Happy National Donut day! I just couldn't pass up posting a recipe on one of my favorite food holidays! If you follow me on Instagram you know that I absolutely adore donuts. With that being said, I do not eat them every day and try to find healthier recipes.
Today's recipe for Baked Oatmeal Donuts is an example of just that - a few simple recipe ingredients for a much healthier outcome. Many of these recipe substitutions were new to me. For this recipe I experimented with oat flour, a flour made by grinding oats to a powder-like consistency in a food processor (it can also be purchased already prepared). When combined with equal amounts of all purpose flour the outcome was perfect. A portion of the fat was substituted with Greek yogurt. Lastly a small amount of coconut oil was used for the fat source (butter could also be used if you don't have coconut oil).
The donuts were topped with a small amount of chocolate glaze. To keep the sugar amount in check I did not dip the donut in glaze, but rather just spooned a slight drizzle (which is why the entire top of the donut is not covered). The small drizzle of chocolate glaze provided just the perfect amount of a sweetened-chocolate flavor to complete this masterpiece.
Wondering how I enjoy non-healthier versions of donuts as a part of a balanced diet? Every once in a while I do enjoy a tried and true fried donut from some of my favorite local donut shops. To be balanced, I always eat one to two eggs and a piece of fruit along with the donut. The eggs or typically hard boiled or scrambled (with no added oil). Adding the eggs and fruit add protein and fiber, which aid in satiety. Additionally starting out with the egg and fruit first helps to aid with portion control when I get to the donut. While it can be difficult I try to limit myself to only one. And again this is something I ONLY do on special occasions.
Your Family's Dietitian,
Bake Chocolate Glazed Oat Donuts
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 9-12 minutes
Ingredients (10-12 donuts)
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup oat flour-
- 2 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 coconut oil (or butter), melted
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- 2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
- 2 tbsp milk
- 1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit; spray donut pan with non-stick cooking spray
2. In a medium bowl whisk eggs, add oil, sugar, vanilla, yogurt, and milk. Mix well
3. In a separate small bowl mix together mix together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and nutmeg
4. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and mix well
5. Using a small spoon (or consider using ziplock bag and cut a tip on corner) spoon or pipe the batter to fill the donut butter about 1/2 - 2/3 full.
6. Bake at 350 degrees for 9-10 minutes if using a mini donut pan (will need to cook for about twice the time if using larger pan). Let donuts cool a bit before glazing
7. To make glaze mix together all ingredients well with a whisk
8. Drizzle glaze over donuts
9. If desired: top with sprinkles before glaze dries
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