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.

gluten free donut


  1. Preheat oven to 350F degrees 

  2. Spray donut pan with a baking spray with flour

  3. Mix – flour, sugar blend, cinnamon, salt, baking powder and baking soda in a large mixing bowl. 

  4. In a smaller bowl, gently whisk together aquafaba, applesauce,  milk, and vanilla. 

  5. Stir wet mixture into the dry ingredients.

  6. Fill donut pan until each is about 3 quarters full. Avoid overfilling.

  7. Bake for 14-17 minutes. Donuts should be golden brown and an inserted toothpick should come out clean.

  8. Place donuts out onto a wire rack to cool and allow to cool for 10-15 minutes. 

  9. 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 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 donut

Gluten free & chocolate version made by using gluten free flour and adding 1/4 cup cocoa

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*The nutrition information includes the vanilla glaze.