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?

glazed sour cream donuts

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.  



glazed sour cream donuts

Glazed Sour Cream Donuts

Yield: ~6 donuts
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 14 minutes
Total Time: 24 minutes

A crisp outside and fluffy inside. These glazed sour cream donuts taste just as good as your fave donut shoppe!


  • ½ cup light sour cream
  • 1 large egg
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup applesauce
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ⅛ teaspoon nutmeg (optional)
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cups powdered sugar
  • 3 tablespoons milk of choice


  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, and sugar 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:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 273Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 38mgSodium: 224mgCarbohydrates: 55gFiber: 1gSugar: 37gProtein: 5g

Happy eating!