These baked donuts are not very sweet and suitable for glazing and icing. Texture is cake like and soft. The texture is different from the dough like deep fried donuts that we grew to love. But a healthy alternative to introduce to children. A very good breakfast grab and go or after school snack. I omitted the glazing and icing because I see those as extra calories and fat. I am also one of those that would scratch off the icing/frosting on top of a piece of cake before I eat it (yeah we do exist!). I have learned eating healthy starts at a young age. If you start them young, they will probably follow this eating habit when they grow up. I started when I was in my teens (I used to love all the fatty meat and chicken skin), but when my parents started having issue with high blood pressure and high cholesterol and thus changes in my mom cooking to accommodate less salt, no red meat, no high cholesterol food, etc. It changed my way of eating too and made me awared of the term "cholesterol" and how to eat healthy to prevent it. So, twenty+ years down the road, I can tell you IT WORKS! I'm medium size build, always like this (not the skinny type) and in Malaysia, people are considered me FAT. But, I have very good overall cholesterol reading, good Tri, good HDL and LDL numbers (without any exercise, but now I try to incorporate 30 minutes of cardio exercise and some running everyday). Whereas my older sister and younger brother now both have high cholesterol and my brother is the skinny type. So, it proved to me that my diet works and I just have to keep following this eating habit and fight off the temptation.
Okay, back to topic, I re-created this recipe to accommodate the American 6 oz. size of yogurt. Using 150g out of 170g tub of yogurt we have here just too troublesome for me. I just wanted to use the whole tub without doing any measuring, and hence this recipe for my future reference. Can certainly add a little more sugar if you like it sweeter or just glaze it.
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- 1/3 cup white granulated sugar
- 3/4 tsp. baking powder
- 3/4 tsp. baking soda
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 1 large egg
- 1 tub (6oz/170g) plain yogurt
- 1 Tbsp. canola oil
- 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
- 1/3 cup dried raisins
1. In a big glass bowl, combine (A). Whisk thoroughly with a whisk.
2. In the center, add (B) except raisins. Whisk until combine. Add raisins and mix well. Use a spoon and fill the greased donut pan.
3. Bake at preheated 400'F oven for 10 minutes. Remove with a toothpick and cool on wire rack. Store in air-tight container.
*Yields 12 healthy baked donuts*
Check out my other baked donuts:
1. Healthy baked donuts
2. Assorted baked donuts
3. Green Tea Flavored Baked Donuts