Skinny Strawberry Vanilla Bean Donuts never looked so good. I had a friend visit me earlier today with the simple request that I make her something with strawberries in it. Something low in calories that “doesn’t taste like cardboard.” She tends to think that all healthy food tastes like cardboard, which I find funny and completely understandable. Of course I jumped on the opportunity to prove her wrong.
So, this is what I came up with . . . . “Skinny Strawberry Vanilla Bean Donuts”I could eat 10 of these. In a row. And even then, I wouldn’t surpass my caloric intake for the day. Wild, huh? They’re great for breakfast with a bowl of yogurt, or even dessert with some strawberry gelato. Oh my heaven, you’ll love this recipe! And each donut is 100 calories! They aren’t tiny, either.If you like donuts, you must have the following:
Favorites? I have to have that donut portrait somewhere in my home. It’s a must. Also, I am the biggest fan of mugs, and I Donut Care is no different. Additionally, I am obsessed, in love, crazy about donut holes.
- Donut Ingredients:
- 1 cup white pastry flour (330 calories - if using whole wheat pastry flour, increase Greek yogurt by two tablespoons)
- 1/4 cup Truvia Baking Blend (100 calories)
- 1 teaspoon baking powder (2 calories)
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon (1.5 calories)
- Optional: 1/4 teaspoon xanthan gum, will make dough thicker (2.5 calories)
- 3 tablespoons liquid egg-whites or eggbeaters (25 calories)
- 1/4 cup plain greek yogurt (30 calories, depending on brand)
- 2 tablespoons unsweetened almond milk (4 calories)
- 1.5 tablespoons unsweetened applesauce (9 calories)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste (20 calories)
- 1 cup chopped strawberries (54 calories)
- Cinnamon-Maple and Vanilla Bean Glaze:
- 1 tablespoons Swerve or powdered sugar (0 - 30 calories)
- 1 tablespoon unsweetened almond milk (2 calories)
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla bean paste (10 calories)
- 1 tablespoons Joseph's Sugar-Free Syrup (7 calories, or syrup of choice - I like Joseph's because it's low-calorie and it's sweetened by maltitol)
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon (6 calories)
- Preheat oven to 325F.
- Mix together the dry ingredients.
- In a separate bowl, mix together wet ingredients (including strawberries). Do not mix in the ingredients for the glaze yet.
- Combine dry ingredients with wet ingredients, mixing only until combined. Afterward, distribute dough evenly inside 6 donut holders.
- Afterward, bake donuts for about 10 – 15 minutes. Allow them to rest for a few minutes once finished, and during that time combine the ingredients for glaze. Once donuts have cooled slightly (still warm), brush them with cinnamon maple glaze. Then, enjoy!