Healthy Super Donut Copycat Recipe

 The cafeteria favorite gets a healthy baked makeover with this quick and easy healthy Super Donut Copycat recipe.

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If you grew up grabbing a Super Donut from the school cafeteria every chance you got, you’re in luck!

These healthy Super Donut copycat recipe are not only reminiscent of your favorite school breakfast, but they’ve also had a healthy upgrade.

I (Rebecca) love breakfasts that are nourishing and indulgent, and these baked donuts do the trick.

A few simple tricks make these donuts better for you while not sacrificing on flavor or texture.

While there aren’t any added vitamins or minerals, the white sugar has been replaced with your choice of light agave or honey.

Also, baking donuts instead of frying them is always a better option. For other baked donut recipes, check out Baked Cake Donuts with Chocolate Glaze. It also creates less of a mess with no oily splatters everywhere, so baking is a double win!

Ingredients for Healthy Super Donut Copycat

3 tablespoon coconut, avocado, or canola oil

1/3 cup light agave, honey, or granulated sugar — See notes if using sugar.

1 egg yolk

1/4 cup milk

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/4 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 cup +2 tablespoon all-purpose flour

1 tablespoon light agave

2 teaspoon water

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How to Make Healthy Super Donut Copycat

Preheat the oven to 350°F and oil a baking donut pan with six donut cavities.

In a medium-sized mixing bowl, beat the oil, sweetener of your choice, egg yolk, milk, and vanilla extract together until it’s combined.

You can mix by hand with a whisk or with a hand mixer.

A photo of the ingredients of how to make Healthy Super Donut Copycat Recipe by Sugar and Cloth

A photo of the ingredients of how to make Healthy Super Donut Copycat Recipe by Sugar and Cloth

In a separate mixing bowl, whisk the flour, baking soda and powder, and salt together until combined. Add it to the wet ingredients and mix until thoroughly combined.

Place the donut batter in a piping bag or zippered bag and cut the corner off.

Pipe the batter into the six cavities in the donut pan. They shouldn’t be full to allow the batter to rise while baking.

A photo of the ingredients of how to make Healthy Super Donut Copycat Recipe by Sugar and Cloth

A photo of the ingredients of how to make Healthy Super Donut Copycat Recipe by Sugar and Cloth

Bake the donuts for 10-12 minutes, or until they are golden brown around the edges and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

In a small saucepan, combine the tablespoon of light agave or honey and 2 tsp. of water.

Heat it over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, until they are thoroughly combined in a syrup.

A photo of the ingredients of how to make Healthy Super Donut Copycat Recipe by Sugar and Cloth

A photo of the ingredients of how to make Healthy Super Donut Copycat Recipe by Sugar and Cloth

Turn the donuts out onto a cooling rack. Brush both sides with the syrup while still warm.

Allow the donuts to cool, then store them in an airtight bag or container. Keep them at room temperature for up to 4 days.

You can reheat them in the microwave for 8-10 seconds, or until warm, to get that reheated Super Donut experience!

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Recipe Notes and Tips

— You can make these gluten-free by substituting any gluten-free cup-for-cup flour blend.

— If you would like to use granulated sugar (white or organic), add an extra tablespoon of oil to compensate for not using a liquid sweetener like agave or honey.

— This recipe can easily be doubled to give you a dozen donuts.

— Don’t skip oiling your donut pan, even if it’s a non-stick surface. The batter is fairly moist and can still stick to the donut pan cavities.

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Healthy Super Donut Copycat Recipe

Healthy Super Donut Copycat Recipe

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5 from 1 vote
The cafeteria favorite gets a healthy baked makeover with this Super Donut copycat recipe.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Course Desserts
Cuisine Donuts

Equipment

  • Donut pan
  • Medium mixing bowl
  • Hand or stand mixer
  • Piping bag

Ingredients

  • 3 tbsp coconut, avocado, or canola oil
  • 1/3 cup light agave, honey, or granulated sugar (See notes if using sugar)
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tbsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tbsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tbsp salt
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp light agave
  • 2 tbsp water

Nutrition

Calories: 223kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 34mg | Sodium: 435mg | Potassium: 96mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 60IU | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 1mg
Servings: 6
Calories: 223kcal

Notes

  • You can make these gluten-free by substituting any gluten-free cup-for-cup flour blend.
  • If you would like to use granulated sugar (white or organic), add an extra tablespoon of oil to compensate for not using a liquid sweetener like agave or honey.
  • This recipe can easily be doubled to give you a dozen donuts.
  • Don’t skip oiling your donut pan, even if it’s a non-stick surface. The batter is fairly moist and can still stick to the donut pan cavities.
  • Store in an airtight bag or container. Keep them at room temperature for up to 4 days.
  • You can reheat them in the microwave for 8-10 seconds, or until warm, to get that reheated Super Donut experience!

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F and oil a baking donut pan with 6 donut cavities.
  • In a medium-sized mixing bowl, beat the oil, sweetener of your choice, egg yolk, milk, and vanilla extract together until it's combined. Mix by hand with a whisk or with a hand mixer.
  • In a separate mixing bowl, whisk the flour, baking soda and powder, and salt together until combined. Add it to the wet ingredients and mix until thoroughly combined.
  • Place the donut batter in a piping bag or zippered bag and cut the corner off. Pipe the batter into the 6 cavities in the donut pan. They shouldn’t be full to allow the batter to rise while baking.
  • Bake the donuts for 10-12 minutes, or until they are golden brown around the edges and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • In a small saucepan, combine the tablespoon of light agave or honey and 2 teaspoon of water. Heat it over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, until they are thoroughly combined in a syrup.
  • Turn the donuts out onto a cooling rack. Brush both sides with the syrup while still warm. Allow the donuts to cool.
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