Here’s an option if Coffee Smoothies don’t tickle your fancy. Or if you’ve experienced the life-changing chocolate TimBits from Tim Horton’s…these would be a second choice. It’s torture to pass by the TimBits when I order my morning coffee. Mmm…do I love
Mr. Prevention was out of town this past weekend so I had to halve the recipe. I’ve made several varieties of baked doughnuts, and yet, this is the first of the chocolate variety. It’s about time, I know…I know. Better late than never!
Over the course of Saturday and Sunday, I was able to limit myself to 4 doughnuts. Yes, that is portion control being exercised. Really. Don’t roll your eyes. I puffy heart doughnuts. Lucky for me, they come in at only 119 calories each. Once again, baked doughnuts exceed my expectations taste-wise and calorie-wise. 😀
These weren’t the lightest baked doughnuts I’ve made, but they sure were good. The butter and the glaze increase the calorie and fat totals, which remain very respectable. Especially for a doughnut. There are some notes in the result below that would help lighten up the recipe even more. 😉
Baked Chocolate Doughnuts adapted from Naturally Ella
3/4 cup whole wheat pastry flour
2 Tbsp cocoa powder
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp vanilla
3 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted
2 Tbsp fat-free milk
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 Tbsp fat-free milk
1/4 tsp vanilla
Preheat oven to 375 F and spray a doughnut pan with non-stick spray.
In a medium bowl, combine all dry ingredients for the doughnuts and set aside. In a separate bowl, whisk eggs, milk, and butter until mixture is slightly frothy. Stir into dry ingredients until ingredients are just combined (do not over mix.)
Scoop batter into plastic or piping bag. Cut a medium size tip (if using the plastic bag) and squeeze batter into doughnut pan, filling each doughnut well about 1/3 full. Or, spoon in and distribute evenly through the well if you’re lazy like me 🙂
Bake for 7-9 minutes until doughnut springs back. Remove from pan and let cool. Once doughnuts are cool, prepare glaze. Dip one side of the doughnut in the icing and return to cooling rack. Yield: 12 doughnuts.
Nutrition Information (per doughnut): 119 calories; 3.8 g. fat; 36 mg. cholesterol; 53 mg. sodium; 19.4 g. carbohydrate; 0.9 g. fiber; 1.3 g. protein
Result: These were awesome! I wish they were a bit more chocolatey, so I may use a bit more cocoa next time in place if some of the sugar. I would also like to try using unsweetened applesauce in place of some, if not all, of the butter. Regardless, 119 calories and less than 4 grams of fat for a doughnut? I’ll take it! Enjoy!
I am heading to Cincinnati after rounds with the doctor today – my friend Mary and I are going to the Cubs vs. Reds game! 😀 Too bad I am going in a hoodie and scarf. And it would appear rain and cold temps are in the forecast all evening. Boo. If there’s one thing I will endure rain & cold for, it’s sports. GO CUBS!!
Question: Where did spring go? 🙁