Superb Healthy Donuts


This is the final result. I must say, this was my first try and ingredients/measurement were right on the money :-), lucky for me. The recipe is very simple, will take you about 10 minutes to whip together. What takes the longest in the dipping and glazing of the donuts but either way I think it is really a good recipe. For a chocolate version you can just add 1/3 cup of cocoa powder and decrease the whole wheat flour amount to 1 3/4 cups instead of the 2 cups.


In this picture you can see how spongy they look. Gosh they are good. I meant to put sprinkles on the donuts but because I had none and did not feel like going to the store I just used some slivered almonds I had on hand. I think it was a great combo. My family really liked it.


The chocolate donuts are much better off cooling on parchment paper lightly sprayed with oil. For the chocolate covered donuts you may want to put them in the fridge to speed up the drying process.


This is how they look after coming right out of the oven. I left them in the pan to cool for about 5 minutes before taking them to cool on the wire rack. While cooling I prepared the glazes. Coating the chocolate donuts became a little bit messy but in the end it was worth it. I love baked donuts.


Just got the donut pans about a couple of days ago. Today I finally tried them. They worked well and the result speaks for itself. Will be using quite a bit :-). Love, love, love my latest acquisition!

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Superb Healthy Donuts

Miryam's original recipe

Yield: 9 donuts

Ingredients:

2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
1/2 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup low-fat milk
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 pinch cinnamon
1 pinch nutmeg

Sugar Glaze

1 cup confectioners' sugar
2 tablespoons low-fat milk
1/4 cup slivered almond

Chocolate Glaze

10 ounces dark chocolate chips

 

Directions:

Preheat oven to 325°F.
Spray donut pan with cooking oil. In a bowl, whisk eggs, sugar, vanilla, oil, nutmeg and cinnamon.

Add flour, and baking powder. Whisk until combined. Fill each donut hole 2/3 full.
Bake for 12-15 minutes. Cool for about 5 minutes and remove from pan to a wire rack and cool completely.

For chocolate glaze melt chocolate chips over medium heat over a double boiler and let cool before glazing donuts. After glazing donuts sprinkle with slivered almonds. Let set on parchment paper previously greased with oil.

For the sugar glaze just mix ingredients and glaze the donuts. Sprinkle with almonds or other favorite sprinkles. Let set in parchment paper as well.


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19 comments

  1. Love that you’ve added coconut in it for the extra crunch. These make for some good breakfast too. Hope you had a great vacation and looking forward to more great recipes.

  2. Awesome recipe! I’ll be trying it out this weekend, but your recipe says to use egg, but it’s not in the ingredients list! Can you specify how many eggs you use so I can determine how much egg-substitute to use?

    Cheers!

  3. I adore oatmeal cookies…and these look so inviting with all the healthy elements!

  4. Hi Miryam,

    I have tried a few of your recipes and they are fantastic. I’m thinking of trying this too but might not be able to get shredded coconut. What can I substitute this with?

    And can I just use all olive oil?

    Cheers

  5. These cookies look super! I love that they are not as bad for you as other cookies but still taste great!

  6. I love the coconut here –yum!

  7. Oh wow..these look so good! I wonder if I can use my coconut sugar I just bought in these…

  8. Yum! These look fantastic! I’ve turned into such a cookie fan lately and oatmeal is always my fave!!!

  9. I love that you used whole wheat flour for these fabulous cookies, Miryam! They look so scrumptious. A good, soft oatmeal cookie is one of my favorite and you made it even better with the chocolate! Great recipe.

  10. Yum! Love oatmeal cookies plus chocolate. These look healthy and thats nice to eat a healthy cookie.
    Age is just a number Miryam, with our healthy eating hopefully we can knock off ten years each. Haha.

  11. These look great. I love oatmeal cookies.

  12. I remember time felt like it was crawling when I was in school, but the older I get, time seems to go faster and faster….how is that possible?? Lol! These cookies sound lovely! I especially love the coconut in them!

  13. Hi Miryam! It’s my first time making oatmeal cookies and I only have regular rolled oats instead of quick ones. Do you think they would turn out the same? Would I have to bake a little longer?

    Also, just wanted to say keep up the good work! Every time I make something from your blog, it turns out to be a huge hit! :)

    • I think they should be fine. Since there isn’t a large amount of oats I anticipate that the cookie will turn out OK. Thanks so much for visiting my blog. I am glad you like the recipes :-)

  14. Can I use all purpose flour instead of pastry flour.because I don’t have 

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