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Sunday Morning {Clean-ish} Donuts

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Once in a while it’s hard to ignore those cravings for a little something sweet, luckily there are healthier ways to indulge. Here are a few healthier donut recipes to let you enjoy the sweet you’ve been craving with only a fraction of the sugar of regular donuts.

3a6f3c4d004c235001bd12c247185d64Cinnamon Oatmeal Raisin Donuts:

The lack of refined sugars, artificial sweeteners, and unhealthy fats make these a great sweet treat when you’re craving a delicious donut. Not only that, but you get protein, fiber, and even some healthy fats! Who knew donuts could provide healthy benefits?

*Makes 7-8 donuts

Wet Ingredients:
• 1/2 cup plain non fat Greek yogurt
• 1/3 cup unsweetened apple sauce
• 1/3 cup liquid egg whites
• 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
• 1/2 cup water 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
• 1/2 tablespoon coconut oil, melted

Dry Ingredients:
• 2 cups of rolled oats, ground into a flour (or gluten free oats)
• 1/2 cup rolled oats left whole
• 2 tablespoons flax meal
• 2 tablespoons almond meal
• 5 stevia packets
• 1 tablespoon cinnamon
• 1 teaspoon baking powder
• 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
• 1/2 cup raisins

Instructions:
• Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
• Combine all of the dry ingredients (except the baking soda), in a large bowl.
• Combine all of the wet ingredients in a separate bowl (except coconut oil)
• Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients, coconut oil and baking soda and combine until it comes together
• Quickly pour the batter into 7-8 sprayed donut molds and put in the oven for 15-18 minutes or until firm and golden brown on top.

*For 8 donuts*
• Calories 180
• Fat 4g
• Carbs 30g
• Protein 7g
• Fiber 5g
• Sugar 9g (from raisins)

CHOCLOATE-CAKE-DOUGHNUTDouble-Chocolate Glazed Donuts:

These may be made for the chocoholic, but they are also healthier than your typical chocolate donut. Being made with flaxseeds makes these high in fiber and are naturally sweetened using agave and pure vanilla extract. Flaxseed has also been linked to lowered cholesterol and a reduced risk of heart disease! So really these donuts are good for the heart right?

Prep Time:
10 Minutes Inactive:
30 Minutes Cook time: 1
5 Minutes Total
Time: 55 Minutes

*Makes 12 donuts

Ingredients:

Donuts:
• Nonstick spray
• 1 tablespoon ground flax meal
• 1/2 cup almond milk
• 1/4 cup grape seed oil
• 1/3 cup agave syrup
• 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
• 1 cup cake flour
• 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
• 2 teaspoons baking powder
• 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
• 1 teaspoon fine salt
• 1/3 cup vegan mini chocolate chips

DSC03474Chocolate Glaze:
• 1/2 cup vegan mini chocolate chips
• 1 tablespoon grape seed oil
• Sprinkles (optional)

Instructions:
• Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (with oven rack in center of oven)
• Spray doughnut pan lightly with nonstick spray.
• In a bowl, combine the flax meal and 2 tablespoons of water and let stand for 2 minutes to thicken.
• Add almond milk, grape seed oil, agave, and vanilla, and whisk to combine.
• In another bowl, combine cake flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt, and whisk.
• Add the flour mixture to the almond milk mixture and whisk together until everything is combined.
• Stir in the chocolate chips.
• Use a small cookie scoop or spoon to drop 2 to 3 large tablespoons of the batter into each doughnut mold (so each is 2/3 full).
• Bake the doughnuts for 10-12 minutes until puffed and a toothpick comes out clean,
• Allow to cool while you make the glaze.
• Melt the chocolate chips in a microwave for 30-second intervals or over a double boiler.
• Stir in the grape seed oil until the chocolate is smooth.
• Dip each doughnut (top side down) into the glaze.
• Decorate with sprinkles if desired.
• Chill the doughnuts in the refrigerator for 30 minutes for glaze to set.

chocolate-peanut-doughntsDark Chocolate Peanut Butter Donuts:

This one is for all of you peanut butter and chocolate lovers! Being baked instead of fried adds a level of healthiness to these donuts. In addition, the whole wheat pastry flour adds a little extra fiber. Instead of regular sugar, they are sweetened just enough with maple syrup (real maple syrup) to keep them nice and sweet but still on the healthy side.

*Makes 12 mini donuts

Ingredients:

Donuts:
• 3/4 cup whole wheat pastry or gluten-free flour
• 1/2 cup cocoa powder
• 1 teaspoon baking powder
• 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon coconut oil or unsalted butter, melted
• 1 large egg at room temperature
• 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
• 1/4 cup maple syrup or agave
• 1/4 cup plain nonfat Greek yogurt
• 1/4 cup nonfat milk

Peanut Butter Glaze:
• 2 tablespoons plain nonfat
• Greek yogurt 1 tablespoon agave
• 1 tablespoon creamy peanut butter
• 1-2 teaspoons nonfat milk

Instructions:
• Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and lightly coat a doughnut pan with nonstick cooking spray.
• In a bowl whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl.
• In a separate bowl, whisk together the butter, egg, and vanilla. Stir in the maple syrup and Greek yogurt, mixing until there are no more big lumps.
• Alternate between adding the flour mixture and milk to the egg mixture, beginning and ending with the flour mixture, and stirring until incorporated.
• Transfer the batter to a large zip lock bag and cut off one bottom corner. Pipe into the doughnut cavities.
• Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and lightly coat a doughnut pan with nonstick cooking spray.
• Bake for 5-8 minutes or until barely firm to the touch. Let doughnuts cool in the pan for 5 minutes and put on a wire rack to continue to cool.
• Stir together the yogurt, agave, and peanut butter in a small bowl. Slowly add the milk a 1/2 teaspoon at a time (stopping once you have achieved desired consistency).
• Dip each doughnut top first into the glaze and return to the wire rack to let it set.

*Gluten Free Rice Flour: 1/2 cup millet flour, 2 tablespoons brown rice flour, 2 tablespoons tapioca flour, and 1/2 teaspoon xanthan gum

*Maple syrup, agave, and honey can be used interchangeably

*For 12 doughnuts
• Calories 86
• Fat 2.7g
• Carbs 14.3g
• Protein 3.4g
• Fiber 2.2g
• Sugar 6.1g

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