Oh, hi. Yes, I’ve been sleeping in…and attending to very important matters like feeding my donut obsessed self these nearly guilt-free Chocolate Glazed Baked Chocolate Donuts. At 93 calories a piece, there’s no denying they will be the best spent calories of the day.
Week one on the job was great. I really, really love my new position thus far. Everyone is so nice and I feel like I am going to develop my skills as a dietitian. Not only will I be making the recommendations for IV vitamin D (a drug called Zemplar) in an effort to keep my patient’s bones healthy, but I will get to learn about IDPN (IV nutrition for dialysis patients so they are getting nutrition while they run treatment three days a week). This is all very exciting stuff in my little nutrition world.
And I’m excited, too, about all things going on with this here, the blog (P.S. preventionrd.com will be getting a “face-lift” come February!). January has been a booming month, and I think I can attribute that to the healthy goals people set come the new year. Despite the cold, snowy, I-just-wanna-snuggle-on-the-couch-and-read-a-good-book weather, this time of year is filled with good intentions to eat well and be a healthier, happier you.
People, we are so in this together.
I have “seen” new faces on Facebook (I’m lovin’ it). I’ve had the chance to check out new healthy cooking and living blogs from the comments and emails you’ve sent my way, or tweeted my direction. And more than ever, I feel that those coming to my little corner of the web are actually trying and loving the food that I prepare, photograph, and post about. For me, it doesn’t get any better than that — so, thank you.
1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 cup sugar
1 Tbsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup almond milk
1 tsp vanilla
1 Tbsp canola oil
3 Tbsp unsweetened applesauce
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1 tsp canola oil
1 Tbsp corn syrup
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
Preheat the oven to 450 degrees and coat a donut pan liberally with cooking spray.
Stir together flour, cocoa powder, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl. Add the egg, milk, vanilla, oil, and applesauce; stir together for 1 minute.
Fill each cavity in the pan 1/2 of the way full with batter. Bake for 7 to 8 minutes or until the donuts spring back when lightly touched. Cool completely.
Meanwhile, melt the chocolate in a microwave safe bowl. Add the corn syrup and oil and microwave in 20 second increments, stirring in between. Stir in the vanilla. Dunk each donut into the glaze and allow to set. Yield: 14 donuts.
Nutrition Information (per donut): 93 calories; 3.4 g. fat; 15 mg. cholesterol; 157 mg. sodium; 15.2 g. carbohydrate; 1.9 g. fiber; 1.1 g. protein
Result: Oh my yum! I slimmed down this recipes bunches and it was still delicious! The glaze makes it. These come together quickly and are good for several days afterwards. Is there anything better than a chocolate glazed chocolate donut…for under 100 calories a piece? Nah.
Before I get to the good stuff, here’s a weekly menu…
Weekly Menu: January 21st – 26th
- Saturday: Southwestern Pizza with Black Beans and Corn
- Sunday: Vegetarian Thai Quinoa Chili
- Monday: Healthy Lasagna
- Tuesday: leftovers…I
- Wednesday: Slow Cooker Chicken with Corn and Poblanos
- Thursday: leftovers…I teach.
Since I’m in a great mood today and feel far too selfish to post yet another donut recipe while so few of you own a donut pan (seriously, you NEED one)…let’s have a little GIVEAWAY!
Leave a comment on this post letting me know which of the following donut recipes you’d be most likely to try if you won a donut pan! I will draw ONE winner at random tomorrow evening, 10pm EST.