Just in time for dinner!

These are my families all time favorites, and they have been revamped until I was able to lower the calories by at least 100 kcals!

Baked not fried!

This is where it starts, and I give you plenty of calorie reducing substitutions along the way.

Here are some items that can help you:

These donuts were hand scooped and shaped, but can also be baked in a donut pan.

You can also add powdered sugar to these sweet babies!

Let’s get started!

Bugne Donut balls at Randomnestfamily

Baked donut balls

These super light and fluffy donuts balls are baked, not fried. They are similar to a french bugne donut, yet much easier!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Side Dish, Snack, Treat
Cuisine American, French
Servings 8 people
Calories 85 kcal


  • Baking sheet lined with parchment paper or silicone cookie sheet
  • 2 medium sized bowls
  • large spoon or spatula
  • A bowl or zip bag to shake your donuts in


Wet Ingredients

  • ½ Cup Grape Seed Oil For a lighter donut, add ½cup of applesauce
  • 1 Large Egg
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract *Optional, but yummy!

Dry Ingredients

  • 1 Cup All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 Cup Sugar *You can cut the sugar in half for a lighter donut, and use a sugar substitute
  • 1 tsp Baking powder
  • ¼ tsp Salt

Cinnamon Sugar Topping

  • ¼ Cup Sugar *make more if you bake lots of donuts
  • 2 tbsp Cinnamon


  • Preheat the oven to 350°
  • Mix all of your wet ingredients together in one bowl. Mix Well
  • Mix all of your dry ingredients together in another bowl.
  • Combine your dry ingredients to your wet ingredients a little at a time, until everything is well combined.
  • Using a spoon, scoop about a tablespoon of batter of dough onto your lined cookie sheet.
    You can also roll balls of dough into a ball, using floured hands so they will not stick. line them on the pan.
  • Bake for 10 minutes until a fork or skewer comes out clean.
    They should be nice and golden.
  • While your donuts bake, prepare your cinnamon sugar mix

Roll in Cinnamon Sugar

  • Once the donut balls come out of the oven, transfer to the Cinnamon Sugar mix, roll, or shake in a bag.
    Lay them on a cooling rack
  • Enjoy!


Calorie intake will depend on the ingredients you use. 
THese are based off the substitutions that I added. Baked regularly, the calories would range about 100 depending on the size of the ball.
Everyone’s donut sizes will vary.
Keyword baked donut, donut, donut ball
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