiccated coconut and it's delicious!

 

ENJOY!

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