Nutrition

Treat Yourself with These 11 Healthy Baked Doughnut Recipes

Add a healthier twist to your favorite breakfast.

Let’s be honest: Bakery doughnuts are basically glorified pieces of cake. But these homemade baked doughnuts recipes actually make for easy (and delicious) on-the-go breakfasts—minus the sugar crash that typically follows. It’s a win-win.

1. Blueberry Oatmeal Muffin Doughnuts
via Bear and Lion Mama

This recipe rolls two of your favorite breakfast pastries into one. Try substituting non-dairy milk for whole milk, and use fresh blueberries if they’re in season.

2. Banana Chocolate Chip Baked Doughnuts
via Just a Pinch Recipe Club

These baked doughnuts used mashed banana and Greek yogurt instead of eggs. To cut down on the sweetness, forgo the cinnamon sugar sprinkled on top.

3. Baked Pumpkin Doughnuts
via Yummy Healthy Easy

This fall classic is baked, not fried, and full of real pumpkin. Swap the butter for coconut oil if you prefer, and try to use a whole grain flour, such as whole wheat or spelt flour.

4. Baked Apple Cider Doughnuts
via Asia Bradlee

If you go apple picking this season, use your harvest to make homemade applesauce—then use that to make these homemade doughnuts. This recipe uses maple syrup to sweeten the dough, but any liquid sweetener will work.

5. Clean Eating Protein Doughnuts
via The Clean Eating Couple

Protein powder gives these doughnuts extra staying power, keeping you full until lunch. Use a plastic bag to create a DIY pastry bag for piping the batter into the pan.

6. Red Velvet Baked Doughnuts
via Nourish Your Glow

These easy doughnuts can be made in only 15 minutes, and they’re vegan and gluten-free. These doughnuts also avoid artificial colorings by using beets to achieve a red hue—and sneak in some extra nutrients.

7. Carrot Cake Doughnuts
via Paleo Hacks

Top these carrot-cake-inspired doughnuts with a simple frosting—made only from coconut cream, carrots, honey, and lemon juice—and you’ll satisfy your sweet tooth all day long.

8. Grain-Free Almond Baked Doughnuts
via Southern in Law

These doughnuts are made with only four ingredients: almond meal, honey, eggs, and vanilla. Cover these doughnuts with any toppings of your choice and store in the fridge for three to four days.

9. Paleo, Gluten-Free Chocolate Doughnuts
via Paleo Gluten Free Eats

A paleo chocolate doughnut topped with maple frosting is a match made in heaven. Add more almond milk or water if you prefer a thin glaze as opposed to a thick frosting.

10. Chai Spice Coconut Flour Doughnuts
via Forest and Fauna

Homemade chai spice, made with ginger, cardamom, cloves, nutmeg, and a hint of black pepper, gives these healthy doughnuts a decidedly fall feel. Use a mixer or sift the coconut flour beforehand to eliminate clumps.

11. Vegan Lemon Coconut Doughnuts
via Connoisseurus Veg

This vegan doughnut recipe uses flax seed instead of an egg. This recipe will guide you through the process of making either traditional doughnuts or doughnut holes.