Sunday, November 13, 2011

Day 4 of apples-apple cider donuts

I know it has been awhile since my last apple post my schedule had been a bit crazy at work so I haven't had the time to make them. This is something I have been wanting to try for a while now, I absolutely love donuts but I never eat them because they are so unhealthy. I thought if I tried making my own and baking them I can make them a little healthier then the store bought ones. After much searching I found this recipe for a healthier version.

Ingredients: (from recipe girl)
granulated sugar for preparing pans
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 large egg, beaten
2/3 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup apple butter
1/3 cup pure maple syrup
1/3 cup apple cider
1/3 cup plain nonfat yogurt
3 Tablespoons vegetable or canola oil

1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Coat pan with nonstick spray or oil. Sprinkle with sugar, shaking out excess.

2. In a mixing bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon; set aside. In another bowl, whisk together egg, brown sugar, apple butter, maple syrup, cider, yogurt and oil. Add dry ingredients and stir just until moistened. Divide half of the batter among the cavities in the prepared pan, spoon about 2 generous Tbsp. of batter into each cavity. Don’t fill them to the top or your doughnuts will lose their holes when the batter puffs up while baking!

3. Bake 10 to 12 minutes, or until the tops spring back when touched lightly. Loosen edges and turn the doughnuts out onto a rack to cool. Clean the pan, re-coat it with oil and sugar. Repeat with remaining batter.

4. Ice your doughnuts, if desired. Sift 1 cup powdered sugar and mix w/ 2 ounces light cream cheese, a dash of cinnamon and enough nonfat milk to create a spreading or dipping consistency. Dip tops of doughnuts into the icing, then set right side up on a rack to let the icing set.

Nutritional Information per serving:
Serving size: 1 mini donut (no icing)
Calories per serving: 106
Fat per serving: 2g
Saturated Fat per serving: .24g
Sugar per serving: 10.64g
Fiber per serving: .5g
Protein per serving: 1.5g
Cholesterol per serving: 9mg
Carbohydrates per serving: 20.27g

The only change I made to this recipe is when making the icing I used apple cider instead of the milk to give it more of that apple taste. These turned out pretty well, they were not as appley as what I was hoping for but the boys had no problem devouring them. ;)


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