Sunday, August 19, 2012

Healthy Berry Doughnuts

My family LOVES doughnuts!!!!
One trip to Krispy Kreme can cost us at lest 8 bucks, the cost of the doughnut pan, and there is ZERO nutrition in what we are eating!!! This is why buying a doughnut pan was on the top of my list! I had come up with a way my kids could HEALTHY doughnuts!

Here is just one great recipe for healthy doughnuts. 
I added Chia Seeds to this recipe for extra nutrition. Normally they are about three times the cost of flax seeds but Trader Joes just started selling them for only $4.99 a bag! So if you have a Trader Joes near you, check them out! Flax and Chia seeds can be used as egg substitute in recipes. To substitute one egg, all you have to do is add a 2-3 Tablespoons of warm water to 1 tablespoon of seed and let sit for about five minutes, until it thickens a little.

Doughnut Ingredients:
  • 1 1/2 cups of Whole Wheat flour (or any other)
  • 1/4 cup Flax seed Meal (*optional* I also added Chia seed)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1/2 cup 100% Maple Syrup
  • 3/4 cup Plain or Vanilla Yogurt
  • 2 large Eggs
  • 2 tablespoons melted Butter or Coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 cup of Strawberries
  • 1/4 cup frozen/fresh Blueberries
Strawberry Glaze Ingredients:
  • 3 medium Strawberries pureed 
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
First preheat the oven to 400 degrees. 
Then add flour, seeds, and baking powder to a bowl an set aside.
Put your berries in a bowl and mash them up. I heated the in the microwave for 30 seconds so it would be easier to mash.

 Add yogurt, eggs, butter, maple syrup, and vanilla to the berries and mix well.
 Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix until combined.
 Spoon the ingredients into a sandwich bag and squeeze into greased doughnut pan.
Baking time varies per oven.... 7-10 minutes
until a toothpick comes out clean!
 While doughnuts are cooling on a rack make your glaze.
Puree your strawberries then stir in the powdered sugar.
After your doughnut cool a little, you can drizzle the glaze on top or, as I like to do it, just dip the whole thing in.
 There you have it, HEALTHY Doughnuts!
P.S. I have never tried this but I heard that if you dip your baked doughnut in butter and then put it in the toaster oven it will give it more of the taste of a fried doughnut!

1 comment:

  1. Oh, you are the bomb! I didn't even know they had doughnut pans! I have to get one. Thanks for the wonderful recipe.


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