Big thanks to Meridian Foods for recently sending me their new Rich Roast peanut butter jars in smooth and crunchy: made using only blanched hi-oleic peanuts sourced from Argentina which have been roasted for longer to deliver a richer and more intense flavour than traditional peanut butters. And let me tell you, the peanut buttery-ness of both varieties is definitely rich! I could easily get through a jar of peanut butter a week (I have to control myself) and to be honest, being more rich means my fix is satisfied with a little less which says a lot.
I had some bananas to use so of course, adding PB to create something just had to be done to try out the nut butters in a spot of baking. Throw in some cacao to make it chocolatey and BOOM, here are these delicious donuts you can just shove in a blender, bake and decorate, and even better they are actually rather healthy! You wouldn’t think it though – rich, indulgent, moreish… I can honestly say the depth of flavour was taken to another level using the Rich Roast, I’m a big fan!
- 2 bananas
- 3 tablespoons Meridian Foods Smooth Roasted Peanut Butter
- 100g yogurt (can be dairy-free)
- 6 tablespoons maple syrup (I used Indigo Herbs)
- 75g gluten-free / oat flour
- 50g ground almonds
- 3 tablespoons cacao powder (I used Nature’s Heart)
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
For the frosting –
- 150g natural yogurt (can be dairy-free)
- 2 tablespoons Meridian Foods Smooth Roasted Peanut Butter
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup
- Melted dark chocolate (I used Montezuma’s)
- Preheat the oven to 170 degrees C and grease a 6-hole donut tin.
- Place everything for the donuts into a blender(I use my Ninja Kitchen Nutri Ninja) and whizz up until smooth and quite a thick batter has formed.
- Divide the batter between the donut tins and fill to the top. Bake for 15-20 minutes until risen. Leave to cool then pop out to cool completely,
- While the donuts are cooling, whip together the yogurt, nut butter and maple syrup and chill until needed.
- Once the donuts have cooled, spread this mixture over the top of each donut. Melt the dark chocolate and drizzle over each one. Enjoy!