Celebrate apple-picking season with this healthy spin on the iconic apple cider donut. Each donut is drizzled with brown sugar glaze and at only 142 calories per donut, they’ve got all the taste of fall without the calories, saturated fat or the gluten.
Apple Pie Donuts
- 3/4 cup (90g) gluten-free flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 3/4 teaspoon apple pie spice, divided
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup (45g) brown sugar
- 1/4 cup (60ml) milk
- 1/2 cup (75g) finely chopped apple
- 1/2 cup (125g) vanilla yogurt
- 1 egg, beaten
- 3 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
- 1 cup (100g) powdered sugar
- 2 drops of almond extract
- 3 tablespoons crushed pecans, (optional)
Preheat the oven to 350°F (177°C). Coat a donut pan with cooking spray and set aside.
In a mixing bowl combine the flour, baking powder, salt and 1/2 teaspoon apple pie spice. Add the apples, milk, yogurt, egg and oil. Mix until a thick batter forms.
Using a small spoon carefully fill each donut shape 3/4 of the way full. Be careful not to overfill. Bake 10–12 minutes.
Carefully remove the donuts and let cool completely on a wire rack.
To make the glaze, combine the powdered sugar, milk, almond extract and 1/4 teaspoon apple pie spice. If your mixture is too thick, add additional milk one teaspoon at a time until it reaches the right consistency.
Drizzle the glaze onto the donuts and sprinkle crushed pecans on top, if using.
Serves: 12 | Serving Size: 1 donut
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 142; Total Fat: 5g; Saturated Fat: 1g; Monounsaturated Fat: 3g; Cholesterol: 17mg; Sodium: 91mg; Carbohydrate: 76g; Dietary Fiber: 1g; Sugar: 14g; Protein: 2g