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.

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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