LOW FAT SPICED BAKED DONUTS

spiced baked donuts, doughnuts

by Lesli

in Muffins | Donuts

Oh-la-la, these are scrumptious!  I make them every Christmas morning — and occasionally on other special days — like Saturdays!  LOL :)

Just Kidding!

I wish I could say “eat these to your hearts content,” but I can’t recommend you eat these too often — I truly do just save them for special occasions.  Though the fat content is fairly low (26%), they don’t pack enough nutritional punch to make them a good every day choice.

Having said that, they do make a healthy alternative to those times when you’re craving donuts!  Did you know a Krispy Kreme Pumpkin Spice Cake donut packs a whopping 340 calories and 18 grams of fat!  And who on earth eats just ONE Krispy Kreme donut anyway?  Especially when they pack them hot out of the ovens in those convenient 12 to a box containers!  Just say “NO!” to Krispy Kreme!

You’ll love these … I’m 100% confident!

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup 1% low fat milk
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup frozen egg substitute, thawed
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Vegetable cooking spray
  • 2 tablespoons powdered sugar

PREPARATION

Combine first 6 ingredients in a large bowl; make a well in center of mixture. Combine milk and next 3 ingredients; stir well. Add to dry ingredients, stirring just until moistened.

mini-bundt-pan Spoon batter by 2 heaping tablespoons into each cup of a 6-Cup Mini Bundt Pan coated with cooking spray.  Smooth tops of batter evenly with a knife. Bake at 400° for 12 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Remove from pan immediately; let cool on a wire rack. Repeat procedure with remaining batter. Sift powdered sugar over donuts. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Note:  Donut holes can also be made by dividing batter evenly among 22 mini-muffin cups coated with cooking spray.  Bake at 400° for 10 minutes.

YIELD:

11 donuts

NUTRITION

CALORIES 154 (26% from fat) / PROTEIN 2.7g / FAT 4.5g

I’ll bet if you try these, they’ll become one of your favorite holiday treats.  Let me know what you think :)

This recipe was shared with This Chick CooksTalking Dollars and Cents and Lady Behind the Curtain.

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Sheryl

I’m having a recipe only link party “Cast Party Wednesday” This recipe would be a perfect addition. I would love it if you came by and shared some of your recipes with us.
Thanks,
I hope to see you there!

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Lesli

Your wish is my command Sheryl! I’ll drop by in a few minutes. These are amazing “donuts”! BTW, I visited your blog and there are some fun tips. I loved the idea of what to do with your husbands old shirt. Thanks for stopping by Sheryl.

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Katie @ This Chick Cooks

We just love baked doughnuts. Your recipe sounds so yummy and I love those special doughnut molds you’ve used. I’d love for you to come by and show off your recipe at These Chicks Cooked Recipe Spotlight. Have a blessed day :)
Katie

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Lesli

Happy to oblige Katie. I love your blog and I’ve added the Low Fat Spiced Baked Donuts recipe. Thanks for hosting the Linky party and thanks for stopping by A Healthy Kitchen!

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