Sunday, September 14, 2014

Whole Grain Chocolate Chip Donuts


One of my absolute favorite breakfast foods is donuts. As a registered dietitian I rarely allow myself to consume donuts unless I make a lower calorie version myself.  Ok well I should correct myself -during this pregnancy and recent vacations I might have made a few extra trips to the donut shop.  Regardless I try to minimize the intake.

A few weeks ago I came across this recipe for Baked Funfetti Donuts over at Sally's Baking Addiction and instantly fell in love.  Not only was the recipe already relatively low in calories, but the brilliant photography had me drooling.  At first I just wanted to make this recipe exactly as is, but then decided I was craving (we'll blame this on pregnancy) chocolate chip flavored donuts instead.  Additionally I wanted to test out the recipe using partial whole wheat flour to replace some of the of enriched white flour.  My absolute favorite whole wheat flour is King Arthur's Whole Wheat Flour because of the subtle taste.



The outcome of the substitutions did not disappoint!  A delicious lower calorie and higher fiber recipe for Whole Grain Chocolate Chip Donuts was created!  I literally could not stop eating them (again we'll blame this on the pregnancy).  The good news is that each donut will only cost you around 130 calories. This is about 1/3 the calories of the typical fried donut.  In the future I also plan on trying this with blueberries to further reduce the calories.

In other news we continue to prepare for Baby Boy.  The countdown is certainly on and we couldn't be more excited.  Today we are at the 33 week mark, but who is counting?!  The nursery is almost complete (pictures to come) and the gifts are coming.  I am still trying to frantically read up on how to raise a baby, but I know that is a trait that will come with time!


I have also been brainstorming on some pumpkin recipes I am quite excited about.  Ideas just keep coming, but now I must get into the kitchen and experiment!  Stay tuned!!

Enjoy!
Your family's dietitian,
Kristen Smith

Whole Grain Chocolate Chip Donuts
Prep Time: 15-20 minutes
Cook Time: 8-10 minutes
Ingredients (9 donuts)
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour (careful not to overmeasure)
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour (careful not to overmeasure)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup low fat milk
  • 1/4 cup vanilla or plain nonfat Greek yogurt
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 - 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
Topping:
  • Confectioners sugar
Instructions
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Spray a donut pan with non-stick spray.
2. In a small bowl mix together the flours, baking powder, baking soda, nutmeg, and sugar
3. In a separate medium bowl whisk the milk, yogurt, and egg together until there are no clumps. Add the butter and vanilla and mix well. Add the dry ingredients and whisk until well combined, but not overmixed. Stir in chocolate chips.
4. Using a small spoon - spoon the batter into the donut wells (filling about 3/4 the way full). You can also use a piping bag (can be made with a zip-lock bag by cutting corner).
5. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until slightly browned (dont want to allow to get too browned).
6. Using a flour sifter while donuts are still hot, sift confectioners sugar on both sides of donuts.
7. Donuts are best enjoyed warm, but will be good up to 2-3 days if stored in airtight container.
Nutrition:
Serving size: 1 donut • Servings: 9 • Calories: 124.6 kcal • Protein: 2.4 g • Carbs: 17.1 g • Fat: 5.5 g • Fiber: 1.0 g • Sugar: 6.3 g • Sodium: n/a
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1 comment:

  1. I think this is really easy recipe that you shared in your blog. I must try this after completing my niagara falls trip because in these days I am in USA with my friends to enjoy our holidays. This country has a wide range of interesting places. It is not possible to visit this country just in one visit. We have a plan in coming summer vacations to visit this region again.

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