These oat doughnuts are not fried, and they taste more like a muffin. However, the secret ingredient to give them more of a doughnut taste is the freshly grated nutmeg. This recipe’s powder sugar version is a pretty close imitation to the doughnuts in the white bags found in the junk food isle. However, these doughnuts are full of oats (gluten-free) and good for you! How wonderful to start off your day with these healthy oat doughnuts with some tea or coffee. It would be even better if you team it up with some scrambled egg whites. It’s just more fun to eat these in doughnut shape form even though you can certainly make these into muffins. Kids and adults love them! There are a few options for toppings. Most diet friendly will be the gentle sweet/cinnamon mixture using Trim Healthy Mama Gentle Sweet. Non-GMO (Xylitol, Erythritol & Stevia Blend) .
Spray a doughnut pan with oil or alternatively you can use a muffin pan.
With a handheld electric mixer or stand up electric mixer, cream together butter, applesauce, stevia/sugar, brown sugar and beat until smooth.
Add the egg and egg whites and beat some more until combined.
Stir in the baking soda, baking powder, nutmeg, salt and vanilla with a spoon into the butter/sugar mixture.
Stir in the oat flour, alternating with the milk, stirring well after each addition.
Spoon the batter into the doughnut pan or muffin tins and bake for 9-12 minutes for donuts or 14-15 minutes for muffins, until they are a pale golden color and a
toothpick comes out clean.
Cool on a rack.
Eat them plain, with powder sugar, or my favorite topping: Cinnamon/Sugar Donuts ( 1/4 cup Gentle Sweet by Trim Healthy Mama (or regular sugar) and a dash or two of cinnamon to your liking).
Store in an airtight container. Can store for about three days at room temp. Make a double batch and you can freeze these donuts! You can reheat the plain, frozen donuts in the oven at 325 F for about 8-10 minutes or let them thaw to room temperature (best option if not plain).
*You can make this entire recipe dairy free by using vegan butter or coconut oil.
Serving size: 1 donut (plain) Calories: 104 Fat: 4 g Carbs: 16 g Sugar: 3.7 g Sodium: 193 mg Fiber: 2.6 g Protein: 2.7 g
Serving size: 1 muffin (plain) Calories: 157 Fat: 6 g Carbs: 24 g Sugar: 5.6 g Sodium: 289 mg Fiber: 4 g Protein: 4 g
Recipe adapted from Kristine Fretwell- Busy But Healthy