Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Healthy Baked Donuts


Chocolate chips baked donuts, simply divine and oh so healthy! Made with yogurt and just 1 Tbsp. of oil!!


Closer look!


Coconut flakes baked donuts, want some?


Hello pretty!

I bought two donut pans recently at a trip to the outlet mall. It was at a steal for $4 each, it was buy one gets one free deal you see, so without any hesitation I just grabbed the last two. I have been eyeing baked donut recipe for awhile and so glad that I finally got to make it. The original recipe is from My Culinary Journal. Thanks Peony for graciously sharing her baked donuts recipe. Below is my modified version with my signature twist to the usual baked donuts with icing topping. Each of my topping gave a little something special to this soft baked donuts and it was so easy to put together too. By the way, it would be delicious with peanut butter chips as well. Do not bake with any sprinkles or color coated chips as the color would run and the donuts would turn out looking ugly. See, why the other four of my donuts went missing? I used the color coated peanut butter chips and I learned a lesson out of it. *wink*

*Click here too see more variety of my baked donuts*




Ingredients :

(A)
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

(B)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tub (150 gm ) plain yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Toppings: sweeten coconut flakes & semi-sweet chocolate chips (or peanut butter chips)

Method :

1. In a big bowl, combine (A).

2. Push the flour to the side and in the center, add in (B). Mix (B) well with a spatula and mix the flour in to just combine. Set aside.

3. Spray the donut pan with nonstick cooking spray and divide the sweeten coconut flakes and chocolate chips at the bottom of each of the donut tube pans. Divide batter among pans. Place the batter only half full so that you will see donut hole when baked. 3/4 full will not be able to see any donut hole when baked.

4. Bake at 400°F for 10 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pans to wire rack.

~Yield 12-18 baked donuts

Note: Still soft the next day but best eaten on the day it was baked.


The above is the donut baking pans that I used.

63 comments:

tigerfish said...

Give me the chocolate one!

www.cakes-zoo.blogspot.com said...

Hey they were all lovely looking! it must be great!

Chuck said...

I'll have one of each please! For healthy donuts, they still look decadent.

My Sweet & Saucy said...

Yummy! What a fun twist on donuts!

Retno Prihadana said...

Ching, I want them all! I love donuts.

Beachlover said...

oh!! now you make me wanna to bake my donut.Very pretty and uniform!!Actually I bought a 12 holes donut pan last year,still didn't have the effort to bake one yet!..Ok..get ready,I'm comming donut!!

Peony said...

didn't think of putting the topping at the base first before baking. Good idea.

we eat plain most times as I'm too lazy to glaze n decorate the donuts.

Mochachocolata Rita said...

oh gosh...i'd loveee some healthy baked donuts...this is a must try!

Connie said...

This is so inspiring for someone on a low-fat, low-sugar diet. I am so buying a donut pan soon. Thanks!

KAY said...

Makes me want to reach into the screen and grab one to eat.

Little Corner of Mine said...

Tigerfish, one for you! :)

Thanks cakes-zoo, yes they are.

Thanks Chuck. Help yourself!

Thanks sweet & saucy. :)

Retno, help yourself! These donuts are yummy.

Beachlover, yup! it's time to use your donut pan. I know I saw you bought one last year. Mine got 12 holes too, so I get to bake two batches at one go (got two mah). Just use half the batter, then you will see the donut hole, 3/4 full you won't be able to see the donut hole anymore.

Thanks Peony. You see, I also lazy to make icing and glaze and decorate donuts and thus thought of this idea! Decadent, something different and oh so easy!

Rita, this is really good, should try!

You're welcome Connie. Enjoy this baked donut!

Hehe Kay, thanks! You are entitled to all you can donuts through the screen. :P

Happy cook said...

Came here through food gwaker, i am gonna sure going to make this light version.
I have had this pan for at least two years byt has never used them.

bobby said...

These donuts... they could the best. The coconut ones look fantastic. Adding yugurt and lemon juice sounds like they would have great texture and flavor.

Deborah said...

I have been wanting to make baked donuts, but haven't purchased the pans yet. Yours look so delicious!

Little Corner of Mine said...

Happy Cook,
You should make this. It's really good. :)

Bobby,
These donuts are soft and airy. I finished the rest just now, a day after and still soft and good.

Thanks Deborah. If you have a outlet mall close by, should go look there first, should be on sales or clearance now. ;)

Dhanggit said...

thanks for sharing this recipe..i wanted so badly to cook some doughnuts..i saw some recipes before i didnt like it.;i think will try this one :-) the one with chocos looks really delicious :-)

ps, about your recipe muncher account I'll check if theres a problem in your feed..so sorry i wasnt at home yesterday i didnt work actually i'll do it today and i'll send you an email if theres a problem kisses

Lia said...

baked donut really great idea. love to get one!

