So I mentioned yesterday that a friend and “professional spotter” of mine at the gym made a special request for donuts. More specifically he wanted his favourite cookie…
Turned into a healthy donut.
So how did they turn out?
He loved them. Happy day!
So since they were well received I will post up the recipe as promised. Now, be aware that these are NOT gluten or dairy free. You can however make some simple swaps to change that if you wish. I will make some suggestions as to how to do that in brackets beside the original ingredient used.
Makes 7-8 donuts
- 1/2 cup plain non fat greek yogurt (can probably sub more apple sauce OR coconut yogurt, just adjust liquids)
- 1/3 cup unsweetened apple sauce
- 1/3 cup liquid egg whites
- 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 tbsp coconut oil, melted
- 2 cups of rolled oats, ground into a flour (can sub gluten free oats here)
- 1/2 cup rolled oats, left whole (same as above)
- 2 tbsp flax meal
- 2 tbsp almond meal
- 5 Stevia packets
- 1 tbsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 cup raisins
Directions: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Combine all of the dry ingredients (except the baking soda), in a large bowl. Combine all of the wet ingredients in a separate bowl (except coconut oil as it would harden once it hits the cold liquids). Add wet to dry, coconut oil and baking soda and combine until it comes together. Quickly pour the batter into 7-8 (depending on size of your donut pan) sprayed donut molds and toss in the oven for about 15-18 minutes OR until firm and golden brown on the top.
If you are making 8 donuts (they are quite large), each donut is:
Sugar: 9g (all from the raisins)
Adjust the raisins if you are watching your sugar but hey, overall they are not too bad. No refined sugars, no weird artificial sweeteners and no unhealthy fats in sight for this childhood favourite treat. As a bonus, there are 7 whole grams of protein coming from all whole food sources (greek yogurt and the egg whites), 5 grams of filling fiber and some healthy fats from the almonds and coconut oil.
Hope you enjoy them! 🙂