Baked Donuts

I have always loved this pikelet recipe as it has been my go-to for the kids’ breakfast and packed school snacks. I add either a banana, natural sprinkles and choco chips for variety!

But the other night, I went gung ho to try the same recipe using a donut pan! The kids were so excited to see the pikelet “transformation” and so I went ahead and made another batch for the kids’ school event today.

I try my best to minimize the sugar in the recipes I use and therefore, feel free to make adjustments from the original pikelet recipe lifted from the Everyday Cookbook!

INGREDIENTS:

20g melted butter
140g self-raising flour
1/4 tsp sea salt
30g caster sugar {I use raw sugar}
1/4 tsp bicarb of soda
150g buttermilk
1 egg

METHOD:

1. Preheat oven at 180Cdeg.
2. Add all ingredients in a bowl and mix until a smooth consistency is achieved.
3. Pour the batter until about 3/4 size of the donut holes.
4. Bake between 8-10 minutes.
5. Allow to cool completely before dipping in the glaze.

GLAZE:

1 cup icing sugar
1 tsp vanilla
2 tbsps water or milka

METHOD:

Sift icing sugar in a bow. Mix all the other ingredients.

ANZAC Biscuits

I never knew that ANZAC biscuits are so easy to make! Recipe lifted from forumthermomix.com.

INGREDIENTS:

125g butter {I used organic butter.}
1tbsp golden syrup {I used maple syrup.}
180g brown sugar {120g is enough. Maybe even 100g.}
95g rolled oats
90g dessicated coconut
150g plain flour {I used g/f plain flour for this batch.}
1tsp bicarbonate soda
2tbsp boiling water
1/2 tsp salt

Method:

1. Preheat oven to 180°C (160°C fan forced).
2. Add butter and golden syrup to the Thermomix bowl and melt for 2 minutes, 80°C and speed 2.
3. Add brown sugar and melt 1 minute, 80°C and speed 2.
4. Combine the bicarbonate soda and water. Mix until dissolved.
5. Add oats, coconut, flour, salt and the bicarbonate/water mixture. Mix in reverse mode, for 10 seconds in speed 4.
6. Place spoonfuls of the mixture onto lined baking trays and bake for 10-12 minutes. Allow to cool on tray.

Banana Oat Muffins

Despite my lack of gifting in the kitchen, I am motivated to give baking a go because I know how much my kids love home baked goodies. Thanks to my trusty Thermomix for making my domesticated life so much easier. *wink*

As always, feel free to make adjustments to the amount of sugar you put in. Recipe is lifted from recipecommunity.com.au.

INGREDIENTS:

220g rolled oats
2 ripe bananas, halved, approx 220g
60g brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
2 eggs
250g natural yoghurt
30g Shredded coconut
90g sultanas

METHOD:

1. Pre-heat oven to 200 degrees.
2. Add all ingredients except coconut and sultanas to the thermomix bowl.
3. Mix 20 seconds, speed 6.
4. Add coconut and sultanas and mix 10 seconds, speed 2, counter-clockwise operation or until coconut and sultanas are incorporated into mixture.
5. Pour into a greased muffin tray.
6. Bake 20 mins or until golden brown.