Little Corner of Mine said...

Dhanggit, thanks! :)

Lia, it is, go buy the pan!

The Cooking Ninja said...

Nice donuts :)

Hope your little girls have recovered. Mine had something like that too not too long ago. The doc said it in French - me catch no ball. :p She had terrible ulcer in her throat that the doc said to give her ice cream ... haha ... it was so bad that she didn't want to eat ice cream. :p

Retno Prihadana said...

Ching, thanks a lot for sharing the recipe. I´ve made them! come stopping by we can enyoy it together :)

rokh said...

healthy and yummy! ahh! I want! :)

WokandSpoon said...

So much healthier than fried doughnuts! Hmmm, I'll have to keep my eye out for a donut pan!

Little Corner of Mine said...

Thanks Cooking Ninja. Yes, my girls have recovered. Evy had it in her throat as well and made her difficult to eat anything. You can try fruit popsicle since this is to me better than the ice-cream.

Retno, wow, coming over!!!

Thanks rokh, help yourself ya!

It is wokandspoon. This donut pan sures come in handy. :)

Dwiana P said...

very inviting!!! pardon me of my stupid question. how does the donut pans look like?
I made donut long time ago, frying though and mold the donut with my hand.

Big Boys Oven said...

wow sounds like we ahve a doughnut Queen! wow!

Little Corner of Mine said...

Dwiana, I posted my donut pans for you. :)

Haha BBOven, where? where? :P

Jen said...

I've always wanted to try baked donuts but couldn't justify investing in a donut pan without trying them first... yours look really delicious.

Sharon said...

wow, I'm definitely going to try this! I love the chocolate ones...so cute. Now I just need a donut pan :) I have some mini bundt pans so perhaps I'll try that out.

Orchid64 said...

This look great and are certainly less unhealthy for you than the real thing. That being said, I don't think they can actually be deemed "healthy".

Since you mention that they are best eaten the day they're made, I'm guessing they get a bit drier as time goes by (as there isn't much fat in them). I think they'd hold up better with some soy flour added into the mix as it adds moistness to baked goods.

Little Corner of Mine said...

Thanks Jen. My friend bought hers at HomeGoods for $6.99. Check outlet mall for clearance.

How's yours turned out, Sharon?

Hi Orchid64,
Yogurt is healthy right? It's made with yogurt, so I considered this healthy. Also, compared to those deep-fried, covered with sugar glaze or sweet/creme filling, this one is definitely way healthier.

Actually it is still soft the next day if it can last that long. I made those as gift (the latest post) so I didn't get to taste it the day before. But I assume the crunchy cereal might not be crunchy the next day. You can try with soy flour and let me know how's yours turned out.

Food For Tots said...

This healthy version looks easy to me! May I know whether I need to beat the mixture or just mix it well with hand beater? Sorry, I am still a novice in baking.

Echo said...

hey, my name's Echo, yes, i really answer to it, anyway, im new to baking so i dont know all the science behind what goes with what, but im planning to try making these sugar free, forget all you artificial flavor haters, sucralose is my friend, flavored stevia is fun too, anyway, my question is this, can i refrigerate left over batter? fresh baked is always best, day of, preferably within a few hours, with only one exception in my experience, how ever unlike cookie dough which can be balled and frozen, some batters have to be used right away or not at all, save me some money and let me know up front (its tough to reduce a recipe that only calls for one egg, though there's always egg substitute i guess)

Little Corner of Mine said...

Sorry food for tots for getting to you so late, I some how missed you comment earlier. Yes, just mix everything with a hand beater and spatula.

Hi Echo, I don't know the science behinds baking too. I also don't know whether you can freeze this batter. Why not you just bake it and freeze the donut instead?

Food For Tots said...

Tks for the useful tips. I had finally made these donuts. I had posted them in my blog and link to your site. Hope you dun mind. Tks a lot for kind sharing. ;)

Little Corner of Mine said...

Hi Food for Tots, I don't mind at all, will go check out your link now. :)

Happy cook said...

I made this donut and must say it turned out perfectly. Have posted them in my place
http://mykitchentreasures.blogspot.com/2009/09/healthy-baked-donuts.html

Little Corner of Mine said...

Glad you liked it Happy Cook, will hop over to see your donuts. :)

roma said...

Looks divine! Bookmarked!!

Purnima said...

