Who doesn’t love a batch of warm, fresh donuts? I know I do, but I DON’T love what they do to my thighs. As much as I love this delicious treat, I almost never eat them because of the guilt they leave me with…because of course I can never have just one! So you can only imagine my delight when I came across a delicious sounding better-for-you recipe for baked donuts! The Mister is a big time donut lover, so I was excited to surprise him with this recipe (without telling him they were better-for-you of course!). So I whipped these up one Saturday morning and waited anxiously for his reaction...”these are awesome” was his response! Then I revealed the truth about them being baked and better for you, he was shocked! As a result, I’ve dubbed these baked “no-duts”…it only seemed natural since this treat is nowhere near as bad for you as their greasy, fried counterpart. So dive in donut lover’s…introducing, the Cinnamon & Sugar Baked “No-Duts”!
Cinnamon & Sugar Baked No-Duts (baked donuts recipe)
Yeilds 18-20 mini donut holes
Adapted from Pinch of Yum
1 cup flour
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 tsp. of cinnamon
1/2 tsp. of nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup applesauce
1 tbsp skim milk
2 tbsp coconut oil (can substitute for natural butter too)
INGREDIENTS FOR THE DONUT COATING
2 tbsp. butter
1/4 cup sugar
2 tbsp. cinnamon
Preheat oven to 350.
Mix all dry ingredients, flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt & sugar.
Whisk together milk, coconut oil, applesauce, and egg. Stir into dry mixture.
Pour batter into a greased mini cupcake tin (this will give you mini donut holes) , filling each space about half way.
Bake for about 7 minutes. Remove from oven and pop the donut holes out of the pan.
METHOD (for the topping)
Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a medium dish.
Mix together the cinnamon and sugar.
Using a pastry brush, dust each donut hole with the melted butter, then quickly roll them in the cinnamon & sugar mixture.
Serve warm and enjoy!