This healthy donut recipe will make you forget all about store-bought and coffee-shop donuts! These homemade baked donuts have an incredible fluffy texture, topped with a light, decadent chocolate frosting. The best part is that these are completely sugar free donuts, with fewer calories than regular donuts, too, giving you a healthy breakfast while still satisfying your sweet tooth!
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Why You'll Love These Healthy Sugar Free Donuts
They're easy to make. You can have these homemade donuts ready in less than half an hour without needing any special equipment. Even if this is your first time making donuts from scratch, I promise this recipe will turn out perfect!
A healthy breakfast on the go. This recipe allows you to enjoy the convenience of donuts without all of the sugar that typically comes with them. I highly recommend making a double batch so you can keep enjoying them as a quick snack or even dessert throughout the week.
They're made with wholesome ingredients. These healthier donuts are made with all wholesome ingredients that are actually good for you! Plus, they have zero grams of sugar, but you'd never be able to guess this is a sugar free donut recipe since it's so darn good!
They're customizable. Whether you prefer regular donuts or donut holes, this baked donuts recipe can fit whatever style you like. Plus, there's always the option of adding your favorite flavors to satisfy any craving.
Ingredients For Healthy Baked Donuts
For the donuts:
- Flour - whole wheat pastry flour is ideal
- Baking powder - for a fluffy, cake like texture
- Sugar free maple syrup - for some delicious sweetness
- Coconut milk - to make the donuts soft and chewy
- Coconut oil - melted and cooled
For the frosting:
- Sugar free chocolate chips - milk or dark chocolate chips
- Coconut cream - for a light and creamy frosting
How To Make Healthy Donuts
1. Combine the wet ingredients. You will first want to preheat your oven to 350°F and prepare a greased donut pan. Then, in a large mixing bowl, whisk the maple syrup, coconut milk, and coconut oil together.
2. Add the dry ingredients. Next, add the flour and baking powder to the bowl of wet ingredients and gently fold them in. You'll want to stir until the donut mixture is combined and somewhat smooth.
3. Pipe your donuts. Fill a piping bag with the donut batter, and pipe individual donuts into the greased donut pan. Only fill each slot about ¾ of the way full, as these low calorie doughnuts will rise when baking.
4. Bake and cool. Put the tray in the preheated oven and bake the donuts for about 15 minutes. Once baked, allow the donuts to cool completely before removing them from the donut mold and placing them on a wire rack.
5. Make the frosting. While the donuts cool, melt the chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl. You can do this by warming the chocolate in intervals of 20 seconds until the chips have melted into a thick liquid. Then, add the coconut cream and stir until the frosting is smooth and glossy.
6. Dip and serve. Carefully dip the tops of each donut into the prepared frosting, and return each donut to the wire rack so the frosting can set. Top with some more chocolate chips if you want, and enjoy!
Tips To Make The Best Healthy Donut Recipe
- Once you have frosted the donuts, place them in the fridge so the frosting can set and cool more quickly. Plus, this will give the frosting that cold and crisp texture that will complement the soft and fluffy donut.
- If you don't have a donut pan at home, you can simply roll your donut batter into balls to create donut holes.
- If you enjoy a crispier donut, simply pop your donuts into an air fryer and cook them at the same temperature for 4-5 minutes.
- If don't want the chocolate glaze, you can top the donuts with the icing from my keto gingerbread donuts, or powdered sugar from my keto powdered donuts.
How To Store and Reheat These Baked Donuts
In the fridge. These baked donuts can be stored at room temperature for 2 days. But if you want to keep your donuts fresh for the week, simply transfer them into an airtight container and refrigerate for 4-5 days.
In the freezer. If you plan on making a large batch of donuts, you'll want to store them in the freezer. You can do this by freezing them prior to frosting or allowing the frosted donuts to chill in the freezer prior to placing them in storage bags.
Defrosting and Reheating. Whether your donuts are frozen or refrigerated, you can easily reheat them in the microwave by warming them up in 10-second intervals until they have reached your desired temperature. Alternatively, you can defrost them by simply refrigerating the donuts overnight so they are ready to enjoy in the morning.
More Healthy Recipes
- Protein donuts
- Healthy French toast
- Healthy low calorie chocolate chip cookies
- Low calorie zucchini bread
- Overnight oats for weight loss
- 1 ¼ cup all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ⅓ cup sugar free maple syrup
- ½ cup coconut milk
- 3 tablespoon coconut oil, melted and cooled
- ¾ cup sugar free chocolate chips and ⅓ cup coconut cream (for the frosting)
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease the silicone donut pan.
- In a large mixing bowl, whisk maple syrup, coconut milk, and coconut oil.
- Fold in flour and baking powder.
- Fill the piping bag with the prepared batter and pipe it into the silicone donut pan.
- Bake the donuts for 15 minutes.
- Cool the donuts completely before removing them from the donut pan.
- Make the frosting; melt the chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl.
- Add the coconut cream and stir until smooth and glossy.
- Dip the donuts into the prepared frosting and place them onto the wire rack.
- Pop the donuts into the fridge so the frosting can set. Serve.
Nutrition Information:Serving Size: 1 donut
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 220Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 7mgCarbohydrates: 28gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 5g