JACKPOT bakes: Baked Pandan Spelt Donuts

Happy Friday Dear Readers!

As an experiment, I decided to attempt baking pandan baked spelt donuts using pandan paste and a mixture of white spelt and whole wheat spelt flour. I attempted two experiments where the latter experiment turned out much better than the first experiment due to the different ingredients used and the baking time in the oven.

Experiment #1:

Ingredients Used:

  • 1 Cup Whole Wheat Spelt Flour
  • 1 Cup White Spelt Flour
  • 2 Tsps of Baking Powder
  • A Pinch of Salt
  • 3/4 Cup of Vegan Buttermilk (I used 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar added into the soymilk to create a vegan version. This was left aside for 5 minutes to let it mix together.)
  • 2 Organic Free Range Eggs (lightly beaten)
  • 1/4 Cup of Raw Organic Honey
  • 2 Tbsp of Coconut Oil
  • Pandan Paste (I didn’t really measure this out and went by the appearance of the green colour in the mixture)

Experiment #2:

Ingredients used:

  • 2 Cups of White Spelt Flour
  • 2 Tsps of Baking Powder
  • A Pinch of Salt
  • 3/4 Cup of Vegan Buttermilk
  • 2 Organic Free Range Eggs (lightly beaten)
  • 1/4 cup of Organic Coconut Sugar
  • 2 Tbsp of Coconut oil

Method:

  1. Preheat your oven to 200 degrees celsius.
  2. Spray your donut pans with oil spray and set aside (I used a mixture of small and regular sized donut pans).
  3. In a mixing bowl, mix together the beaten eggs, coconut oil, honey/coconut sugar, vegan buttermilk and the pandan paste until well combined and set aside.
  4. In a larger mixing bowl, mix the flour, baking powder and salt until well combined.
  5. Add the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients bowl and stir until just combined.
  6. Fill your mixture into a cupcake pen/pancake pen (bottle) for easier dispensing of the batter into the molds. You can also use a piping bag to fill the molds. If you do not have any of these, I usually use a spoon and carefully fill in the molds until about 2/3’s full.
  7. Bake the donuts in the oven for around 7-9 minutes for the larger donuts and around 5-6 minutes for the smaller donuts.
  8. Take the donuts out of oven and take them out of the molds. Rest the donuts on a wire rack to cool down.
  9. Best eaten while hot but try not to eat them all! Enjoy!

Results:

Experiment #1:

I left the donuts in the oven for around 10 minutes by accident so the donuts turned out quite dry. The flavours however were there but the donuts were quite dense due to the use of wholemeal spelt flour. The honey gave it a nice sweetness but I was very disappointed that I had let my donuts sit too long in the oven. Also, I found it very difficult trying to take them out of the donut pans.

Experiment #2:

I baked the donuts for a bit shorter in the oven and I took out the smaller donuts a lot earlier as they seemed to bake quite quickly. Not long after, I took out the regular sized donuts. The donuts came out of the pan a lot more easily though were a bit crumbly due to some pieces that were stuck in the donut pan. The donuts were moist and the coconut sugar gave it a wonderful flavour and also provided a different appearance to the donuts. The donuts were not too sweet just the way I like it. I was a lot more happy with the result of the 2nd experiment. Also the use of all white spelt flour added to the softness of the donut’s texture. I will definitely be making these again.

Photos from my experiments:

Eggs with Pandan Paste and Honey

Pandan Paste Mixture

Flour and Pandan Wet Mixture

Wet and Dry Ingredients combined

Pandan Donuts Mixture

Donut Pans

Cupcake Pen

Filling the Molds

Filling the Molds 1

Filling the Molds 2

Filling the Molds 3

Donut Pans Filled

Donut Pan Filled with Mixture

1st Donut Experiment

First Donut Experiment 2

2nd donut experiment

2nd donut experiment 1

2nd donut experiment 2

“The optimist sees the donut, the pessimist sees the hole.”   
Oscar Wilde

Until next time!

x

Jackie

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