Think a donut has to be fried to taste good? This recipe proves that you can bake a decadent donut using healthy ingredients like whole wheat flour, cocoa, coconut oil, low-fat buttermilk, and non-fat yogurt. No need to stop by the bakery on a Saturday morning. Save money and calories, and still feel like you've had a weekend treat.
- 1 cup white whole wheat flour
- 2 tablespoons Hershey's cocoa
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon apple pie spice
- 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil or melted butter
- 1/4 cup low-fat buttermilk
- 1/4 cup non-fat vanilla yogurt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 egg
- Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
- Lightly spray a donut pan with non-stick buttery spray.
- In a large bowl, whisk flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, sugar, apple pie spice and salt.
- Add the coconut oil, using your hands to mix it into the dry ingredients until the mixture is crumbly.
- In a separate bowl, mix buttermilk, yogurt, vanilla and egg.
- Pour the buttermilk mixture into the flour mixture and stir until just combined.
- Fill prepared donut pan 3/4 full. Batter will be thick.
- Bake donuts for 6-10 minutes, until they spring back when touched. (Mine took a full 10 minutes.)
- Top with glaze and sprinkles if desired.
Note: For a quick and easy glaze, whisk 1 cup of powdered sugar with 1 teaspoon of cocoa (or more, depending on taste), adding milk by teaspoons until you reach the desired consistency, until smooth. I used Silk dark chocolate almond milk in my glaze, which gave it a deep chocolate flavor.
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