Guava-Glazed Guava Donuts
Guava-Glazed Guava Donuts people… Need I say more? The past couple of weeks I’ve been working on some guava recipes with the most delicious Guava Marmalade that PG Bakery so generously supplied for me. PG Bakery is a local South Florida bakery that makes guava preserves and pastries from locally grown and handpicked Florida Guava. Their strong commitment to quality—avoiding artificial coloring, artificial flavor and preservatives—shines through in flavor. The deliciousness of the guava marmalade has inspired me to try it in a number of different ideas. The other day I made some banana bread donuts and was really pleased with how they turned out, so I decided why not try guava donuts? I had never seen or heard of a guava donut before and have never really had a pastry where guava was actually baked into the dough or batter itself—I’m more used to guava jelly injected into the center of cupcakes, pastelitos and the like. And since this guava marmalade is so good, I couldn’t just stop at the batter—I wanted to add a second layer of the guava flavor to this donut, hence the guava glaze. These donuts are soft, fluffy and slightly chewy and they’re loaded with the flavor of guava, putting a tropical, Cuban spin on an American classic.
|Servings||Prep Time||Cook Time||Total Time|
|1 dozen||10 mins.||20 mins.||30 mins.|
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
- Lightly grease a donut pan with olive oil or cooking spray.
- Combine chia seeds and water in a small bowl and let rest for ten minutes.
- Sift flour and baking powder together in a medium size mixing bowl and set aside.
- In a separate small mixing bowl, mash ripe banana with a fork. Add ½ cup guava, granulated sugar, almond milk and chia mixture to the bananas and whisk together until combined.
- Slowly add the wet mixture to the dry mixture, stirring just until incorporated.
- Fill the donut pan with the batter and bake for approximately 20 minutes. If you gently touch the donuts with your finger and it leaves an indentation, the donuts are not ready. If you touch them and they spring back to shape, they’re done.
- When the donuts are done, allow them to cool on a cooling rack and prepare the glaze.
- Prepare the glaze by whisking together 1 tablespoon of guava, powdered sugar and water in a small bowl.
- Once the donuts have cooled, dip the top half of each in the bowl of glaze until the tops are coated. Allow glaze to set, then enjoy!