I’m SO excited about my newest adventure in baking…
A healthy version too – but it can be our little secret. (I like tricking people into thinking they’re eating something sinful)
I’ve been meaning to buy a donut pan for ages, and when I stumbled upon one in Michaels yesterday afternoon I snagged it up.
Here’s what I came up with as a ‘healthified’ donut recipe.
Cinnamon Sugar Donuts
Makes 12 mini donuts or 6 regular sized
Preheat oven to 400F
1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
1 cup all purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tbsp brown sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/4 cup unpasteurized honey
1 tsp vanilla
2 tbsp unsweetened applesauce
1 cup unsweetened non-dairy milk
Sift together dry ingredients. In a separate bowl mix wet ingredients, slowly add dry ingredients and mix until smooth. Spoon batter into donut pan, bake for approximately 7-10 minutes or until the sides start to brown.
While donuts are in the oven, prep the cinnamon sugar mixture by combining 1/4 cup brown sugar and 1/4 cup cinnamon in a shallow bowl.
When the donuts come out of the oven, toss them in sugar mixture while they’re still warm.
*** To help the sugar stick, I brushed them with a tiny bit of melted butter.
Eat one while it’s still warm, mmmm.