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Simple to make, healthy and baked right in your oven, these Applesauce Donuts with Vanilla Yogurt Glaze will be your new favorite way to start your day!
You don’t have to feel guilty about eating doughnuts anymore! These are baked, not fried. If you don’t have a donut pan, you can easily use a regular size muffin tin instead.
Confession: I do not like doughnuts. Or Donuts. At all. Any type.
I know, I am not in the majority (again) and you probably think I’m weird. I don’t like them and never will.
Yes, I’ve tried all types of them and no, I don’t like any flavors. Oh man, especially the ones with that nasty jelly or creme inside!
Ok, let’s get back on track Lauren….
Since these babies are baked they don’t taste exactly like a donut, more like a donut/ muffin/ cake. Does that make sense?
I am not sure if it is the actual taste of a donut or the smell that I don’t like. Either way, these don’t taste or smell like classic donuts.
The applesauce and Greek yogurt help to make these donuts light and moist (sorry, but I hate that word). Thet really do have the most perfect texture.
Here is the best part…they are only 135 calories each so you can enjoy these bad boys guilt-free! I know!
And yes, that includes that gooey yogurt glaze!
I like to make a double batch of these babies and freeze half of them. I have even frozen them when they were already glazed and they were still crazy delicious.
I like to keep these in the freezer for those busy mornings when I have no time to make breakfast for the kids. I just leave these on the counter for 15 minutes or so and then I place them in the toaster oven for a few minutes.
They taste super delicious every single time.
I also like to make these little poppable donut holes in muffin tins as well. They are super fun to eat and my kids love them.
Either way you make them, you will not be disappointed.
My donut pan only makes 6 doughnuts, so I used my muffin tins for the rest of the batter. I also rolled them into balls to make donut holes.
Baked Applesauce Donuts
For the Donuts
- 1 ⁄4 cup butter at room temperature
- 1 ⁄2 cup unrefined sugar
- 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
- 1 large egg
- 11 ⁄2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 ⁄4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 2/3 cup oats
- 1 cup whole-wheat pastry flour
- 1/3 cup low-fat milk
- 1 cup nonfat vanilla Greek yogurt
- 1 ⁄2 cup applesauce unsweetened
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
For the Vanilla Yogurt Glaze
- 1 ⁄2 cup nonfat vanilla Greek yogurt
- 3 ⁄4 cup powdered sugar
In a large bowl, cream together the butter, sugars, and egg until smooth, about 5 minutes with electric mixer on medium-high setting.
Mix in the baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and oats to the creamed mixture. Mix thoroughly, making sure to scrape the sides.
On low speed, add the whole-wheat pastry flour and milk. Mix well. Add the Greek yogurt, applesauce, and all-purpose flour. Mix until combined, being careful not to overmix.
Fill the prepared donut pan or muffin tin and bake for 12–15 minutes. You can also roll them into balls and place on a baking sheet for donut holes.
Let cool in the pan for a few minutes, then place on wire rack for 5 minutes to cool before adding a glaze.
While donuts are cooling prepare the Vanilla Yogurt Glaze by mixing both ingredients in a small bowl until smooth and pour on top cooled donuts.
I wanted to share these other baked doughnut recipes that I thought you might like:
Maple Pumpkin Baked Doughnuts from Food Done Light
Apple Cider Donuts with Brown Sugar Topping from The Lemon Bowl
Baked Chocolate Glazed Doughnuts from Taste, Love and Nourish
Baked Chai Doughnuts from Eat Good for Life
Baked Almond Joy Doughnuts from Food, Faith and Fitness
Do you spell it doughnut or donut? Just wondering 🙂
If you make these Baked Applesauce Donuts or any of the other recipes I have shared with you, please some back and let me know. You guys know that I love to hear from you!
I hope you enjoy these! Thank you for stopping by and please come back soon!