Rocky Road Baked Donuts
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Serves: 12
  • For the Doughnuts:
  • 1¼ cups whole wheat pastry flour or white wheat flour
  • ½ cup cocoa powder
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp espresso powder
  • 1 egg
  • ¾ cup lowfat buttermilk
  • ¼ cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 4 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • ½ cup marshmallow crème
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1-2 Tbsp nonfat milk
  • ⅔ cup almond meal
  1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Mist a donut pan with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, sugar, baking powder, salt, and espresso powder. Set aside.
  3. In a medium bowl, gently whisk the the egg. Add the buttermilk, applesauce, and vanilla; whisk well.
  4. Using a spatula, mix the wet ingredients into the dry, mixing until dry ingredients are incorporated. Spoon the better into donut wells, filling ¾ths full. Bake 10-12 minutes. Allow to cool for several moments before removing to a cooling rack to cool completely. Repeat with remaining batter.
  5. Meanwhile, make the frosting. Beat together the butter, marshmallow creme, vanilla, powdered sugar, and milk using an electric hand mixer. Place the almond meal in a shallow bowl. One by one, dip the donut into the frosting (or frost using a small knife) and then the almond meal. Serve immediately.
Recipe ever so slightly adapted from Steph's Bite By Bite and the frosting adapted from Kraft by Steph's Bite By Bite
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 frosted donut Calories: 198 Fat: 6.6 Carbohydrates: 31.8 Sugar: 18.3 Sodium: 189 Fiber: 2.8 Protein: 3.8 Cholesterol: 26
Recipe by Prevention RD at