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