These easy baked baked sweet potato doughnuts are every bit as tasty as they are easy to make (spoiler alert: They only take 20 minute start to finish). Read all the way to the end for tips on filling that tricky doughnut pan and reviving stale doughnuts.
Yeah, you read that right: sweet potato doughnuts.
Wait, wait, wait, I see some of you moving your mouse towards the back button, but I’m going to need you to stop right there. Sweet potatoes seem to be one of those things that people either absolutely love or loathe. And not that long ago I was firmly in the latter category (Sweet potato marshmallow bake at Thanksgiving? Yeah, I think I’ll pass).
I couldn’t understand the draw to sweet potato fries or anything that involved a casserole dish and a sweet potato. My best friend, on the other hand, was comfortably sitting on the other side of that fence. I’m pretty sure she’d happily try anything with sweet potato in the title!
But it all changed for me when she took me out to an amazing little bakery where she, of course, purchased a sweet potato doughnut. I’d be lying if I said there was no nose crinkling in disgust on my part, but after a little prodding, she finally convinced me to try a bite (the delicious smell wafting over the table from that doughnut didn’t hurt either).
Although that experience didn’t completely change my attitude towards sweet potatoes (I’ll still pass on the fries and the casseroles), I’m going to have to eat a little humble pie and say that sweet potato, in moderation, is delicious! So even if you’re skeptical of sweet potatoes, I encourage you, no wait, I dare you to give these baked doughnuts a try!