Mr. Prevention and I were heading home last night from a work dinner thing and he starts to pull into the Kroger parking lot.
- Me: What are you getting? We just went shopping today.
- Mr. P: NUTS!
- Me: What?
- Mr. P: DOUGH!
- Me: WHAT?
- Mr. P: Doughnuts. And OJ.
- Me: I have everything to make a new doughnut recipe, can I make those instead?
- Mr. P: Are you going to make orange juice, too?
- Me: ::shoots him a dirty look::
The recipe makes quite a few, but beware! You can pile through these quicker than you’d imagine
12 oz unsweetened applesauce
1 Tbsp canola oil
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup whole wheat flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp vanilla
2 tsp cinnamon, divided
1/4 cup sugar
Preheat oven to 425 F.
Combine white sugar and 1 teaspoon cinnamon in a small bowl, set aside.
Combine applesauce, egg, oil, and sugar in to a large bowl and mix well. Slowly incorporate the rest of the ingredients, mix well, but be sure not to over mix. Place ~3 Tbsp of batter into each donut mold, sprayed with non-stick cooking spray, and bake for 8-9 minutes.
Spray tops of doughnuts very lightly with canola oil cooking spray and dunk into cinnamon/sugar mixture. Yield: 22 doughnuts.
Nutrition Information (per doughnut): 79 calories; 0.95 g. fat; 10 mg. cholesterol; 75 mg. sodium; 16.7 g. carbohydrate; 0.7 g. fiber; 1.6 g. protein
Result: These were excellent! The cinnamon/sugar topping was definitely the perfect touch and I don’t know that they would be as good without ;). Mr. Prevention requested doughnuts this weekend and he quickly inhaled 5 of them and with a mouthful blurted out, “These are good…how many calories each?” He loved them even more when my answer was “79!” Enjoy!
This week’s menu is a bit off because Mr. P has work events every night and I am heading to Chicago on Thursday afternoon. But, here it is!
Weekly Menu: April 17th – 20th
- Sunday:Chicken Korma w/ naan from TJ’s
- Monday: Portabello Mushroom Pizzas (roll-over from last week’s menu)
- Tuesday: Potato Salmon Patties (rec from a friend!)
- Wednesday: leftovers
Question: What’s your favorite breakfast “splurge”?
I love, love, love doughnuts…if you hadn’t caught on to that by now 😉