FRI-NALLY, TGIF! And I am so excited to share this recipe with you!

Donuts are super trendy right now. I feel like every time I scroll through Instagram or browse Facebook there is an article about a bakery with over the top, gourmet donuts. I am all about this craze! You all know by now that my sweet tooth is out of control, there’s no denying that. There is also no denying that donuts just elicit happiness- which, who doesn’t want?

As a kid my donut of choice was whatever one had the most neon frosting and thickest coating of sprinkles. Lately, I’ve been all about plain looking, simply glazed, sour cream ones. Is this how getting old starts?? Oh god.

It had been a while since I used my donut pan (or Joe’s?? I’m pretty sure that was a Valentine’s gift to him…for me… at some point) and I needed a break from doing SO MUCH yard work for three days straight, so I took to the kitchen and created this recipe. I give you low fat sour cream donuts that taste JUST as indulgent as the real deal. They passed the father test (my toughest critic for healthier recipes)- he had no clue they were a “healthier” version.  

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Low Fat Baked Sour Cream Donuts
Yield: 8 donuts
Adapted from: SemiSweet Sisters

Ingredients

  • ½ cup light sour cream
  • 1 large egg
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup applesauce
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 3 tbsp Stevia or other no calorie sweetener
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ⅛ teaspoon nutmeg (optional)
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cups powdered sugar
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened vanilla almond milk (or milk of choice)

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly spray a donut pan with non-stick spray.
  2. In a large bowl use an electric mixer to combine sour cream, egg, extract, applesauce, sugar and stevia until smooth.
  3. Add remaining ingredients, mixing until just combined. Batter will be thick.
  4. Spoon batter into the donut pan and bake for ~14 minutes, until golden brown. Allow to cool completely before glazing!
  5. Combine powdered sugar and milk until a thick glaze forms. Dip each donut into the glaze to coat, place glazed donuts on wax paper to allow glaze to harden
  6. Store in an airtight container- I would suggest placing wax paper between donuts if stacking

Nutrition Information Per Donut: 178 calories, 2g fat, 38g carbohydrate, 3g protein