A while back when I bought the chaga mushroom powder, I wasn’t content to simply use it to make drinks and elixirs and coffee alternatives and call it a day.
The drinks are delicious, I love having them, and they’re super good for you, but they’re nothing new, and it’s not like they’re uncharted territory or anything. And neither are doughnuts.
But doughnuts with chaga mushrooms in them, may be where things go a little more unusual and a little bit off the beaten path. I’m all about stepping off the path.
I’ll say straight up, don’t be intimidated by the chaga mushroom content in the doughnuts. If you didn’t know the flavour well, or know that it was in there, you probably wouldn’t taste it, and to be honest, chaga has such a subtle flavour that I can hardly taste it. But it’s there. There is mushroom in your doughnuts.
Perhaps even more exciting than that though, for me at least, is that these doughnuts are raw! This is my first raw doughnut experiment, and not that it didn’t have it’s trials and re-trials, but it wasn’t as many as I expected, and they actually turned out quite well.
And while we’re talking about the fact that they’re raw with mushrooms, we might as well mention the important part: that they’re chocolate and coconut with tahini.
Tahini is one of my all time favourite flavours. It’s something about the creaminess, combined with the nuttiness, and the thick, drippy consistency that makes me want to eat it all the time. By the spoonful. In fact, last night, I totally did. Just so you know.
And the best part is, tahini is made from sesame seeds, which are incredibly high in calcium, perfect for all of us plant eaters. Combine this with the antioxidants of the raw cacao and chaga mushrooms, the healthy fats from coconut and these doughnuts are a dream, both to eat and for their health benefits. Not convinced? Get out your doughnut pan, and whip up these delights. You’re missing out!