Healthier Cinnamon-Sugar Baked Doughnut Holes

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If you’re craving something sweet, something baked, something like a doughnut… these healthier baked doughnut holes always satisfy.




Dusted with a cinnamon-sugar coating, warm from the oven, they are simply heavenly. Portion controlled, baked instead of fried, they ease the conscience a bit. Perhaps a whole lot.

When a doughnut craving hits and you’re unwilling to part with your healthy goals, these healthier baked doughnut holes are such a treat.

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Healthier Cinnamon-Sugar Baked Doughnut Holes

If you’re craving something sweet, something baked, something like a doughnut… these healthier baked doughnut holes always satisfy.

  • Author: Stephanie Wilson
  • Yield: 30 Doughnut Holes

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 2 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg

Cinnamon-Sugar Coating

  • 1 1/2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon

Optional Coating:

Powdered Sugar Coating

  • 1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar

Instructions

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Prepare doughnut hole pan or mini muffin pan with non-stick cooking spray.

Cream together the oil, butter, sugar, brown sugar and egg. Add vanilla and the milk; stir. Sift together the dry ingredients and add it gradually to the butter mixture. Combine thoroughly.

Fill tins 2/3 full with batter. Bake 10-12 minutes.

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Cinnamon-Sugar Coating

While doughnuts are baking, melt the butter for the topping and set aside. Add the sugar and cinnamon to a lunch-size paper bag.

While the doughnuts are still warm, dip first in the melted butter and then place 4 or 5 at a time in the paper bag with cinnamon-sugar. Shake the doughnuts, and place on a metal rack to cool… if you can wait that long!

Additionally, I like to make a few coated in powdered sugar.

Powdered Sugar Coating

Place 1/2 cup of confectioners’ sugar in a paper lunch-size bag. While the doughnuts are still warm, place 4-5 in the bag, close the top, and shake.

Notes

Often when I make these doughnut holes I skip the butter coating step on the Cinnamon-Sugar coating. It’s only a preference because the cinnamon sugar does stick better by first dipping them into the melted butter.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 40 each



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Stephanie Wilson is an author, blogger, publisher, and former television news writer and producer. She lives in the Puget Sound area with her family.

One thought on “Healthier Cinnamon-Sugar Baked Doughnut Holes

  1. Anonymous

    We tried these tonight. Delicious! Thanks for the recipe!

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