I tried these today..got 12 fluffy pcs, my 4 yr old gorged on 3 of these, 5 yr old had 2, me 2 hubby 3 straight out of oven! Tks for the perfect bake temp/time..keeper recipe! Tried only choco chips this time..and this was my first time at it! Tks a ton for sharing such a wonderful recipe!(balance hv left wrapped in a foil)

JenFyffe said...

I'm so excited to bake these donuts and try your healthy recipe! I'm a huge plain yogurt substituter when baking so I was thrilled to see that you are as well and that it works for donuts! One question though, I'm not a gram measurer and you can for a "tub of yogurt-150gm" Im a little confused because the conversion calculator i checked said it was a little over 4oz. What size "tub" are you referring to? Thanks!

Little Corner of Mine said...

Glad you liked it Purnima.

Jenfyffe, check out this link below:
http://belachan2.blogspot.com/2009/04/baked-raisin-donuts.html

I changed the recipe to accommodate our US measurement, I used the 6oz. size tub. ;)

Purnima said...

Lost this recipe-so google searched n again found it. Wanted to ask u..hv u submitted the pic and recipe here - http://www.nibbledish.com/people/belachan/recipes/baked-donuts
if yes..then discard it, if not, then its plagiarism..Do chk.
You hv a great blog..

Little Corner of Mine said...

Thanks Purnima for looking out for me. :) And yes I posted that recipe at nibbledish.

Anonymous said...

I made these with coconut in a bundt pan, and then just cut them up, and theyw ere amazing! thank you! sincerely,
donut addict

christyd said...

I have a donut pan on order! Can't wait to try these!

Anonymous said...

I made this this morning. I only got 6 donuts, but they were the best donuts ever. I used lemon yogurt, and then used cream cheese frosting which I warmed a bit in the microwave. They are light and fluffy, and just the best with coffee.i

Little Corner of Mine said...

Thanks for your feedback donut addict and glad you liked it. :)

Way to go Christy!

Thanks for your feedback Anon, so glad you liked this baked donuts. :)

Donut Recipe said...

Ok those deserts are awsome, keep at good posting even some donut recipes !

Lisa said...

these are tasty! you can also heat up some icing and dunk them in it for the glazed look. i would recommend keeping a watchful eye though, because i took mine out at about the 5 minute mark and they were even done a bit too much. could be that i have a powerful oven. i even used strawberry yogurt for a twist :)

rani said...

Hi, I was looking for a good recipe and I think this is a winner i did buy these pans a while ago with good intent on making baked doughnuts, we did move not to long ago and almost got rid of pans right now i can only find the one with out a hole in it but they were quite yummy and the kids like them too, I added you on my facebook and excited to try other recipes from you, thanks.

Little Corner of Mine said...

Thanks for taking the time to feedback to me Lisa and Rani, glad you liked it. :)

karen said...

i love donuts and have not eaten one in a long time because i don't really like the store bought varieties. But this recipe is amazing! I so want to try baking some but dont have a donut baking tray, do you think it would be ok if i used muffin/ cup cake tray? Is the batter dry enough for me to roll into rings?

Little Corner of Mine said...

Hi Karen, you can use a muffin tray. The batter is not that dry that you can roll it, but you can try shape into a ring shape by dropping spoonful of batter onto a cookie sheet (I never try it before but think it might work).

Anonymous said...

Hi, I don't have a donut baking tray...is the dough batter of a pouring consistency or is it pliable enough to be rolled out and cut into dough nut shapes??

Little Corner of Mine said...

Anon, see my comment above.

JCHokie said...

I'd like to bake these today. How much yogurt should I use exactly? I got a big tub but don't know exactly how many ounces I should use? Thanks!

Little Corner of Mine said...

Hi JCHokie, use about 6 ounces.

DV said...

Hi! Your blog is beautiful and your recipes are interesting - a lot of them very healthy and I love your baked goodies :)

Happy to follow you!

-Divya
http://tastyvegcooking.blogspot.com/

Anonymous said...

Hi,

Thks for ur recipe. I just bought a donut maker from Gwatch but there's no recipe. Tried out one recipe from Internet but it doesn't work out. Saw your recipe n tried it. It was great! Just that my maker doesn't even out the colour during the process and I can't put the chips on the base. I must mix them with the batter.

Thks a million!

Little Corner of Mine said...

You're welcome Anon and thank you for taking the time to feedback to me. Appreciated and so happy that you liked it. :)

Anonymous said...

Don't mention. I modified your recipe a little and baked Mixed Berries Donuts with Strawberries bits by using mixed berries yoghurt.

Selcuk said...

wow. i had a similar recipe that my aunt gave me so I knew that it would be good. However I should admit that it tastes better than my aunt's recipe. Coconut flakes made it perfect. Yummy!

alanna said...

looks yummy!