Baked Donuts

Wednesday, February 25, 2009


These are a wonderful substitute for one of my favorite foods, trans-fat laden, soft pillows of dough, also known as donuts. While these are by no means low-fat, they are a bit healthier, have much more flavor than your average American donut and are just fun to make! This recipe makes about 1-2 dozen large donuts.
Baked Donuts:
1 Cup warm milk
1 packet yeast
Two Tablespoons melted Smart Balance Butter (you can use real butter if you like)
1/2 cup sugar
2 eggs
3-4 cups of flour (depended on the time of year and your altitude)
1/8 th tsp. nutmeg
1/8 th teaspoon cardamon
Pincf of salt
For Topping:
1/2 cup of melted butter (need the real fat-laden deal for this)
1 cup sugar
2 Tablespoons cinnamon
1. Place warm milk in electric mixing bowl. Stir in yeast. Let set for 5 minutes. Stir in Sugar and melted Smart Balance.
2. Slowly mix in with a fork, the; eggs, flour, spices, salt and flour.
3. Kneed, using your dough hook for about 5 minutes at medium speed.
4. Transfer into a greased bowl and allow to rise for one hour.
5.Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees. Take dough out of bowl, roll out on flat surface and use donut cutter (or a glass for the large circle and shot glass for the smaller if you do not have a donut cutter) to cut out dough.
6. Place donuts on baking sheet lined with parchment and allow to rise for one hour.
7. Bake donuts for 8 minutes, or until they are a very light brown.
8. Dip donuts in butter and then in sugar and cinnamon mixture.


  1. I'm a big fan of the baked donut. My favorite restaurant makes chocolate donuts with coconut frosting for their Sunday brunch and had two left over for us today. Mmmm.... The spices in yours sound delicious

  2. Thanks Melinda!
    I love coconut, and chocolate. That sounds like heaven in a donut.