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Low Fat 10-Minute Baked Mini Doughnuts


The first Friday of June is National Doughnut Day and when is there a better day to celebrate?  How about a guilt-free doughnut you can have any day of the year that’s low in fat, cholesterol-free, a 5 easy-step recipe AND can be ready from start to finish in under 25 minutes.*  Now that’s worth trying!

Low fat 10-minute mini baked doughnuts (donuts)  | URBAN BAKES

As we all know, doughnuts come in a variety of flavors, stuffed and topped with or without cream and sprinkles and can come as a closed (stuffed) doughnut, original or the infamous munchkin.  The array is practically endless and yet I somehow only have two favorites, the classic glazed chocolate doughnut and plain doughnut with chocolate glaze.  The photos show my favorite flavor and colors of pink, silver and anything metallic.

Low fat 10-minute mini baked doughnuts (donuts)  | URBAN BAKES

From minimal amount of ingredients, quick preparation and let’s not forget a much healthier version, this recipe is a must try.  Brought these minis to work and people all over the building were trying to get their hands on them.  One person even asked, “Are these the doughnuts everyone keeps raving about?”   Now that’s a good feeling especially when they tell you they like yours more than Dunkin Donuts®.

After you bake yours, glaze it with your favorite flavor, top it with sprinkles, chopped nuts, or even coconut.  I’m sure you won’t be disappointed!  ENJOY

Low fat 10-minute mini baked doughnuts (donuts)  | URBAN BAKES

Low Fat 10-Minute Mini Baked Doughnuts

Prep Time: 10 min | Cook Time: 10 min | Total Time: 25 min | Quantity: 4 dozen mini or 18 regular doughnuts

Ingredients

  • 2 C APF or cake flour
  • 3/4 C sugar
  • 2 t baking powder
  • 1 t salt
  • 2 egg whites, beaten
  • 1 C skim milk
  • 1 T vegetable shortening, melted
  • 1 t vanilla extract
  • 1/4 t nutmeg
  • 1/4 t cinnamon (optional)

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 325°F.  Lightly grease doughnut pan.
  2. In medium bowl, mix dry ingredients: flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, nutmeg and cinnamon.
  3. Add in eggs, milk, shortening and vanilla.  Mix until just combined.  Avoid over mixing.
  4. Pour batter into each doughnut hole 1/2 full.
  5. Bake 8 – 10 minutes or until tops spring back when touched.  Allow to cool before glazing.

Tips

  • Nutmeg and cinnamon are commonly added in to most plain doughnut recipes.  In the photos here, cinnamon was not used.
  • Do not over mix batter as this may toughen the doughnuts texture.
  • To melt shortening, place in microwave on HIGH for a maximum of 30 seconds.  Check consistency of shortening after 15 seconds.  Remember to avoid burning.

Low Fat 10-Minute Mini Baked Doughnuts recipe created by URBAN BAKES.

*The aforementioned statement of this recipe as a LF, cholesterol-free doughnut speaks strictly of the doughnut portion.

Chocolate Glaze

Prep Time: 2 min | Cook Time: 30 sec | Total Time: 5 min | Quantity: approximately 3/4 C

Ingredients

  • 3/4 C semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 3 T butter
  • 1 T light corn syrup
  • 1/4 t vanilla extract

Directions

  1. Combine chocolate chips and butter, microwave on HIGH for 30 sec.  Stir until chips are melted and mixture is smooth.
  2. Add corn syrup and vanilla, stir well.

Chocolate Glaze recipe, slightly adapted from All Recipes member Ginger.

To glaze doughnuts, dip doughnuts into the bowl of chocolate glaze about halfway deep.  Rotate your hand 45 degrees holding the doughnut and lift, set aside to dry or add topping of choice before glaze settles.  As always ENJOY!


12 Responses to Low Fat 10-Minute Baked Mini Doughnuts

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  1. Hey, these doughnuts look really great and i can’t wait to give it a try! Just one problem though, i don’t have a doughnuts pan… Is it ok if i pipe it only a cookie sheet and bake it the same time/temperature?

    • Thank you. The ingredients used in this recipe form more of a batter than a dough. I’ve seen photos of people using cookie cutters into the dough but have yet to make that recipe. What I would like to suggest is to make the batter and place it in the fridge for some time to thicken (prevent oozing) then pipe and bake immediately. Try this and see if it works. I’ll try to make doughnuts using a dough-like batter for those who don’t own a pan. :)

  2. Hey, these doughnuts look really great and i can’t wait to give it a try! Just one problem though, i don’t have a doughnuts pan… Is it ok if i pipe it only a cookie sheet and bake it the same time/temperature?

    • Hi Patricia! The doughnuts itself is fat free however, I categorized this treat as “low fat” due to the fat content in the chocolate glaze. If you’re curious as to how many grams of fat per serving, I unfortunately do not have a program to analyze this. I hope this helps answer your question. :)

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