Glazed Cake Donuts
Donuts meet healthy in this recipe that’s been remixed to provide you with a higher fiber, lower fat..sugar…calorie option to your beloved treat.
This recipe calls for white whole wheat flour to add a little whole grain to your life. The eggs have been replaced with aquafaba (the drained liquid from chick peas) . Applesauce is subbed in for butter. These little babies are baked and result is nutritious and delicious option to the classic fried cake donut.
1 cup white whole wheat flour (or use Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free Flour)
1/4 cup of a stevia based baking blend
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/4 cup aquafaba (liquid drained from chick peas)*
1 tablespoon applesauce
2/3 cup skim milk (or nondairy milk to make them vegan)
*The aquafaba is used as a replacement for 2 egg whites. Another substitute: 1 tablespoon flaxseed mixed with 3 tablespoons water. Let sit for 10 minutes until it becomes gelatinous.
Preheat oven to 350F degrees
Spray donut pan with a baking spray with flour
Mix – flour, sugar blend, cinnamon, salt, baking powder and baking soda in a large mixing bowl.
In a smaller bowl, gently whisk together aquafaba, applesauce, milk, and vanilla.
Stir wet mixture into the dry ingredients.
Fill donut pan until each is about 3 quarters full. Avoid overfilling.
Bake for 14-17 minutes. Donuts should be golden brown and an inserted toothpick should come out clean.
Place donuts out onto a wire rack to cool and allow to cool for 10-15 minutes.
Top with your favorite toppings: cinnamon and stevia sugar blend, powdered sugar, vanilla bean glaze (recipe below), melted chocolate, strawberries, edible flowers, crystalized lemon zest.
Mix ins: 1/4 cup of...mini chocolate chips, lemon zest/juice, blueberries, or strawberry puree
For a vanilla glaze, mix 1/2 cup of powdered sugar, 1 teaspoon skim milk and a splash of vanilla extract. Stir until smooth. Add food color to make a little pop of color. You can make different flavors by using different extracts, lemon or lime juice/zest. Make it your own!
To glaze, wet your fingers with a little water and run it over the tops of the donut lightly and, dip it in your favorite topping.
Here's a lemony version
Gluten free & chocolate version made by using gluten free flour and adding 1/4 cup cocoa
*The nutrition information includes the vanilla glaze.