Sometimes, I feel like a machine.
Yesterday started with an office desk purge. You see, I have the desk at work that no one wants, and everyone talks about. It’s always littered with paper, fruit, calculators, post-it notes, you name it. And then I was really productive crossing off end-of-the-month to-do’s at work.
I called my Grannie on my way home (poor thing is quarantined in her room at the nursing home while the flu bug runs rampant there ) and made her day, she said. Little does she know, she made my day, too When I got home, I took Lily on a walk, threw dinner for tonight in the crock pot and into the fridge, cleaned the kitchen, made energy date balls, and ate dinner all before leaving to teach. Holy…productive. Like I said…machine.
I even left a friendly reminder to Mr. Prevention that if he messes up my clean kitchen, he better clean it up!
I probably had all that energy stored up from my carb-o-licious treat on Sunday: “Healthy” Baked (Chocolate Chip) Donuts. Since investing in a donut pan, I want to use it all…the…time. But of course, I want the downward trend in weight to continue, and none of the guilt associated with my personal favorite junk food ;). Especially after Mr. Prevention purchased some of the real deal on Thursday and I resisted all but one stolen bite.
Luckily for him, I shared these. But just a few.
“Healthy” Baked Donuts slightly adapted from Little Corner of Mine
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/3 cup sugar
3/4 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 tub (150 gm) fat-free plain Greek yogurt
1 Tbsp canola oil
2 tsp lemon juice
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 Tbsp semi-sweet chocolate morsels
Preheat oven to 400 F.
In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. In a separate bowl, combine egg, yogurt, canola oil, lemon juice, and vanilla extract.
Fold the wet ingredients into the dry, mixing until just combined.
Spray the donut pan with nonstick cooking spray and divide the chocolate morsels in the bottom of each of the donut tube pans. Divide batter among pans. Place the batter only half full (or less) so that you will see donut hole when baked. They rise a lot!
Bake for 10 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pans to wire rack. Yield: 12 donuts.
Nutrition Information (per donut): 87 calories; 2.3 g. fat; 18 mg. cholesterol; 163 mg. sodium; 14.8 g. carbohydrate; 0 g. fiber; 2.6 g. protein
Result: Hmm…new weekend obsession? You betcha. These are easy, easy, easy. PLUS, if you don’t have a donut pan, you can make these on a baking sheet. They won’t be as cute, but they will still taste fabulous! I want to try these in a long-john shape next! There’s nothing “healthy” about them, per se…but they are low-calorie and low-fat — two things that your run-of-the-mill donut is not. Enjoy!
While these donuts aren’t huge, they are sufficient. For 87 calories each, sign me up!
Question: How do you spell donut/doughnut — donut or doughnut?