15 Healthy Donut Recipes. But Seriously.
Happy National Donut Day! We love donuts. LOVE. But they're usually not the most nutritious treat in the pink box so we rounded up our favorite healthy donuts that are *still* as delicious as the store-bought kind. Now we're not suggesting that you should scarf down a dozen of these bad boys in one sitting, but if you do, you won't have a coronary on the spot. (Yippee!) So skip your usual brunch this weekend and impress your friends with a batch of homemade donuts.
Who said it has to be winter to enjoy hot chocolate? These babies still feature everything you need to make them flavorful and sweet, but has coconut oil, sweet maple, and whole wheat flour instead of their less-healthy counterparts. (via Brit + Co)
We substituted all-purpose flour for spelt and garbanzo bean flour and egg whites for whole eggs, reduced the sugar and butter, and then baked the donuts instead of frying them. All in all, this is a healthier take on your cup of coffee's best friend. (via Brit + Co)
You might be thinking we're crazy to even suggest olive oil donuts, but trust us when we say “o-m-g." Baked with lemon juice and rosemary, these sweet little bites are perfect for breakfast or even dessert. (via Heavy Table)
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America might run on Dunkin' but you're going to give Dunkin' a run for their money with these donut holes! Cinnamon sugar is a classic donut combo, and the fact that they're only 30 calories each makes us love them even more.
While chocolate and fillings and flavors are nice, but sometimes, a morning just calls for vanilla. Nothing fancy but something perfect. These baked vanilla donuts taste like Krispy Kremes, but with half the calories. (via Averie Cooks)
If you're thinking about going paleo, donuts are a good way to start. These are perfectly dense and coated with just enough chocolate for dipping in coffee. (via Tasty Kitchen)
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Swap your morning shake for donuts that feature protein powder. They also have oats, almond milk, and yogurt and they taste amazing.
Our two loves: red velvet + donuts. And yes, they happen to be adorable. But more importantly, they're delish. With a cake-like texture, vanilla glaze, and sprinkles, we can't think of any reason not to try these. (via P.S. Heart)
Orange is the new lemon. If you like your donuts fluffy, then you'll be in love. (via The Little Epicurean)
@thezachrocheleau 45 OREO Protein Donuts 🤤#healthyrecipes #recipe #proteindessert #proteindonuts #oreo #foodie ♬ original sound - Zach Rocheleau
Did you know Oreos are actually vegan? Did you know you could use them for some high protein donuts? You learn something new everyday.
As soon as we saw espresso as one of the ingredients in this recipe, we were insta-fans. (via Minimalist Baker)
While most donuts are berry-filled, these are berry-iced… making for a heavenly combination. Sometimes nutmeg can be overpowering, but combined with the tartness of the berry, this recipe is pure bliss. (via Vintage Mixer)
Did we mention these taste like cinnamon rolls? Yeah, our mouths are watering too. (via Damn Delicious)
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We love that these donuts feature healthy ingredients like bananas, almond milk, and nut butter...almost as much as we love that they're vegan *and* can be made in one bowl.
We all love those deep-fried, sugar-coated, jelly-filled snacks as a treat, so why not make every day National Donut Day without the guilt? These delicious, healthier donuts have whole wheat flour, fresh strawberries, coconut oil and Greek yogurt to perfectly balance out the temptingly sweet glaze. (via Brit + Co)
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This article has been updated from a previous post.
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