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.
Jaime is a Nutrition Coach and professional writer. She enjoys cooking easy meals, running, and learning more about food.
Jaime specializes in helping women with ADHD learn to meal plan and cook healthier meals without getting overwhelmed.