GUILT-FREE BAKED HEALTHY DONUTS

Anyone who knows me knows that I love to cook and bake. My main pleasure is finding inventive ways to make guilty dishes more healthy. You’ve gotta get creative sometimes. My friends are always asking for my recipes. I play with different recipes all the time to see what I can come up with. Especially having a little one I always have to sneak in the good stuff because she would eat snacks or candy at all times if she could. I even made green pancakes for St Patty’s Day with spinach.

One thing my daughter and I love are DONUTS. Lots of them. My mouth is drooling just thinking about it. I was fiddling with different donut recipes this weekend and came up with one my daughter finally enjoyed. The donut feel without all the fat and calories. Win win. You can adjust the ingredients based on your liking. The cinnamon in these donuts makes your house smell heavenly. I personally used chocolate chips this time but you can swap out the chocolate chips for nuts, coconut or anything practically. They are completely customizable.

You will need a donut pan. This one is very similar to mine.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup unbleached whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup Stevia Sweetener
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs/egg whites
  • 1 tbsp melted butter (I used Ghee butter)
  • 1/2 cup skim milk
  • Dark chocolate chips to your liking.
  • Toppings: melted chocolate, strawberries, nuts, vanilla glaze, powdered sugar, cinnamon and sugar, sprinkles. See recipes for a few below at bottom.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Grease the donut pan with baking spray.

In a medium bowl, mix flour, sugar, cinnamon, salt, baking powder and baking soda.

In a separate bowl,whisk together the eggs, melted butter, skim milk and vanilla.

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Add the wet mixture to the dry mixture. Whisk and Stir. My munchkin wanted to help with this part.

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Fill the donut pan almost to the top making sure you don’t overfill. Bake for 14 minutes. They will be golden brown. You can test with a toothpick. Allow them to cool for 5 minutes or so.

You can pry out with a knife or tip the pan over if they are too stubborn.

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Simple Vanilla Glaze – Whip powdered sugar with a little milk and vanilla extract.

Banana Glaze – 2 Tbsp Mashed bananas, 2 Tbsp Unrefined Coconut Oil. Combine ingredients and melt by microwaving about 10-15 second, then stir. Spread on donuts.

Chocolate Fudge Frosting – 1-2 avocados, 1/2 cup cocoa powder, 1/2 cup honey, 2 Tbsp coconut oil, 1 sp vanilla extract, 1/2 tsp salt. Blend in blender till smooth and spread on donuts.

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Hope you guys enjoy this guilt free recipe! I love cooking and sharing with y’all.

 

Xo,

Ashley

 

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