Mashed Potato Donuts

Mashed Potato Donuts

Makes 6 donuts
These delicious donuts aren't traditional at all. But flavored with amaranth, a protein-rich grain, and cheddar cheese they make a terrific breakfast or snack treat.
  • 1 1/2 pound Russet potatoes, peeled and quartered
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup grated Cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 3/4 cup whole grain amaranth
  • 1/2 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
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Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add potatoes and cook over medium heat until soft, 20 to 25 minutes. Drain well. Mash potatoes with butter, cheese, salt, and pepper. Refrigerate until cold.

Preheat oven to 400°F. In a skillet over medium heat, toast amaranth until browned, about 10 minutes, stirring frequently to prevent burning. Remove from the heat and set aside.

Add the flour to the chilled potatoes and mix until well combined. Divide the potato mixture into six equal portions. Roll each portion into a 7-inch rope. Roll each rope in toasted amaranth, then form into a donut shape. Place donuts on a lightly greased baking sheet, and bake 12 minutes.
Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving: Serving size: 1 donut, 290 calories (60 from fat), 7g total fat, 3.5g saturated fat, 15mg cholesterol, 270mg sodium, 48g carbohydrates, (6 g dietary fiber, 3g sugar), 9g protein.
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