Whole Wheat Donuts

Serves: 5

I am not much of a donut person, but if you tell me it’s healthy, then I am in!! These donuts are dense and moist. They can be eaten plain or covered in chocolate (yes, I made a chocolate covered version for the boyfriend because he likes all things chocolate!). They would make a great pairing with your morning coffee or afternoon tea!

Fit Ingredients:

  • 1 c (132g) whole wheat flour
  • 1 tbs unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg (or cinnamon)
  • 1 large egg
  • 3 oz coconut milk (or milk of choice)
  • 6 tbs splenda (or sweetener of choice) * You can adjust the sweetness to your liking. These were not super sweet, so if you like things a bit sweeter, feel free to add more!
  • 1 1/2 tbs chocolate chips, optional
  • 1/4 tsp coconut oil (if using chocolate)

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  • Donut pan
  • Non stick baking spray (with flour)

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Directions:

Pre-heat your oven to 375 degrees.

Spray your donut pan with non stick spray. Mix the apple sauce, vanilla, egg and milk in a bowl. In a separate bowl mix your flour, nutmeg, and splenda (if using liquid sweetener add it to your wet ingredients). Mix your dry ingredients into your wet ingredients. The ‘dough’ will be very sticky. Fill each donut slot up 2/3 of the way. Wet your fingers if the dough is sticking to them. Bake in the oven for 10 minutes. Remove from the oven and let them cook in the pan for 10 minutes and then transfer them to a cooling rack.

Enjoy them as is, or cover them in chocolate as I did below! 🙂

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Nutrition: (1/5 plain donuts)

Calories: 113.9, Protein: 4.5g, Carbs: 20.8g, Fat: 1.6g (1g Saturated), Sodium: 14mg, Fiber: 3g (Net Carbs: 17.8g)

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And now for the more ‘indulgent’ version……..CHOCOLATE DIPPED!!

Directions:

Melt the chocolate chips and coconut oil in a bowl in the microwave for about 30 seconds. Dip the top of the donut in the chocolate and twist back and forth a few times to fully cover. Use a knife to spread the chocolate evenly if needed! Very easy!

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Nutrition: (1/5 with chocolate)

Calories: 150.3, Protein: 4.9g, Carbs: 25.1g, Fat: 2.9g (1g Saturated), Sodium: 16mg, Fiber: 4g (Net Carbs: 21.1g)

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You know you want one……..!!!

2 Comments
  • Candice Protheroe
    oh these were so good very dense but in a good way made them seem more filling and for so little calories i just ate two :) looking forward to making your pumpkin blondies next they sound delicious!!!!
    September 26, 2012
    • Hi Candice! I am so happy you liked them! Yes, they will be a bit more dense due to the whole wheat flour, but I totally agree that they are much more filling (more like the cake donuts)! And you can't beat them for the nutrition stats! I have a pumpkin version coming up soon! ;) Enjoy the blondies! Let me know how they turn out for you! They have been by far the biggest hit on the site! :) Have a great day!
      September 26, 2012

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