I’m falling more and more in love with donuts as I get older. I used to eat them a lot for breakfast, then tapered off as I realized how unhealthy they are. Now, I treat them as a snack rather than a full-on breakfast. My absolute favorites are the chocolate cake-y donuts; I can’t get enough of them. I found this recipe and love it so much, and I changed the recipe around a little to make it healthier… well, as healthy as a donut can get, anyway.
Instead of sour cream, I used Greek yogurt, which adds a little protein and less fat, and instead of regular sugar I used Stevia. It’s zero calories and gives the donuts just a little sweetness, which is perfect for me. You might be able to get away with using applesauce instead of the oil, but I don’t know how that would affect the texture. Anyone know for sure? Because that would make them even healthier! The site above adds a glaze, but I don’t usually like sticky donuts so mine is just like a donut-shaped muffin. In either case, they’re delicious, and you should totally make them!
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- 1/2 cup Stevia (Or regular sugar)
- 1/4 cup cocoa powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 6 tablespoons nonfat plain Greek yogurt
- 1 egg
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
- In a mixing bowl, mix together the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, and baking soda.
- In a smaller bowl, mix together the vanilla, yogurt, egg, milk, and oil.
- Pour the wet mixture into the dry mixture, stirring thoroughly until just combined.
- Spoon into a greased donut pan, spreading the mixture evenly.
- Bake for 8 minutes until the donut springs back when you touch it.