Clean eating baked donuts…?
Never heard of it.
By: Sammi Ricke
We had a donuts themed party for my son’s 5th birthday and it could not have been more fun. Okay, it would have been more fun for me if the donuts were not little sugar bombs that always make me feel sick after I eat them! Ha!
After purchasing what seemed like 1000 donuts of every size, color, and kind of sprinkle you could imagine, I started to wonder if I could make our own donuts. Healthy baked donuts.
Donuts I would be able to eat and not feel sick afterwards.
Most importantly, donuts that even the kids would like. I knew this would be no small feat because my kids LOVE donuts and sometimes my “healthified” recipe ideas are not always well received.
How cute was his cake? I mean seriously!
To start the process, I knew I had to find the perfect donut pan.
Who knew it was so difficult to find a pan at the stores I normally shop? So I went to the almighty Amazon.com and purchased a Wilton Nonstick 6-Cavity Donut Pan.
My next purchase may have to be this adorable heart-shaped donut pan because it is so stinkin’ cute!
Next, I needed to develop a one-of-a-kind recipe! I browsed Pinterest to see what others had come up with and to see if I could find a recipe that I just loved. If that were the case I didn’t have to bother with figuring it out myself!
There were a lot of great recipes but none that were exactly what I wanted and even fewer that were low in calories and sugar.
So for the next couple of months I perfected this recipe.
I wondered if my kids would grow weary of donut tastings, but they were troopers and just kept eating them. 😉
That’s not to say I didn’t have some flops! Oh boy, we had a batch that were so sweet it made your face pucker. Anybody that knows me knows I hate throwing away food but there was no getting around it!
In the end, after much trial and error in the making of these Clean Eating Baked Donuts, I can honestly say my kids really do like them! Yay!
You are going to love these photos from our “Donuts Photo Shoot”! Sarah and I decided to include our sweet kiddos in them and I think they turned out marvelous!
I feel I should say…our kids are used to eating healthy 90% of the time so these donuts aren’t too much of a stretch for them to gobble up. However, if you have just started your journey to healthier living and your kids are not used to eating this way yet, they may not love these quite as much as ours did.
I am willing to bet that 2-3 years ago, our kids would not have either, but they have grown accustomed. So do not be discouraged, if they turn their noses up at them the first time just try again!
The donuts are worth it and, more importantly, your kids health and future health is well worth it!
Now, without further adieu here is the recipe!