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Whole grain strawberry donuts

These donuts are to die for. These are not that sweet and are easy to make. The hardest thing I find about these baked donuts is actually getting them out of the pan.

I do always grease and flour the baking donut pan really well and even still I have to be careful getting them out. Nevertheless they are awesome to have, especially for the kids, as they think they are having the real thing :-)

I am planning, at some point, to make the real fried version but I am really afraid of having to use refined flour (all purpose flour that is) and having to fry them. Well since it isn’t every day that we actually have these, I guess it should be ok. Somehow I will try to healthify them at least a tiny bit :-)

The recipe comes from my whole grain triple chocolate donuts I made a while back and decreased the sugar of the donut batter even further. Also, to die for :-) so I encourage to try them as well.

Anyhow, there is not too much to elaborate on these, so I hope you try them and if you do let me know how you like them!!

Enjoy!!

Here you can see the strawberry puree as well as the donut batter. Easy peasy :-)

These are sweet enough even though the batter only has 1/4 cup of sugar. With the glaze it makes the donuts perfectly sweet.
 

Made sure you glaze the donuts once they are completely cooled.

These are awesome to have. They are not that sweet as the batter hardly has any sugar :-) Kids think they are having the real deal!!

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Whole grain strawberry donuts

Miryam's original recipe but flavor inspired by chocolateandcarrots.com

Yield: 10 donuts

Ingredients:

1 cup whole wheat pastry flour, You can use 1 3/4 cups of whole wheat pastry flour if you don't have oat flour
3/4 cups oat flour
1/4 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup soy milk
1/2 cup strawberry puree, I used organic strawberries
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon strawberry or raspberry extract, optional, vanilla extract will also work

Glaze

1-2 tablespoons strawberry puree, start with one, you want a thick glaze
1 cup confectioner sugar, You won't need it all, it makes the dipping of the donuts better when you have extra glaze in the bowl. I ended up throwing about half of it away

 

Directions:

Preheat oven to 325°F. Prepare pan by spraying donut pan with cooking oil and dusting with flour.

In a bowl, whisk eggs, milk, sugar, strawberry puree, extract, and oil. Add flours, baking powder and baking soda. Whisk until combined. Fill each donut hole 3/4 full.

Bake for 17-20 minutes. Cool for about 10-20 minutes and remove from pan to a wire rack to cool completely.

Mix glaze ingredients and dip each donut. Let it set and serve.

Tip: Make sure you grease the pan all over specially in the middle round donut piece otherwise they will stick when getting them out of the pan, probably breaking apart in the process.

Nutrition facts calculated based on the recipe giving 10 donuts.

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10 Responses to “Whole grain strawberry donuts”

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    Texanerin — May 27, 2012 @ 4:51 pm

    SO pretty! We’re going to go strawberry picking if strawberry season ever gets here and when we do, I’ll have to make these! Such pretty pictures. They make me happy. :)

    You and I need to get together and make real fried donuts. I’ve been wanting to make them for so long but what am I going to do with so many donuts? I could only make 6 but that’s a lot of trouble for 6 donuts. I want to fry stuff! :D

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    newestedwards — May 27, 2012 @ 9:38 pm

    They look absolutely delicious!!!

    Caroline
    chocolate & carrots

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    eatgood4life.blogspot.com — May 28, 2012 @ 1:53 am

    Texanerin, I would love to get together to bake or fry donuts :-) I just wish we were on the same continent some where close! Maybe some day we can have a group of blogger girls together and do something food related,, that would be fun!!

    I have a lot of bookmarked fried donuts recipes, especially these ones that I have been wanting to make for years. A Spanish recipe I got from one of my relatives. I think I am going to make it sooner than later and the heck to the white flour for once :-)

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    MyFudo™ — May 28, 2012 @ 2:12 am

    Perhaps the natural sweetness and fruity flavor of the strawberry puree is the one adding the delicate “just perfect” sweetness to this wonderful pink treat. I love the simplicity and the delicate pink tinge. Thanks for sharing. My little girl is a fan of Strawberry Shortcake cartoon, you don’t know how wide the smile would be if she sees what is in store for breakfast…Yummy!

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    Amy — May 28, 2012 @ 12:37 pm

    Oh my – these donuts look insanely good. Plus they are so pretty. I haven’t eaten a donut in years, but I think I’d give one of these a try!

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    Texanerin — May 28, 2012 @ 4:27 pm

    If you’ve had a recipe you’ve wanted to make for years, I beg you to make it! Years?! Nooooo. That’s terrible. I’m up to half a year with wanting to make fried donuts and I thought that was bad enough. I keep trying to lure people to come over for breakfast so I can make donuts but nobody wants to. :’(

    You should post some Spanish desserts! That would be nice.

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    Heidi — May 28, 2012 @ 9:18 pm

    These are soooo pretty! Oh my goodness! And now that you mention that your kids think they’re getting the real thing, I will be buying a doughnut pan asap. I’ve been putting it off, but my son is doughnut obsessed because there’s a lady at our local market that sells some amazing doughnuts. Great for a treat, but not every week. I need to start making some healthy doughnuts!

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    Honey — May 28, 2012 @ 11:17 pm

    This looks delicious… great job on the picture.. I love the healthified strawberry donut.. YUM. Will definitely bookmark this. :)

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    Cathleen — May 28, 2012 @ 11:25 pm

    Wow. WOOOW.. I can’t even express how much I want one of these right now, it looks delicious!

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    SkinnyMommy — May 29, 2012 @ 4:46 pm

    Wow! So impressive. I would love to try these!

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