The last time I checked it was March…where is time going?
Things have been busy…and I have been missing my weekend morning routine of healthifying carbalicious breakfasts and downing borderline unsafe amounts of coffee (kinda kidding).
Things have been popping up right and left that are making life hectic and I promise that when the time is right, I’ll tell you all about it. (No, I’m not pregnant 😉 )
Not only life is getting in my way, but injuries, too. Before yesterday, my last workout was Tuesday thanks to my office chair injury. I ran 4 miles yesterday afternoon while catching up with the DVR (The Biggest Loser was seriously off the chain last week…and not in a good way at all. Thoughts on this?). My ankle felt about 80% better. There was a small tinge of pain, but no limp in my stride. I’ll take it.
I think the doughnuts cured my injury. That only seems logical.
Doughnuts cure other things, like Mr. Prevention’s protest against breakfast.
He took one bite of these doughnuts and said, “Wow, these are sweet!”
And of course I responded with, “For a mere 108 calories and 21 grams of carbohydrate…you’re welcome!”
And then he ate another.
nonstick cooking spray
2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
1/4 cup sugar
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 cup low-fat buttermilk
2 large eggs
3 Tbsp honey
1 Tbsp canola oil
1 Tbsp vanilla extract
3/4 cup powdered sugar
1 1/4 to 1 1/2 Tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
Preheat oven to 425 F. Coat doughnut pan with nonstick cooking spray.
Combine flour and next four ingredients (through salt) in a medium bowl and whisk together. Combine buttermilk, eggs, honey, oil and vanilla in a bowl, stirring well with a whisk. Add buttermilk mixture into flour mixture; whisk until just combined.
Spoon or pipe the batter into the pan until 1/2 full. Bake 7-8 minutes. Let cool in pan four a few minutes and turn out.
Combine powdered sugar and lemon juice in a small bowl. Dip one side of the doughnuts in the glaze and serve.
Yield: 18 doughnuts with glaze.
Nutrition Information (per doughnut): 108 calories; 1.7 g. fat; 21 mg. cholesterol; 121 mg. sodium; 21 g. carbohydrate; 1.3 g. fiber; 1.1 g. protein
Result: Mmmm! Can you tell I’m on a lemon kick lately? These are sweet and so satisfying! I omitted 2 tablespoons of butter and subbed in 1 tablespoon of canola oil, reduced the sugar from 1/2 cup to 1/4 cup, used all whole wheat pastry flour, and reduced the honey by 1 tablespoon. Still, these were plenty sweet, had great texture, and were a perfect start to a weekend morning! Quick and simple to make, too!
We are doing a CostCo and Trader Joe’s run today and I get to play hockey tonight! Sunday is shaping up to be good!