Sweet Potato Chocolate Donuts

Identifying Lies & Chocolate Sweet Potato Donuts

2 Corinthians 11:3 (easy)

But I am afraid that you might become like Eve. The snake told her things that were not true. And, because he was so clever, she believe him. And I am afraid that you might start to believe wrong ideas too. So then, as a result, you might stop believing and loving only Christ.


I’m pretty sure I’ve written something along these lines before, but as I’ve mentioned once or twice, the source of these devotional topics is almost always something that’s weighing heavily on my heart. So, you might say that I’m really writing these daily posts for myself, or maybe it’s that I’m hoping I’m not alone in so many of these thoughts and feelings, and they’ll be easy to identify with when shared. Either way, we’re back here again, looking at lies.

Not necessarily lies we create on our own. More like, lies that we’re told and we continue to pass on. I’ve been thinking a lot about the lies that the enemy tells us, and what we choose to do with those them. Do we let them go in one ear and out the other? I wish. That’s not meant to sound sarcastic; I truly do wish that I could let those untruths pass right on by without even acknowledging them. But that’s the problem, I think.

Because I still don’t know God and His Word well enough to identify what’s a lie and what’s not (that feels like a shameful thing to admit, but that doesn’t make it less true.. more on that in a minute), I attempt to avoid examining these lies, which often come in the form of internal thoughts rolling around my brain. But those are failed attempts.

Those lies take hold, even without my permission. And since I’m attempting to avoid them, I don’t bring them out into the light and examine them. I never give myself a chance to break them apart and realize that they’re founded on nothing but evil.

When we moved from Dallas to Chicago at the beginning of the month, we packed up everything in a bit of a hurry. I don’t want to say that we were behind and waited until the last minute to do absolutely everything, so I won’t say it… The fridge that was in our Dallas condo was owned by us, and since it’s fairly new and in excellent condition, we decided to keep it and bring it with us, even though our new apartment had a fridge already. We brought all of our extra stuff to a storage unit here in Chicago, because we’re packrats and we keep telling ourselves we might need it in the future. When we got to the storage unit, we unloaded all the things that were labeled “storage” and were about to head out on our way, when we smelled something super strange – in a bad way. It turns out that in our rush to do all the things, the fridge never got wiped out. It was closed up without really being thawed out, and left in a moving truck for 3 days before we looked at it again. And it was filled with mold.

2 of the ideal conditions for mold to grow are darkness and time. These are 2 of the same conditions that support the growth of lies. We can ignore it as much as we want, but that doesn’t stop the growth. And just like our fridge, the result will eventually come out to the surface, bigger and worse than ever.

If we’re going to move past the lies and negative thoughts, we have to acknowledge them and identify them. We have to hold them up to the light of God’s truth so we can see that they’re not made out of anything substantial. God has given us His Word for many reasons, and one of those reasons is so that we can identify the truth.


What are some of your beliefs that you suspect might be lies? Today in your journal, write down 5 thoughts you have. Then, hold them up to the Light. Are you finding these thoughts to be a lie, or a half-truth? Write down any Scripture next to those thoughts that shows you what the truth actually is.


That God will reveal the truth to you today as you spend time in His Word.

2 Donuts


Chocolate Sweet Potato Donuts

5 minPrep Time

10 minCook Time

15 minTotal Time

Serves 10

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  • 1 cup spelt flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup cooked, mashed sweet potato
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened apple sauce
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup or raw honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon dark chocolate chips
  • non-stick spray
  • water (as needed)
  • Chocolate Sauce
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 2 teaspoons water


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Spray a donut pan with non-stick spray
  3. Mash sweet potato in a bowl until smooth
  4. Add all ingredients except for chocolate chips and mix well
  5. Fold in chocolate chips
  6. If batter is sticky or too thick, slowly add water, one tablespoon at a time until batter is thin enough to be poured into donut pan, but not runny
  7. Once batter has reached the right consistency, pour into donut pan
  8. Bake for 10 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean from the center
  9. Cool for 5 minutes
  10. Mix all ingredients for chocolate glaze in a ziploc bag and cut one corner off of the bag
  11. Drizzle chocolate sauce across the tops of donuts

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