Do(ugh)-Not Stress Out!

Twas the night before middle school and all through the house, the teacher was stirring and wanted to kill a mouse... because she was going out of her MIND!!!

I know that didn't sound remotely rhymey or cool, but I really don't have time to sit here and write you a story. (That's a combination of stress and freaking out talking.) Of course, I really shouldn't be blogging, but I needed a break. I've been planning and stressing and crying and prepping all day. Moving to a new grade is a ton of work! And my wonderful husband has been ironing and cleaning and stearing clear of the evil teacher monster that is whirling through the house Tasmanian Devil style. Quite frankly I have no idea why he stays around, I can be rather unpleasant when stressing about work. Please tell me I'm not the only one....please.

To begin my day, I really wanted to kick it off right, so I made doughnuts. This definitely made me feel better. Except for the extra dishes and kitchen mess I handed myself. I like to make my life extra challenging... ok, I'm just weird. Actually, it wasn't that challenging. This is possibly the easiest doughnut recipe around. AND it's healthy! See, doesn't that make you happy?

Project Wifey Wife Week #19- The Sweet
Healthy Doughnuts
from Deceptively Delicious

1/2 cup firmly packed light or dark brown sugar
1/2 cup canned pumpkin puree
1/2 cup sweet potato puree
1/2 cup low fat buttermilk
1 large egg white
1 Tbs soft tub margarine, melted
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup all-purpose flour or whole-wheat flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp cinnamon

orange juice
powdered sugar
vanilla extract

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Coat doughnut mold with cooking spray.
2. In a large bowl, beat together the sugar, pumpkin and sweet potato purees, milk, egg white, margarine, and vanilla. Add the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and cinnamon, and mix until incorporated.

3. Pour the batter into a gallon-size Ziplock baggie and cut the tip. Squeeze the batter into the doughnut mold.

**Tip** Use a tall glass to hold your baggie while you fill it. BAM, easy fillage!
Bake until tops are lightly brown and toothpick comes out clean when inserted, 20-25 minutes. Let cool on rack and dip in glaze or dust with powdered sugar or stuff into mouth. Your pick.
Doughnuts are rings of happiness. They are two smiles put together. They are responsible for making my thighs look like tree trunks. They are delish.

  • Are you a doughnut fan? You better be.
  • Send me good vibes tomorrow. It's my first day of school!


  1. You're gonna be GREAT! Remember, they are just kids matter what size they are.

  2. Ok, now I'm really hungry :) and I want sweets.

  3. Ahh those doughnuts look delish!

  4. Hope your first day went well!
    yum..pumpkin and sweet potato?! love it!

  5. Ohh donuts are my weakness! These look so good!

    I hope your first day of school went perfectly!! :)

  6. Hope your day went well! And, I know you're a teacher at heart, but remember to not let it ruin your personal time. It's an important job and a rewarding job, but it is a job.

    And I love doughnuts. Ans they love to acquire in the form of fat around my waist.

  7. I love this idea! I have never made doughnuts before, but I really want to get a doughnut pan so I can give it a try. Seems like the perfect flavor for Fall :)

  8. I've been making this recipe every fall for probably the last 5 years. We love it, thanks!!


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